DIRE STRAITS
 

Albums recorded by Dire Straits, including release dates and UK & US
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No

TITLE

RELEASED

1

Dire Straits

10/78

2

Communiqué

06/79

3

Making Movies

10/80

4

Love Over Gold

09/82

5

Alchemy [live]

03/84

6

Brothers In Arms

05/85

7

Money For Nothing [compilation]

10/88

8

On Every Street

09/91

9

On The Night [live]

05/93

10

Live At The BBC

06/95

11

Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits [compilation]

10/98


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1) DIRE STRAITS

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Down To The Waterline
Water Of Love
Setting Me Up
Six Blade Knife
Southbound Again

Sultans Of Swing
In The Gallery
Wild West End
Lions






John Illsley
David Knopfler
Mark Knopfler
Pick Withers

Producer:

Bass, Vocals
Guitar, Vocals
Vocals, Guitar
Drums

Muff Winwood

2) COMMUNIQUÉ

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Once Upon A Time In The West
News
Where Do You Think You're Going?
Communiqué

Lady Writer
Angel Of Mercy
Portobello Belle
Single-Handed Sailor
Follow Me Home






B Bear [aka
Barry Beckett]
John Illsley
David Knopfler
Mark Knopfler
Pick Withers

Producer:

Keyboards

Bass, Vocals
Guitar, Vocals
Vocals, Guitar
Drums

Barry Beckett, Jerry Wexler

3) MAKING MOVIES

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Tunnel Of Love (intro: The Carousel Waltz)
Romeo And Juliet
Skateaway

Expresso Love
Hand In Hand
Solid Rock
Les Boys






Roy Bittan
John Illsley
Mark Knopfler
Pick Withers

Producer:

Keyboards
Bass, Vocals
Guitar, Vocals
Drums, Vocals

Jimmy Iovine, Mark Knopfler

4) LOVE OVER GOLD

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Telegraph Road
Private Investigations

Industrial Disease
Love Over Gold
It Never Rains






Alan Clark
John Illsley
Mark Knopfler
Hal Lindes
Mike Mainieri
Ed Walsh
Pick Withers

Producer:

Keyboards
Bass
Vocals, Guitar
Guitar
Marimba, Vibraphone (Tracks 2,4)
Synthesiser Programming
Drums

Mark Knopfler

5) ALCHEMY

 
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LP One
Once Upon A Time In The West
Romeo And Juliet

Expresso Love
Private Investigations
Sultans Of Swing

LP Two
Two Young Lovers
Tunnel Of Love (intro: The Carousel Waltz)

Telegraph Road
Solid Rock
Going Home - Theme From Local Hero

CD One
Once Upon A Time In The West
Expresso Love
Romeo And Juliet
Love Over Gold
Private Investigations
Sultans Of Swing

CD Two
Two Young Lovers (intro: The Carousel Waltz)
Tunnel Of Love
Telegraph Road
Solid Rock
Going Home - Theme From Local Hero

Original LP


CD Slipcase


CD 1


CD 2




Alan Clark
Mel Collins
Joop de Korte
John Illsley
Mark Knopfler
Hal Lindes
Tommy Mandel
Terry Williams

Producer:

Keyboards
Saxophone
Percussion
Bass, Backing Vocals
Vocals, Guitar
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Keyboards
Drums

Mark Knopfler

 

Recorded live at The Hammersmith Odeon, London, England on 22/23 July 1983

6) BROTHERS IN ARMS

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So Far Away
Money For Nothing
Walk Of Life
Your Latest Trick
Why Worry

Ride Across The River
The Man's Too Strong
One World
Brothers In Arms






Michael Brecker
Randy Brecker
Alan Clark
Malcolm Duncan
Guy Fletcher
Omar Hakim
John Illsley
Neil Jason
Mark Knopfler
Tony Levin
Jimmy Maelen
Mike Mainieri
Dave Plews
Jack Sonni
Sting
Terry Williams

