News Archives: March 2015
Compiled by Terry Kilburn
March 17, 2015
Mark Knopfler’s eighth studio album, Tracker, is out now worldwide.
Tracker is available physically in the MarkKnopfler.com Store on CD, double vinyl, deluxe CD with four bonus tracks, and a limited edition box set that will include the album on both CD and vinyl with a bonus CD featuring six extra tracks, a DVD with an exclusive short film directed by Henrik Hansen and an interview with Mark where he talks about the new record.
Tracker can also be purchased digitally through iTunes.COMMENT
March 10, 2015
The Honky Tonk Demos feature four songs that were part of the original demo tape Dire Straits recorded in July 1977 at London’s Pathway Studios. These four songs made their way to the desk of legendary BBC London DJ Charlie Gillett. On July 31, 1977 Gillett played the version of “Sultans Of Swing” here on his Honky Tonk radio show that led to the group being signed to Phonogram soon after.
With three tracks previously unreleased, this double pack, mastered for vinyl at Bernie Grundman’s, is a true piece of history. The Honky Tonk Demos is a tribute to the early artistry of Dire Straits and the remarkable musical passion of DJ Gillett, who left us five years ago in March 2010.
The Honky Tonk Demos will be available on vinyl for Record Store Day 2015 which falls on Saturday, April 18.COMMENT
March 2, 2015
Amazon Music UK is giving away 50 pairs of tickets to an exclusive Mark Knopfler show at Elstree Studios, located just outside London. The performance will take place on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30PM GMT.
Head to Amazon now to enter to win tickets to this one-of-a-kind gig. The contest closes Monday, March 16 and is open to UK residents only. Good luck!COMMENT