Mark Knopfler Reveals THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1996-2007 Box Set
It's starting to look a lot like the holidays for fans of legendary Dire Straits guitarist, Mark Knopfler. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his debut solo release, Golden Heart, back in 1996, a new boxed set, MARK KNOPFLER - THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1996-2007, is set for release on December 10, 2021.
The box will feature Knopfler's first five studio albums as a solo artist - Golden Heart (1996), Sailing To Philadelphia (2000), The Ragpicker's Dream (2002), Shangri-La (2004), and Kill To Get Crimson (2007) - plus an exclusive bonus disc of studio b-sides from this period entitled Gravy Train: The B-Sides 1996-2007. The box will be released in vinyl (11 LPs) and CD (6 discs) formats. This will be the first time Golden Heart, Sailing To Philadelphia and Gravy Train: The B-Sides 1996-2007 have been released on vinyl.
The audio of each album has been newly remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London and the LPs will be pressed on 180-gram black vinyl. The boxed set will include a download card and six embossed art prints of each of the albums covers. The CD set will come housed in a deluxe clamshell box with the CDs in wallets with folded double-sided printed inserts, plus 6 beautiful art cards of each of the album covers. Both formats are available for pre-order now: VINYL//CD