Dire StraitsLove Over Gold

Label:Vertigo – 6359 109
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Style:Classic Rock


A1Telegraph Road14:20
A2Private Investigations7:00
B1Industrial Disease5:50
B2Love Over Gold6:15
B3It Never Rains7:55

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Glossy inner sleeve with lyrics and general credits
Labels - Ⓟ 1982 Phonogram Ltd. (London)

- All stamped except for second Cat# & HW/RL
- MASTERDISK is always in upper case
- Equilateral triangle ▽ is always present NOT isosceles ∇
- HW/RL letters at the end of the runouts are often small caps but caps none the less

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 6359 109.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 6359 109.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 63 5 91 09 A // 3 ▽ 1 3 0 6359109 - A MASTERDISK RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 63 5 91 09 B // 2 ▽ 1 3 0 7 2 6359109 - B-UK MASTERDISK HW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 6 3 5 9 1 0 9 A // 2 ▽ 1 3 0 1 13 . 1 6359109 - A - UK - 1 MASTERDISK HW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 6 3 5 9 1 0 9 B // 3 ▽ ***** 1 3 0 1 1 6359109 - B MASTERDISK RL

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Love Over Gold (LP, Album, Stereo)Vertigo6359 109Netherlands1982
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Love Over Gold (Cassette, Album, Stereo)Vertigo7150 109UK1982
Love Over Gold (LP, Album, Stereo)Vertigo6359 109France1982
Love Over Gold (LP, Album, Stereo, Digital Mastering)Vertigo6359 109Germany1982
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Love Over Gold (LP, Album, Swirl Labels)Vertigo6359 109India1982



  • Tothy's avatar
    I have this pressing and it does sound amazing however mine is stamped RL side B and HW side A all other matrix info is identical never seen another one like it,not listed on Discogs either
    • VinylWire's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      Amazing sound quality on this release. Pressing is very good too.
      I made two needledrops of two of the tracks from this vinyl record - You can find them on the right side in the videos - Under the names:
      Dire Straits - Love Over Gold (1982 UK Vinyl)
      Dire Straits - Industrial Disease (1982 UK Vinyl)
      • luke_hardaker's avatar
        With NM copies kicking around at £10-12 this is possibly the best value true audiophile wax out there. The clarity and separation of instruments and vocals is sublime.
        Knopflers delicate guitar work is there to savour in all its glory through Private Investigations.

        This is sound engineering at its most perfect…
        • Vinyl_Dynamics's avatar
          I bought this pressing in NM condition and it’s the best that I’ve ever heard this album. Period.
          • porkpie_hat's avatar
            Get yourself a NM or Mint copy of this 1982 UK pressing when you can still get it cheap. You won't be dissapointed.
            • JazzElectronicus's avatar
              It does have an excellent sound, but I have never liked Dire Straights, or this record. The second half of side two is much better.

              I can remember trying to explore mellow music and being recommended this record around the time it came out. The person who recommended this said most of the music I was looking for was old. Guy was literally half blind. Nice guy but didn't have a clue, and he worked in a record shop. Duh!
              Why not recommend Eno, or some mellow jazz, Classical. Shaking my head.
              • hobbers1984's avatar
                I've inherited an LP of LOG with an embossed gold star on the back cover, anyone know anything about this version. its marked 6359 109 (Vertigo) and the gold star is positioned above the track listing?
                • RC_67's avatar
                  the album that introduced me to the compact disc i couldn't believe how clear it was
                  • mrmittens's avatar
                    which version of this vinyl is the best sounding? I heard the Japanese one is best, but not sure...
                    • Burk45's avatar
                      There is a drop-out in the left channel of the first song, Telegraph road, about 3:38-3:39 into the song, when Knopfler sings, then there was a war.

                      It is even on my blue swirls vertigo, matrix number 800088 2 01, and on subsequent pressings, like 800088-2 08, with red vertigo spirals and see-through inner hub.
                      It is also on dutch LPs from 87, or on dutch chrome cassettes.

                      It is not on very first German lps with the red silk-screen printed label, or on very first German tape cassettes.

                      Does anyone know about the reasons and origins of that drop-out? It was not fixed until the remaster of 1996 by Bob Ludwig.

                      Is there any CD available with the first mastering that does not have this channel drop out?

                      Can you tell, when that drop-out first occured? What is your first earliest copy of that album (Lp, cassette, 8-track or CD, any record company) that has this drop-out?
                      What is your latest copy of that album with first mastering (prior to the 1996 Bob Ludwig remasterings) that does not carry that drop-out?

                      Best regards


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