Mark Knopfler – Tracker – A track by track short film‏

Tuesday 17th March 2015

Irish filmmaker/photographer Tom Bird has made a short film of Mark Knopfler talking about his new album ‘Tracker’, which you can watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpNV5ECePg8

In it Knopfler discusses the recording of Tracker at British Grove Studios in London and talks about his inspiration, the writing and recording process and the pleasures of touring. He focuses on various songs from the new album including first single ‘Beryl’ about the Liverpool writer Beryl Bainbridge, ‘Laughs And Jokes And Drinks And Smokes’, the wryly nostalgic song about his early days as a musician, ‘Basil’, a portrait of the poet Basil Bunting who was Knopfler’s boss at the local newspaper in Newcastle, and ‘Wherever I Go’, the beautiful duet with Ruth Moody (of The Wailin’ Jennys) that closes the album.