Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Second Single

Beachcombing is the second single to be taken from the All The Roadrunning album. It will be a digital only release on iTunes available from the 28th of August.

It has already been added to the BBC Radio 2 playlist and this week is Pick of the Week on David Jensen’s show on the Capital Gold Network.


Martin 000-40S


Following the success of the Martin HD-40S Mark Knopfler Signature Dreadnought, Mark has again teamed up with the Martin Guitar Company to produce a new model Mark Knopfler Signature acoustic.

The Mark Knopfler 000-40S ‘Ragpicker’s Dream’ Signature Edition boasts many of the elements of the Martin 000 12-fret guitars of the late 1920s including a traditional 000 12-fret body style with long 25.4-inch scale considered by many to be among the most beautiful and best sounding designs Martin has ever made. For more info on this great new acoustic click here to go to the relevant pages of the Martin website.


MK LeMans

Mark took part in the Historic LeMans 24-hour Race over the weekend of July 8th & 9th. He says of the experience:

“My 1954 Austin Healey 100S raced originally by Donald Healey himself, ran perfectly and we came ninth out of a grid of 65 with some very fast machinery in it. My co-driver was Max Wakefield who went like a rocket. A top ten finish first time out for the car is an excellent result and I intend to go on developing the Healey and entering it in future events.”


All The Roadrunning

The Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris duets album – All The Roadrunning – was released on 24th April, 2006. Mark and Emmylou are undertaking a short tour together to promote the album, details on the tour page.

Chart Entry Positions:

Denmark – No. 1
Switzerland – No. 1
Norway – No. 2
Germany – No. 3
Holland – No. 3
Italy – No. 3
Austria – No. 8
UK – No. 8
Ireland – No. 25
Australia – No. 41

The first single from the album, This Is Us, was released as an iTunes exclusive WORLDWIDE digital download as of the 17th of April.

For track list go to the Discography page.


Private Investigations Compilation

Released worldwide on the 7th of November, the compilation CD, The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations, entered the UK mid-week album charts at No 10.

The album has been released in three formats, including a special edition two CD pack containing an in-depth booklet with photographs and sleeve notes by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Timothy Ferris. The track list of 22 songs includes All the Roadrunning from the forth-coming Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris CD.

Track list: double CD and Special Edition:

CD 1:

  1. Telegraph Road
  2. Sultans of Swing
  3. Love Over Gold
  4. Romeo and Juliet
  5. Tunnel of Love
  6. Private Investigations
  7. So Far Away
  8. Money for Nothing
  9. Brothers in Arms
  10. Walk of Life
  11. Your Latest Trick

CD 2:

  1. Calling Elvis
  2. On Every Street
  3. Going Home: ThemeĀ from Local Hero
  4. Darling Pretty
  5. The Long Road
  6. Why Aye Man
  7. Sailing to Philadelphia
  8. What It Is
  9. Trawlerman’s Song
  10. Boom, Like That
  11. All The Roadrunning

Track list: single CD:

  1. Sultans of Swing
  2. Love Over Gold
  3. Romeo and Juliet
  4. Tunnel of Love
  5. Private Investigations
  6. Money For Nothing
  7. Brothers In Arms
  8. Walk of Life
  9. On Every Street
  10. Going Home: ThemeĀ from Local Hero
  11. Why Aye Man
  12. Boom, Like That
  13. What It Is
  14. All The Roadrunning

In the USA there will be a double CD release only.

Track list, USA:

CD 1:

  1. Telegraph Road
  2. Sultans of Swing
  3. Love Over Gold
  4. Romeo and Juliet
  5. Tunnel of Love
  6. Skateaway
  7. Private Investigations
  8. So Far Away
  9. Money For Nothing
  10. Walk of Life
  11. Your Latest Trick

CD 2:

  1. Calling Elvis
  2. On Every Street
  3. Going Home: Theme from Local Hero
  4. The Long Road
  5. Why Aye Man
  6. Sailing To Philadelphia
  7. What It Is
  8. The Trawlerman’s Song
  9. Boom, Like That
  10. Brothers In Arms
  11. All The Roadrunning