Sorry, I think I touched a raw nerve!
Nah. I just don't see the point. Of course Mark's awesome and the one everyone would prefer to hear play lead, but I just don't see the need to go overboard about it.
I'm more annoyed with how low in the mix Knopfler's guitar is one several of the recordings I've heard.
It just seems a shame that for the few songs that MK is on stage with Bob, he doesn't give him the chance to play his beautiful guitar on all songs. We can hear Bob for the rest of the concert!
I know what you mean about MK being low in some of the recordings. The Stockholm recording is pretty good, though, as is Hamburg, but I am enjoying them all. My favourites are "Blind Willie" "John Brown" "Mississippi" - lots of different "THC"'s and "Leopard Skin PBH"s