Mark Knopfler unveils new song ‘Beryl’ – listen

Track taken from upcoming album 'Tracker'

Mark Knopfler has premiered his latest song ‘Beryl’ online. Click above to listen.

The former Dire Straits frontman posted the track – which has been inspired by British novelist Beryl Bainbridge – via his official Twitter account. ‘Beryl’ will feature on Knopfler’s forthcoming eighth studio album ‘Tracker’, which is due to be released on March 16.

“The album title ‘Tracker’ arrived out of me trying to find my way over the decades,” said Knopfler in a statement. “Out of me tracking time – looking at people, places and things from my past, and out of the process of tracking as in recording tracks in the studio.”

As well as the CD, double vinyl and deluxe CD editions of the album, ‘Tracker’ will also be released as a lush box that features the record on both CD and vinyl with a bonus disc of six extra tracks, and a DVD featuring an exclusive short film directed by Henrik Hansen. Also included will be a numbered art print, six photographic prints, and sleeve notes specially penned by author Richard Ford.

‘Tracker’ tracklisting is:

‘Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes’
‘Basil’
‘River Towns’
‘Skydiver’
‘Mighty Man’
‘Broken Bones’
‘Long Cool Girl’
‘Lights of Taormina’
‘Silver Eagle’
‘Beryl’
‘Wherever I Go’ (featuring Ruth Moody)