Dire Straits Dire Straits 180g LP
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the April 2011 Issue of Stereophile!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analogue Tapes!
Pressed at Pallas in Germany on 180 Gram Audiophile Quality Vinyl!
Mark Knopfler's spare, tasteful guitar lines and distinctive vocals mark their self-titled debut album of bluesy tunes that even on first listen, sound as if you've just wandered into a local pub to hear a great rock band over a beer. Thanks to the Top Ten hit "Sultans of Swing," Dire Straits was a major success in both Britain and America, with the single and album climbing into the Top Ten on both sides of the Atlantic.
Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock. Led by guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler, the group built their sound upon the laid-back blues-rock of J.J. Cale, but they also had jazz and country inflections, occasionally dipping into the epic song structures of progressive rock.
Dire Straits' Love Over Gold (WEALP47772),
Brothers In Arms (WEALP49377),
Making Movies (WEALP47771) also available as High-Quality remasters by Warner Bros!
• 180 Gram Audiophile Quality Vinyl
• Plated and Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analogue Tapes
• Because Sound Matters!
Mark Knopfler, vocals, lead & rhythm guitars
David Knopfler, rhythm guitar
John Illsley, bass
Pick Withers, drums
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