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Σάββατο, 11 Μαΐου 2019

Sultans of Swing - The Very Best of Dire

Dire Straits
were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). They were active from 1977 to 1988 and again from 1991 to 1995. The band became one of the world's best-selling music artists, with album sales of over 100 million.

Their first hit single "Sultans of Swing", from their self-titled debut album released in 1978, reached the top ten in the US chart and became a top ten hit in the UK the following year. The band released several hit singles in the 1980s, such as "Romeo and Juliet" (1981), "Private Investigations" (1982), "Twisting by the Pool" (1983), "Money for Nothing" (1985), and "Walk of Life" (1985).Their most commercially successful album was Brothers in Arms (1985), which has sold more than 30 million copies and was the first album to sell a million copies on the compact disc (CD) format

Track listing

All songs were written by Mark Knopfler, except track 4, containing an extract from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel Waltz with the rest of the song by Knopfler, and track 9, written by Knopfler and Sting.Disc one

1"Sultans of Swing" (from Dire Straits, 1978) – 5:50
2"Lady Writer" (from Communiqué, 1979) – 3:49
3"Romeo and Juliet" (from Making Movies, 1980) – 6:05
4"Tunnel of Love" (from Making Movies, 1980) – 8:14
5"Private Investigations" (Edited version) (from Love over Gold, 1982) – 5:54
6"Twisting by the Pool" (from ExtendedancEPlay, 1983) – 3:36
7"Love over Gold" (live, from Alchemy: Dire Straits Live, 1984) – 3:40
8"So Far Away" (Edited version) (from Brothers in Arms, 1985) – 4:03
9"Money for Nothing" (Radio edit) (from Brothers in Arms, 1985) – 4:09
10"Brothers in Arms" (Edited version) (from Brothers in Arms, 1985) – 4:55
11"Walk of Life" (from Brothers in Arms, 1985) – 4:12
12"Calling Elvis" (Edited version) (from On Every Street, 1991) – 4:41
13"Heavy Fuel" (from On Every Street, 1991) – 5:01
14"On Every Street" (Edited version) (from On Every Street, 1991) – 4:39
15"Your Latest Trick" (live, from On the Night, 1993) – 5:41
16"Local Hero/Wild Theme" (live, from On the Night (future DVD version), 2004 and Encores, 1992) – 4:23



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