<tc>Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (Ultra Analog)</tc>
<tc>Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (Ultra Analog)</tc>
<tc>Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (Ultra Analog)</tc>
<tc>Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (Ultra Analog)</tc>
<tc>Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (Ultra Analog)</tc>
<tc>Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (Ultra Analog)</tc>
<tc>Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (Ultra Analog)</tc>
<tc>Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (Ultra Analog)</tc>

Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (Ultra Analog)

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Soundtrack of the 1983 film Local Hero produced by David Puttnam and both written and directed by Bill Forsyth

Mark Knopfler (A1-3, A5, B3-4, B7) – guitars, synthesizers, percussion, LinnDrum [see more vinyl featuring Mark Knopfler]

Alan Clark (all tracks) – synthesizers, piano, Hammond organ

Hal Lindes – rhythm guitar (A3)

Michael Brecker – saxophone (A4, B4, B7)

Mike Mainieri – vibes (A4, B4)

Gerry Rafferty – vocals (A5)

Neil Jason – bass (A4-5)

Tony Levin – bass (B4, B7)

John Illsley – bass (A3)

Eddie Gomez – bass (B1)

Steve Jordan – drums (A4-5)

Terry Williams – drums (A3)

Backing Band – The Acetones (A7, B1-2)

  • Accordion – Dale Winchester
  • Bass – Brian Rowan
  • Drums – Ed Bicknell
  • Guitar – Alan Darby, Roddy Murray
  • Piano – Alan Clark
  • Violin – Mark Winchester
  • Whistle – Jimmy Yuill

Written by by Mark Knopfler (all tracks except B1)

B1 is a traditional song arranged by Mark Knopfler


1LP, standard sleeve

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : NO (Digital clone of 3M digital master)

Gain 2™ Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Warner Bros

Recorded at The Power Station, New York and Eden Studios, London in 1982 ; A7 &  B2 recorded at Hilton Women's Royal Institute Hall, Banff, Scotland, 19th June 1982

Engineered by Neil Dorfsman (all tracks except A7 & B2), Louis Kramer (A7, B2)

A7 & B2 recorded by Mark Knopfler

Produced by Mark Knopfler

Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

Photography by Denis Waugh (cover photo) and Frank Griffin (back cover photo)

Originally released in April 1983

Reissued in June 2022



Side A:

  1. The Rocks and the Water
  2. Wild Theme
  3. Freeway Flyer
  4. Boomtown (variation Louis' Favourite)
  5. The Way It Always Starts
  6. The Rocks and the Thunder
  7. The Ceilidh and the Northern Lights

Side B:

  1. The Mist Covered Mountains
  2. The Ceilidh: Louis' Favourite. Billy's Tune
  3. Whistle Theme
  4. Smooching
  5. Stargazer
  6. The Rocks and the Thunder
  7. Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero


                    Reviews :

                    “Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler's intricate, introspective fingerpicked 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...for the film." 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. The low-key music picks up traces of Scottish music, but most of it just sounds like Dire Straits doing instrumentals, especially the recurring theme, one of Knopfler's more memorable melodies. Gerry Rafferty (remember him from "Baker Street"?) sings the one vocal selection, "That's the Way It Always Starts."” AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann


                    Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

                    Ratings :

                    Discogs : 4.55 / 5 ; AllMusic : 4.5 / 5

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