News Archives: July 2021
Compiled by Terry Kilburn
July 28, 2021
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Mark’s debut solo release Golden Heart in 1996, a new box set, Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 1996-2007, will be released on 1st October Worldwide, and 10th December in the US.
The box will be released on vinyl across 11 LPs, and on CD over 6 discs, featuring Mark’s first five studio albums as a solo artist:
• Golden Heart – first time ever on vinyl
• Sailing To Philadelphia – first time ever on vinyl
• The Ragpicker’s Dream
• Kill To Get Crimson
• Plus – an exclusive bonus disc of studio b-sides from this period, entitled Gravy Train: The B-Sides 1996-2007
The audio of each album has been newly remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London.
The LPs will be pressed on 180g black vinyl, and the box set will include a download card, plus 6 embossed art prints of each album cover.
The CD set will come housed in a deluxe clamshell box with the CDs in wallets with folded double-sided printed inserts, plus 6 beautiful art cards of each album cover.
New t-shirts and vinyl slip mats are also now available to pre-order exclusively from the MarkKnopfler.com online store.
Pre-order box sets and merchandise here: https://shop.markknopfler.com/product-category/the-studio-albums/COMMENT
July 19, 2021
Mark will be featured speaking about the recording of Brothers In Arms in ‘Under The Volcano’ – a new documentary about Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios in Montserrat, where some of the world’s biggest recording artists made music that defined an era.
The film will be available to rent or buy from 26th July. For more information and to pre-order, head to: https://www.underthevolcanomovie.com
*US release date: 17th August. Australia/New Zealand: 1st September.COMMENT