Mark Knopfler discography

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Mark Knopfler discography
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Mark Knopfler in Chicago, 2006
Studio albums 8
Compilation albums 2
Music videos 2
EPs 2
Singles 12
Soundtrack albums 9
Collaborative albums 4
Produced albums 5
Additional albums 115

The Mark Knopfler discography consists of recordings by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, not including his work with Dire Straits. Knopfler began recording apart from Dire Straits in 1983, when he released his first soundtrack album Local Hero. That same year he produced his first album, Infidels for Bob Dylan. Between 1983 and 2002, Knopfler composed and released eight soundtrack albums. He also produced four additional albums for other artists, including Land of Dreams in 1988 for Randy Newman.

After he quietly disbanded Dire Straits in 1995, Knopfler released his first solo album Golden Heart in 1996. In total, he has released eight studio albums, four collaborative albums with Chet Atkins and Emmylou Harris, two EPs, and twelve singles. In addition, Knopfler has appeared on 115 albums by other artists, providing guitar tracks or guest appearance vocals.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
CAN
[4]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[6]
NLD
[7]
NOR
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
US
[12]
1996 Golden Heart 9 28 8 11 7 38 3 2 16 4 3 105
2000 Sailing to Philadelphia 4 16 2 19 3 7 2 1 11 2 1 60
2002 The Ragpicker's Dream 7 47 9 18 7 4 2 1 8 5 5 38
2004 Shangri-La 11 69 14 10 5 4 1 1 3 7 66
2007 Kill to Get Crimson 9 41 10 15 9 4 2 2 4 3 26
2009 Get Lucky 9 43 10 16 17 10 3 1 5 6 5 17
2012 Privateering 8 25 1 23 7 10 1 1 3 2 2 65
2015 Tracker 3 12 1 4 5 6 1 1 4 3 2 14

Compilation albums[edit]

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Collaborative albums[edit]

Produced albums[edit]

  • Infidels (1983) by Bob Dylan. Although Mark disowned the reworked version of the album as released,[21] his production is still noticeable. Left off the album, but later released on The Bootleg Series, is the critically acclaimed "Blind Willie McTell", featuring only Dylan, singing and playing piano, accompanied by Mark Knopfler on acoustic guitar.
  • Knife (1984) by Aztec Camera. This Scottish indie/new wave band was mostly a vehicle for the work of Roddy Frame, much as Dire Straits only ever recorded Mark Knopfler compositions.
  • Miracle (1987) by Willy DeVille. The album was dedicated to Mark and his wife "for their support which was nothing short of a Miracle in a time of Dire Straits." The album ends with the ballad "Storybook Love", the theme from The Princess Bride movie.
  • Land of Dreams (1988) by Randy Newman. The album includes the single "It's Money that Matters", which unabashedly revisits the Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing".
  • The Sailor's Revenge (2012) by Bap Kennedy was recorded at British Grove Studios in 2011.

Additional albums[edit]

The following additional albums contain guitar performances or guest appearances by Mark Knopfler.[22][23]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Going Home (Theme of 'Local Hero') (1983) - UK #56
  • "Darling Pretty" (1996) - UK #33
  • "Cannibals" (1996) - UK #42
  • "Rüdiger" (1996)
  • "What It Is" (2000)
  • "Sailing to Philadelphia" (2001)
  • "Silvertown Blues" (2001)
  • "Why Aye Man" (2002) - UK #81
  • "Boom, Like That" (2004) - UK #34
  • "True Love Will Never Fade" (2007)
  • "Punish The Monkey" (2007)
  • "Border Reiver" (2009)
  • "Remembrance Day" (2009)

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1990 "Poor Boy Blues" (w/ Chet Atkins) David Hogan
1991 "Voices That Care" (Various) David S. Jackson

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Discography Mark Knpfler". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
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  4. ^ "Mark Knopfler – Chart history: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
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  10. ^ "Discography Mark Knopfler". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
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  12. ^ "Chart Stats - Mark Knopfler". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 17 March 2015. Note: User needs to enter "Mark Knopfler" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  14. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search Archived 2012-10-01 at WebCite". Music Canada. Retrieved on 26 January 2012. Note: User needs to enter "Mark Knopfler" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  15. ^ a b c d "Certified Awards Search Archived 2012-11-08 at the Wayback Machine.". Retrieved on 26 January 2012. Note: User needs to enter "Mark Knopfler" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  16. ^ "[1]". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved on 26 January 2012
  17. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search Archived 2009-06-01 at the Wayback Machine.".FRA . Retrieved on 27 January 2012.
  18. ^ a b c "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Sailing to Philadelphia')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  19. ^ "Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2012.  Note: User must define 'Artist' search parameter as "Mark Knopfler".
  20. ^ http://bestsellery.zpav.pl/wyroznienia/platynoweplyty/cd.php
  21. ^ Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Clinton Heylin, Summit Books (1991) ISBN 0-671-73894-1
  22. ^ "Mark Knopfler Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  23. ^ "Mark Knopfler". Discogs. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 

External links[edit]


The official Mark Knopfler News website www.mark-knopfler-news.co.uk