The band have a reputation for their powerful, spirited live shows; translating this trademark energy onto a recording must have been quite a challenge, but Love Army does the job with aplomb.

Knopfler, who was always the least fashionable of rock stars, is only interested in producing the kind of music he wants to make. In this respect he is reflected in the character in “Skydiver” who sings ‘I don’t give a damn about a thing’. In an era dominated by manufactured music this is a refreshing approach, and has culminated in one of Knopfler’s best solo albums.