The Notting Hillbillies with Mark Knopfler Missing...Presumed Having a Good

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180g Vinyl Reissue! Mark Knopfler Goes Country on This 1990 Album!

Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time is a studio album by The Notting Hillbillies originally released in 1990 by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The result is a low-key, joyous run-through of mostly traditional, blues-based songs with a handful of originals. In 1990 Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time peaked at 52 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

The Notting Hillbillies was a country rock project formed by Steve Phillips and Brendan Croker with Mark Knopfler, who was then lead guitarist and singer of Dire Straits, and Knopfler's bandmate Guy Fletcher. They made just one album, Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time, released on Vertigo in the UK (Warner Bros. in the US) in 1990, before returning to concentrate on their primary musical outlets. The Notting Hillbillies have reunited several times for charity gigs.

"Despite the high-profile presence of Knopfler, the Notting Hillbillies succeed in sounding like a band with Knopfler often taking a backseat to his bandmates, although he does sing lead on the lovely "Your Own Sweet Way." The styles range from the gorgeous harmonies of "Railroad Worksong" with some mournful guitar from Knopfler, to the '50s-style rock ballad "Bewildered," to the breezy, tropical-flavored "One Way Gal." Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time is a delightful record that doesn't overstay its welcome." -Tom Demalon,

• 180g Vinyl

Mark Knopfler
Steve Phillips
Guy Fletcher
Brendan Croker

Side One:

1. Railroad Worksong
2. Bewildered
3. Your Own Sweet Way
4. Run Me Down
5. One Way Gal
6. Blues Stay Away From Me

Side Two:
1. Will You Miss Me
2. Please Baby
3. Weapon of Prayer
4. That's Where I Belong
5. Feel Like Going Home

Additional Information

Record Label Rhino
Music Genre Country