A Mark In Time

Mark Knopfler Discussion => Local Hero Musical => London 2020 => Topic started by: goon525 on April 16, 2020, 11:11:22 am

Title: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: goon525 on April 16, 2020, 11:11:22 am
Just had an email confirming postponement (not cancellation) of Local Hero - no new dates at this stage. But there’s a link to a recording of one of the songs with Mark and his band performing (though not singing!). Definitely worth a listen:-


https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/only-rocks-and-water-local-hero/s-25XfZQ1JYFN?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PCLocalHeroReschedule&utm_content=version_A&promo=14398
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: quizzaciously on April 16, 2020, 11:39:04 am
Just had an email c0nfirming postponement (not cancellation) of Local Hero - no new dates at this stage. But there’s a link to a recording of one of the songs with Mark and his band performing (though not singing!). Definitely worth a listen:-


https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/only-rocks-and-water-local-hero/s-25XfZQ1JYFN?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PCLocalHeroReschedule&utm_content=version_A&promo=14398

Strange to hear the new MK song sung by not him, but so cool! Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: Robson on April 16, 2020, 11:42:30 am
Beautiful song. I miss the voice of MK. Thanks goon525:)
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Post by: Pierre on April 16, 2020, 11:42:50 am
that's a lot of rocks and water  :)

Thanks a lot for the share, the music is great!

Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: Dutchessy on April 16, 2020, 12:03:40 pm
What a great solo
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Post by: jbaent on April 16, 2020, 12:25:21 pm
Those who were (or listened to the audience recording) know that this song was sung at the stage by Stella, this recording feautures Mac singing instead...

This could mean two things, this recording is a demo previous to the Edinburgh perfomances and they changed who sings it to the stage, or this recording is new, and this is one of the changes Guy mentioned for the London run...

However, is great that the recording features MK and the band!
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: goon525 on April 16, 2020, 12:32:12 pm
Intriguingly, this song was sung by the girl in Edinburgh.
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Post by: binone on April 16, 2020, 12:58:27 pm
Love it, from the melody, to the guitar playing.
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: jbaent on April 16, 2020, 01:00:29 pm
There are snippets of "Houston we have a problem" and "Going home" from May 2019 as well.

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/houston-from-local-hero-30-sec

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/going-home-main-theme-from
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: Dutchessy on April 16, 2020, 01:17:48 pm
There are snippets of "Houston we have a problem" and "Going home" from May 2019 as well.

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/houston-from-local-hero-30-sec

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/going-home-main-theme-from

Very nice! Was this already known? It's new for me...
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Post by: straitsway75 on April 16, 2020, 02:05:15 pm
Rocks and water very cool guitar (sure mark)  8) 8)
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: jbaent on April 16, 2020, 02:32:14 pm
There are snippets of "Houston we have a problem" and "Going home" from May 2019 as well.

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/houston-from-local-hero-30-sec

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/going-home-main-theme-from

Very nice! Was this already known? It's new for me...

Yes, I posted it long ago.
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: jbaent on April 16, 2020, 03:00:46 pm
Rocks and water very cool guitar (sure mark)  8) 8)

Yes, MK on guitar, Guy on keys, Mcgoldrick, Mccusker and Ian Thomas also playing.
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: TheTimeWasWrong on April 16, 2020, 03:01:11 pm
There are snippets of "Houston we have a problem" and "Going home" from May 2019 as well.

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/houston-from-local-hero-30-sec

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/going-home-main-theme-from

First snippet is just Every Heart In The Room.

Is this the usual MK band we're hearing (maybe minus the US folks)? The drummer sounds like Ianto?
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Post by: neco on April 16, 2020, 03:18:33 pm
Now that‘s a true wonderful and melodic MK guitar solo  :)
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: jbaent on April 16, 2020, 05:00:42 pm
There are snippets of "Houston we have a problem" and "Going home" from May 2019 as well.

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/houston-from-local-hero-30-sec

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/going-home-main-theme-from

First snippet is just Every Heart In The Room.

Is this the usual MK band we're hearing (maybe minus the US folks)? The drummer sounds like Ianto?

