Dire Straits ‎– Communiqué

Vertigo ‎– 9102 031
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


A1 Once Upon A Time In The West
A2 News
A3 Where Do You Think You're Going?
A4 Communiqué
B1 Ladywriter
B2 Angel Of Mercy
B3 Portobello Belle
B4 Single-Handed Sailor
B5 Follow Me Home

Companies, etc.



Orange and Yellow label with Vertigo in White
Made in England on label
Recorded December 1978, Compass Point Studio, Nassau, Bahamas.
Mixed January 1979 at Muscle Shoals Sound, Sheffield, Alabama.

Sound effects provided by Clack Inc. Sound Studios New York

All titles: Rondor M.(London) Ltd./Straightjacket Songs

© 1979 Phonogram Ltd.
℗ 1979 Phonogram Ltd.
Marketed by Phonogram

Printed in England by Robert Stace

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 9102 031.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 9102 031.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): 9102 031 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): 9102 031 B1

Other Versions (5 of 271) 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
HCDL 37581 Dire Straits Communiqué(CD, Album) Gong HCDL 37581 Hungary 1992 Sell This Version
6360 170 Dire Straits Communiqué(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 170 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
3330-2 Dire Straits Communiqué(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 3330-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
SRM-1-3791 Dire Straits Communiqué(LP, Album) Mercury SRM-1-3791 Canada 1979 Sell This Version



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April 22, 2018
My copy of this has an additional etching in the run outs: "JS ♥ Joyce".
Can anyone check their copies to see if this is likely on all copies (thus needs to be added to the release), or if it constitutes its own sub.