Warner Bros. Records is set to release new music from Mark Knopfler, one of the world's most successful singer songwriters. Kill To Get Crimson is due September 18.

Kill To Get Crimson was made with a select group of musicians including long-time collaborators keyboard player, Guy Fletcher and engineer/co-producer Chuck Ainlay. This is Knopfler's fifth solo, non-soundtrack release, following 2004's Shangri-La, and arrives on the heels of Knopfler's delightful collaboration with Emmylou Harris, All The Roadrunning. That record was GRAMMY® nominated and also led to a series of sell out dates across the world.

Recorded in his own, purpose-built studio, British Grove in West London, Kill To Get Crimson contains selected traditional instrumentation as well as the more usual guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. Featured players include accordionist Ian Lowthian, with whom Knopfler played on the soundtrack to the 2002 movie A Shot At Glory, and fiddle player John McCusker, perhaps best known for his work with Kate Rusby.

A multiple GRAMMY® award winner as the lead singer/songwriter for Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler combined his wry lyrics with his guitar prowess to create such major hits as Money For Nothing, Sultans Of Swing, Romeo and Juliet and Walk of Life. He has produced records for Bob Dylan and Randy Newman as well as scoring several films including Local Hero and The Princess Bride.

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