“What he did with it, it just brings you to tears”: Jeff Beck’s last-ever recording has been released – as Mark Knopfler’s sensational star-studded charity single finally arrives

Joe Bonamassa, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck and Susan Tedeschi
(Image credit: Scott Dudelson / Xavi Torrent/WireImage / Lionel FLUSIN/Gamma-Rapho / Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Mark Knopfler’s hotly anticipated Guitar Heroes charity single – a nine-minute extended cut of his iconic instrumental Going Home (Theme From Local Hero) – has finally arrived.

First announced in early February, the track sees the Dire Straits legend share the six-string spotlight with a borderline absurd number of his guitar-playing peers (more than 50), all of whom have come together to record in support of Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.