Dire Straits The Studio Albums 1978-1991 Boxed Sets To Be Released On October 9

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All Six Of The Band’s Studio Albums Will Be Available In 6-CD, 8-LP 180-gram Vinyl, And Digital Versions From Rhino On October 9

On October 9, Rhino will release CD and LP sets of all six of Dire Straits’ studio albums. Dire Straits is a band that straddled the globe with their sophisticated guitar rock, wedded to literate story-telling lyrics. Emerging on the UK club and pub circuit in 1977, Dire Straits were led by charismatic singer-songwriter, record producer, and composer Mark Knopfler. Considered one of the most successful musicians the UK has ever produced, he is often cited as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. 

DIRE STRAITS: THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1978-1991 will be available on October 9 as a six-CD collection for $39.98. The albums will come in a deluxe clamshell box, with the CDs housed in mini-LP style cardboard wallets, and each album will include a beautiful poster with the original sleeve artwork (including lyrics and credits). The set will also be available on the same day as a newly re-cut eight-LP collection on 180-gram vinyl for $174.98. Both versions are available for pre-order now. 

Dire Straits’ sound defined the late 70s and early 80s with monster hits such as “Sultans Of Swing,” “Romeo And Juliet,” “Money For Nothing” and “Walk Of Life.” Dire Straits’ 1985 album Brothers In Arms, a global Number 1 and double Grammy® Award winner, is one of the world’s best selling albums. After releasing their final album “On Every Street” in 1991, Knopfler called time on Dire Straits in 1995 and set off on a new path as a solo artist.  

THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1978-1991 features the albums Dire Straits (1978), Communiqué (1979), Making Movies (1980), Love Over Gold (1982), Brothers In Arms (1985) and On Every Street (1991). 

CD Track Listing:

CD 1 – Dire Straits  
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” 
9.     “Lions”  

CD 2 - Communiqué  
1.     “Once Upon A Time In The West”  
2.     “News”  
3.     “Where Do You Think You’re Going?”  
4.     “Communiqué”  
5.     “Lady Writer”  
6.     “Angel Of Mercy”  
7.     “Portobello Belle”  
8.     “Single-Handed Sailor”  
9.     “Follow Me Home”  

CD 3 – Making Movies  
1.     “Tunnel Of Love”  
2.     “Romeo And Juliet”  
3.     “Skateaway”  
4.     “Expresso Love”  
5.     “Hand In Hand”  
6.     “Solid Rock”  
7.     “Les Boys”  
CD 4 – Love Over Gold  
1.     “Telegraph Road”  
2.     “Private Investigations”  
3.     “Industrial Disease”  
4.     “Love Over Gold”  
5.     “It Never Rains”  
CD 5 – Brothers In Arms  
1.     “So Far Away”  
2.     “Money For Nothing”  
3.     “Walk Of Life”  
4.     “Your Latest Trick”  
5.     “Why Worry”  
6.     “Ride Across The River”  
7.     “The Man’s Too Strong”  
8.     “One World”  
9.     “Brothers In Arms”  
CD 6 – On Every Street  
1.     “Calling Elvis”  
2.     “On Every Street”  
3.     “When It Comes To You”  
4.     “Fade To Black”  
5.     “The Bug”  
6.     “You And Your Friend”  
7.     “Heavy Fuel”  
8.     “Iron Hand”  
9.     “Ticket To Heaven”  
10. “My Parties”  
11. “Planet Of New Orleans”  
12.  “How Long”  


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