Mark Knopfler will release his next solo album, "Kill To Get Crimson," Sept. 17 internationally and a day later in North America. The 12-track set began to take shape last year and was put to tape in

Mark Knopfler will release his next solo album, "Kill To Get Crimson," Sept. 17 internationally and a day later in North America via Warner Bros. The 12-track set began to take shape last year and was put to tape in early 2007.

"Kill To Get Crimson" is the follow-up to 2004's "Shangri-La," which debuted at No. 66 on The Billboard 200. Last year, Knopfler teamed with Emmylou Harris for the collaborative album "All the Road Running," which spawned a tour and subsequent live effort.

According to his Web site, Knopfler may play a few live shows around the release of the new effort.

In related news, the artist recently re-recorded Dire Straits' "Brothers in Arms" for release as a charity download. Proceeds will benefit the South Atlantic Medal Association, which represents veterans of the 1980s Falkland Islands war.

Here is the track list for Kill To Get Crimson:

"True Love Will Never Fade"
"The Scaffolder's Wife"
"The Fizzy and the Still"
"Heart Full of Holes"
"We Can Get Wild"
"Secondary Waltz"
"Punish the Monkey"
"Let It All Go"
"Behind With the Rent"
"The Fish and the Bird"
"Madame Geneva's"
"In the Sky"