“I adore this album. I remember going to a record store back in the day and having somebody say, ‘Have you heard this record? Do you know these guys?’ I told him, ‘Yeah, sure, I know Sultans of Swing… ’ That was Dire Straits' first big song on the radio. They had the second album too, Communique, with Lady Writer and Once Upon A Time In The West on it – those were great.
“But the guy was like, ‘OK, trust me. You’ve gotta get this album.’ And I’m so glad he said that. I bought it, put it on and was completely knocked out. It's the kind of record you listen to and go, ‘Somebody actually made this? How? How is that possible?’ The level of creativity was astonishing.
“Mark Knopfler is one of the most versatile guitar players around. The stuff he did with Chet Atkins is great, and I really like what he did with Emmylou Harris. But Making Movies is one of his finest albums. From start to finish, it holds you.”