Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 The Rocks and the Water
3:27
2 Wild Theme
3:39
3 Freeway Flyer
1:49
4 Boomtown (Variation Louis’ Favourite)
4:13
5 The Way It Always Starts
4:04
6 The Rocks and the Thunder
0:51
7 The Ceilidh and the Northern Lights
3:35
8 The Mist Covered Mountains
4:49
9 The Ceilidh: Louis’ Favourite / Billy’s Tune
3:49
10 Whistle Theme
0:53
11 Smooching
5:01
12 Stargazer
1:35
13 The Rocks and the Thunder
0:38
14 Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero
5:01

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Mark Winchester (tracks 7–9)
Hammond organ, piano and synthesizer:
Alan Clark (keyboardist) (tracks 1–8, 10–14)
bass guitar:
Eddie Gomez (track 8)
John Illsley (track 3)
Neil Jason (bassist) (tracks 4–5)
Tony Levin (US rock bassist/chapman stick) (tracks 11, 14)
Brian Rowan (tracks 7–9)
membranophone:
Ed Bicknell (tracks 7–9)
Steve Jordan (US drummer/multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer) (tracks 4–5)
Steve Jordon (tracks 4–5)
Terry Williams (drummer) (track 3)
whistle:
Jimmy Yuill (tracks 7–9)
guitar:
Alan Darby (tracks 7–9)
Hal Lindes (track 3)
Roddy Murray (tracks 7–9)
bass:
Brian Rowan (tracks 7–9)
vibraphone:
Mike Mainieri (tracks 4, 11)
saxophone:
Michael Brecker (tracks 4, 11, 14)
piano:
Alan Clark (keyboardist) (tracks 7–9)
accordion:
Dale Winchester (tracks 7–9)
drum machine, guitar family, percussion and synthesizer:
Mark Knopfler (tracks 1–3, 5, 10–11, 14)
arranger:
Mark Knopfler (track 8)
assistant engineer:
Josh Abbey (tracks 1–14)
Tim Palmer (British producer/mixer) (tracks 1–14)
Phil Vinall (tracks 1–14)
composer:
John Cameron (19th Century Highland Bard) (track 8)
Mark Knopfler (tracks 1–7, 9–14)
editor:
Don Cobb (tracks 1–14)
engineer:
Neil Dorfsman (tracks 1–14)
Louis Kramer (tracks 7, 9)
lyricist:
Mark Knopfler (track 5)
producer:
Mark Knopfler (tracks 1–14)
recording engineer:
Mark Knopfler (tracks 7, 9)
vocals:
Gerry Rafferty (track 5)
recording of:
Freeway Flyer (track 3)
Smooching (track 11)
Stargazer (track 12)
The Rocks and the Thunder (tracks 6, 13)
Whistle Theme (track 10)
Wild Theme (track 2)