Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever

Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever

Mark Knopfler has announced details of his ninth solo album.
It’s titled Down The Road Wherever and it’ll launch on November 16 through his own British Grove label via Universal/Virgin EMI on CD, deluxe CD, 2LP and a box set.

You can listen to the first track from the record, “Good On You Son,” here.

The album was created at Knopfler’s own West London recording studio, British Grove Studios. The legendary artist has worked with long-time producer collaborator Guy Fletcher on the follow-up to his 2015 album Tracker.

The album stays true to the folk and roots-inflected ambience of his solo material, but introduces new elements of jazz, funk and even a hint of the rockier leanings of earlier days.

Down the Road Wherever features 14 new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects, including Knopfler’s early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray soccer fan lost in a strange town, the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow and a man out of time in his local greasy spoon diner.

Knopfler explained, “Down the Road Wherever is a line from [album track] ‘One Song at a Time.’ I remember my pal Chet Atkins once saying that he picked his way out of poverty ‘one song at a time,’ and it just stuck in my mind. You get to an age where you’ve written quite a few songs. But Down The Road Wherever seems to be appropriate for me just because it’s what I’ve always done. I’ve always tried to make a record and also to keep my own geography happening in the songs.’ ”

Knopfler is joined on the record by a wide range of musicians including Jim Cox and Guy Fletcher on keyboards, Nigel Hitchcock on saxophone, Tom Walsh on trumpet, Trevor Mires on trombone, John McCusker on fiddle, Mike McGoldrick on whistle and flute, bassist Glenn Worf, drummer Ian ‘Ianto’ Thomas, Danny Cummings on percussion, along with guitarists Richard Bennett and Robbie McIntosh

Backing vocals are performed by Imelda May, Lance Ellington, Kris Drever, Beverley Skeete and Katie Kissoon.

Mark Knopfler - Down The Road Wherever

Format: Jewel case, standard CD, 12pg booklet

Trapper Man
Back On The Dance Floor
Nobody’s Child
Just A Boy Away From Home
When You Leave
Good On You Son
My Bacon Roll
Nobody Does That
One Song At A Time
Floating Away
Slow Learner
Heavy Up
Matchstick Man

Format: Mintpack, deluxe CD, 16pg booklet

Trapper Man
Back On The Dance Floor
Nobody’s Child
Just A Boy Away From Home
When You Leave
Good On You Son
My Bacon Roll
Nobody Does That
Drovers’ Road
One Song At A Time
Floating Away
Slow Learner
Heavy Up
Every Heart In The Room
Rear View Mirror
Matchstick Man

Format: Double LP

SIDE 1

Trapper Man
Back On The Dance Floor
Nobody’s Child
SIDE 2

Nobody Does That
Good On You Son
Floating Away
SIDE 3

One Song At A Time
Heavy Up
Slow Learner
SIDE 4

Just A Boy Away From Home
My Bacon Roll
When You Leave
Matchstick Man

Format: Deluxe LP Box Set

Deluxe LP Box Set contains:

Deluxe CD
12″ 2LP
BONUS 12″ WITH 4 EXTRA TRACKS
12″ GUITAR TABLATURE OF “BACK ON THE DANCE FLOOR”
12″ PRINT OF ALBUM ARTWORK
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD CARD
SIDE 1

Trapper Man
Back On The Dance Floor
Nobody’s Child
SIDE 2

Nobody Does That
Good On You Son
Floating Away
SIDE 3

One Song At A Time
Heavy Up
Slow Learner
SIDE 4

Just A Boy Away From Home
My Bacon Roll
When You Leave
Matchstick Man

Bonus 12″ Vinyl
SIDE 1

Drovers’ Road
Don’t Suck Me In
SIDE 2

Sky And Water
Pale Imitation

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