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Compilation album by Mark Knopfler
Released 9 November 1993 (1993-11-09)
Genre Film music
Length 71:16
Label Vertigo
Warner Bros. (USA)
Producer Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler chronology
Neck and Neck
Golden Heart

Screenplaying is a compilation album by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on 9 November 1993 by Vertigo Records internationally and Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album contains previously released tracks from Knopfler's soundtrack albums Cal (1984), Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989), The Princess Bride (1987), and Local Hero (1983).

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

In his review for AllMusic, William Ruhlmann gave the album four and a half out of five stars, writing, "The music is reminiscent of the calmer parts of Dire Straits songs: melodic, lyrical, and touching."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music was written by Mark Knopfler, except where indicated.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Irish Boy" (Cal)   4:38
2. "Irish Love" (Cal)   2:26
3. "Father and Son" (Cal)   3:27
4. "Potato Picking" (Cal)   2:06
5. "The Long Road" (Cal)   7:20
6. "A Love Idea" (Last Exit to Brooklyn)   3:06
7. "Victims" (Last Exit to Brooklyn)   3:33
8. "Finale – Last Exit to Brooklyn" (Last Exit to Brooklyn)   6:22
9. "Once Upon a Time...Storybook Love" (The Princess Bride)   3:58
10. "Morning Ride" (The Princess Bride)   1:34
11. "The Friends' Song" (The Princess Bride)   3:01
12. "Guide My Sword" (The Princess Bride)   5:09
13. "A Happy Ending" (The Princess Bride)   1:51
14. "Wild Theme" (Local Hero)   3:39
15. "Boomtown" (Local Hero)   4:08
16. "The Mist Covered Mountains" (Local Hero) Traditional, arrangement by Mark Knopfler 4:59
17. "Smooching" (Local Hero)   5:00
18. "Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero" (Local Hero)   4:59
Total length: 71:16


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Netherlands Albums Chart 21
New Zealand Albums Chart 21


  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Screenplaying". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 

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