The Heidi Talbot new record Angels Without Wings will be officially released January 28th 2013, with a special launch gig at Glasgows Celtic Connections festival on January 27th. Produced by John McCusker, the album features many special guests including Julie Fowlis, King Creosote, Tim O’Brien, Louis Abbott, Mark Knopfler and many more.
December 2nd, 2012
September 9th, 2012
Mark Knopfler has performed a concert to 500 guests at Range Rover event on September 07.
September 9th, 2012
Listen to the Mark Knopfler interview for AVRO radio.
September 3rd, 2012
Mark, who was recently presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards (the UK’s highest songwriting accolade) announces summer 2013 tour dates in support of his new album Privateering, released on 3rd September 2012, on Universal Records. The tour runs through April, May, June and July 2013, encompassing 72 shows in 25 European countries.
“Privateering” is Mark’s eighth solo studio album and its 20 original songs form Mark’s first ever double album in a 35 year recording career. “The older I get, the more I want to write” he says “I’m enjoying the process more than ever; writing, recording and playing live. I enjoy all of it. I’m almost tripping over songs”.
Knopfler and his full 8-piece band are looking forward to hitting the road once again in 2013. “It’s like being captain of a little fighting ship really, and I enjoy the team thing of being on the road”.
Amid the new material, when the audiences call for the songs that became part of all our lives, he will relish it. “The thing about the old Straits songs is that these things are signposts for people’s lives. Obviously I’ll play things differently here and there to keep it alive and meaningful to me, and away from a cabaret thing. But there are things, like the twiddly bits at the end of ‘Sultans,’ if you don’t do your twiddly bits, the world’s not right for people. I like playing the old songs, I wrote them and people like to hear them, it’s as simple as that.”
September 1st, 2012
‘PRIVATEERING‘, Mark Knopfler’s latest album, his seventh solo recording,
is released on September 3rd.
Twenty new songs were recorded at the artist’s British Grove Studios in
London with the following players: Richard Bennett (guitar), Jim Cox (piano)
Guy Fletcher (keyboards), John McCusker (fiddle) and Mike McGoldrick (whistle
and flute), Glenn Worf (bass) and Ian Thomas (drums).
In addition to what has become Mark’s long-time house band, hand-picked
guest aces include Kim Wilson (harmonica) of the Fabulous Thunderbirds,
Tim O’Brien (mandolin) singer Ruth Moody of The Wailin’ Jennys, Paul Franklin
(pedal steel) and Scotland’s Phil Cunningham (accordion).
Produced by Mark and assisted by co-producers Chuck Ainlay and Guy Fletcher,
this is the artist’s first double album of originals. The songs cover a
wide variety of subjects seen through the eyes of many characters, evoking
locations on both sides of the Atlantic and moving through a number of genres,
including several blues originals. ‘PRIVATEERING’ is a soulful and heartfelt
collection, each song masterfully performed by a group of outstanding players.
Privateering – Standard Edition (2CD)
Privateering – Vinyl Double (2LP)
Double 180g heavyweight vinyl version of the standard album.
Privateering – Japan Edition (2CD)
Japanese edition exclusively features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format. The release is pannned for September 26, 2012.
Privateering – Deluxe Edition (3CD Box set)
Includes bonus CD with 5 tracks recorded live (rehearsal from tour 2011):
- Why Aye Man
- Cleaning My Gun (unmixed 2-track)
- Corned Beef City (unmixed 2-track)
- Sailing To Philadelphia
- Hill Farmer’s Blues (unmixed 2-track)
Privateering – Deluxe Limited Edition (30cm Box Set)
Contains: 2CD album; 2LP vinyl; Bonus CD; DVD ‘A Life In Songs’ documentary; Numbered art print; Card with exclusive code for customer to download a full concert.
The bonus CD includes 3 extra tracks:
- Occupation Blues
- River of Grog
- Follow The Ribbon
August 12th, 2012
The Mark Knopfler interview in the September issue of Uncut Magazine.
July 14th, 2012
The Mark Knopfler soundtracks ‘Local Hero’, ‘Cal’, ‘Last Exit to Brooklyn’ and ‘The Princess Bride’ will be released as SHM-CD by Universal Music Japan on September 26, 2012. The re-issue features 96kHz/24bit remastering using the analogue masters from the Japanese editions LP.
The ‘Cal’ re-issue comes with a bonus – three original tracks from the ‘Comfort and Joy’ soundtrack previously never released on CD.
July 9th, 2012
The track is available as the streaming audio at Eitb.com website.
July 6th, 2012
June 24th, 2012
Universal Music is set to release Mark Knopfler’s new recording ‘Privateering’ on September 03. It’s the seventh album of his solo career.
Twenty new songs were recorded at Knopfler’s British Grove Studios and featured Richard Bennett (guitar), Jim Cox (piano), Guy Fletcher (keyboards), John McCusker (fiddle), Mike McGoldrick (flute), Glenn Worf (bass), Ian Thomas (drums), Kim Wilson (harmonica), Tim O’Brien (mandolin), Ruth Moody, Paul Franklin and Phil Cunningham (accordion).
The album was produced by Mark and co-produced by longtime collaborators, Chuck Ainlay and Guy Fletcher.