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Published: 2013/07/08

Mark Knopfler Confirms U.S. Release for Privateering

Mark Knopfler will release his 2012 album Privateering in the United States on September 10. The double album will be distributed by Universal Music Group’s Verve Records. Knopfler’s eighth studio record was recorded at British Grove Studios in West London and features musicians that he’s worked with for years like, Guy Fletcher (keyboard), Richard Bennett (guitar), Jim Cox (piano), Glenn Worf (bass), Kim Wilson (harmonica) and more. The album was released in Europe and Canada in September of last year.


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Jack July 10, 2013, 10:38:08

Could someone explain the point of releasing an album in Europe and Canada but waiting a full year to release it in the US? Think about how many people in the US have already downloaded this album. I just don’t get it.

Nigel July 11, 2013, 20:02:29

“Privateering will not be released in the US. There is a contractual dispute between Mark and Warner Brothers which has resulted in the current situation. The record has been released in all other territories in the world as usual by Universal Music. We are disappointed that Mark’s record won’t be released in the US and if the situation changes an updated statement will be issued. Very many thanks for your continued support.” It’ll be interesting to see if it has the same tracks. If you recall Sailing to Philadelphia has different tracks from the UK version. Maybe we should get an extra disc because of the wait. That said, being a true fan, I had my copy imported from the UK and it’s sitting right next to me on my desk.

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