Artist Mark Knopfler
Venue Civic Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Date 19th October 2006
Source Audience
Format 1CD-R
  1. Wild theme
Additional comments The Variety Club have presented Mark Knopfler with their highest accolade, the Silver Heart, at a special Tribute Lunch held at the Civic Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Thursday 19th October 2006. Around 700 people packed the Banqueting Hall to hear Jools Holland MC the Tribute with contributions from, among others, John Illsley, fellow Geordies Jimmy Nail, Tim Healey, Alan Shearer, and legendary Shadows guitarist, Bruce Welch. Filmed tributes were also featured from various contributors including Eric Clapton, Sting, Emmylou Harris and Lord David Puttnam. Surrounded by friends and well-wishers, Mark spoke eloquently about his early life, of growing up in Newcastle and his deep affection for Northumberland. On this CD, only the version of Wild theme can be heard that was played by Mark Knopfler and Guy Fletcher, taken from the Luncheon performance at the Civic Centre at the end of the afternoon. It's an audience recording. The sound quality is not the greatest, but very well listenable though. It's MP3 sourced.

If anybody has a (more) complete audio recording of this event, please contact me and we can have a nice trade.