CD Local Hero [Original Soundtrack] [075992382724] (CD 423553),
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Local Hero [Original Soundtrack] [075992382724]


  • 1. Rocks and the Water, The
    2. Wild Theme
    3. Freeway Flyer
    4. Boomtown
    5. Way It Always Starts, The
    6. Rocks and the Thunder, The
    7. Ceilidh and the Northern Lights, The
    8. Mist Covered Mountains, The
    9. Ceilidh: Louis' Favourite Billy's Tune, The
    10. Whistle Theme
    11. Smooching
    12. Stargazer
    13. Rocks and the Thunder, The
    14. Going Home (Theme of the Local Hero)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 23827

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Composed 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 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." ~ William Ruhlmann

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.43) - Ranked #81 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Exquisite..."
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  • Genre: Soundtrack
  • Label: 23827
  • Distributor: n/a
  • Analog/Digital: DDD
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 075992382724
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