Dire StraitsMaking Movies

Label:Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – MFSL 2-468
Series:Original Master Recording, Gain 2™ Ultra Analog 45RPM 180g Series
2 x Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition, Stereo, Gatefold, 180g
Style:Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Classic Rock


ATunnel Of Love
B1Romeo And Juliet
C1Expresso Love
C2Hand In Hand
D1Solid Rock
D2Les Boys

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Comes with special static free and dust free inner sleeves, and heavy duty protection packaging.
Lyrics printed on the gatefold inside.

From back cover:
Special Edition.
℗ 1980 & 2019 Warner Records Inc.
© 2019 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab®, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A.
Specially plated and pressed on 180g high-definition vinyl

From gatefold inside:
Recorded July-August 1980.
Keyboards by Roy Bittan (courtesy of the E Street Band)
All songs published by Straitjacket Songs Limited (admin in the U.S./Canada by Almo Music Corp. ASCAP).
Extract from The Carousel Waltz composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Published by William Music Inc. (ASCAP)

Sourcing information from the Mofi website: SIDE ONE: 1/4" / 30 IPS analog copy to DSD 256, SIDE TWO: 1/4" / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Making Movies (LP, Album, Stereo)Vertigo6359 034UK1980
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Making Movies (Cassette, Album, Special Chrome Edition)Vertigo7150 034UK1980
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Making Movies (LP, Album, Stereo)Vertigo6359 034Netherlands1980
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Making Movies (LP, Album, Club Edition, Stereo)Vertigo32 170 3Germany1980
Making Movies (LP, Album, Stereo)Vertigo6359 034Italy1980
  • Kirky70's avatar
    I have a New Zealand pressing of this which Is pretty smart! That said the clarity and separation around instruments gives it a definite edge. Perhaps not as dramatic as the difference between BIA MOFI vs OG. Still a terrific addition to collection. Clean flats quiet vinyl. Superior packaging, everything you would expect at high end audiophile level. Worth every penny!!!
    • 255335527's avatar
      Edited one month ago
      This is a solid remaster done right! The extra sence of space and scale the gain 2 ultra DSD process gives, works well for this album. It doesn't quite have the life, colour and shimmer like a UK OG pressing though. Really well done and the vinyl was dead quiet and the Gatefold sleeve was of a very high standard. I was disappointed to learn that it was cut from DSD though, so I sold it and now just enjoy my OG pressings.
      • musicmanian's avatar
        Sorry but I have to disagree with most of the reviews here. Is it a good sounding record - yes, but for my money this is the weakest of the MOFI DS re-issues (apart from Brothers in Arms which I have not heard). If you haven’t heard an original UK pressing then I can understand anyone who thinks this sounds great & if you can’t get your hands on a UK original pressing then this is a very good alternative.

        Now my preferred listening format is vinyl & I have a good set up so it’s nothing to do with equipment quality but for my money the UK pressing is better.

        In my opinion though my best sounding version is the 1996 remaster CD done by the great Robert Ludwig. It’s the Super Bit Mapping CD and you can pick it up for around the 10th of the price of the MOFI. Yes some CDs do sound brilliant so play them & compare to the vinyl counterparts before you ditch them. The difference in the clarity on Knopfler’s guitar especially between the CD & MOFi is staggering.

        If you are undecided which of the MOFI DS albums to go for, I feel Communique & Love Over Gold are the best sounding.

        As far as ratings go I would rate this pressing 8/10, UK O.G. 9/10 & the remastered UK SBM CD 10/10. It’s only my opinion though & you may think differently & that’s OK.
        • Johnnymics's avatar
          Great sounding pressing. Music Direct has these back in-stock. No point of over paying.
          • MrShocktime's avatar
            Just got the recent repress of this after a noisy copy back in 2021. Flawless, beautiful pressing. Extremely happy to finally have this!
            • rickdrake's avatar
              This is another MFSL winner. I’ve now played it 5 times and it seems to get better with every spin. Perfect pressing, good dynamics, absolute black background. Couldn’t ask for anything more.
              • Scoobybooo's avatar
                hot damn this record sounds amazing

                This is my first Mobile Fidelity record, and it basically blew me away with just how dynamic it sounds, how quiet it was once the music got going, and how lively it was overall. I even compared it to the CD Layer of my friend's SACD of this album, and personally i think this release beats it ever so slightly! This is truly the best way to listen to this album!
                • Confederate's avatar
                  This is without any doubt the best sounding release of this album. It sounds fantastic. There is not a single bad thing that I could say about this release. I did not have any quality issues with my vinyls. Dead quiet and fantastic sound. [ Playing this using an Ortofon 2M Black cartridge ]
                  • Bseven's avatar
                    Oh my Goodness! This is so good. Every instrument sparkles in this pressing and Mark’s vocals are front and center. Beautiful.
                    • Bseven's avatar
                      Oh my Goodness! This is so good. Every instrument sparkles in this pressing and Mark’s vocals are front and center. Beautiful.



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