On March 26, 1996.

Golden Heart

On March 26, 1996, “Vertigo” label released “Golden Heart”, the debut Mark Knopfler solo studio album. It was recorded 1994 – 1996, at “Emerald Sound Studios”,”Javelina Recording Studios”, “AIR Studios” and  “Windmill Lane Studios”, and was produced by Mark Knopfler and Chuck Ainlay.

Personnel:

  • Mark Knopfler– vocals, guitar
  • Richard Bennett– acoustic and electric guitar, tiplé
  • Sonny Landreth– National steel guitar, backing vocals
  • Don Potter– acoustic guitar
  • Paul Franklin– pedal steel guitar
  • Derek Bell– Irish harp
  • Paul Brady– whistle
  • Seán Keane– violin
  • Dónal Lunny– bouzouki
  • Máirtín O’Connor– accordion
  • Liam O’Flynn– uilleann pipes
  • Steve Conn – accordion
  • Jo-El Sonnier– accordion
  • Michael Doucet– fiddle
  • Matt Rollings– piano
  • Barry Beckett– piano
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins– piano
  • Bill Cuomo – Hammond organ
  • Guy Fletcher– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Steve Nathan – Hammond organ), keyboards
  • Paul Moore – bass (13), string bass
  • Michael Rhodes – bass
  • Glenn Worf– bass, string bass
  • Eddie Bayers– drums
  • Robbie Casserly – drums
  • Chad Cromwell– drums
  • Danny Cummings– backing vocal, percussion
  • Terry McMillan– djembe
  • Billy Ware – triangle
  • Brendan Croker– backing vocals
  • Vince Gill– backing vocals
  • Chuck Ainlay–  engineer, mixing
  • Brian Masterson – engineer
  • Graham Lewis – assistant engineer, mixing assistant
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Jonathan Russell – mastering assistant
  • David Scheinmann – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Knopfler.

  1. Darling Pretty
  2. Imelda
  3. Golden Heart
  4. No Can Do
  5. Vic and Ray
  6. Don’t You Get It
  7. A Night in Summer Long Ago
  8. Cannibals
  9. I’m the Fool
  10. Je Suis Désolé
  11. Rüdiger
  12. Nobody’s Got the Gun
  13. Done with Bonaparte
  14. Are We in Trouble Now

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