Mark Knopfler’s ‘The Studio Albums 1996-2007’ Coming To Vinyl And CD

The collection commemorates the 25th anniversary of Knopfler’s debut solo studio release, 1996’s ‘Golden Heart.’

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EMI/UMC will release the new box set Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 1996-2007 on October 1, for the world ex-US, on 180 gram black vinyl and CD. US release will follow on December 10. The collection commemorates the 25th anniversary of the celebrated singer-songwriter and guitar hero’s debut solo studio release, 1996’s Golden Heart, which is featured among his first five studio albums in his own name, of the nine that he has released in his peerless career.

The other albums in the collection, all hugely successful and critically revered around the world, are Sailing To Philadelphia (2000), The Ragpicker’s Dream (2002), Shangri-La (2004), and Kill To Get Crimson (2007). The set also includes an exclusive bonus disc of studio B-sides from the period, Gravy Train: The B-Sides 1996-2007.

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The box set will be available in 11-LP vinyl and 6-CD formats. The new release marks the first time that Golden Heart, Sailing To Philadelphia, and Gravy Train: The B-Sides 1996-2007 have been released on vinyl.

The audio of each album has been newly remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London. Earlier, Showell oversaw the half-speed remastering of Knopfler’s Local Hero soundtrack and Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms for release in March 2021.

The box set will include a download card and six embossed art prints of each of the album covers. The CD set will be housed in a deluxe clamshell box featuring the CDs in wallets with folded double-sided printed inserts, as well as six beautiful art cards of each of the album covers.

Pre-order Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 1996-2007, which is released ex-US on October 1.

The composition of the remastered 11 disc vinyl set is as follows:

LP 1 & 2: Golden Heart
LP 3 & 4: Sailing To Philadelphia
LP 5 & 6: The Ragpicker’s Dream
LP 7 & 8: Shangri-La
LP 9 & 10: Kill To Get Crimson
LP 11: Gravy Train: The B-Sides 1996-2007 

LP tracklisting:

Golden Heart
LP1
Side A:
Darling Pretty
Imelda
Golden Heart

Side B:
No Can Do
Vic And Ray
Don’t You Get It
A Night In Summer Long Ago

LP2:
Side C:
Cannibals
I’m The Fool
Je Suis Désolé
Rüdiger

Side D:
Nobody’s Got The Gun
Done With Bonaparte
Are We In Trouble Now

Sailing To Philadelphia
LP3:
Side A:
What It Is
Sailing To Philadelphia
Who’s Your Baby Now

Side B:
Baloney Again
The Last Laugh
Do America
Silvertown Blues

LP4:
Side C:
El Macho
Prairie Wedding
Wanderlust

Side D:
Speedway At Nazareth
Junkie Doll
Sands Of Nevada
One More Matinee

The Ragpicker’s Dream
LP5:
Side A:
Why Aye Man
Devil Baby
Hill Farmer’s Blues

Side B:
A Place Where We Used To Live
Quality Shoe
Fare Thee Well Northumberland

LP6:
Side C:
Marbletown
You Don’t Know You’re Born
Coyote

Side D:
The Ragpicker’s Dream
Daddy’s Gone To Knoxville
Old Pigweed

Shangri-La
LP7:
Side A:
5.15 a.m.
Boom, Like That
Sucker Row

Side B:
The Trawlerman’s Song
Back To Tupelo
Our Shangri-La

LP8:
Side C:
Everybody Pays
Song For Sonny Liston
Whoop De Doo
Postcards From Paraguay

Side D:
All That Matters
Stand Up Guy
Donegan’s Gone
Don’t Crash The Ambulance

Kill To Get Crimson
LP9:
Side A:
True Love Will Never Fade
The Scaffolder’s Wife
The Fizzy And The Still

Side B:
Heart Full Of Holes
We Can Get Wild
Secondary Waltz

LP10:
Side C:
Punish The Monkey
Let It All Go
Behind With The Rent

Side D:
The Fish And The Bird
Madame Geneva’s
In The Sky

Gravy Train: The B-Sides 1996-2007
LP11:
Side A:
Small Potatoes [Why Aye Man B-Side]
What Have I Got To Do [Cannibals B-Side]
Gravy Train [Darling Pretty B-Side]
My Claim To Fame [Darling Pretty B-Side]

Side B:
Summer Of Love [Boom, Like That B-Side]
Camerado [What It Is B-Side]
Tall Order Baby [Cannibals B-Side]
Let’s See You [What It Is B-Side]
The Long Highway [What It Is B-Side]

CD tracklisting:

Golden Heart – CD1:
Darling Pretty
Imelda
Golden Heart
No Can Do
Vic And Ray
Don’t You Get It
A Night In Summer Long Ago
Cannibals
I’m The Fool
Je Suis Désolé
Rüdiger
Nobody’s Got The Gun
Done With Bonaparte
Are We In Trouble Now

Sailing To Philadelphia – CD2:
What It Is
Sailing To Philadelphia
Who’s Your Baby Now
Baloney Again
The Last Laugh
Do America
Silvertown Blues
El Macho
Prairie Wedding
Wanderlust
Speedway At Nazareth
Junkie Doll
Sands Of Nevada
One More Matinee

The Ragpicker’s Dream – CD3:
Why Aye Man
Devil Baby
Hill Farmer’s Blues
A Place Where We Used To Live
Quality Shoe
Fare Thee Well Northumberland
Marbletown
You Don’t Know You’re Born
Coyote
The Ragpicker’s Dream
Daddy’s Gone To Knoxville
Old Pigweed

Shangri-La – CD4:
5.15 a.m.
Boom, Like That
Sucker Row
The Trawlerman’s Song
Back To Tupelo
Our Shangri-La
Everybody Pays
Song For Sonny Liston
Whoop De Doo
Postcards From Paraguay
All That Matters
Stand Up Guy
Donegan’s Gone
Don’t Crash The Ambulance

Kill To Get Crimson – CD5:
True Love Will Never Fade
The Scaffolder’s Wife
The Fizzy And The Still
Heart Full Of Holes
We Can Get Wild
Secondary Waltz
Punish The Monkey
Let It All Go
Behind With The Rent
The Fish And The Bird
Madame Geneva’s
In The Sky

Gravy Train: The B-Sides 1996-2007 – CD6:
Small Potatoes
What Have I Got To Do
Gravy Train
My Claim To Fame
Summer Of Love
Camerado
Tall Order Baby
Let’s See You
The Long Highway

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