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Making Movies [Original recording remastered, Import]

Dire Straits Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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5. Hand in Hand
6. Solid Rock
7. Les Boys

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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)


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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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 Romance Gets The Reality Treatment! June 22 2002
Format:Audio CD
Making Movies is the only Dire Straits album that truly delivers on the band's potential to be one of rock's greatest. No endless guitar noodling, no aimless, endless instrumental passages - just some of the pithist lyrics ever written about romance, set to music that could hail a pharoah!
Although "Tunnel Of Love" and "Romeo & Juliet" are usually acknowledged to be the album's standout tracks, my personal favorites are "Skateaway" and "Solid Rock." These songs celebrate the simplicity and tactical wisdom of keeping one's emotions at a fair distance from everyone else - and yourself.
Roy Bittan's keyboards allow Mark Knopler to focus and condense the song structures here - much as he would do on Bob Seger's 1982 release, The Distance."Solid Rock" is the best Chuck Berry song I've ever heard that wasn't written by Chuck himself! The risk-taking protagonist of "Skateaway" is a direction tha would be more sucessfully addressed on Love Over Gold in 1982, but the guitar riff's breakneck pace draws us into the scene anyway. Even the semingly camp "Les Boys" reminds us that there all KINDS of risks to be taken in life.
This is one of the 10 best albums of the 1980's, and should be heard by anyone who has a love for literate, insightful words married to breakneck barrom music!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The essential fourth chapter of Dire Straits May 6 2002
Format:Audio CD
Two years later the legendary "Making Movies" and after touring the world for 24 months , Dire Straits come back to studio, where they did record stuff to release one double album that became one, since that Mark Knopfler was (for the first time) the only producer for a DS work. Five songs for a total time of 42 minutes show that Dire Straits want to put an end to the entertaining rock'n roll of Making Movies. The first single was the misleading "Private Investigations", where the Mark's acoustic guitar and soundtrack's atmosphere flow into each other nearly to display that Dire Straits' music can still demonstrate here are many aspects you can grasp.
"Telegraph Road"'s 14 minutes represent the new imagine that the band wants to catch, the alternation between the rests and musical breaks, less singing, songs get swell, a dimension remanding to the 70's format of the song. "Industrial Disease" (the more rhythmic episode of the album) where you hear half tones and underground melodies and the entire band goes on with the talk they interruptedwith "Skateaway". The title-track is a song based on the Mark's acoustic guitar brillianthims and the rest of the group gives the decorative support to the leader the final introspective and velvety solemn gait of "It Never Rains" closes this album, and I (as you and a great deal of rock connoisseurs) cannot help labeling it a masterpiece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Unmistakable Trade(Mark) of Dire Straits ) May 3 2002
Format:Audio CD
After 12 months spent touring between U.S.A. and Europe, - and David Knopfler's departure -(who recorded a "Solid Rock" version published on "Ridin' High" soundtrack), the remaining of Dire Straits gave birth to their 3rd records.
Seven astonishing songs who revealed the true capacities of the group; not more J.J. Cale blues, a faded postcard forgotten on a Caribbean Island, neither dylanian musical inflexions, a keepsake that can't be able to represent the ambitions o f Mark&co., but the will of becoming a mainstream rock'n roll band was admired by everyone. The imaginativeness Mark Knopfler's creativity moves through the liquid and sparkling style of his guitar, making us discovering he doesn't rest on his own laurels. Songs like "Tunnel of love" (a greatest 80's lovestory), "Expresso love" (electric rock that blends love with coffee!), and "Solid Rock" (a pressing rock who tell you what rock'n roll in the 80's was), are the jewels that follow the high road led in the first two albums. The love ballads "Romeo and Juliet" and "Hand in Hand" let grow up the level of gratification for this album and clearing up that Mark is (and going to be) one of the greatest songwriters of all the times (sorry mr. Lennon/Mc Cartney, Jagger/ Richards,etc....) that knows the magical key to make a charming and fascinating songs.
The thrilling "Skateway": where the music becomes epic and the Knopfler's style rise to incredible expressive levels.
A great deal of people glimpse a compromise between business reasons and condescendence for the lovestory, but what i see is an excellent final result, with a portentous biz impact.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Other Songs Aren't That Good in My Opinion
I Bought CD only For The Song Romeo And Juliet. The Other Songs Aren't That Good in My Opinion.
Published 2 months ago by G. Lynas
5.0 out of 5 stars cd
very good cd and lot of good songs on it
Published 3 months ago by Claude Couillard
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album
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. Read more
Published on June 11 2006 by Kilgore
5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD Behind On Every Street
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. Read more
Published on April 22 2005 by "novemberrain267"
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Dire Straits Album
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. Read more
Published on Jan. 5 2004 by Kilgore
5.0 out of 5 stars Dire Straits' Best Album
MAKING MOVIES is the best album that Dire Straits ever made. Here they take their roots in Dylan, Springsteen, J.J. Read more
Published on Oct. 12 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Dire Straits' Best Disk
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... Read more
Published on July 10 2003 by R. M. Ettinger
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece
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. Read more
Published on Feb. 7 2003 by Brad Shorr
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cd
This competes with love over gold as my favorite dire straits cd. It's starts out with The tunnel of love (perhaps the best song on the cd), then romeo and juliet, Skateaway ( got... Read more
Published on Dec 25 2002 by Kurt A. Ragsdale
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good cd
This is a really good cd from dire staits, but not the best one. The best songs on it are Tunnel of Love, Skateaway(got a lot of airplay back 20 some years ago), and track 6. Read more
Published on Nov. 9 2002
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