Mark Knopfler - The Long Road

Mark Knopfler - The Long Road

Cal is a soundtrack album by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on 24 August 1984 by Vertigo Records. The album contains music composed for the 1984 film Cal, produced by David Puttnam and directed by Pat O'Connor. Puttnam also produced the film Local Hero (1983).

In a contemporary review in The New York Times, Janet Maslin called the album "an exceptionally lovely and haunting score."

In a retrospective review for AllMusic, Steven McDonald gave the album four out of five stars and called it a "quiet, reflective set of cues that eschew false dramatics in favor of supporting the story."

Track listing:

(All music was written by Mark Knopfler)

1. "Irish Boy"

2. "The Road"

3. "Waiting for Her"

4. "Irish Love"

5. "A Secret Place / Where Will You Go"

6. "Father and Son"

7. "Meeting Under the Trees"

8. "Potato Picking"

9. "In a Secret Place"

10. "Fear and Hatred"

11. "Love and Guilt"

12. "The Long Road"


Mark Knopfler – guitars

Paul Brady – tin whistle, mandolin

Liam O'Flynn – Uilleann pipes

Guy Fletcher – keyboards

John Illsley – bass

Terry Williams – drums