Mark Knopfler / One Deep River SDE-exclusive blu-ray

Atmos Mix of new album on blu-ray audio

Blu-ray limited to just 2,500 units – Quick Pre-order Link

Mark Knopfler will release One Deep River, his 10th solo studio album in April and amongst the formats will be an SDE-exclusive blu-ray audio, No 18 in the ongoing SDE Surround Series.

Issued on his own British Grove label via EMI, One Deep River features 12 elegant new Knopfler songs, with his warm Geordie vocal tone, his poetic storytelling lyrics and deft, richly melodic guitar playing are all present and correct and as dazzling as ever. Aside from Knopfler, the band album features Jim Cox and Guy Fletcher on keyboards, Glenn Worf on bass, Ian Thomas on drums and Danny Cummings on percussion, Richard Bennett on guitar, and newcomer Greg Leisz on pedal and lap steel; Mike McGoldrick provides whistle and uilleann pipes, and John McCusker plays fiddle, while the Topolski sisters Emma and Tamsin add backing vocals.

The SDE-exclusive blu-ray features the album plus five bonus tracks. All 17 tracks are mixed in immersive Dolby Atmos and available in the highest resolution stereo: 192 kHz / 24 bit. Neither audio streams are available anywhere else on a physical product.

This will be the first spatial audio version of a Mark Knopfler album, released physically, since the SACD of 2004’s Shangri-La. The Dolby Atmos Mix has been created by Guy Fletcher who was of course a keyboardist in Dire Straits and he has played on all of Knopfler’s solo albums; indeed he co-produced Mark’s last solo outing, 2018’s Down The Road Wherever. Guy has plenty of Atmos experience, having worked on the Atmos Mixes for both the Dire Straits’ classic Money For Nothing compilation and 1985’s mega-selling Brothers in Arms.

Other formats of One Deep River include a 2CD set (with the same five bonus tracks on the second CD), a 2LP vinyl edition available pressed on indie-exclusive light blue vinyl (45rpm LPs, mastered at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios) and a 3LP+2CD box set with the five bonus tracks on the additional CD and four different bonus tracks on the third LP.

Here’s the now traditional reminder as to why the SDE-exclusive blu-ray comes highly recommended:

  • It’s the only way to enjoy the Dolby Atmos mix of the album via a physical product
  • You don’t need to sign-up to a streaming service such as Tidal or Apple Music to hear the spatial audio mix
  • The Atmos Mix on the Blu-ray is not compressed due to streaming bandwidth restrictions. The Dolby Atmos version on a Blu-ray is encoded in Dolby TrueHD Atmos has a bit rate 10 times higher (up to 8000 kbits/s) compared to streaming’s Dolby Digital Plus (768 kbits/s)
  • You own the product, you are not renting it from a digital service provider
  • The Blu-ray audio is an excellent format for music and you don’t want to see it die off
  • Supporting SDE with these initiatives is definitely leading to similar collaborations with labels/artists and we are keen to bring your more in the near future!

One Deep River will be released on 12 April 2024 via British Grove/EMI. The SDE-exclusives are now SOLD OUT.


One Deep River Mark Knopfler / New studio album

    • One Deep River in Dolby Atmos and 192/24 stereo
      1. Two Pairs Of Hands
      2. Ahead Of The Game
      3. Smart Money
      4. Scavengers Yard
      5. Black Tie Jobs
      6. Tunnel 13
      7. Janine
      8. Watch Me Gone
      9. Sweeter Than The Rain
      10. Before My Train Comes
      11. This One’s Not Going To End Well
      12. One Deep River
      Bonus tracks in Dolby Atmos and 192/24 stereo
      1. The Living End
      2. Fat Chance Dupree
      3. Along A Foreign Coast
      4. What I’m Gonna Need
      5. Nothing But Rain

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