Mark Knopfler ‎– Local Hero

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1-23827, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 23827-1
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 The Rocks & The Water 3:30
A2 Wild Theme 3:40
A3 Freeway Flyer 1:50
A4 Boomtown (Variation Louis' Favourite) 4:10
A5 The Way It Always Starts 4:08
A6 The Rocks & The Thunder 0:40
A7 The Ceilidh & The Northern Lights 4:07
B1 The Mist Covered Mountains
Arranged By – Mark KnopflerWritten-By – Traditional
B2 The Ceilidh: Louis' Favourite - Billy's Tune 3:42
B3 Whistle Theme 0:53
B4 Smooching 5:05
B5 Stargazer 1:31
B6 The Rocks & The Thunder 0:40
B7 Going Home: Theme Of The Local Hero 5:01

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Original pressing on 1978-83 style label. Label variation, dark brown without "WB" watermark. Similar to Mark Knopfler - Local Hero but without the Allied Record Company "A" stamp. At the bottom of the label is text "A Warner Communications Company" and a W logo; label has full rim text.

1-23827 appears on label; 9 23827-1 is on spine.

Bob Ludwig mastering credit per rear jacket.

"SLM △" in the runout etching indicates that the lacquer disc was processed at, and the metal parts used to manufacture the record were made at, Sheffield Lab Matrix.

Music by Mark Knopfler for the film produced by David Puttnam. Written and Directed by Bill Forsyth.

The Acetones credited on A7,B1,B2 are:
Alan Clark - Piano
Roddy Murray - Guitar
Jimmy Yuill - Whistle
Mark Winchester - Violin
Dale Winchester - Accordion
Brian Rowan - Bass
Ed Bicknell - Percussion

Rear jacket notes "Ceilidh [A7,B2] recorded at Hilton Women's Royal Institute Hall, Banff, Scotland, on 19 June 1982 by Mark Knopfler. Engineered by Louis Kramer on a Nagra 4.2L recorder."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23827-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Etched): 1-23827-A-REI-SH1 Q B-17745-REI-SH1 SLM △ 3725 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Etched): 1-23827-B-JN1
  • Matrix / Runout (Both Sides, Stamped): MASTERDISK
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 66) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VERL 4, 811 038-1 Mark Knopfler Local Hero(LP, Album, Non) Vertigo, Vertigo VERL 4, 811 038-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
811 038-1 Mark Knopfler Local Hero(LP, Album) Vertigo 811 038-1 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
811 038-2 Mark Knopfler Local Hero(CD, Album) Vertigo 811 038-2 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
811 038-2 Mark Knopfler Local Hero(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Vertigo 811 038-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
811 038-1, sel-rp 577 Mark Knopfler Local Hero(LP, Album) Vertigo, sem gramophone 811 038-1, sel-rp 577 South Korea 1983 Sell This Version