Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
All The Roadrunning

 
 
   

Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris have been quietly compiling a treasure trove of duets and the result, ALL THE ROADRUNNING,
was released on April 24th.
 
The album entered the US Billboard 200 Chart at No17, the highest ever US entry for MK since commencing his solo
career in 1996 and the second highest entry
ever for Emmylou.

 

 
 

PRESS RELEASE: For the past seven years, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris have been quietly compiling a treasure trove of duets. The result, All The Roadrunning, will be released on Mercury Records on April 24th.

“We put it together by stealing a few precious hours of studio time here and there,” says Knopfler, who first met Emmylou Harris on a Chet Atkins TV special. “Emmylou’s respect and affection for the players and the music struck me then and still does. In my writing, I’d been dealing a fair bit with the male/female shape. With that amazing voice, Emmylou, now more than ever, seems to capture a kind of universal female experience, something that speaks to all ages. After our first session and then making a couple of duets for a Hank Williams tribute, I thought we should go on recording, and thankfully Emmylou felt the same.”

In Emmylou’s words, “Making this album was a pure joy—being surrounded by extraordinary musicians and guided by one of the great artists of our time. Truly it is a gift for which I will always be grateful.”

Knopfler says: “The song If this is Goodbye was inspired by something the novelist Ian McEwan wrote days after 9/11 about those mobile phone calls from the towers—the calls to say ‘I love you.’ It connects with the song This is Us, which is just the living continuation of that affirmation of love over barbarism and hatred—a celebration of ordinary lives lived with love in them, falling in love, getting married, having kids and digging out the photo album.”


Mark & Emmylou talk about their collaboration

 

ALL THE ROADRUNNING -
OFFICIAL TRACK LIST

01. Beachcombing - 4.13
02. I Dug Up A Diamond - 3.36
03. This Is Us - 4.35
04. Red Staggerwing - 3.00
05. Rollin' On - 4.12
06. Love And Happiness - 4.20
07. Right Now - 3.31
08. Donkey Town - 5.41
09. Belle Starr - 3.03
10. Beyond My Wildest Dreams - 4.23
11. All The Roadrunning - 4.49
12. If This Is Goodbye - 4.44


co-produced by mark knopfler and chuck ainlay
recorded and mixed by chuck ainlay
assisted by john saylor & mark ralston
additional recording by guy fletcher
horns recorded by mark kapps
mixed at british grove studios, london
assisted by rupert coulson
tech support by graham meek

vocals mark knopfler & emmylou harris
guitars mark knopfler
additional guitars richard bennett
keyboards jim cox & guy fletcher
drums chad cromwell & danny cummings
bass glenn worf
fiddle & mandolin glen duncan

emmylou harris acoustic guitar on ‘rollin’ on’ and ‘belle starr’
dan dugmore acoustic guitar on ‘if this is goodbye’,
and ‘love and happiness’, pedal steel on ‘rollin’ on’
and ‘beyond my wildest dreams’, six-string bass on ‘belle starr’
paul franklin steel on ‘this is us’
jim horn & the memphis horns horns on ‘if this is goodbye’
steve conn accordion on ‘red staggerwing’
stuart duncan fiddle on ‘red staggerwing’
billy ware triangle on ‘red staggerwing’

Chart Entry Positions
 

Denmark - 1
Switzerland - 1
Norway - 2
Sweden - 2
Germany - 3
Holland - 3
Italy - 3
Austria - 8
UK - 8
Spain - 9
Canada - 13
USA - 17 (Billboard Top 200 Chart)
Ireland - 25
New Zealand - 37
Australia - 41


 

ALL THE ROADRUNNING - LYRICS

First single - This Is Us

 
 

released as an iTunes exclusive WORLDWIDE
digital download on the 17th of April, 2006

 

Second single - Beachcombing

 
 

released as an iTunes exclusive WORLDWIDE
digital download on the 28th of August, 200

All The Roadrunning tour dates


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