Kill To Get Crimson

Kill to Get Crimson
Mark Knopfler
Released 23 October 2007 (2007-10-23)
Recorded British Grove Studios
January–March 2007
Genre Roots rock, folk rock
Length 56:55
Label Mercury
Warner Bros. (USA)
Producer Mark Knopfler
Chuck Ainlay
Guy Fletcher
Mark Knopfler chronology

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Kill To Get Crimson
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]
Okayplayer 3/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]

Kill to Get Crimson is the fifth solo album by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on 23 October 2007 by Mercury Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States.[1] The album's title comes from a line in the song "Let It All Go". The album cover image is taken from the painting Four Lambrettas and Three Portraits of Janet Churchman by John Bratby, painted in 1958. The first singles from the album were "True Love Will Never Fade" in Europe, and "Punish The Monkey" in North America.[4] The album debuted at number 26 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling about 23,000 copies in its first week.[5] The Kill to Get Crimson Tour promoting the album started on 29 March 2008 in Amsterdam, Netherlands and ended on 31 July 2008 in Miami Beach, Florida.[6] The album was released on CD, CD/DVD, double vinyl LP, and a Deluxe Set of 180g vinyl LP and CD.


Knopfler supported the release of Kill to Get Crimson with the Kill to Get Crimson Tour of Europe and North America, which started on 29 March 2008 in Amsterdam, and included 94 concerts in 88 cities, ending in on 31 July 2008 in Miami Beach, Florida. The tour lineup included Mark Knopfler (guitars, vocals), Richard Bennett (guitars), Danny Cummings (drums), Guy Fletcher (keyboards), Matt Rollings (keyboards), Glenn Worf (bass), and John McCusker (fiddle, cittern). The tour included a six-night run at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with Bap Kennedy as the supporting act. Jesca Hoop was the opening act for the North America leg of the tour.[7]

Track listing

All songs were written by Mark Knopfler.

No. Title Length
1. "True Love Will Never Fade"   4:21
2. "The Scaffolder's Wife"   3:52
3. "The Fizzy and the Still"   4:07
4. "Heart Full of Holes"   6:36
5. "We Can Get Wild"   4:17
6. "Secondary Waltz"   3:43
7. "Punish the Monkey"   4:36
8. "Let It All Go"   5:17
9. "Behind with the Rent"   4:46
10. "The Fish and the Bird"   3:45
11. "Madame Geneva's"   3:59
12. "In the Sky"   7:29
Total length:


  • Chuck Ainlay – producer, engineer
  • Rich Cooper – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • John Bratby – cover image
  • Fabio Lovino – photography

Charts and certification


Chart (2007) Peak
Australia Albums Chart[8] 41
Austria Albums Chart[8] 10
Belgium Albums Chart[8] 11
Denmark Albums Chart[8] 5
Dutch Albums Chart[8] 4
Finland Albums Chart[8] 15
France Albums Chart[8] 9
Germany Albums Chart[8] 2
Italy Albums Chart[8] 2
Irish Albums Chart[8] 37
Norway Albums Chart[8] 2
Poland Albums Chart[8] 5
Portugal Albums Chart[8] 29
Spain Albums Chart[8] 9
Sweden Albums Chart[8] 4
Swiss Albums Chart[8] 3
UK Albums Chart[8] 9
US Billboard 200[8][9] 26
US Billboard Rock Album[8][9] 9

Albums end of year

Year Country Chart Rank
2007 Germany IFPI #75 [10]


Organisation Level Date
BPI – UK Silver 12 October 2007
IFPI – Denmark Gold 12 October 2007
IFPI – Switzerland Gold 2007
IFPI – Norway Platinum 12 October 2007


External links

  • Mark Knopfler official website

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