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Dire StraitsDire Straits

Label:Vertigo – 6360 162
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country:Portugal
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Classic Rock

Tracklist

A1Down To The Waterline4:01
A2Water Of Love5:27
A3Setting Me Up3:20
A4Six Blade Knife4:12
A5Southbound Again2:59
B1Sultans Of Swing5:52
B2In The Gallery6:19
B3Wild West End4:43
B4Lions5:07
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Recorded at Basing St. Studios, London, Feb. 1978.

Marketed by Phonogram.
Printed in Portugal.

Differences to Dire Straits - Dire Straits - Record company, Side 2 runout and no text under the Guitar Logo on rear sleeve
Differences to Dire Straits - Dire Straits - Record company, rim text on labels, Side 2 Runout and no text under the Guitar Logo on rear sleeve
Differences to Dire Straits - Dire Straits - Side 1 runout

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [Stamped]): 6360162 - A - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [Hand Etched]): 6360162.B 27.10.87 POLYGRAM (Fernando Cortez Signature)

Other Versions (5 of 333)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Dire Straits (LP, Album, Stereo, Red Guitar on rear)Vertigo6360 162Germany1978
Dire Straits (Cassette, Album, Club Edition)Vertigo, Bertelsmann Club33 594 3Germany1978
Dire Straits (LP, Album, Winchester Pressing)Warner Bros. RecordsBSK 3266US1978
Dire Straits (LP, Album)Vertigo6360 162Netherlands1978
Dire Straits (Cassette, Album, Special Chrome Edition, Dolby)Vertigo7138 101Netherlands1978

Reviews

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rivendell
Edited 3 years ago
Huge band. In Portugal they have quite a cult following.

Their music is cool and easy listening Blues Rock in a similar style to Eric Clapton's mid era but I think this album suffers too much from the first album syndrom. They were yet to find their direction and to perfect their sound. The albums that follow vary in quality apart from the undisputed masterpiece that is Brothers In Arms.
All the songs are good, and they are very listenable but apart from Sultans Of Swing (which is one of the greatest Rock songs ever recorded) there is nothing remarkable or memorable about this album.
I like having it but it is not essential.

I would incline towards a 3,5 in 5.