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A thoughtful album of remembrance.,
By A Customer
This review is from: On Every Street (Audio CD)
Dire Straits' last album is neither of Brothers in Arms nor Love Over Gold proportions. It is nevertheless, a good, reflective album by a band that were becoming a bit wearied of rock 'n' roll but were still determined to make the most out of their consummate musicianship for one final album. There isn't a bad song on this album: Calling Elvis is clever lyrically and My Parties is Mark Knopfler's jazzy, smooth assault on high society. The best tracks are the titletrack, Fade to Black, Planet of New Orleans, You and Your Friend and Iron Hand; the latter two wouldn't have seemed out of place on Brothers in Arms, and Iron Hand is my personal favourite on the album, reminiscent of The Man's Too Strong.