The official American release date for Bap Kennedy's new album The Sailor’s Revenge is 5th June 2012. The Sailor’s Revenge is the outcome of a creative collaboration between Bap & Mark Knopfler. All songs on the album have been written by Bap. The album was recorded at Mark’s studio, with Mark playing guitar on 6 of the 11 tracks and also singing some backing vocals. It is rare for Mark to produce for another artist, but he has been closely involved with The Sailor’s Revenge from start to finish. Between Bap and Mark they carefully selected, from a large batch of new Bap songs, a collection that fitted the theme of the album.
The Sailor’s Revenge is being released by Proper America and features various members of Mark’s band as well as top drawer session musicians such as Jerry Douglas and Ian Thomas.