Mark Knopfler soundtracks re-issue

Mark Knopfler – Privateering
Release date: September 03, 2012

‘PRIVATEERING’, Mark Knopfler’s latest album, his seventh solo recording, will be released on September 3rd.

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.

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.

The album will be released as:
Standard Edition (2CD)

Mercury Rec. 6025-37043217. Available for pre-order at,,
Standard Edition (2CD)

Mercury Rec. 6025-37079353. TBA.
Vinyl Edition (2LP)

Mercury Rec. 06025-37087785. Available for pre-order at,
Japan SHM (2CD)

Universal Music Japan UICR1098. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format. Available for pre-order at,,
Limited Deluxe Edition (3CD)

Mercury Rec. 06025-37081189. Includes bonus CD. Available for pre-order at,
Super Deluxe Box Set

Mercury Rec. 06025-37043231. Contains: 2CD album; 2LP vinyl; Bonus CD; DVD EPK; Numbered art print; Card with exclusive code for customer to download a full concert. Available for pre-order at,

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