BBC RADIO 2 - 2018
Artist Mark Knopfler
Location Piano Room, BBC building, London, UK
Date 29th October 2018
Source Soundboard
Format Digital Storage HDD
  1. Intro radio programme
  2. Announcement Mark Knopfler #1
  3. Announcement Mark Knopfler #2
  4. Announcement Mark Knopfler #3
  5. Interview Mark Knopfler
  6. Romeo and Juliet (live)
  7. Interview Mark Knopfler
  8. Good on you son (live)
  9. Ken Bruce
  10. Enthusiastic travel-news reporter
  11. Interview Mark Knopfler
  12. The boxer (live)
  13. Thanking Mark Knopfler
  14. Emma Banks telling how she loved Dire Straits

Additional comments A very interesting promotional performance that Mark Knopfler did to promote his new album Down the road wherever. Mark brought Guy Fletcher (piano), Robbie McIntosh (guitar) and Danny Cummings (percussion) with him to play a couple tracks live in the piano room. The first song is a wonderful stripped down version of Romeo and Juliet, followed by another stripped down version of the first single Good on you son. In between, Mark is interviewed by radio host Ken Bruce. Tradition of all performers in the piano room (named after a piano that is in the room, donated by Elton John), is that they also play a cover of another musician. Mark choose to play The boxer by Paul Simon. In Mark's own words: "Because it is Paul Simon's last go around, I just wanted to try to mark it, just says thanks for all the music over the years."  Total playing time is about 25 minutes. Recorded directly from BBC Radio 2 to hard disk. Very good sound quality.
Performance, see also the videos

Mark Knopfler and Ken Bruce