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Making Movies 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: B00004Y6NX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

1. Tunnel Of Love
2. Romeo & Juliet
3. Skateaway
4. Expresso Love
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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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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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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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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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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