Artist Various artists (featuring Mark Knopfler)
Venue Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Date 13th February 1989
Source Soundboard
Format 1DVD+R
  1. Mark Knopfler and Alan Price announce School for Performing Arts
  2. The Princess Bride soundtrack nomination
  3. Cliff Richard's lifetime achievement award
  4. Randy Newman with all stars band (featuring Mark Knopfler) - Falling in love (live)
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Additional comments DVD-Video containing the Brit Music Awards 1989. Picture and sound quality is not the best, but good enough to enjoy the show. This was the last live broadcast of the Brit Music Awards. Mark Knopfler appears twice during the broadcast. The first time is when Alan Price and he announce the opening of Europe's first School for Performing Arts in London. When Alan Price tells about the project and mentions that part of the money was given by the government, representing that night by Kenneth Baker, the British Secretary of State for Education, the audience erupts into boos and catcalls. Quite embarrassing... Mark Knopfler was clearly non-plussed at the audience. What could he do? It was probably that incident that changed the policy from live to taped. Mark Knopfler appears again during the finale when the entire cast is on stage, singing with Randy Newman who performs his song Falling in love. The soundtrack for The Princess Bride was nominated, and part of the video is shown. Unfortunately it did not win. Total playing time is about 90 minutes.