Mark Knopfler - Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero (A Night In London | Official Live Video)
The live concert "A Night In London" was recorded in the BBC building in April 1996 and includes songs from Mark's first solo album Golden Heart as well as several Dire Straits hits and classic film themes.
"Going Home" is taken from Mark's debut soundtrack album composed for the film Local Hero directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay and Burt Lancaster.
Both the film and album were released in early 1983. For his Local Hero soundtrack, Mark received a BAFTA award nomination for Best Score for a Film.
Local Hero is the debut soundtrack album by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released in March 1983 by Vertigo Records internationally and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. It contains music composed for the 1983 film Local Hero, produced by David Puttnam and both written and directed by Bill Forsyth.
In 1984, the album received a BAFTA award nomination for Best Score for a Film. The final track of the album, "Going Home", is played before every home game of Newcastle United F.C., Knopfler's local team. Knopfler re-recorded the song as a charity single for the 2014 Great North Run in his home city.
The Local Hero album was recorded in 1982 at The Power Station in New York, and Eden Studios in London. The Ceilidh scenes were recorded at Hilton Women's Royal Institute Hall near Banff, Scotland on 19 June 1982.