Producer:

Tenor Saxophone
Trumpet
Keyboards
Tenor Saxophone
Synthesiser, Backing Vocals
Drums
Bass, Backing Vocals
Bass
Vocals, Guitar
Bass
Percussion
Vibraphone
Trumpet
Guitar
Backing Vocals (Track 2)
Drums

Neil Dorfsman, Mark Knopfler

7) MONEY FOR NOTHING

 
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LP
Sultans Of Swing
Down To The Waterline
Portobello Belle (live)
Twisting By The Pool (remix)
Romeo And Juliet
Where Do You Think You're Going?

Walk Of Life
Private Investigations
Money For Nothing
Tunnel Of Love
Brothers In Arms






 
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CD
Sultans Of Swing
Down To The Waterline
Portobello Belle (live)
Twisting By The Pool (remix)
Tunnel Of Love
Romeo And Juliet
Where Do You Think You're Going?
Walk Of Life
Private Investigations
Telegraph Road (live, remix)
Money For Nothing
Brothers In Arms

8) ON EVERY STREET

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Calling Elvis
On Every Street
When It Comes To You
Fade To Black
The Bug
You And Your Friend

Heavy Fuel
Iron Hand
Ticket To Heaven
My Parties
Planet Of New Orleans
How Long






Alan Clark
Danny Cummings
Guy Fletcher
Paul Franklin

Vince Gill
John Illsley
Manu Katche
Mark Knopfler
Phil Palmer
Jeff Porcaro
Chris White

Producer:

Organ, Piano, Synthesiser
Percussion
Synthesiser, Backing Vocals
Pedal Steel Guitar,
Lap Steel Guitar (Track 6)
Guitar, Backing Vocals (Track 5)
Bass
Drums & Percussion (Tracks 7,11)
Vocals, Guitar
Guitar
Drums, Percussion
Flute, Saxophone

Alan Clark, Mark Knopfler

9) ON THE NIGHT

 
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LP One
Calling Elvis
Walk Of Life

Heavy Fuel
Romeo And Juliet

LP Two
Private Investigations
Your Latest Trick
On Every Street

You And Your Friend
Money For Nothing
Brothers In Arms






Alan Clark
Danny Cummings
Guy Fletcher
Paul Franklin
John Illsley
Mark Knopfler
Phil Palmer
Chris White
Chris Whitten

Producer:

Keyboards
Percussion, Backing Vocals
Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Pedal Steel Guitar
Bass, Backing Vocals
Vocals, Guitar
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Saxophone, Backing Vocals
Drums

Neil Dorfsman, Guy Fletcher,
Mark Knopfler

 

Recorded live at Les Arenes, Nimes, France and Feyenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands in May 1992

10) LIVE AT THE BBC

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Down To The Waterline
Six Blade Knife
Water Of Love
Wild West End
Sultans Of Swing

Lions
What's The Matter Baby?
Tunnel Of Love






Alan Clark
John Illsley
David Knopfler
Mark Knopfler
Hal Lindes
Pick Withers

Producer:

Keyboards (Track 8)
Bass, Vocals
Guitar, Keyboards (Tracks 1-7)
Vocals, Guitar
Guitar & Vocals (Track 8)
Drums

Michael Appleton (Track 8),
Jeff Griffin (Tracks 1-7)

 

Tracks 1-7 recorded live at BBC Studios in London, England on 22 July 1978
Track 8 recorded live on The Old Grey Whistle Test on 31 January 1981

11) SULTANS OF SWING: THE VERY BEST OF DIRE STRAITS

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Sultans Of Swing
Lady Writer
Romeo And Juliet
Tunnel Of Love
Private Investigations
Twisting By The Pool
Love Over Gold (live)
So Far Away
Money For Nothing
Brothers In Arms
Walk Of Life
Calling Elvis
Heavy Fuel
On Every Street
Your Latest Trick (live)
Local Hero/Wild Theme (live)








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