Dire Straits - Dire Straits (CD)

Dire Straits

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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Oldies
  3. Rock 'N' Roll
Number of Discs
1
Number of Items
1
Title
Dire Straits [Remaster]
Media
CD
BarCode
093624776925
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Warner Brothers
Distributor
WEA (Distributor)
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
093624776925
Previews
Q (7/96, p.141) - 3 Stars - Good - "...swam doggedly against the tide of punk, eventually convincing audiences with its direct pop and Knopfler's thrilling guitar..."
Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Down To The Waterline
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Water Of Love
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Setting Me Up
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Six Blade Knife
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Southbound Again
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Sultans Of Swing
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] In The Gallery
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Wild West End
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Lions
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Down to the Waterline
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Water of Love
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Setting Me Up
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Six Blade Knife
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Southbound Again
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Sultans of Swing
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] In the Gallery
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Wild West End
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Lions
Genre
Pop / Rock
Country
South Africa
Notes

Dire Straits: Mark Knopfler (vocals, guitar); David Knopfler (guitar, background vocals); John Illsley (bass); Pick Withers (drums).
Recorded at Basing St. Studios, London, England in February, 1978.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Composer: Mark Knopfler.
Personnel: David Knopfler, Mark Knopfler (vocals, guitar); John Illsley (vocals); Pick Withers (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Gregg Geller.
Recording information: Basing St. Studios, London, England (02/1978); Basing Street Studios, London, England (02/1978).
Led by former music journalist/college professor Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits emerged with their melancholy self-titled debut amidst the clatter of punk and gloss of disco. With a laid-back, raspy style of singing and distinctive finger-picking style of guitar playing, Knopfler came across as a fusion of J.J. Cale, Bob Dylan, and Chet Atkins. Coming out of the pub-rock scene, this tight English quartet cracked both sides of the Atlantic with the insanely catchy "Sultans Of Swing." The group further enhanced their reputation with the ominously atmospheric opener "Down to the Waterline." Knopfler's finger-picking style gave his guitar a smooth, distinct tone that was a jazz-country hybrid ("Setting Me Up"), while utilizing fancy country plucking "Southbound Again."
Dire Straits' minimalistic interpretation of pub-rock had already crystallized by the time they released this album. Driven by Knopfler's spare, tasteful guitar lines and husky warbling, the album is a set of bluesy rockers. And while the bar-band mentality of pub-rock is at the core of Dire Straits--even the aforementioned breakthrough single offers a lament for a neglected pub-rock band--their music is already beyond the simple boogies and shuffles of their forefathers. Knopfler also shows an inclination toward Dylanesque imagery that enhances the smoky, low-key atmosphere of the album.

Date Released
1999-01-01
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Dire Straits
Producer
Muff Winwood
Artists
  1. Dire Straits
Duration
41m 34s
Engineer
Rhett Davies

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