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Rocks and Water - Local hero
« on: May 27, 2020, 03:24:22 PM »
what a surprise !

'Rocks And Water' - recording from Local Hero theatre production

As a special offer to Mark’s mailing list subscribers, you can now listen to the track ‘Rocks And Water’, from the musical theatre adaptation of Local Hero.

Mark wrote the music for the original film released in 1983 and it has now been adapted for theatrical performances. The show ran for 12 weeks at Edinburgh’s Lyceum theatre in spring 2019, and received standing ovations and amazing reviews.
Local Hero was due to be performed in London at the Old Vic Theatre this summer, but has been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. We’ll let you know as soon as the run has been rescheduled so you’ll have the chance to purchase tickets when it is safe to do so.
‘Rocks And Water' features Damian Humbley on lead vocals, and was recorded at British Grove Studio earlier this year with the following line up of musicians:

Music and Lyrics by Mark Knopfler

Damian Humbley - vocals
Dave Milligan - piano
Guy Fletcher - keyboards
Ian Thomas - drums
Ewan Vernal - bass
Donald Shaw - accordion
John McCusker - fiddle
Mike McGoldrick - whistle

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/only-rocks-and-water-local-hero/s-25XfZQ1JYFN

Love this song  :clap
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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 03:59:51 PM »
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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 04:41:15 PM »
Yeah, 1.5 month too late  :P

https://www.amarkintime.org/forum/index.php?topic=7451.0

Sorry Dutchessy,
Didn’t notice the post, please feel free to remove it.  :)
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How come I'm so surprised when the tide rolled in

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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 05:35:33 PM »
Yeah, 1.5 month too late  :P

https://www.amarkintime.org/forum/index.php?topic=7451.0

Sorry Dutchessy,
Didn’t notice the post, please feel free to remove it.  :)

It's no problem. The other one is quite hidden. Maybe i will merge them into this new one.
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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 01:28:48 PM »
what a surprise !

'Rocks And Water' - recording from Local Hero theatre production

As a special offer to Mark’s mailing list subscribers, you can now listen to the track ‘Rocks And Water’, from the musical theatre adaptation of Local Hero.

Mark wrote the music for the original film released in 1983 and it has now been adapted for theatrical performances. The show ran for 12 weeks at Edinburgh’s Lyceum theatre in spring 2019, and received standing ovations and amazing reviews.
Local Hero was due to be performed in London at the Old Vic Theatre this summer, but has been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. We’ll let you know as soon as the run has been rescheduled so you’ll have the chance to purchase tickets when it is safe to do so.
‘Rocks And Water' features Damian Humbley on lead vocals, and was recorded at British Grove Studio earlier this year with the following line up of musicians:

Music and Lyrics by Mark Knopfler

Damian Humbley - vocals
Dave Milligan - piano
Guy Fletcher - keyboards
Ian Thomas - drums
Ewan Vernal - bass
Donald Shaw - accordion
John McCusker - fiddle
Mike McGoldrick - whistle

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/only-rocks-and-water-local-hero/s-25XfZQ1JYFN

Love this song  :clap

It's Mark playing guitar, right? He is credited only "music and lyrics".

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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 01:55:54 PM »
The credits on the soundcloud are:

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
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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 02:05:06 PM »
The credits on the soundcloud are:

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

MK Solo meets Caperciallie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capercaillie_(band)

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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2022, 11:30:52 AM »
I discovered a nice rendition that Isaac Shabtay (you might remember him as he followed the Get Lucky tour in its entirity, and I think also Privateering, and did a great diary of it)
did from this wonderful song from the Local Hero Musical:



I really love his approaching to it. I hope you like it too.
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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2023, 11:44:06 AM »
I discovered a nice rendition that Isaac Shabtay (you might remember him as he followed the Get Lucky tour in its entirity, and I think also Privateering, and did a great diary of it)
did from this wonderful song from the Local Hero Musical:



I really love his approaching to it. I hope you like it too.

Love to listen this.
You should share some more like this one!

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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2023, 12:05:36 PM »
I discovered a nice rendition that Isaac Shabtay (you might remember him as he followed the Get Lucky tour in its entirity, and I think also Privateering, and did a great diary of it)
did from this wonderful song from the Local Hero Musical:



I really love his approaching to it. I hope you like it too.

Love to listen this.
You should share some more like this one!

Wonderful rendition.

Together with "Houston we have a problem" and "What a life", "Rocks and water" these are really beautiful and typical MK songs.
You might get lucky, now and then

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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2023, 12:16:46 PM »
what a surprise !

'Rocks And Water' - recording from Local Hero theatre production

As a special offer to Mark’s mailing list subscribers, you can now listen to the track ‘Rocks And Water’, from the musical theatre adaptation of Local Hero.

