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Excellent compilation thats been a long time coming...
on 8 November 2005
At last - a collection of the very best Dire Straits songs combined with Mark Knopfler's solo efforts. I'm sure this compilation has been long awaited and should respond to reviewers disappointed by the shortcomings of the previous 'Sultans of Swing' compilation (myself included).
The single CD is good, but the double CD here is even better so buy this one if you can. Whereas on 'Sultans' too many good songs were edited and a couple of disappointing live renditions of songs were included instead of the superior studio versions (including 'Love Over Gold' which is on this collection in its original 6min studio version with the brilliant solo at the end). All the DS songs are in their full-length versions and MK's solo songs are all well selected. A great CD, for both collectors and people seeking an introduction to MK/DS, and a must for any serious collection.