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Local Hero [Original Soundtrack]
     

Local Hero [Original Soundtrack]

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by Mark Knopfler
 
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 See more details below

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Local Hero [Original Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Local Hero was a cool little film that bears watching again and again. It was obviously the inspiration for "Northern Exposure." And the music is at least half its appeal. The soundtrack combines the Chieftains' loyalty to tradition with Mark Knopfler's gnarled but smooth musical skills, to make a real listenable album. And it reminds you of every little small lake or coastal town you've ever visited, where you wondered if they could survive the tourists. Plus, hearing Gerry Rafferty as Muzak is a nice little irony for those of us who dated and married in the 70's.