Mark Knopfler - Local Hero Hybrid SACD, Limited/Numbered to 2500 MFSL

Mark Knopfler - Local Hero Hybrid SACD, Limited/Numbered to 2500 MFSL

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Original Master Recording from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL/MoFi)
Mastered From Original Analog Master Tapes!
Limited To 2500 Copies!

Three years removed from crafting Dire Straits' third album, Making Movies, band leader Mark Knopfler elected to adhere to the record's title and try his hand at doing just that in an aural way. Written and performed to accompany the film Local Hero, the iconic guitarist's first soundtrack continues to serve as one of the decade's most prized scores. Seeking to expand beyond the parameters of his band, Knoplfer taps into a global economy of structures and sounds, and takes anyone with a sense of adventure along for the ride. And what a scenic trip it becomes via the broad palette of Celtic-themed effects, supplemental jazz accents, and folk inflections.

Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered-edition hybrid SACD (limited to 2,500 numbered copies) give the beloved effort audiophile-grade sound on a par with the reference-quality sonics afforded Dire Straits' Mobile Fidelity reissues. In each arrangement, Knopfler's methodical guitar work emerges with supreme transparency and multi-hued textural detail. The intricate notes, finger-picked passages, and cosmopolitan lines come across as if they're transmitted just feet away. Knopfler's acoustically and electrically woven tapestries significantly benefit from the newfound airiness, openness, and balance. No matter the instrument or treatment, the music arrives with pinpoint imaging and vibrant liveliness. Close your eyes, and Local Hero projects movies in your head.

* Mark Knopfler Expands His Sonic Palette and Deft Instrumental Touch on Local Hero: BAFTA-Nominated 1983 Soundtrack Doubles as the Iconic Guitarist's Solo Debut
* Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Mobile Fidelity Hybrid SACD Plays with Reference-Grade Sound: Music Emerges with Supreme Transparency and Multi-Hued Textural Detail
* Beloved Set Includes the Celebrated Instrumental ''Going Home'' with Saxophone Accompaniment by Jazz Great Michael Brecker: Mike Mainieri, Steve Jordan, and Terry Williams Also Contribute to the Record

Numbered Hybrid Stereo SACD

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

UPC: 821797222761