Mark Knopfler’s Guitar Heroes Share Animated Video For ‘Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)’

Mark Knopfler‘s Guitar Heroes recently released the official video for “Going Home (Theme From Local Hero).”

The star-studded re-recording of Knopfler’s 1983 solo single was released in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.

For the nearly 10-minute new take of the Local Hero theme song, Knopfler joined forces with numerous rock icons, including Queen‘s Brian May, Bruce Springsteen, Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

Guitar Heroes’ take on “Going Home” also contains the last ever recording by the late Jeff Beck.

The new version also features The BeatlesRingo Starr on drums, Sting on bass and The Who frontman (and Teenage Cancer Trust patron) Roger Daltrey on harmonica.

The visuals, animated by the Electric Theatre Collective, display the names of each musician as their respective contributions play out. The video also features several music-themed graphics.

The track was recorded at British Grove Studios in West London and produced by Knopfler’s longtime collaborator Guy Fletcher.

As for Jeff Beck’s contribution, Fletcher described it as “absolutely meant to be. And what he did with it, it just brings you to tears.”

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