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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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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."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0075992382724
catalogNumber:
23827
Rank:
1054

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Knopfler   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Linn Drum
Gerry Rafferty   Vocals
Michael Brecker   Saxophone
Eddie Gomez   Bass
John Illsley   Bass
Ed Bicknell   Drums
Alan Clark   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Track Performer
Alan Darby   Guitar
Neil Jason   Bass
Tony Levin   Bass
Hal Lindes   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Mike Mainieri   Background Vocals,Vibes
Roddy Murray   Guitar
Brian Rowan   Bass
Terry Williams   Drums
Dale Winchester   Accordion
Mark Winchester   Violin
Jimmy Yuill   Whistle (Instrument)
Acetones   Track Performer
Steve Jordan   Drums

Technical Credits

Djam Karet   Composer
Neil Dorfsman   Engineer
Mark Knopfler   Producer
Dale Winchester   Contributor
Acetones   Contributor
Denis Waugh   Cover Photo

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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.