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Dire Straits Original recording remastered, Import


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  • Audio CD (Sept. 19 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B00004Y6NW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

1. Down To The Waterline
2. Water Of Love
3. Settin' Me Up
4. Six Blade Knife
5. Southbound Again
6. Sultans Of Swing
7. In The Gallery
8. Wild West End
9. Lions


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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Themis-Athena on Feb. 21 2003
Format: Audio CD
Electric guitar music touches a membrane deep inside me that seems to exist for the purpose of resonating this sound alone (the only thing that touches it even more strongly is if the guitar chords are paired with a truly unusual voice). I'm sure every lover of great guitar music knows what I am talking about. Ever since I discovered that membrane years ago, I have been on the look for that special sound; be it straightforward rock, blues or folk music. However, growing up in a time when the radio airwaves were flooded with either disco or punk, depending on what station you were listening to, it wasn't always easy to find. Then one day I heard "Sultans of Swing," and my membrane resonated - all the more because this was not only a great guitarist playing but also one of the most unique voices I'd heard in a while, and the musical style seemed to defy classification, too ... it was somewhere between rock and blues, but I wasn't sure what exactly to call it.
However you define their sound, though, listening to Dire Straits' self-titled debut album almost 25 years after its publication, it is still amazing how rounded and accomplished their style was even then.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bricktop TOP 500 REVIEWER on Aug. 6 2013
Format: Audio CD
This review is specifically for ASIN:B003OTLVAW - the Japanese SHM-SACD release of Dire Straits debut.

I only have two complaints about this release.
1) The price
2) No multi-channel mix

That's it. What else could you complain about? I have never heard S/T sound so good, from the opening track right through, this SHM-SACD delivers. Brilliantly open and natural highs particularly in the cymbals and hi-hat, defined and precise lows, Mark's guitar sounds simply incredible and the vocals are more cohesive than the SACD of Brothers In Arms, perhaps because the source material is on a better medium?

I wish North America had these releases domestically, because everyone deserves the chance to hear how good this SACD is but at $55+ it will not help high resolution adoption at all.

If you are on the fence about the SHM-SACD's because you're not sure about the cost and the fidelity, this isn't a bad option to take a chance on. These aren't priced in a range where I could order a few a month, but I definitely don't regret having this one in my collection.
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I paid $5 for this CD, so when you consider that it's a seminal album and remastered to boot, there is no downside!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alpina Roadster-S on Nov. 30 2011
Format: Audio CD
I'll only take a minute to comment on the recording quality of this particular remaster, since the album itself has often been commented on. Having somewhat of an esoteric high end audio system, I can attest to the quality of this CD. Had been putting off buying the Japan import on SACD, since I thought the price was out of reason.

I'm very glad to have gone with this one after all, exceptional quality remaster, deep sounstage, almost analogue sounding guitar and percussions, proper focus and presence of voices and all instruments. I highly recommend this version for anyone looking to get a fine example, at a down to earth price. My CD collection comprises 500+ SACD's, so I know just how much of a superior medium it is over the CD layer. But this regular CD remaster truly is worthy of top shelf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terry J. Hinkley on Jan. 17 2009
Format: Audio CD
Have you ever been asked "If you were ever banished to a desert island (With electricity of course)and could only take one cd or dvd etc with you. What would it be?" This album would be mine. I could never get bored of these songs. They are all unique and so very different from one another. Knopfler's guitar (Quoting from his own lyrics) cries and sings so wonderfully and he goes from rock riffs to country swing to pickin' and grinnin' so easily. You cannot keep still. Some part of your body is either tapping or swaying. His best work right from the get go. Mark Knopfler IS DIRE STRAITS no matter who is backing him up. He is the Genius behind every song. This album is the best of DS but the later works are fabulous too. He really set himself above the bar right from the start.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kilgore on Jan. 5 2004
Format: Audio CD
I first heard Sultans of Swing when it first came out on my car radio and couldn't figure out for the longest time who it was, darn DJ never said when it was over. I tracked it down and immediately bought the album and I have been a Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler fanatic since. One of my all-time favourite guitarists, he can play a mile a minute or slow and sweet. I have pretty well every album Knopler has produced with DS or solo and I have to say this is one of my absolute favorites, definitley rate it ahead of Brothers in Arms (the one that set them off on commercial success). Sultan's of Swing is the hit from the album but every song is good (Down to the Waterline is my personal favorite).
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