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Dire Straits Original recording remastered, Import

4.9 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Sept. 19 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B00004Y6NW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
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1. Down To The Waterline
2. Water Of Love
3. Settin' Me Up
4. Six Blade Knife
5. Southbound Again
6. Sultans Of Swing
7. In The Gallery
8. Wild West End
9. Lions

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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)

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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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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One of my all time favourite albums. It 's the first pick for get - togethers and when on a road trip.
Over the years I've gone through my fair share of vinyl,cassettes,and CD of this album.
Love the great guitar work. Can you believe it , this album is over 35 years old.
An EXCELLENT , EXCELLENT timeless album.
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Electric guitar music touches a membrane deep inside me that seems to exist for the purpose of resonating this sound alone (the only thing that touches it even more strongly is if the guitar chords are paired with a truly unusual voice). I'm sure every lover of great guitar music knows what I am talking about. Ever since I discovered that membrane years ago, I have been on the look for that special sound; be it straightforward rock, blues or folk music. However, growing up in a time when the radio airwaves were flooded with either disco or punk, depending on what station you were listening to, it wasn't always easy to find. Then one day I heard "Sultans of Swing," and my membrane resonated - all the more because this was not only a great guitarist playing but also one of the most unique voices I'd heard in a while, and the musical style seemed to defy classification, too ... it was somewhere between rock and blues, but I wasn't sure what exactly to call it.
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.
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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. Too bad that the group went commercial after this album.
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This review is specifically for ASIN:B003OTLVAW - the Japanese SHM-SACD release of Dire Straits debut.

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.
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I first heard Sultans of Swing when it first came out on my car radio and couldn't figure out for the longest time who it was, darn DJ never said when it was over. I tracked it down and immediately bought the album and I have been a Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler fanatic since. One of my all-time favourite guitarists, he can play a mile a minute or slow and sweet. I have pretty well every album Knopler has produced with DS or solo and I have to say this is one of my absolute favorites, definitley rate it ahead of Brothers in Arms (the one that set them off on commercial success). Sultan's of Swing is the hit from the album but every song is good (Down to the Waterline is my personal favorite).
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I'll only take a minute to comment on the recording quality of this particular remaster, since the album itself has often been commented on. Having somewhat of an esoteric high end audio system, I can attest to the quality of this CD. Had been putting off buying the Japan import on SACD, since I thought the price was out of reason.

I'm very glad to have gone with this one after all, exceptional quality remaster, deep sounstage, almost analogue sounding guitar and percussions, proper focus and presence of voices and all instruments. I highly recommend this version for anyone looking to get a fine example, at a down to earth price. My CD collection comprises 500+ SACD's, so I know just how much of a superior medium it is over the CD layer. But this regular CD remaster truly is worthy of top shelf.
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Have you ever been asked "If you were ever banished to a desert island (With electricity of course)and could only take one cd or dvd etc with you. What would it be?" This album would be mine. I could never get bored of these songs. They are all unique and so very different from one another. Knopfler's guitar (Quoting from his own lyrics) cries and sings so wonderfully and he goes from rock riffs to country swing to pickin' and grinnin' so easily. You cannot keep still. Some part of your body is either tapping or swaying. His best work right from the get go. Mark Knopfler IS DIRE STRAITS no matter who is backing him up. He is the Genius behind every song. This album is the best of DS but the later works are fabulous too. He really set himself above the bar right from the start.
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