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Dire Straits

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Dire Straits have completely their own sound. The Knopfler sound. Any guitar lover who also likes well crafted soundscapes probably adores the band, and even though Dire Straits totally evolves around Mark Knopfler, it's also a tight group that needs the other members to perfect the sound. Dire Straits demands patience from the listener, but the amount of details and love for the finer things reward that patience many times. Unpatiently awaiting another album from a band that's never split up...I think.   Le Mec

"If anything, the band is a direct outgrowth of the roots-revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits are melancholy. Led by guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler, the group build their sound upon the laid-back blues-rock of J.J. Cale, but they also have jazz and country inflections, occasionally dipping into the epic song structures of progressive rock."          Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All-Music Guide

Dire Straits Discography (official albums):
Dire Straits (1978)
Communiqué (1979)
Making Movies (1980)
Love Over Gold (1982)
Alchemy - Live (1984)
Brothers In Arms (1985)
Money For Nothing (Compilation) (1989)
On Every Street (1991)
On The Night - Live (1993)
BBC Sessions - Live (1995)
Sultans Of Swing - The Very Best Of (1998)

Links to Dire Straits:
All-Music Guide (loads of information)

Related Artists:
Mark Knopfler
Notting Hillbillies
The Alan Parsons Project


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