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sgilewicz
12-05-2007, 11:21 AM
I've been converting my vinyl recordings to CD for the last 6 months (big job but really nice to reconnect with the music of my youth) and this past week I completed "Alchemy-Dire Straits Live". The last song is "Going Home" and the credits state that it is from "Going Home". Was this a television show or movie on your side of the pond? It has a somewhat "American Western" sound to my ears so I became curious. Some great guitar work by Knopfler on "Alchemy" so if you've never heard it you might want to give it a try. Thanks.

sgilewicz
12-05-2007, 11:21 AM
I've been converting my vinyl recordings to CD for the last 6 months (big job but really nice to reconnect with the music of my youth) and this past week I completed "Alchemy-Dire Straits Live". The last song is "Going Home" and the credits state that it is from "Going Home". Was this a television show or movie on your side of the pond? It has a somewhat "American Western" sound to my ears so I became curious. Some great guitar work by Knopfler on "Alchemy" so if you've never heard it you might want to give it a try. Thanks.

ploughman
12-05-2007, 11:30 AM
Going Home? Don't you mean Local Hero? There's a film, Local Hero which features Going Home as it's sort of theme song.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085859/

Very nice film it is too.

Inadaze
12-05-2007, 11:31 AM
Have a look here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3zIfO-YOzg) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

sgilewicz
12-05-2007, 12:58 PM
Thanks for the links gents! So much for the "American Western" sound! At least it's a bit related to "American" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif. Yes and you are right Ploughman, the credits do say "Local Hero". Old age has addled me!

foxyboy1964
12-05-2007, 01:14 PM
You haven't misunderstood. The guy who is "going home" is an American business man. In the film that tune plays as he is wandering round his flat in L.A. upon his return. I'm sure the American Western feel was intended.

Taylortony
12-05-2007, 07:47 PM
For what it's worth they were fantastic live, watched them play at Woburn Abbey in a fantastic setting with the sun going down over the lake and the house behind the stage........ then walked home ( at the time about 5 miles )

Film was as said and not a bad film either, starred Burt Lancaster, but dont let that put you off. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

foxyboy1964
12-05-2007, 09:12 PM
I thought Burt Lancaster was great in it.

I also saw them live at the Edinburgh Playhouse on new years eve 1985/86. It was the best gig I've ever been to, no doubt enhanced by the copious amount of falling down water consumed. We then drove home the 40 odd miles to Glasgow, but the driver was sober. Honest.

sgilewicz
12-05-2007, 09:17 PM
I'm converting about 400 vinyl records to CD and one of the interesting things I've noted is...I AM BRITISH! I mean over two thirds of these recordings are by Brit bands. Now I'm as red blooded an American as the next guy but I have to say, at least during the 60s and 70s (when I was young), you guys were top of the heap. Most of the truly legendary bands were British. We have/had our greats also but I just don't seem to see the same number of legends from our side. Well it's off to record Emerson, Lake & Palmer now! Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends...

foxyboy1964
12-05-2007, 09:37 PM
To be fair, it wasn't so much the British as the English. I'm Scottish and there were a few good Scots bands/artists around at that time, guys like Alex Harvey and John Martyn. But when it comes to your classic 60/70's rock/pop the English really nailed that suka and no mistake. I take my hat off to them...or lift my kilt, whichever causes least offence. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Taylortony
12-05-2007, 10:04 PM
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I thought Burt Lancaster was great in it.
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So did I, thats why I said dont let it put you off http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif part was made for the man and different to his other stuff. There was even a Jaguar GR1 in it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

foxyboy1964
12-05-2007, 10:29 PM
The RAF are forever worrying the sheep in that neck of the woods. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

GregGal
12-06-2007, 12:01 AM
Yes, it was a film! Get the CD "Screenplaying" from Mark Knopfler, there are soundtracks written by him for various films. He also wrote the music for the famous "Princess Bride".

Wild Theme - Local Hero is one of my favorites! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

sgilewicz
12-06-2007, 04:31 PM
Foxyboy, I remember hearing that Ian Anderson lives in Scotland. He sounds rather English to my ears. Is he a native Scot? If he is that's a legendary (and funny) Scottish rocker!

foxyboy1964
12-06-2007, 07:53 PM
He was born in Fife and moved to Blackpool when he was 12. He now lives on a farm in the South West of England.

http://www.j-tull.com/musicians/iananderson/index.html