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Artist: Mark Knopfler

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Label: Phonogram (Sweden)
Album: Screenplaying
# Song Title   Time
1)    Irish Boy More Info... 4:40
2)    Irish Love More Info... 2:26
3)    Father And Son Edit More Info... 3:27
4)    Potato Picking More Info... 2:07
5)    The Long Road More Info... 7:20
6)    A Love Idea More Info... 3:07
7)    Victims More Info... 3:33
8)    Finale - Last Exit To Brooklyn More Info... 6:22
9)    Once Upon A Time / Storybook Love More Info... 3:58
10)    Morning Ride More Info... 1:35
11)    The Friends' Song More Info... 3:02
12)    Guide My Sword More Info... 5:09
13)    A Happy Ending More Info... 1:52
14)    Wild Theme More Info... 3:39
15)    Boomtown More Info... 4:08
16)    The Mist Covered Mountains More Info... 4:59
17)    Smooching More Info... 5:00
18)    Going Home: Theme Of The Local Hero More Info... 4:59

Performer Notes
  • SCREENPLAYING is a collection of music Mark Knopfler has written and performed for motion picture soundtracks.
  • Personnel: Mark Knopfler (guitar, synthesizer, drums, percussion); David Nolan, Irvine Arditti (violin); Paul Brady (mandolin, whistle); Liam O'Flynn (Uilleann pipes); Michael Brecker (saxophone); Alan Clark (piano, Hammond organ, synthesizer); Guy Fletcher (keyboards); Mike Mainieri (vibraphone); Eddie Gomez, Neil Jason, Tony Levin (bass); Terry Williams (drums); John Illsley, Steve Jordan.
  • Engineers include: Neil Dorfsman, Marc De Sista, Steve Jackson.
  • This album presents excerpts from four movie scores written and performed by Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler: Cal, Last Exit to Brooklyn, The Princess Bride, and Local Hero. The music is reminiscent of the calmer parts of Dire Straits songs: melodic, lyrical, and touching. ~ William Ruhlmann

Professional Reviews
Q (12/93, p.140) - 3 Stars - Good - "...At times, [SCREENPLAYING] is all a bit log-fires and liqueurs but [Mark Knopler's] talent for melody always saves the day..."

Format:CD (1 Disc)
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:15 November, 1993
Guest Artist: Eddie Gomez; Mike Mainieri; Michael Brecker; Paul Brady; John Illsley; Steve Jordan


1. Irish Boy

2. Irish Love

3. Father And Son

4. Potato Picking

5. The Long Road

6. A Love Idea

7. Victims

8. Finale-Last Exit To Brooklyn

9. Once Upon A Time...Storybook L

10. Morning Ride

11. The Friends' Song

12. Guide My Sword

13. A Happy Ending

14. Wild Theme

15. Boomtown (Variation Louis' Fav

16. The Mist Covered Mountains

17. Smooching

18. Going Home: Theme Of The Local

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Excellent Mark Knopfler is a great musician in this Cd he performs music from Films [EG] Local Hero/ The Princess Bride /Last Exit To Brooklyn & Cal . The Guitar playing & melodies are great if you are a Mark Knopfler fan I would recommend this album.

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