September 29, 2022
Every week we’ll be sharing a lyric excerpt chosen by Mark from his solo songwriting.
Next in the series is ‘Haul Away’, from the album Privateering.
Compiled by Terry Kilburn
September 25, 2022
The Rhino Guardians
Please take a few minutes to watch The Rhino Guardians, a short film by Harry Hough about Waterberg Rhino UK (www.waterbergrhino.org.uk) who are endeavouring to protect the ever decreasing rhino population in South Africa. The organisation was founded by Ant Baber of Ant Africa Safaris (www.waterberg.net). For many years now, Ant has been dedicated to protecting these precious animals. – MK
August 26, 2022
Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 2009-2018 will be released on 7th October 2022, worldwide. Out today are three new-to-streaming tracks included on the box set bonus disc, from the Get Lucky era:
-‘Pulling Down The Ride’
-‘Good As Gold’
Stream or download them here
Pre-order the 9LP or 6CD box set here
August 22, 2022
As promised, my new record, Tall Tale Tunes will hit the streaming and download services September 2nd. CD copies will be available at Amazon shortly after.
– Richard Bennett
Tall Tale Tunes is the latest instalment in an ongoing series of guitar instrumental masterpieces from Richard Bennett. This project like its predecessors, is a study in the art of touch, tone, taste and timing. The compositions are exquisitely crafted scores with melodies that carry the listener on dreamy flights of fantasy, up and don the fretboards of various guitars that can only be made to sound the way they do in the hands of Richard Bennett.
– Marty Stuart
Order your copy of Richard’s new album here
July 28, 2022
Mark Knopfler — The Studio Albums 2009-2018, the anticipated follow up to last year’s release of The Studio Albums 1996-2007, is available now for pre-order.
Available in two physical box sets — either 9 LP or 6 CD — the collection features Mark’s latest four studio releases, plus a collection of studio B-sides, bonus tracks, and two previously unreleased songs, ‘Back In The Day’ and ‘Precious Voice From Heaven’.
The Studio Albums 2009-2018 will be out worldwide in stores and on streaming platforms on 7th October 2022.
The audio for the collection has been overseen by the original mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig, at Gateway Mastering, with vinyl cut by Bernie Grundman. The 9 LP box set will include five embossed art prints and the 6 CD box set will include five art cards of each of the album covers:
Hear the first three tracks from the collection:
Hear three tracks from the bonus album now: ‘Don’t Suck Me In’, ‘Sky And Water’, and the previously unreleased ‘Back In The Day’
July 15, 2022
For the ocean to thrive, we must look to the source that feeds it: our rivers.
Rivers are the arteries of our blue planet but are treated like like open sewers.
Only 14% meet good ecological status and 3 in 4 post a serious risk to human
health. Sign the petition to join the demand 200 River Bathing Waters by 2030
to help end sewage pollution.
For more information and to sign: https://www.sas.org.uk/bathingriverspetition/