Artist Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins
Release date Most likely 1992 as this was the year Sony introduced the Mini Disc
Recording CA Workshop, Nashville, USA
Sound Emporium, Nashville, USA
Hillbilly Heaven, London, UK
Format 1 MiniDisc
Label Columbia 467435 3
  1. Poor boy blues
  2. Sweet dreams
  3. There'll be some changes made
  4. Just one time
  5. So soft, your goodbye
  6. Yakety axe
  7. Tears
  8. Tahitian skies
  9. I'll see you in my dreams
  10. The next time I'm in town
Front & back cover
Mini Disc
Additional comments Collaboration album by Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins. The next time I'm in town is written and sung by Mark Knopfler. Released on MiniDisc, most likely released in 1992 as this was the year Sony introduced the MiniDisc. The exact year of release is not mentioned in the booklet, back cover or the MiniDisc itself. Made in Austria.

MiniDisc (MD) is a magneto-optical disc-based data storage format offering a capacity of 74 minutes and, later, 80 minutes, of digitized audio or 1 gigabyte of Hi-MD data. Sony announced the MiniDisc in September 1992 and released in November of that year for sale in Japan and in December in Europe, Canada, the USA and other countries. The music format was originally based on ATRAC audio data compression, but the option of linear PCM digital recording was later introduced to meet audio quality comparable to that of a compact disc. MiniDiscs were very popular in Japan and found moderate success in Europe. Sony's MiniDisc was one of two rival digital systems, both introduced in 1992, that were targeted as replacements for the Philips Compact Cassette analog audio tape system: the other was Digital Compact Cassette (DCC), created by Philips and Matsushita. By the time Sony came up with MiniDisc in late 1992, Philips had introduced a competing system, DCC. This created marketing confusion very similar to the Betamax versus VHS battle of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Sony attempted to license MD technology to other manufacturers, with JVC, Sharp, Pioneer, Panasonic and others all producing their own MD systems. However, non-Sony machines were not widely available in North America, and companies such as Technics and Radio Shack tended to promote DCC instead. Despite having a loyal customer base largely of musicians and audio enthusiasts, MiniDisc met with only limited success. It was relatively popular in Japan during the 1990s but did not enjoy comparable sales in other world markets. Since then, recordable CDs, flash memory and HDD and solid-state-based digital audio players such as iPods have become increasingly popular as playback devices. The initial low uptake of MiniDisc was attributed to the small number of pre-recorded albums available on MD as relatively few record labels embraced the format. MiniDisc technology was faced with new competition from the recordable compact disc (CD-R) when it became more affordable to consumers in 1996. The biggest competition for MiniDisc came from the emergence of MP3 players. With the Diamond Rio player in 1998 and the Apple iPod, the mass market began to eschew physical media in favor of file-based systems. On 1 February 2013, Sony issued a press release on the Nikkei stock exchange that it will cease shipment of MD devices, with last of the players to be sold in March 2013.