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Making Movies [Original recording remastered, Import]

Dire Straits Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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Making Movies is Dire Straits's third album and includes several epic numbers that remain among Mark Knopfler's finest work. "Tunnel of Love, " "Romeo And Juliet" (covered by the Indigo Girls), and "Solid Rock" all work with the same distinctive galloping rhythm underneath Knopfler's country-blues staccato guitar. The addition of Springsteen's E Street Band pianist Roy Bittan hardly seems less a coincidence considering the Springsteen-esque tone of the material. --Rob O'Connor

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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 Platinum by the RIAA. (7/01)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album June 11 2006
By Kilgore
Format:Audio CD
I am a real Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler fanatic and while Dire Straits have produced some great albums I would rate this as their best. Excellent songwriting and musicianship (what a great guitarist). Knopfler is at his height as a songwriter on this one. Tunnel of Love and Romeo and Juliete have to be two of the best songs he has written but every song on here is fantastic. Even Les Boys which at first I felt was a bit of a throwaway piece has really grown on me. From a died in the wool Dire Straits fan, if you like like DS and don't have this album don't hesitate, get it now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD Behind On Every Street April 22 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is definately the best by On Every Street. My favorites off
this are Tunnel of Love, Skateaway, Expresso Love, & Solid Rock.
Others I like are Romeo and Juliet. Les Boys is their worst song
they ever made. If you have a plan, or if you are a straits fan,
go ahead, buy this cd and save money for On Every Street.
Albums to Buy in addition to this one.
ON EVERY STREET
ON THE NIGHT
LOVE OVER GOLD
SULTANS OF SWING
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Dire Straits Album Jan. 5 2004
By Kilgore
Format:Audio CD
I am a real Dire Straits/Mark Knopler fanatic and while Dire Straits have produced some great albums I would rate this as their best. Excellent songwriting and musicianship (what a great guitarist). Knopfler is at his height as a songwriter on this one. Tunnel of Love and Romeo and Juliete have to be two of the best songs he has written but every song on here is fantastic. Even Les Boys which at first I felt was a bit of a throwaway piece has really grown on me. From a died in the wool Dire Straits fan, if you like like DS and don't have this album don't hesitate, get it now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dire Straits' Best Album Oct. 12 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
MAKING MOVIES is the best album that Dire Straits ever made. Here they take their roots in Dylan, Springsteen, J.J. Cale, the Allman Brothers Band, and the Band, and blend them into their own unique style of jamming pub-rock. There are several significant epics here, including "Tunnel Of Love", as well as some hot rockers like "Solid Rock." I had the cassette, and now I'm going for the CD, which should tell you how important this album was to rock music. If one Dire Straits album is all you have space for, let it be this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dire Straits' Best Disk July 10 2003
Format:Audio CD
Dire Straits certainly has/had a number of good and great songs ("Brothers In Arms", "Telegraph Road", etc), but as an overall album (yes, I originally owned this on vinyl), this is by far the their best.
There are no bad songs and certainly no US radio hits ("Skateaway" being the closest) included. There are only 7 songs - so already, most exceed the standard 3:30 single. There is no reason to list the good songs, b/c it's all seven. Mark Knopfler is a master songwriter and guitarist. Jimmy Iovine's production is wonderful - and possibly his best ever.
I did convert my album to CD, but this was before the 'original recording remaster' version. I cannot speak to the quality of that version. The original CD version is ok, but I'm guessing the newer has a better quality transfer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not All Throwback is Throwaway May 16 2003
Format:Audio CD
I would be one of the last to endorse throwback music based on pure nostalgia, but I find myself reaching for this CD when I least expect to and find I am unexpectedly surprised.
The strength of this work is really based on two songs..."Romeo and Juliet," and "Skateaway." Neither of which were bonafide top 40 hits to my knowledge. I have listened to "Romeo and Juliet" for my fourth time tonight and it is a song that is not to be tired of. "and all I do is miss your and the way we used to be / all I do is keep the beat and bad company / all I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme / Julie I'd do the stars with you any time." The song strikes the right balance of mood...blues, country, jazz, and poetry. It's an all-time wonderful tune, to be sure.
And then there is the fun of "Skateaway." Skateaway was the closest to a hit catching MTV early day play time. The song is less mood-inducing than "Romeo and Juliet," and more poppy, but not in a bad way. It rolls along with the fun lyrics, "she tortures taxi drivers just for fun / she like to read their lips / says toro toro taxi see ya tomorrow my son / I swear she let a big truck grease her hips."
This was before the overplayed Dire Straits days of "Money for Nothing," and the only Dire Straits CD that holds my interest. Mark Knopfler's guitar playing is impressive and catchy and holds a candle up to its influence...Nashville Blues. He has played with the likes of Chet Atkins. Not bad for a Brit when Brits usually pay homage to blues and not Nashville. The rest of the album is pretty solid with "Expresso Love," and "Hand in Hand," being standouts on their own rights.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece Feb. 7 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is not only my favorite Dire Straits recording, it is one of my favorite rock CD's of all time. Never has Mark Knopfler's guitar work been more passionate. Never have his lyrics been more poetic. Never have his vocals been more emotive. "Tunnel of Love" has an unforgettable melody, dreamlike lyrics, and a haunting guitar that add up to one of the greatest songs ever. "Romeo and Juliet" tells a heartbreaking story, told perfectly thanks to Knopfler's dead-on vocals. Not a weak song to be found in this masterpiece.
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