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Dire StraitsLove Over Gold

Label:Vertigo – 3893689, Mercury – 3893689, UMC – 3893689
Series:Mastered At Abbey Road Studios - Half Speed Mastering
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Style:Blues Rock, Pop Rock


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

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Record Store Day limited edition with OBI Strip.

Jacket's done with metallic foil printing technique.
Consequently the flash on the front sleeve is "silverish" compare to original white color on the first pressings or most of the reissues.

Include 12"x12" album cover lithography with embossed stamp, Abbey Road 1/2 Speed Mastering Certificate & 4 page color insert with lyrics and brand new liner notes.

The record was cut using a specialist technique known as half-speed mastering.
The artisan process results in cuts that have superior high frequency response (treble) and very solid stable stereo images.
In short, a very high quality master that helps to create a very high quality record.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 602438936892
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC01633
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): Side A: 3893689 Miles. Abbey Road 1/2 Speed Room 80 BL60796-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): Side B: 3893689 Miles. Abbey Road 1/2 Speed Room 80 BL60796-01 B1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Love Over Gold (LP, Album)Vertigo6359 109Netherlands1982
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Love Over Gold (Cassette, Album, Stereo)Vertigo7150 109UK1982
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Love Over Gold (LP, Album, Stereo)Vertigo6359 109France1982
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Love Over Gold (LP, Album)Vertigo6359 109Germany1982
Love Over Gold (LP, Album)Vertigo6359 109UK1982
Magnushammer's avatar
I usually like newly released well produced versions of old records - but I must say this one disapointed me. High noise floor, odd and un-engaging to listen to ( I suspect caused by the mastering/mixing) I Have a few old dusty copies (not first presses or anything fancy) and they sound way more dynamic. How come? This should be great??
geoffpiano's avatar
An excellent cut and half-speed mastering job from Miles Showell - my one misgiving is that the vinyl noise floor (more noticeably on the Side 1 run-in) is a bit high relative to the overall volume Miles has gone for. It’s not a dealbreaker though, and the pressing from Optimal is excellent.
I’ve also compared this closely to the 2010 US WB pressing with mastering by Bernie Grundman, which up to now has been my go-to copy.
The WB is a Pallas pressing, has a lower noise floor (as it’s been mastered louder) and is extremely good… But in my opinion, this new version trumps it. Not by a lot, but it feels more alive, somehow, and just has more soundstage depth to it and is thus more immersive… Private Investigations - in particular- sounds absolutely stunning…
w770322's avatar
I had to turn up the volume a lot higher than normal.
"My 180 gram audiophile quality vinyl "because sound matters" Plated and Pressed at Pallas-Germany Mastered by Bernie Grundman from yhe original analogye tapes" sound WAY Better than this one. Shame
KoenVinyl's avatar
My copy has crazy amounts of distortion on the last track B side. It's unlistenable unfortunately. Going to return it and I'm going to order brothers in arms HSM issue instead. A shame!
talesoftom's avatar
I usually don’t go for reissues over original presses, but this one is an absolute triumph. The clarity and dynamic range is jaw dropping and the press is dead quiet. Easily the best reissue I’ve ever heard.
schimek's avatar
I'm quite happy that finally arrived version of this album, which is soundwise fully comparable to the first UK pressing.
Previous issues like reissue with red promo sticker remasterd by B.Grundmann or expensive MFSL 2x 45s were highly problematic to accept for me due to substandard low sound quality or price/quality ratio.
Finally the sound quality, polygraphy and quality of this RSD 2022 pressing are on top and they can properly justify the price premium in my opinion. Recommended!.
iBrick's avatar
I didn't see this on the RSD list, is this really a RSD release?
Horace298's avatar
Dead quiet. Nice space, good depth, lovely width, good bottom, really clear. Well worth it! Very happy with this version, sure is acgreat replacement for my shaggaroonied original.
MarkSeanSinclair's avatar
Great pressing quiet with no distortion or sibilance. Very detailed with fantastic sound stage. Miles has stated before that he normally produces a 24/96 digital file from whatever source he has been given (analogue or digital) and then works in the digital domain cutting the vinyl from this. The key question here is whether the source he was given and used was the original studio stereo mix/production master or a subsequent compressed & bright remaster. To my ears I’m not hearing a compressed & bright remaster, the drum rolls are massive (great dynamics). The copyright date is 2022 and the publishing date is 1982. Also the mastering engineer is stated as Bob L although he did the original and subsequent remasters but there’s no remastering credit here for Bob as seen on the remastered versions. It is a little quiet in places but it’s a very dynamic album, it’s how it’s supposed to be, it’s the drama.
pompeiiswords's avatar
Bell clear pressing. I wonder if it was cut from a digital file? This was the last analogue Dire Straits album though.....