Manufactured and distributed by PolyGram Group Canada Inc. Aside from their consumate skills as performers, it was their complete disregard for all the fashioable nonsenses of the moment that rescued Dire Straits from the fate which swiftly overtook most of their punky contemporaries. Alchemy Live, 1984 Containing all the power and the magic of the Dire Straits concerts, this legendary double album was recorded live in the Hammersmith Odeon London. Unlike the rest of the class of '77 they made huge inroads in America, Europe and Australasia. Dire Straits 1983, Vertigo, 800 051-2, W. On Every Street, the only Dire Straits album of the 1990's had a rootsier feel than anything they recorded in the 1980's, flagging Knopfler's oft articulated desire to leave the rocks star fol-di-rol behind. They are often funny too.
The concert contains only seven songs, including What's the Matter Baby? The next album Brothers In Arms was full of quiet moments and sparse arrangements, made a lot of upbeat, cheerful noise. As for the way they looked, well, they clearly hadn't acquired their stage clobber down the King's Road. Thanks to Knopfler's strong melodic instints and structural ingenuity as a tunesmith Dire Straits have always functioned principally as a vehicle for songs rather than, as is the way with lots of bands, an excuse to rock out. Brothers In Arms 1990+, Vertigo, 824 499-2, Germany 1985. Their first album, Dire Straits, cost next to nothing to record, received minimal promotion and still, within a year of its release in 1978, became a massive hit. For fans that have missed one of the best-loved groups of the eighties, The Straits offer a fantastic musical experience! The band are currently on hold. Their sound changed noticeably across the 6 studio albums.
There was a hint of Bob Dylan in there, a bit of Celtic folk and a few nods to Chet Atkins. Communiqué 1992, Vertigo, 800 052-2, Canada 1979. Dire Straits Live 1984, Warner Bos. Archived from on 25 June 2014. Money For Nothing 1996, Vertigo, 836 419-2, France 1998.
At the other end of Knopfler's spectrum as a lyricist there are songs like 'So Far Away' which express the painof separation with a touching directness and lack of artifice. I will reply and fix as soon as possible. There are plently more like it. This work is a turn toward a more elaborated sound. Money for Nothing Compilation, 1988 Celebrating the first ten years of the band, this compilation was released, including two new tracks Portobello Belle live and a Where Do You Think You're Going pre-recording. It includes songs from the first album. You And Your Friend 1992, Vertigo, 864 613-2, Germany 1993.
Listening to this compilation all through you're struck by the fact that the lyrics to these songs never engage ina rhyming for its own sake. Money For Nothing 1989, Vertigo, 872 611-2, W. Money For Nothing 1988, Vertigo, 836 419-2, France 1988. Of all the new bands on the London pub and club circuit in 1977, Dire Straits seemed uniquely ill equipped to survive. .
Brothers In Arms 1985, Vertigo, 824 499-2, W. Dire Straits' legacy is alive and well thanks to the musicians who made history with the band. Dire Straits 1996, Vertigo, 800 051-2, Germany 1978. Cale, but they also had jazz and country inflections, occasionally dipping into the epic song structures of progressive rock. It was influenced by the collaborations of Mark with and , one year before.
Dire Straits 1978 Working as a teacher in the Loughton College of London, and, also, writing some rock articles in the Yorkshire Evening Post, a young amateur guitarist, named Mark Knopfler, decides to put together 120 pounds and record a demo tape with a group of friends. Encores 1993, Vertigo, 862 209-2, Germany 1994. Dire Straits 1996, Vertigo, 800 051-2, Canada 1978. On Every Street 1991, Vertigo, 510 160-2, France 1991. The Kent Report chart was licensed by between mid-1983 and 19 June 1988. On Every Street 2000, Warner Bros.
If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy. Communiqué 1983, Vertigo, 800 052-2, W. Making Movies 1989, Warner Bros. In Dire Straits' world, you never quite know whether you've been suckered, or suddenly been dealt a winning hand. On The Night 1996, Vertigo, 514 766-2, France 1995. The Straits features members of the origi. Brothers In Arms 1985, Warner Bros.