True Love Will Never Fade – 4:21
The Scaffolder’s Wife – 3:52
The Fizzy And The Still – 4:07
Heart Full Of Holes – 6:36
We Can Get Wild – 4:17
Secondary Waltz – 3:43
Punish The Monkey – 4:36
Let It All Go – 5:17
Behind With The Rent – 4:46
The Fish And The Bird – 3:45
Madame Geneva’s – 3:59
In The Sky – 7:29


Mark Knopfler: vocals and guitars
Guy Fletcher: keyboards
Glenn Worf: bass guitar and string bass
Danny Cummings: drums and percussion

Additional musicians:

Ian Lowthian: accordion
John McCusker: violin and cittern
Frank Ricotti: vibes
Chris White: flute, saxophone and clarinet
Steve Sidwell: trumpet

KTGC Official Lyrics

Guitars and amps

Here are the official chart entry
positions for the KTGC album:


Austria #10
Belgium #10
Canada #13
Denmark #5
Germany #2
Holland #4
Italy #2
Norway #2
Spain #12
Sweden #6
Switzerland #3
UK #9
USA #26

Austria #3
Belgium #3
Denmark #5
Finland #7
France #6
Germany #2
Holland #3
Italy #2
Luxembourg #2
Norway #2
Spain #3
Sweden #6
Switzerland #2

KTGC climbed to #2 on the overall European Billboard chart and has already gone platinum in Norway, gold in Denmark and silver in the UK. (12/10/07)

KTGC - SINGLE: True Love Will Never Fade is the first single released from the Kill To Get Crimson album. It was released as a digital download on the 24th of September in the UK and much of the rest of Europe, the single is also be available as a 7" vinyl in the UK with a live version of Boom, Like That taken from one of the Shangri-La shows . In the USA and Canada there was a different single release, Punish The Monkey.

GUY'S KTGC RECORDING DIARY: As usual, Guy kept a daily studio diary during the recording of the KTGC album. Check it out click here





Showcases band personnel: Mark/Guy/Danny C/
Luke Brighty/Dudley Phillips

BERLIN SHOWCASE: Mark played an intimate semi-acoustic gig at the Meistersaal ( in Berlin, Germany on Sept 10th 2007. The 60-minute show showcased songs from the new album, Kill To Get Crimson, as well as featuring material from throughout Mark's career.

Pics from the Berlin Showcase taken by MKNews Forum member goldenheart96

and a few snipets from the showcase via Paul Hanlon

The showcase was shown by Germany's RBB TV channel on the 21st of September.

AMSTERDAM SHOWCASE: Mark played a KTGC showcase at The Melkweg in Amsterdam on 26th September, 2007.

Dennis Brouwer's pics from the Amsterdam Showcase

Peter De Bocks' galleries of pics from the Amsterdan Showcase

Waldo van Leeuwen's recording of the Amsterdam Showcase

Stefan Esselink's short videos of the showcase Amsterdam

LONDON SHOWCASE: Friday 5th of October Mark performed an intimate KTGC showcase in London before a select audience of around 80 people. Songs were interspersed with short Q & A sessions with BBC Radio presenter Simon Mayo. The showcase was recorded for BBC Radio 2 and will be broadcast on the 19th of November. The songs played were Donegan's Gone/Rüdiger/True Love Will Never Fade/The Fizzy and the Still/Let It All Go/Going Home/Postcards From Paraguay/Brothers In Arms/Our Shangri-La/So Far Away.

The showcase was broadcast on BBC Radio 2's The Music Club, Monday 19th November.


BASEL SHOWCASE: Mark and the band played another intimate KTGC showcase on the 12th of November, this time at the AVO Session in Basel, Switzerland.

Dominik Plüss' pics from the AVO Session

PICTURES FROM KTGC SHOWS: To take a look at MK fan Morten Byskov's galleries from Kelowna Thanks to all who sent in links to pics.

Peter de Bock's pics from the Amsterdam

Dennis Brouwer's galleries: 1 2 3

Pics of the Warsaw gig by Chris

Daniel Wardaschko's pics from Stuttgart

Massimiliano Bucciol's pics from Bolzano

SWISS TV INTERVIEW: Mark was interviewed by Swiss TV before the Basel Showcase. To watch the interview click here

KTGC PROMO IN THE UK: Mark was interviewed on BBC TV's Breakfast News on Tuesday 11th Sept and later the same day on ITV's Alan Titchmarsh Show.

MK on Breakfast News

MK on the Alan Titchmarsh Show

Mark was interviewed by Adam Boulton on Sky News, 16 Sept. He was also a guest on the Johnny Walker Show BBC Radio 2 the same day.

MK on Sky News

Johnnie Walker (Download)

KTGC tour dates


All The Roadrunning


The Very Best of Dire Straits/
Mark Knopfler

The Ragpicker's Dream

Sailing To Philadelphia

Golden Heart