News Archives: July 2012

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Search & Win Program Closing

The Mark Knopfler Search & Win program will be closing on August 20. Until then, the Mark Knopfler Swag Store will remain active and prices have been lowered on all items in the store. After August 20, all your Mark Knopfler Swag Bucks will be redeemable at the Swag Store, where you can also continue to build your Swagbucks account. We are sorry for this sudden change, but will ensure that you still have the ability to earn and spend your Swag Bucks for the rewards you earn.


Redbud Tree

The track ‘Redbud Tree’, from Mark’s forth-coming Privateering album, is now being streamed here on The song has been issued to radio in some territories as a focus track and it is not intended for general release as a single. It was recorded at Mark’s British Grove studio and features Mark on vocals and guitars, Guy Fletcher on bass, harmonium and synths, singer Ruth Moody from The Wailin’ Jennys and Paul Franklin on pedal steel. The recording was produced by Mark assisted by co-producers Guy Fletcher and Chuck Ainlay.