On Every Street Import, Original recording remastered
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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.
On Every Street is an amazing album, if only for its apparent refusal to exploit the success of its predecessor. Sure, radio programmers could hear echoes of "Money for Nothing" in "Heavy Fuel," or traces of "Walk of Life" in "The Bug," but Mark Knopfler wouldn't have waited six years to follow up the band's megaplatinum Brothers in Arms if that was all he had in mind. Instead, he took time out to play with the Notting Hillbillies and Chet Atkins (while most British guitar heroes idolize American blues, Knopfler obviously has a thing for Nashville). On Every Street finds those influences complementing the late-night melancholy that's always been Dire Straits' specialty. Instead of Sting singing "I Want My MTV," fans got Hillbillies pedal steel player Paul Franklin adding to the high-lonesome sound of the quite infectious title track and the epic "Planet of New Orleans," along with meditations on the mistreatment of striking miners in the cinematic "Iron Fist," and some of Knopfler's most haunting guitar work throughout. The result can be seen as a dignified--and, at times, even inspiring--farewell album. --Bill Forman
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Mark demonstrates solid growth as a songwriter and arranger. And his virtuoso guitar playing needs no introduction. He never shows off his guitar skills, instead inserting very tasteful and moody licks and solos here and there. This album presents very diverse material. From excellent blues tracks "Fade to Black" and "Planet of New Orleans", to calmness of "On Every Street" and "Iron Hand", to rocking "Calling Elvis" and almost hard-rocker "Heavy Fuel", to classic rock-n-roll "The Bug", Dire Straits deliver it all. They also added plenty of new instruments to the songs, like a full brass section in "My Parties", a sax in a couple of tracks, some orchestration, and something that sounds to me like a war horn on "Iron Hand". The pub-rock roots are almost gone, and instead there's a flavour of country-music over this record.Read more ›
Taking into account the sound of previous DS albums and the way Knopfler continues to branch out on his own, it's easy to see how OES falls in the middle. It may even be easy to see why Mark disbanded Dire Straits after this tour - he was dipping into more musical ideas & styles than ever and the band name had become too limiting. Regardless: this is just as deserving and finely crafted an album as Brothers in Arms and Making Movies, and it's got the most variety & atmosphere of any Straits record. Those who like the hit singles and only want to hear more should go for the Sultans of Swing compilation instead. To those who like the late-night sultry feel of the band at their best, this is an overlooked treasure.
The album got a very somber and dark mood to it, though it is unlike the moodynes of the early albums. Where the mood on the first albums seemed a somber optimism. On Every Street seem to contain a pessimist tone(which is also apparant on Brothers in Arms). Important issues get touched here on, Iron Hand(war)and My Parties(pollution and ignorance). But off course on a Dire Straits album there is also time for a broken heart(and a vengeful soul) on How Long.
The style on this Dire Straits last "real" album has changed from Brothers in Arms and Knopflers involvement in Notting Hillbilies cannot be ignored. I see the album as the gold watch at the end of a fine career, and not as a "going out of buisness" sign.
One thing is certain about this album though, and that is Knopfler's guitar work is still a thing of beauty. His phrasing is simple, yet he is able to speak volumes with just a few notes. "Fade to Black", the best cut on the album, is a good example of his playing. Very blues on this cut, and just enough notes to pull at your soul. He doesn't have to be flashy, and he still sets the mood quite well. "Heavy Full", "Iron Band" and "Planet of New Orleans" has that Straits flavor, especially from later in their career. Songs like "When It Comes to You", "Ticket to Heaven" and "How Long" are heavily flavored with Country.
Fortunately, I enjoy Country and the other solo stuff that Knopfler has done. Even though I was hoping for the Strait's sound, this is still a good album. The songs are well mixed up so you're not stuck with Country cut after cut. If you're a fan of Knopfler, this is a good album to get. It's more like the prequel to "Golden Heart".
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Reference disc to check the quality of your stereo system, diverse styles, genuine bass to 25 hz, excellent musicianship.Published 9 months ago by Mitchell Fournier
One of my fave DS albums, I've been looking for a vinyl copy for years but didn't think it existed. So when I saw this, I ordered it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by B3nny
Excellent pressing with more dynamic range on the double album that the original (which itself is hard to find here as an LP). My favorite Dire Straits album!!Published 18 months ago by Peter Dobo
This album was released 6-7 years after "Brothers In Arms" but I prefer this album. The songs are excellent and the recording quality is a definite step up from... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Greg B.
I don't know what Andrew was smoking! This album is fantastic: hands down my favourite by the group, in particular the luminous "On Every Street". Read morePublished on July 29 2006 by WesternWilson
This ROCKS! Maybe this one is amongst the best album by Dire Straits, either this or Love Over Gold. My favorites are The Bug, You And Your Friend, Heavy Fuel, & My Parties. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2006 by Binjerman Rowten