John Illsley, Never Told A Soul (1984)
In a move strangely in keeping with the title of this album I’m quite sure I’ve never (until now) told a soul I’m familiar with the solo work of John Illsley. Well, that’s not quite true, I once compared tracks on a Ben Watt solo album with Illsley, in what I deemed a general term of abuse. I was once such a Dire Straits fan that I bought not only the early Mark Knopfler and David Knopfler solo albums, I bought the bass player’s albums too. In fact this, Illsley’s debut solo record, essentially features everyone from the Dire Straits band of that time. Including those distinctive Knopfler bends. It’s a pretty horrific album – and I bought it twice. Once on tape, and then again, years down the track on vinyl – to remind myself of the terrible taste I (used to) have.
Sample Track: Let The River Flow
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