Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

The greatest guitarists in the history of rock on one recording. The new version of “Going Home” is now available

Mark Knopfler With DireStraits he invited over 60 musicians to cooperate, including: David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Slash and Ronnie Wood to record a charity single. In the new version “Going Home: Theme for the Local Hero” at the very beginning we can hear the last ever recorded part of the prematurely deceased Jeff Beck.

As soon as the project was announced, Western media immediately hailed it as “the guitar ‘We Are The World'”. It must be admitted that the most outstanding names took part in this ambitious project, including: guitarists How Derek Trucks, Tom Morello, Orianthi, Joe Walsh, Joe Brown, Joe Bonamassa Whether Pete Townshend they were still found Bruce Springsteen Whether Zucherro.

In the instrumental song, most of the artists played guitar, and they are responsible for the rhythm Ringo Starr and his son Zak Starkey. He played bass Stingand the harmonica Roger Daltrey, who will cease to be the curator of the TCT charity organization this year. The supergroup was named Mark Knopfler’s Guitar Heroes, and produced the composition Guy Fletcher.

“Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero” is a song that originally appeared in Burt Lancaster’s 1983 film “Local Hero” and became Knopfler’s first solo single. Today, it is best known as the song that accompanies the Newcastle United football team when they take to the pitch.

The new version was recorded at the guitarist’s British Grove Studios in London. Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton and others were the first to record their parts Albert Lee. Some of the fragments were recorded via remote sessions, and some of the guitarists actually met in the studio. Mark Knopfler has already thanked everyone who decided to take part in the honorable project.

“I honestly had no idea this was going to happen. Guy and I realized pretty early on that we needed to expand the song somehow to accommodate the number of people who were joining in. Before I knew it, Pete Townshend walked into my studio armed with a guitar and amp. And that first chord from Pete… man, I’m telling you – we heard it, it’s just fantastic. Everything went from there. Eric (Clapton) came in, played great, one tasty song after another. Then he showed up Jeff Beck and it was charming. I think what we ended up with was truly an embarrassment of riches. Everything was top notch,” said the guitarist, who will release the album in April “One Deep River”.

Full list of artists featured on the album alongside Knopfler: Joan Armatrading, Richard Bennett, Brian May, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Brown, James Burton, Jonathan Cain, Paul Carrack, Ry Cooder, Jim Cox, Steve Cropper, Sheryl Crow, Danny Cummings, Duane Eddy , Sam Fender, Peter Frampton, Audley Freed, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, Keiji Haino, John Jorgenson, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, Greg Leisz, Alex Lifeson, Steve Lukather, Phil Manzanera, Dave Mason, Hank Marvin, Robbie McIntosh, John McLaughlin, Tom Morello, Rick Neilsen, Orianthi, Brad Paisley, Mike Rutherford, Joe Satriani, John Sebastian, Connor Selby, Slash, Andy Taylor, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Ian Thomas, Keith Urban, Steve Vai, Waddy Wachtel, Joe Louis Walker, Joe Walsh, Glenn Worf and Zucchero.