Dire Straits has gone through many stages as a band. This video is a fabulous example of the bands sound, quality, professionalism, and grace shown at the Hammerstein Odeon in 1983. This is set in the period after their smashing debut album, and just before the 20 million selling Brothers in Arms. These are the two albums that most fans are familiar with. I, for one am a huge Dire Straits fan, and have listened to the band for 13 years now. The concert concentrates on Knopfler's incredible guitar work which shows on such compositions as "Once Upon a Time in the West" and "Wild Theme--Local Hero." The music is strong and solid, always taking you in and immersing you in a visual display of rock at its absolute best. Vintage country music is also an obvious influcence to Dire Straits' sound, and is shown in Two Young Lovers, the only song they play off of the now discontinued EP, Extendance E Play. I strongly advise you to purchase the video and soundtrack to this live experience. The quality of this band is unsurpassed by most any band before or since.