Dire Straits Original recording remastered, Import
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The best-selling albums from the greaatest artists on Warner Bros. have never sounded better than on their new Warner Remasters editions. State-of-the-art digitally remastered, each album sounds dramatically superior to its original CD release. In addition, the packaging returns each album to its original artwork and graphics. Certified at 2 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)
A Londres, en pleine explosion punk, Dire Straits sait faire entendre sa différence en remettant au goût du jour la notion de guitar hero. Le premier album du quatuor, sorti en 1978, doit en effet beaucoup de son charme au finger-picking électrique virtuose de Mark Knopfler, qui dit avoir adopté ce style par pure paresse, un jour où il avait égaré son médiator. Quoi qu'il en soit, la limpidité du son de Stratocaster du bonhomme, alliée à sa voix bourrue (l'école Dylan) et à une rythmique discrète, mais toujours swinguante, font des miracles. Manifestement fan du country-blues décontracté de J.J. Cale, l'aîné des Knopfler se révèle également un habile songwriter, qu'il célèbre une obscure mais méritante formation de jazz (l'irrésistible "Sultans Of Swing"), dissèque les relations amoureuses ("Six Blade Knife") ou brocarde les milieux artistiques ("In The Gallery"). Une sacrée carte de visite pour un groupe qu'on imaginait plus à l'époque remplir les pubs que les stades ! --Glenn Dale --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
"Down to the Waterline" is vintage Knopfler, "Water of Love" and "Six Blade Knife" are pure, solid grooves, accented by excellent drum work by Pick Withers. "Setting Me Up" is irresistible. Avoid the overrated "Best Of" albums by Dire Straits. THIS album is their "Best Of."
The key to the success is the ultimate perfection in everything, displayed in this record. Mark wrote perfect songs, the band made perfect arrangements, and they also played perfect! I won't be telling a secret, claiming that Mark Knopfler is perhaps one of ten greatest guitar-players of all time. Just listen to his calm riffing, emotional licks or solos that touch your soul, and you'll see what I mean. His playing style is instantly recognizable. This record generally sounds calm, melodic, sad, and introscope. It provides just the right amount of variety, with a faster "Setting Me Up" with a strong rock-n-roll feel, calm "Six Blade Knife", "Wild West End" and "Lions", a harder "In The Gallery", and bluesy melodic greatness of "Down to the Waterline" and "Sultans of Swing".
The album is created with perfect taste and plenty of soul to it. It comes highly recommended, and perhaps this is where your Dire Straits collection should start.
Most recent customer reviews
One of my all time favourite albums. It 's the first pick for get - togethers and when on a road trip. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Derek Simpson
This is a desert album cd. The guitar picking is incredible and so smooth. It's a cd that you can play from start to finish. It's by far their best as far as I am concerned. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gordon
I paid $5 for this CD, so when you consider that it's a seminal album and remastered to boot, there is no downside!Published on Feb. 3 2013 by 2BHonest