Shangri-La (Mark Knopfler album)

Shangri-La (Mark Knopfler Album)

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Shangri-La (Mark Knopfler album)

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Shangri-La is the fourth solo album by Mark Knopfler, released in 2004. It features his signature storytelling style of songwriting. It was released on HDCD and in 5.1 Surround Sound on Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio.


The album's first single, "Boom, Like That," was inspired by Ray Kroc's autobiography Grinding It Out and the starting of McDonald's, using many of Mr. Kroc's exact words.

"Song for Sonny Liston" is a song about the famous boxer of the same name, and"Donegan's Gone" is about the Scottish musician and singer Lonnie Donegan."5.15 AM" tells the story of the 1967 "one-armed bandit murder"."Back To Tupelo" is about the life of Elvis Presley and his acting career.

Track listing

All songs written by Mark Knopfler.
  1. "5.15 A.M." – 5:54
  2. "Boom, Like That" – 5:49
  3. "Sucker Row" – 4:56
  4. "The Trawlerman's Song" – 5:02
  5. "Back to Tupelo" – 4:31
  6. "Our Shangri-La" – 5:41
  7. "Everybody Pays" – 5:24
  8. "Song for Sonny Liston" – 5:06
  9. "Whoop De Doo" – 3:53
  10. "Postcards from Paraguay" – 4:07
  11. "All That Matters" – 3:08
  12. "Stand Up Guy" – 4:32
  13. "Donegan's Gone" – 3:05
  14. "Don't Crash the Ambulance" – 5:06


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