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Alchemy was a double live album originally released in 1984 with an accompanying VHS, now released on Blu-ray for the first time and contains the following:
Main Content (90 minutes) Alchemy Live 23rd July 1983, Hammersmith Odeon, London ***Intro*** (Saturday Night At The Movies) 1. Once Upon a Time in the West 2. Expresso Love 3. Romeo & Juliet 4. Private Investigations 5. Sultans of Swing 6. Two Young Lovers 7. Tunnel of Love ***Encore*** 8. Telegraph Road 9. Solid Rock 10. Going Home - Theme from 'Local Hero' ***Credits***
Bonus Content (79 minutes) Live TV Performances * Tunnel Of Love (The Old Grey Whistle Test 29/11/1980) * Sultans of Swing (The Old Grey Whistle Test 16/05/1978)
Documentary BBC Arena: Dire Straits [58 mins] 22/12/1980
Dire was great. Thid concert was done years ago, but sound is strong, and good to hear older songs, befroe the really became stars.Published 7 months ago by David Tarrington
I was looking for the DVD for a long time and found this Blue Ray, a lot better.
I would recomend it for classic rock fans.
While I agree with the only other current review that this is a great album and the sound quality is fantastic, I was nevertheless disappointed when I first watched it. Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2010 by B. Anderson
This film catches Dire Straits at their best...a concert for the ages.
State of the art audio quality when first released on LP, the video and soundtrack for the video release... Read more
One of the best live performances ever recorded. All of their material up to 1983
is on this video. Pop it in, sit back and crank it up, you won't be disappointed. Read more
I was abhorred by this concert. It didn't sound like the Dire Straits songs on their record at all. None of the leads were anywhere close to the originals, and the vocals were not... Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2003 by Music Lover
This video is during the height of their youth and enthusiasm. Some of Mark Knopfler's vocals are uneven but his guitar work is magnificant as is the work of the other musicians. Read morePublished on Sept. 6 1999