Dire Straits

Dire Straits Dire Straits (1977-1995) was a British rock band as far known member singer-guitarist-songwriter Mark Knopfler. The band is known for, among other songs like Sultans of Swing, Private Investigations, Brothers in Arms and Money for Nothing.

The band immediately had great success with his debut album and the single Dire Straits Sultans of Swing. Brothers in Arms was published in 1985, one of the first records fully digitally recorded. The album is 269 weeks in the Dutch Album Top 100 for the longest album ever recorded, though these are not consecutive weeks.

Eric Clapton has admitted an inferiority complex because of Knopfler's majestic guitar stylings.

Dire Straits: will there ever be a better band?
"Dire Straits is the only band that plays like an organic whole" -- Bob Dylan.

    Dire Straits (1978)
    Communiqué (1979)
    Making Movies (1980)
    Love over Gold (1982)
    Alchemy (1984, live)
    Brothers in Arms (1985)
    Money for Nothing (1988, compilation)
    On Every Street (1991)
    On the Night (1993, live)
    Live at the BBC (1995, live)
    Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits (1998, compilation)
    Private Investigations (2005, compilation)
Dire Straits Love Over Gold

DIRE STRAITS - Love Over Gold

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originally released in 1982 - 2010 EU vinyl LP pressiong on 180 gram virgin vinyl WEA has done it again 180 Gram Audiophile Quality Vinyl Plated and Pressed at PallasGermany Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analogue Tapes Dire Straits Lo...

Dire Straits On Every Street

DIRE STRAITS - On Every Street

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2014 EU reissue on 180g 2xLP+download=1991's On Every Street is the 6thDire Straits album and follow-up to their chart-topping 1985 masterpiece Brothers in Arms. including "Calling Elvis," "Heavy Fuel," "On Every Street" and "The Bug."

Dire Straits Brothers in Arms

DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms

2x LP 180 gr.33rpm +download
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(Originally released in 1985)2014 EU reissue on 180g 2xLP+download- A mid 80s chart behemoth of a record, the album features the singles ‘So Far Away’, the aforementioned ‘Money For Nothing’, ‘Walk of Life’, ‘Your Latest Trick’ and the melancholic ti...

Dire Straits Love Over Gold

DIRE STRAITS - Love Over Gold

1x LP 180 gr.33rpm HQ vinyl + Download
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2014 EU reissue on 180g LP -With a new rhythm guitarist in the fold, Dire Straits expands its sound as well as continues its glorious string of studio successes on 1982's Love Over Gold. Per usual, it's Mark Knopfler's crisp guitar playing and war...

Dire Straits Private Investigations = Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler

DIRE STRAITS - Private Investigations = Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler

2x LP 180g 33rpm=gatefold
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2005 German issue on 2LP= featuring a 14track collection of the biggest & best hits from one of the biggest British bands compiling hits from the classics Communique Making Movies Love Over Gold as well Brothers In Arms, and All The Road Running with Emm

Dire Straits Dire Straits

DIRE STRAITS - Dire Straits

1x LP 180 gr. Plated and pressed at Pallas-Germany mastered by Bernie Grundman from analogue tapes
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2009 US exclusive pressed on 180g LP at Plated and Pressed at PallasGermanymastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analogue masters=A five-star pressing of Dire Straits’ self-titled debut arrived in the midst of punk’s reign but couldn’t have b...

Dire Straits Communique

DIRE STRAITS - Communique

1x LP 180 gr.33rpm+download
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2014 EU reissue on 180g LP+downlaod - On their 1979 sophomore release Communique, Dire Straits continue to refine their pub-rock aesthetic with an unpretentious set of melancholy rock tunes. Mark Knopfler's penchant for cynical characters is further...

Dire Straits Making Movies

DIRE STRAITS - Making Movies

1x LP 180g 33rpm+download
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2014 EU reissue on 180g LP+LP =Dire Straits' 3rd release, 1980's Making Movies, features several epic cuts that stand among Mark Knopfler's finest work. "Tunnel of Love," "Romeo and Juliet" and "Solid Rock" all feature the same distinctive j...