Dire Straits

Dire Straits

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British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler, John Illsley and Pick Withers. The group first split up in 1988 but reformed in 1991 and then disbanded again in 1995.

Full-time band members:
Mark Knopfler – lead guitar, lead vocals (1977–1995)
John Illsley – bass guitar, backing vocals (1977–1995)
Alan Clark – keyboards (1980–1995)
Guy Fletcher – synthesizer, backing vocals (1984–1995)
David Knopfler – rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (1977–1980)
Pick Withers – drums, percussion (1977–1982)
Terry Williams (3) – drums (1982–1989)
Jack Sonni – rhythm guitar (1985–1988)
Hal Lindes – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1980–1985)

Touring/session members:
Joop de Korte – percussion
Mel Collins – saxophone
Tommy Mandel – keyboards
Chris White – saxophone
Chris Whitten – drums, percussion
Phil Palmer – guitar
Paul Franklin – pedal steel guitar
Danny Cummings – percussion
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Dire Straits Discography

Albums

Dire Straits Dire Straits (Album) Vertigo Ireland 1978 Sell This Version
CN 3179/S Dire Straits / The Motors Dire Straits / The Motors - In Concert-182(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3179/S UK 1978 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Communiqué (Album) Vertigo New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Live - The Warner Bros. Music Show Warner Bros. Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Making Movies (Album) Vertigo France 1980 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits / Thin Lizzy Dire Straits / Thin Lizzy - The King Biscuit Flower Hour 2/1/81(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour, DIR Broadcasting none US 1981 Sell This Version
?? Dire Straits / Loverboy Dire Straits / Loverboy - Best Of The Biscuit(2xLP, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. ?? US 1981 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Love Over Gold (Album) Vertigo Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1982 Sell This Version
#345 Dire Straits B.B.C. Rock Hour(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #345 US 1982 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live (Album) Vertigo Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live Part One (Album) Vertigo Argentina 1984 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live Part Two (Album) Vertigo Australia 1984 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms (Album) Vertigo Canada 1985 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits Dire Straits(Acetate, LP, S/Sided) Pyral none France 1985 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits The King Biscuit Flower Hour(CD, Transcription) DIR Radio Network none US 1987 Sell This Version
Dire Straits On Every Street (Album) Vertigo Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
VERH 25 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(Cass, Album) Yonca VERH 25 Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
Dire Straits On The Night (Album) Vertigo Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Live At The BBC (Album, Comp) Vertigo Europe 1995 Sell This Version
6390 Dire Straits Communique (Cass, Album) IMD (2) 6390 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dire Straits Water Of Love (Single) Vertigo Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing (Single) Vertigo Bolivia 1978 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Lady Writer (Single, Maxi) Vertigo Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Once Upon A Time In The West (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1979 Sell This Version
6059 218 Dire Straits Wild West End(7", Single) Vertigo 6059 218 Australia 1979 Sell This Version

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z00twoman

z00twoman

March 20, 2017
Making Movies first uk pressing is listed on ebay uk.
few images posted by the seller (not me)
Looks in great condition near mint according to the seller.
https://goo.gl/OtAAx3
Rich.C

Rich.C

December 23, 2016
Dire Straits are the vehicle for session guitar whiz Mark Knopfler, who first appeared as a member of Bob Dylan's band in the mid-1970s. Dire Straits play well-behaved, rhythm-heavy radio-rock that gets all its personality from Knopfler's J.J. Cale-ish guitars and montone vocals. The classic rock radio staple "Sultans of Swing" may be the best example of the band's art, featuring Knopfler's wry lyrics and laid-back, jiggering guitar lines. Their critical apex came with Making Movies in 1980, and its eerie, neon-lit masterpiece "Skateaway." In 1985, the group attained massive star status with Brothers In Arms which yielded the hits "Money For Nothing" and "So Far Away. For me, brothers in arms was their best hit, former england wicket keeper jack russell had this played at his brothers funeral...a real poignant song and moving video.
Knopfler's solo material is still very dire-straits-esque in structure, by that i mean its still northern, singalong, the type of music you would expect to hear on the itv series auf wiedersehen pet! but he still delivers with his trademark guitar riff and vocals, listen to why aye man and you'll hear what i mean!! Still playing to this day he is an artist worth checking out.

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