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Dire Straits - Studio Albums 1978-1991 6CD Box Set

Rhino Records

  • $ 4498

Dire Straits Studio Albums 1978-1991 6CD Box Set

Formed in 1977, British rockers Dire Straits - led by Mark Knopfler's lush guitar work and laconic vocals - were one of the finest groups of the late 20th century. Knopfler and his band were full of rock 'n' roll romance and couldn't help but become superstars and mainstays of MTV with elegant and understated songs like "Sultans of Swing," "Romeo & Juliet," "Skateaway," "Money For Nothing," "So Far Away," "Walk of Life," and "Brothers in Arms."

Part of the reason for the band's uniqueness owes to its clean, vibrant sound. Just as Knopfler's narratives reflect poetic and surrealist texts, the group's arrangements - an intoxicating combination of easygoing shuffles, bluesy boogies, and pop-honed ballads - mirror the old-fashioned soulfulness and spaciousness inherent in the classic recordings of the late 50s and early 60s. It's no wonder why Dire Straits has long been a favorite of audiophiles the world over. When it comes to sonic purity, transparent soundstages, and rich tonalities, few, if any bands sound better.

The Complete Studio Albums 1978-1991 brings together all six of Dire Straits' distinguished studio albums, starting off with the band's breakout debut Dire Straits (1978) through to Communique (1979), Making Movies (1980), Love Over Gold (1982) and commercial apex Brothers In Arms (1985), and closing out with On Every Street (1991) which was the band's last before they disbanded and Knopfler departed for a successful solo career. All six albums have been re-mastered, with all original artwork restored and the collection comes packaged in a handsome box set slipcase.


• 6CD Box Set
• All 6 of Dire Straits' studio albums
• All albums have been re-mastered, with all original artwork restored
• Packaged in a handsome box set slipcase

Dire Straits Studio Albums 1978-1991 Track Listing:

CD1 - Dire Straits

1. Down To The Waterline
2. Water Of Love
3. Setting Me Up
4. Six Blade Knife
5. Southbound Again
6. Sultans Of Swing
7. In The Gallery
8. Wild West End
9. Lions

CD2 - Communique

1. Once Upon A Time In The West
2. News
3. Where Do You Think You're Going
4. Communique
5. Lady Writer
6. Angel Of Mercy
7. Portobello Belle
8. Single Handed Sailor
9. Follow Me Home

CD3 - Making Movies

1. Tunnel Of Love (Intro: The Carousel Waltz)
2. Romeo And Juliet
3. Skateaway
4. Expresso Love
5. Hand In Hand
6. Solid Rock
7. Les Boys

CD4 - Love Over Gold

1. Telegraph Road
2. Private Investigations (album version)
3. Industrial Disease
4. Love Over Gold
5. It Never Rains

CD5 - Brothers In Arms

1. So Far Away (full version)
2. Money For Nothing (album version)
3. Walk Of Life
4. Your Latest Trick
5. Why Worry (update)
6. Ride Across The River
7. The Man's Too Strong
8. One World
9. Brothers In Arms (album version)

CD6 - On Every Street

1. Calling Elvis (album version)
2. On Every Street (album version)
3. When It Comes To You
4. Fade To Black
5. The Bug
6. You And Your Friend
7. Heavy Fuel
8. Iron Hand
9. Ticket To Heaven
10. My Parties
11. Planet Of New Orleans
12. How Long

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