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Dire Straits – Dire Straits

by Vertigo
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  • Mark Knopfler's spare, tasteful guitar lines and distinctive vocals mark their self-titled debut album of bluesy tunes that even on first listen, sound as if you've just wandered into a local pub to hear a great rock band over a beer. Thanks to the Top Ten hit "Sultans of Swing," Dire Straits was a major success in both Britain and America, with the single and album climbing into the Top Ten on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock. Led by guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler, the group built their sound upon the laid-back blues-rock of J.J. Cale, but they also had jazz and country inflections, occasionally dipping into the epic song structures of progressive rock.
  • Artist: Dire Straits
    Label: Vertigo
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: Europe
    Genre: Pop & Rock
    Style: Classic Rock
  • A1 Down To The Waterline
    A2 Water Of Love
    A3 Setting Me Up
    A4 Six Blade Knife
    A5 Southbound Again
    B1 Sultans Of Swing
    B2 In The Gallery
    B3 Wild West End
    B4 Lions