GOSH Xmas Auction

2006 News

GOSH Xmas Auction

December 3, 2006

GOSH – Great Ormond Street Hospital – recently held the latest of their fabulous Xmas auctions with lots from a whole host of famous people.

GOSH is one of Mark’s favourite charities and this year they put together two great Mark Knopfler lots.

Lot 1: Sold for £454

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Lot 2: Sold for £170

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Many thanks to all who placed a bid.

Live DVD

November 13, 2006

Available now on DVD, Real Live Roadrunning, the Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris show at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on the 28th of June, 2006. Released worldwide on 13th November (14th in USA).

Exclusive to Mark-Knopfler.co.uk, VIP members can watch DVD streams of tracks from Real Live Roadrunning in the VIP Area.

Watch the DVD trailer!

Track list:

  1. Right Now
  2. Red Staggerwing
  3. Red Dirt Girl
  4. I Dug Up A Diamond
  5. Born To Run
  6. Done With Bonaparte
  7. Romeo and Juliet
  8. Song For Sonny Liston
  9. Belle Starr
  10. This Is Us
  11. All The Roadrunning
  12. Boulder To Birmingham
  13. Speedway At Nazareth
  14. So Far Away
  15. Our Shangri-La
  16. If This Is Goodbye
  17. Why Worry

CD

  1. Right Now
  2. Red Staggerwing
  3. Red Dirt Girl
  4. Done with Bonaparte
  5. Romeo and Juliet
  6. All That Matters (bonus track)
  7. This Is Us
  8. All the Roadrunning
  9. Boulder to Birmingham
  10. Speedway at Nazareth
  11. So Far Away
  12. Our Shangri-La
  13. If This Is Goodbye
  14. Why Worry

Vocals & guitars Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
Keyboards Guy Fletcher
Additional guitars Richard Bennett
Drums Danny Cummings
Fiddle & mandolin Stuart Duncan
Keyboards Matt Rollings
Bass Glenn Worf

Recorded by Dave Dixon on AMD64 technology
Produced, engineered and mixed by Guy Fletcher
Assisted by Richard Cooper and Graham Meek
Mixed at British Grove Studios, London
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering & DVD, Maine

Collaborations

October 27, 2006

Mark is featured on the following albums.

Mark and Jools Holland recently recorded a version of the Hank Williams track, You Win Again, to be featured on the upcoming Jools Holland collaboration album Moving Out to the Country. The album will be released through Warners on November 20th. Other artists featured on the album include: Brian Eno, Richard Hawley, Bob Geldof, Lulu, Tom Jones, Marc Almond, India Arie, Paul Carrack, David McAlmont, Ruby Turner, Sam Brown, Dr John, Solomon Burke and Allen Toussaint.

Mark also features on Paul Burch’s new album EAST TO WEST!  For more info go to www.paulburch.com.

Tony Joe White’s latest album, Uncovered, released on the 5th of September, features Mark on the track Not One Bad Thought.

And, finally, Jimmy Buffett’s new album, Take The Weather With You, features a cover of Whoop De Doo from Mark’s Shangri-La CD with Mark on guitar. The album entered the Billboard Country Chart at No. 1 and at No. 4 in the Billboard Top 200 chart. Further info at http://www.buffettworld.com/.

Variety Club Award

October 19, 2006

The Variety Club of Great Britian has presented Mark with their Silver Heart Award, the highest accolade the Variety Club can confer on an artist.

The award was presented to Mark at a special tribute lunch held at the Civic Centre in Newcastle-Unpon-Tyne. Around 700 guests attended the event which was MC’d by Jools Holland. Mark was joined by Guy Fletcher on keyboards for a performance of Local Hero.

Mark in Maine

September 21, 2006

Mark performed in a benefit concert at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor on Wednesday, September 20th, accompanied by Guy Fletcher, Richard Bennett and Glen Worf.

Opera House president Steve Malcom shared that “having Mark Knopfler travel to the US to do just this concert in support of the Opera House is simply amazing. We are grateful to him and to a local friend of the Opera House who has made this upcoming evening of music from one of the world’s great guitarists possible.”

All proceeds from this sell out concert are to be used to benefit The Opera House Challenge, a fund-raising effort with a goal of raising $500,000 by the end of September, 2006.

Second Single

August 16, 2006

Beachcombing is the second single to be taken from the All The Roadrunning album. It will be a digital only release on iTunes available from the 28th of August.

It has already been added to the BBC Radio 2 playlist and this week is Pick of the Week on David Jensen’s show on the Capital Gold Network.

Martin 000-40S

August 2, 2006

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Following the success of the Martin HD-40S Mark Knopfler Signature Dreadnought, Mark has again teamed up with the Martin Guitar Company to produce a new model Mark Knopfler Signature acoustic.

The Mark Knopfler 000-40S ‘Ragpicker’s Dream’ Signature Edition boasts many of the elements of the Martin 000 12-fret guitars of the late 1920s including a traditional 000 12-fret body style with long 25.4-inch scale considered by many to be among the most beautiful and best sounding designs Martin has ever made. For more info on this great new acoustic click here to go to the relevant pages of the Martin website.

MK LeMans

July 20, 2006

Mark took part in the Historic LeMans 24-hour Race over the weekend of July 8th & 9th. He says of the experience:

“My 1954 Austin Healey 100S raced originally by Donald Healey himself, ran perfectly and we came ninth out of a grid of 65 with some very fast machinery in it. My co-driver was Max Wakefield who went like a rocket. A top ten finish first time out for the car is an excellent result and I intend to go on developing the Healey and entering it in future events.”

All The Roadrunning

May 3, 2006

The Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris duets album – All The Roadrunning – was released on 24th April, 2006. Mark and Emmylou are undertaking a short tour together to promote the album, details on the tour page.

Chart Entry Positions:

Denmark – No. 1
Switzerland – No. 1
Norway – No. 2
Germany – No. 3
Holland – No. 3
Italy – No. 3
Austria – No. 8
UK – No. 8
Ireland – No. 25
Australia – No. 41

The first single from the album, This Is Us, was released as an iTunes exclusive WORLDWIDE digital download as of the 17th of April.

For track list go to the Discography page.