MK plays all guitars. Guy the synths, the Macs play whistle and fiddle, Ianto plays drums and Evan Vernal (or something like that) plays bass. Plus other name I can remember on piano, and the actor who plays McIntyre singing.
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Post by: superval99 on April 16, 2020, 05:11:36 pm
Beautiful guitar solo!   :)


Music and Lyrics by Mark Knopfler

Damian Humbley - vocals
Mark Knopfler - all guitars
Dave Milligan - piano
Guy Fletcher - keyboards
Ian Thomas - drums
Ewan Vernal - bass
Donald Shaw - accordion
John McCusker - fiddle
Mike McGoldrick - whistle
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: mschaap on April 16, 2020, 08:44:05 pm
Wow what a wonderful song! And some great classic MK guitar work!
I would love to hear MK doing the vocal himself though.
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: jbaent on April 17, 2020, 11:51:34 am
I think that one of the most beautiful songs from the musical is "Houston we have a problem", I hope the MK band recorded all the songs and hear MK playing wonderful guitar on such a beautiful song...

"rocks and water" is another favorite, together with "game over".

The musical has some very classy MK on it. It's a pity some fans won't know about them simply because they don't like musicals. I'm not a musical fan either but this is one with MK songs on it, and most of them are beautiful.
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Post by: superval99 on April 17, 2020, 12:12:59 pm
One of my favourites is "I Wonder If I Can Go Home Again", but there are so many lovely songs.   I hope we will hear more of these from MK and the band and, eventually,  a cast recording too.
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Post by: jbaent on April 17, 2020, 01:47:54 pm
One of my favourites is "I Wonder If I Can Go Home Again", but there are so many lovely songs.   I hope we will hear more of these from MK and the band and, eventually,  a cast recording too.

That's also beautiful, and it has two different versio9on the play, sung by different characters.
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Post by: koobaa on April 18, 2020, 05:55:08 am
Only Rocks and Water is a very nice MK song ruined to me by the guy who signs it. I don’t know but the way he sings it just doesn’t feel right. If sung by Mark it would be fantastic
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Post by: ruipedro on April 18, 2020, 08:01:18 am
Agree with you Koobaa...what a wonderful song.....but...without Mark singing,it's not the same..
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Post by: jbaent on April 18, 2020, 12:24:16 pm
You said that because you didn't see the musical.

It makes total sense that is sung by the actor.
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Post by: dmg on April 19, 2020, 06:26:59 pm
You said that because you didn't see the musical.

It makes total sense that is sung by the actor.

I agree.  It makes you think about Mark singing his other songs: sometimes he is taking on acting roles in a manner of speaking, such as in STP where he plays a character.  Other times he is just narrating or playing himself.  I suppose if he was appearing in the show then he would sing it, however that wasn't happening!  :lol

On a different note, I actually preferred Stella singing this.  Maybe this was pre-Edinburgh recording, but the female vocal was nicer for me.  The actress sang with more passion too.
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Post by: 2manyguitars on April 19, 2020, 09:58:48 pm
Thanks so much for the share of this lovely song!

Captures for me something of the essence of why I love mks music.

Thanks again, very much cheered me up in these dark times.
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: jbaent on April 20, 2020, 02:31:18 pm
You said that because you didn't see the musical.

It makes total sense that is sung by the actor.

I agree.  It makes you think about Mark singing his other songs: sometimes he is taking on acting roles in a manner of speaking, such as in STP where he plays a character.  Other times he is just narrating or playing himself.  I suppose if he was appearing in the show then he would sing it, however that wasn't happening!  :lol

On a different note, I actually preferred Stella singing this.  Maybe this was pre-Edinburgh recording, but the female vocal was nicer for me.  The actress sang with more passion too.

Guy said MK and him, and the musical team were working on changing some things, maybe that song and the character who sings it was one of those...
Title: Re: Old Vic postponement announced...but listen to this...
Post by: jbaent on April 25, 2020, 01:17:06 pm
Guy said that there is not a cast recording as yet so I don't know what to think about the song they shared to us... Since it's sung by one of the sct9, it would be weird being a demo...
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Post by: dmg on April 25, 2020, 01:42:37 pm
Guy said that there is not a cast recording as yet so I don't know what to think about the song they shared to us... Since it's sung by one of the sct9, it would be weird being a demo...

Probably just referring to all of the songs with the entire cast rather than just one song with one cast member.
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Post by: Justme on April 25, 2020, 08:57:08 pm
It's beautiful. I'd like to hear MK singing that tune. Damn, that solo.... :thumbsup
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Post by: Dutchessy on May 27, 2020, 11:14:50 am
According to markknopfler.com newsletter it is a British Grove Studio recording from earlier this year. They release it now, and we have it for quite a while now through the Old Vic.
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Post by: jbaent on January 01, 2021, 03:33:43 pm
Looking forward to 2021 bringing back what 2020 stole from us...

I hope they could reschedule the Local Hero dates at the Old Vic, this summer or autumn!
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Post by: Kris-b on January 01, 2021, 05:59:40 pm
Yes, still have my tickets!