Mark wrote the music for the original film released in 1983 and it has now been adapted for theatrical performances. The show ran for 12 weeks at Edinburgh’s Lyceum theatre in spring 2019, and received standing ovations and amazing reviews.
Local Hero was due to be performed in London at the Old Vic Theatre this summer, but has been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. We’ll let you know as soon as the run has been rescheduled so you’ll have the chance to purchase tickets when it is safe to do so.
‘Rocks And Water' features Damian Humbley on lead vocals, and was recorded at British Grove Studio earlier this year with the following line up of musicians:

Music and Lyrics by Mark Knopfler

Damian Humbley - vocals
Dave Milligan - piano
Guy Fletcher - keyboards
Ian Thomas - drums
Ewan Vernal - bass
Donald Shaw - accordion
John McCusker - fiddle
Mike McGoldrick - whistle

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/only-rocks-and-water-local-hero/s-25XfZQ1JYFN

Love this song  :clap

Somehow missed this in the craziness that was 2020. Very nice, would prefer MK singing but I guess that will never see the light of day. :(
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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2023, 12:26:24 PM »
what a surprise !

'Rocks And Water' - recording from Local Hero theatre production

As a special offer to Mark’s mailing list subscribers, you can now listen to the track ‘Rocks And Water’, from the musical theatre adaptation of Local Hero.

Mark wrote the music for the original film released in 1983 and it has now been adapted for theatrical performances. The show ran for 12 weeks at Edinburgh’s Lyceum theatre in spring 2019, and received standing ovations and amazing reviews.
Local Hero was due to be performed in London at the Old Vic Theatre this summer, but has been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. We’ll let you know as soon as the run has been rescheduled so you’ll have the chance to purchase tickets when it is safe to do so.
‘Rocks And Water' features Damian Humbley on lead vocals, and was recorded at British Grove Studio earlier this year with the following line up of musicians:

Music and Lyrics by Mark Knopfler

Damian Humbley - vocals
Dave Milligan - piano
Guy Fletcher - keyboards
Ian Thomas - drums
Ewan Vernal - bass
Donald Shaw - accordion
John McCusker - fiddle
Mike McGoldrick - whistle

https://soundcloud.com/oldvictheatre/only-rocks-and-water-local-hero/s-25XfZQ1JYFN

Love this song  :clap

Somehow missed this in the craziness that was 2020. Very nice, would prefer MK singing but I guess that will never see the light of day. :(

I guess the two songs I mentioned (Houston and What a life) were recorded with MK singing when doing the demos, if there is any official release anytime, it might be a special edition hopefully with some of those demos, but I guess that's more a dream of mine than a real possibility.

However, I would be happy with MK and his band playing the songs and the actors singing, something is something, but there are too chances that the music is also recorded by the band playing the musical instead of MK and his band... I'm too pessimistic,.I know.
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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2023, 01:16:17 PM »
All this stuff costs money and with the pandemic I'm assuming the musical has lost money for its investors at this stage, so I would doubt if they would go to  the expense of doing it again with another band when they already recorded with MK and top session guys.
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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2023, 05:44:49 PM »
All this stuff costs money and with the pandemic I'm assuming the musical has lost money for its investors at this stage, so I would doubt if they would go to  the expense of doing it again with another band when they already recorded with MK and top session guys.

Actually the London dates at the Old Vic in 2020 were postponed and cancelled before they started to rehearse or do anything regarding the Old Vic run, and the Edinburgh run the year before was a success as they had to extend it two or three weeks more.

As far as I know the Old Vic run was suspended because after the pandemic, the person who had to direct it had several projects postponed and had to choose what to do, and also the Old Vic and many other theatres had many plays on stand by so looks like Local Hero had suffered for both reasons and was like abandoned while the rest of postponed things were being rescheduled.

Luckily Daniel Evans from Chichester wanted to revamp it and it was successful as all shows were sold out, which was easy as the Minerva Theatre is small, but now Evans is director at the Royal Shakespeare Company who has some plays and musicals in London further than Shakespeare ones, so I guess there is a chance for Local Hero to arrive to London...

But you mean the recording, not the play. Yes, it's cheaper to use the MK.demos but Evans already modified things from the Edinburgh run in Chichester and probably would modify more to London so rerecordings would be needed, by MK.and his band or the musical band... Hope it's MK!
« Last Edit: October 12, 2023, 05:46:56 PM by jbaent »
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Re: Rocks and Water - Local hero
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2023, 06:14:14 PM »
I discovered a nice rendition that Isaac Shabtay (you might remember him as he followed the Get Lucky tour in its entirity, and I think also Privateering, and did a great diary of it)
did from this wonderful song from the Local Hero Musical:



I really love his approaching to it. I hope you like it too.

I love it too. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.  :thumbsup 
All of the songs Mark wrote for the musical are so beautiful and I wish he would record them with his band.
Don't get me wrong, all of these actors really did a nice job performing these songs but I prefer Mark singing them.
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