News

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Hay Literary Festival

April 17, 2007

Mark will be appearing at the up-coming Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival in Wales, UK, on Sunday 3rd of June. The session will last around one hour and will involve an interview with Matthew Evans as well as a musical element. Tickets for this are currently on sale priced £14. For futher info click here.

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A Guitar Lesson with Mark !

April 3, 2007

Update – 9th May 2007

Breast Cancer Haven held its big fundraising ‘Blush Ball’ at the fabulous Natural History Museum in London on Thursday, May 3rd, 2007. During the evening an auction was held and one of the items up for grabs was a half-hour guitar lesson with Mark in his British Grove Studio. In addition, the winning bidder received a copy of Mark and Emmylou’s All The Roadrunning CD signed by Mark.

We are delighted to announce that a total of over £200,000 was raised for Breast Cancer Haven. The winning bid for the guitar lesson was a fantastic £35,000 made by a genuine fan from the UK.

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Strat Masters

March 15, 2007

Mark has made a contribution to a new film about the Fender Stratocaster guitar.

Filmed at his British Grove studio, Mark talks about his love of the ‘Strat’ for a new DVD called Strat Masters, which is to be released soon by Headstock Productions Ltd. Among others who talk about the Stratocaster are Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin, Ry Cooder, Chris Rea, Jeff Beck and Robert Cray. For further info, click here and here.

Update – 26th July 2007

The Strat Masters  DVD is now avilable and features Mark pretty much throughout. To get your copy go to Stratmasters.

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MK & Emmylou on PBS

March 2, 2007

Mark and Emmylou were recently featured on PBS in the USA.

Tracks from Mark and Emmylou’s concert at the Gibson Ampitheatre on the 28th of June 2006 were used to close the current season of the prestigious American PBS programme, Soundstage. The show was broadcast by PBS on March 1st.

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Grammy Nomination

February 12, 2007

All the Roadrunning was among the nominees in the Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album category at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards which took place in Los Angeles on February 11th.

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Guy’s New Diary

January 5, 2007

Friday – 5th January 2007

Guy has begun a new diary of the recording of Mark’s new album at the British Grove studio.

You can keep yourself up-to-date with the progress of the recording sessions simply by going to the Diary page.

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GOSH Xmas Auction

December 3, 2006

GOSH – Great Ormond Street Hospital – recently held the latest of their fabulous Xmas auctions with lots from a whole host of famous people.

GOSH is one of Mark’s favourite charities and this year they put together two great Mark Knopfler lots.

Lot 1: Sold for £454

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Lot 2: Sold for £170

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Many thanks to all who placed a bid.

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Live DVD

November 13, 2006

Available now on DVD, Real Live Roadrunning, the Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris show at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on the 28th of June, 2006. Released worldwide on 13th November (14th in USA).

Exclusive to Mark-Knopfler.co.uk, VIP members can watch DVD streams of tracks from Real Live Roadrunning in the VIP Area.

Watch the DVD trailer!

Track list:

  1. Right Now
  2. Red Staggerwing
  3. Red Dirt Girl
  4. I Dug Up A Diamond
  5. Born To Run
  6. Done With Bonaparte
  7. Romeo and Juliet
  8. Song For Sonny Liston
  9. Belle Starr
  10. This Is Us
  11. All The Roadrunning
  12. Boulder To Birmingham
  13. Speedway At Nazareth
  14. So Far Away
  15. Our Shangri-La
  16. If This Is Goodbye
  17. Why Worry

CD

  1. Right Now
  2. Red Staggerwing
  3. Red Dirt Girl
  4. Done with Bonaparte
  5. Romeo and Juliet
  6. All That Matters (bonus track)
  7. This Is Us
  8. All the Roadrunning
  9. Boulder to Birmingham
  10. Speedway at Nazareth
  11. So Far Away
  12. Our Shangri-La
  13. If This Is Goodbye
  14. Why Worry

Vocals & guitars Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
Keyboards Guy Fletcher
Additional guitars Richard Bennett
Drums Danny Cummings
Fiddle & mandolin Stuart Duncan
Keyboards Matt Rollings
Bass Glenn Worf

Recorded by Dave Dixon on AMD64 technology
Produced, engineered and mixed by Guy Fletcher
Assisted by Richard Cooper and Graham Meek
Mixed at British Grove Studios, London
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering & DVD, Maine

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Collaborations

October 27, 2006

Mark is featured on the following albums.

Mark and Jools Holland recently recorded a version of the Hank Williams track, You Win Again, to be featured on the upcoming Jools Holland collaboration album Moving Out to the Country. The album will be released through Warners on November 20th. Other artists featured on the album include: Brian Eno, Richard Hawley, Bob Geldof, Lulu, Tom Jones, Marc Almond, India Arie, Paul Carrack, David McAlmont, Ruby Turner, Sam Brown, Dr John, Solomon Burke and Allen Toussaint.

Mark also features on Paul Burch’s new album EAST TO WEST!  For more info go to www.paulburch.com.

Tony Joe White’s latest album, Uncovered, released on the 5th of September, features Mark on the track Not One Bad Thought.

And, finally, Jimmy Buffett’s new album, Take The Weather With You, features a cover of Whoop De Doo from Mark’s Shangri-La CD with Mark on guitar. The album entered the Billboard Country Chart at No. 1 and at No. 4 in the Billboard Top 200 chart. Further info at http://www.buffettworld.com/.

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Variety Club Award

October 19, 2006

The Variety Club of Great Britian has presented Mark with their Silver Heart Award, the highest accolade the Variety Club can confer on an artist.

The award was presented to Mark at a special tribute lunch held at the Civic Centre in Newcastle-Unpon-Tyne. Around 700 guests attended the event which was MC’d by Jools Holland. Mark was joined by Guy Fletcher on keyboards for a performance of Local Hero.

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