MUSIC

Local Hero Soundtrack Album Cover

Local Hero OST

Released: Vertigo/Warner Bros. (1983)

Album Credits

Mark Knopfler: guitar, synthesizer, percussion, drums
Alan Clark: piano, organ synthesizer
Mike Brecker: saxophone
Terry Williams: drums

Engineered by Louis Kramer
Mastered by Bob Ludwig
Photography by Frank Griffin
Produced by Mark Knopfler

The 1983 soundtrack for Local Hero was composed by Mark and features guest group The Acetones on 'The Mist Covered Mountains' and 'The Ceilidh'.

Local Hero OST

  • 1. The Rocks and the Water
    Instrumental
  • 2. Wild Theme
    Instrumental
  • 3. Freeway Flier
    Instrumental
  • 4. Boomtown: Variation Louis’ Favourite
    Instrumental
  • 5. The Way It All Starts
    It gets so dark before the dawn
    That’s when it gets to me
    Before the city symphony of taxi horns

    That’s the way it always starts
    Sitting here and waiting on the beating of my heart

    Last night I thought I heard my name
    Well it was too dark to see, but it had to be
    The voice was just the same

    That’s the way it always starts
    Sitting here and waiting on the beating of my heart

    So tell me why should it have to be this way
    Why can’t it be all right
    Why can’t I sleep at night?
    Why should it have to be this way?
    Why must there be this price to pay?

    Now all the streets are dark and bare
    Oh, if you can live in this town
    And stick around, you can live anywhere

    That’s the way it always starts
    Sitting here and waiting on the beating of my heart
  • 6. The Rocks and the Thunder
    Instrumental
  • 7. The Céilidh and the Northern Lights
    Instrumental
  • 8. The Mist Covered Mountains
    Instrumental
  • 9. The Céilidh: Louis’ Favourite- Billy’s Tune
    Instrumental
  • 10. Whistle Theme
    Instrumental
  • 11. Smooching
    Instrumental
  • 12. Stargazer
    Instrumental
  • 13. The Rocks and the Thunder
    Instrumental
  • 14. Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)
    Instrumental