Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
1 x LP
+ bonus download
(1980) 2014 EU reissue on 180g LP+LP =Dire Straits' 3rd release, Making Movies, features among Mark Knopfler's finest work. "Tunnel of Love," "Romeo and Juliet" and "Solid Rock" all feature the same distinctive
Release date: 15-05-2014(Originally released in 1980)
2014 EU reissue on 180g LP+LP =Dire Straits' 3rd release, 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 jazz-based rhythm underneath Knopfler's fine country-blues staccato guitar flourishes. The addition of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band pianist Roy Bittan also greatly benefits the overall tone here.
In addition, the exit of rhythm guitarist David Knopfler creates more space for Mark to roam, and he responds with improves songwriting and country-rock themes that correspond to his detailed storytelling. The band also receives solid production that reinforces the relaxed vibes.
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.
A1 Tunnel Of Love
A2 Romeo And Julie
B1 Expresso Love
B2 Hand In Hand
B3 Solid Rock
B4 Les Boys
Bonus(cd,single,download): bonus download
Originally released: 1980
This release: 2014