Dire Straits ‎– Communiqué

Label:
Vertigo ‎– 3752904, Phonogram ‎– 3752904
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Reissue, 180 Gram
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Tracklist

A1 Once Upon A Time In The West 5:24
A2 News 4:13
A3 Where Do You Think You're Going? 3:50
A4 Communiqué 5:49
B1 Ladywriter 3:45
B2 Angel Of Mercy 4:35
B3 Portobello Belle 4:30
B4 Single-handed Sailor 4:43
B5 Follow Me Home 5:51

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Credits

Notes

Recorded December 1978, Compass Point Studio, Nassau, Bahamas.
Mixed January 1979 at Muscle Shoals Sound, Sheffield, Alabama.

Mastered from the original analogue and digital masters by Bernie Grundman and Bob Ludwig.

Includes A Voucher To Download MP3 Version Of The Album.

Made in the EU.

There are two artist name spelling errors on the rear sleeve:
David Knopfler is misspelled David 'Knofler' and John Illsley is misspelled John 'Illsey'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 602537529049
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 etched): 147770 - A Ren
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 stamped: Very fine, difficult to see): www.gzvinyl.com - 3752904 - A GZ 114056E1/A -20145-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 etched): 147770 - B Ren
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 stamped): 3752904 - B GZ 114056E2/A -20145-
  • Label Code: LC01633
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM

Other Versions (5 of 306) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6360 170 Dire Straits Communiqué(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 170 UK 1979 Sell This Version
RJ-7588 Dire Straits Communique(LP, Album, Promo) Vertigo RJ-7588 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
093 Dire Straits Communique(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Studio (2) 093 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
6360 170 Dire Straits Communiqué(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 170 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
7138 109 Dire Straits Communiqué(Cass, Album) Vertigo 7138 109 Italy 1979 Sell This Version

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jbandhu320

jbandhu320

August 27, 2020

Very happy with this pressing. Bernie Grundman mastered and Chris Bellman Cut. I am pretty sure this particular back to black is pressed in the UK. I think it could have benefited from a little more bottom end, but that could just be how the original mix was and they wanted to honor that.
thrak

thrak

January 29, 2020
Great pressing, very deep and dynamic sound. No cracks, no distortion, highly recommended.
Lost_Trax

Lost_Trax

September 3, 2019
Horrible QC - tried several copies which either had non-fill or scratches which are audible. The music itself sounds excellent so a real shame
vinylenials

vinylenials

June 8, 2019
My version has both GZ and MPO stamped on the deadwax, anyone else have this?
pierrebonis

pierrebonis

June 23, 2018

excellent sound ! excellent album. depth and precision. a very good one.
norbipl

norbipl

November 28, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
Side A sounds better than CD (Vertigo 1996) - more details and wider soundstage, Side B is dull (too much bass).
msiladi

msiladi

September 28, 2015

Excellent work by the band but a little tame. Need to get some more rockin stuff by these guys.