Mark Knopfler has recruited arguably the best line-up of guitarists ever to look on a single music, for a brand new recording of his basic 1983 solo single Going House (Theme from Native Hero).
The really astonishing line-up of expertise on the only, which will likely be launched below the venture title Mark Knopfler’s Guitar Heroes on March 15 on BMG to lift funds for the Teenage Most cancers Belief and Teen Most cancers America, contains David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Ronnie Wooden, Brian Could, Bruce Springsteen, Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton, Joan Jett, Joan Armatrading, Alex Lifeson, Hank Marvin, Slash, Tom Morello, and the final recording by the late Jeff Beck. It was produced by Knopfler’s longtime collaborator Man Fletcher.
“What I actually wish to do, greater than anything, is simply to thank each one for this sterling response,” says former Dire Straits frontman Knopfler. “I actually had no concept that it was going to be like this. It hit Man and I fairly early on that we needed to lengthen this piece by some means, to soak up the quantity of people that joined in.
“Earlier than I knew the place I used to be, Pete Townshend had come into my studio armed with a guitar and an amp. And that first Pete energy chord…man, I inform you. We have been in that territory, and it was simply incredible. And it went on from there. Eric [Clapton] got here in, performed nice, only one tasty lick after one other. Then Jeff Beck’s contribution arrived and that was spellbinding. I believe what we’ve had is a humiliation of riches, actually. The entire thing was a excessive level.”
The brand new model of the music, an instrumental theme to the 1983 Scottish comedy-drama Native Hero, was recorded at British Grove Studios, in West London, with some artists taping their contributions in particular person, and others sending in sound information from their very own studios. Man Fletcher then edited the contributions right into a nine-minute piece. Talking of Jeff Beck’s participation within the recording, Fletcher says, “It was completely meant to be. And what he did with it, it simply brings you to tears.”
The music additionally options Ringo Starr on drums, Sting on bass, and Teenage Most cancers Belief patron Roger Daltrey on harmonica.
Hearken to a snippet of the music beneath:
The Teenage Most cancers Belief be staging fund-raising reveals on the Royal Albert Corridor in London subsequent month.
The total 2024 line-up is as follows:
Mar 18: The Who with Orchestra, with particular friends Squeeze
Mar 19: Night Of Comedy – line-up tba
Mar 20: The Who with Orchestra, with very particular friends Squeeze
Mar 21: Noel Gallagher’s Excessive Flying Birds, with very particular friends Blossoms
Mar 22: Younger Fathers plus particular friends
Mar 23: The Chemical Brothers
Mar 24 – ‘Ovation’ – A Celebration of 24 Years of Gigs For Teenage Most cancers Belief’ with Roger Daltrey, Kelly Jones, Robert Plant with Saving Grace, Pete Townshend, Eddie Vedder, Paul Weller
The Who’s frontman Roger Daltrey has been organising the programme for the vastly profitable charity fundraising gigs for the previous 24 years.