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Mark Knopfler - Local Hero flac album

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Performer: Mark Knopfler
Title: Local Hero
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Style: Folk Rock, Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Rockabilly, Ambient
Category: Electronic / Jazz / Rock
Rating: 4.5 ✦

Local Hero is the debut soundtrack album by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released in March 1983 by Vertigo Records internationally and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. It contains music composed for the 1983 film Local Hero, produced by David Puttnam and both written and directed by Bill Forsyth. In 1984, the album received a BAFTA award nomination for Best Score for a Film.

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'.

Music by Mark Knopfler for the film produced by David Puttnam Written and Directed by Bill Forsyth All titles written by Mark Knopfler except "The Mist Covered Mountains" trad. for co-ordinating men and machines and for Acetone drumming. Track duration times do not appear on this release.

Band Name Mark Knopfler. Album Name Local Hero. Erscheinungsdatum 25 Oktober 1990. Labels Universal Music Group Mercury Records Warner Music Group. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen9. Re-Issue in 1997 by Mercury Records and Vertigo. Re-Issue in 2006 by Warner Music Group. Re-Issue in 2012 by Universal Group.

Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler's intricate, introspective finger-picked guitar stylings make a perfect musical complement to the wistful tone of Bill Forsyth's comedy film, Local Hero. This album was billed as a Knopfler solo album rather than an original soundtrack album, with the notation "music. Knopfler brings along Dire Straits associates Alan Clark (keyboards) and John Illsley (bass), plus session aces like saxophonist Mike Brecker, vibes player Mike Mainieri, and drummers Steve Jordan and Terry Williams.

Album · 1983 · 13 Songs. Local Hero Mark Knopfler. Private Investigations - The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler. Sailing To Philadelphia.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Rocks And The Water 3:30
2 Wild Theme 3:40
3 Freeway Flyer
Bass – John IllsleyGuitar – Hal Lindes
4 Boomtown (Variation Louis' Favourite)
Bass – Neil JasonPercussion – Steve JordanVibraphone – Mike Mainieri
5 The Way It Always Starts
Bass – Neil JasonPercussion – Steve JordanVocals – Gerry Rafferty
6 The Rocks And The Thunder 0:40
7 The Ceilidh And The Northern Lights 4:07
8 The Mist Covered Mountains
Arranged By – Mark KnopflerBass – Eddie Gomez
9 The Ceilidh: Louis Favourite / Billy's Tune
Engineer – Louis Kramer
10 Whistle Theme 0:53
11 Smooching
Bass – Tony LevinVibraphone – Mike Mainieri
12 Stargazer 1:31
13 The Rocks And The Thunder 0:40
14 Going Home: Theme Of The Local Hero
Bass – Tony Levin

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd.


  • Engineer – Josh Abbey, Neil Dorfsman, Phil Vinall, Tim Palmer
  • Featuring – The Acetones (tracks: 7, 8, 9)
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Percussion – Terry Williams (tracks: 3, 11, 14)
  • Producer – Mark Knopfler
  • Saxophone – Michael Brecker (tracks: 4, 11, 14)
  • Written-By – Mark Knopfler (tracks: 1 to 7, 9 to 14)


Japanese release edition,came with full back OBI.
The disc was made in West Germany by Polygram.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (on inray): 042281103827
  • Barcode (on OBI): T4988 011 30130 8

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VERL 4, 811 038-1 Mark Knopfler Local Hero ‎(LP, Album, Non) Vertigo, Vertigo VERL 4, 811 038-1 UK 1983
811 038-1 Mark Knopfler Local Hero ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo 811 038-1 Portugal 1983
811 038-2 Mark Knopfler Local Hero ‎(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 811 038-2 Germany Unknown
811 038-2 Mark Knopfler Local Hero ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Vertigo 811 038-2 Europe Unknown
1-23827, 9 23827-1 Mark Knopfler Local Hero ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23827, 9 23827-1 US 1983