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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Sounding Box Set From A Great Band., 21 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Dire Straits: The Complete Studio Albums 1978-1991 [VINYL] (Vinyl)
I purchased this item from the U.S.A. The item was shipped very nicely packaged and arrived with no seam splits or other issues. This set is an absolute essential for any Dire Straits fan who also is an audiophile. I already had a copy of "Making Movies" that was a Japan pressing, but this version sounds so much better on my stereo system. No pops or crackling and very quiet in terms of noise,except for what is suppose to be heard. All the great songs are here and in one package. I wish that it was a limited numbered set, but no big deal. There are only a couple o songs in this set I am not real crazy about, but I can put on any of the LP's and listen to the whole thing.

You get six albums in this set all 180 Gram vinyl.

The first album is their self tilted album "Dire Straits". This album contains the following songs:

SIDE ONE
1- DOWN TO THE WATERLINE
2- WATER OF LOVE
3- SETTING ME UP
4- SIX BLADE KNIFE
5- SOUTHBOUND AGAIN

SIDE TWO
1- SULTANS OF SWING
2- IN THE GALLERY
3- WILD WEST END
4- LIONS

The second album is "Communique" which contains the following:

SIDE ONE
1- ONCE UPON A TIME IN RPTHE WEST
2- NEWS
3- WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING?
4- COMMUNIQUE

SIDE TWO
1- LADY RIDER
2- ANGEL OF MERCY
3- PORTOBELLO BELLE
4- SINGLE-HANDED SAILOR
5- FOLLOW ME HOME

The third album is my favorite of all "Making Movies" which contains the following tracks:

SIDE ONE
1- TUNNEL OF LOVE
2- ROMEO AND JULIET
3- SKATEAWAY ( One of which ranks in my all time top ten favorite songs )

SIDE TWO
1- EXPRESSO LOVE
2- HAND IN HAND
3- SOLID ROCK
4- LES BOYS

The forth album is "Love Over Gold " which contains the following tracks:

SIDE ONE
1- TELEGRAPH ROAD (another favorite)
2- PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS

SIDE TWO
1- INDUSTRIAL DISEASE (this is a great song as well as a personal favorite)
2- LOVE OVER GOLD
3- IT NEVER RAINS

The fifth album " Brother In Arms" is a double album containing the following tracks:

SIDE ONE
1- SO FAR AWAY
2- MONEY FOR NOTHING

SIDE TWO
1- WALK OF LIFE
2- YOUR LATEST TRICK

SIDE THREE
1- WHY WORRY
2- RIDE ACROSS THE RIVER

SIDE FOUR
1- THE MAN'S TOO STRONG
2- ONE WORLD
3- BROTHERS IN ARMS ( another personal favorite)

The last album "ON EVERY STREET" is also a double album containing the following tracks:

SIDE ONE
1- CALLING ELVIS
2- ON EVERY STREET
3- WHEN IT COMES TO YOU

SIDE TWO
1- FADE TO BLACK
2- THE BUG
3- YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS

SIDE THREE
1- HEAVY FUEL
2- IRON HAND
3- TICKET IN HAND

SIDE FOUR
1- MY PARTIES
2- PLANET OF NEW ORLEANS
3- HOW LONG

This box set is a very complete box set of Dire Straits studio albums. It has replicas of all the original inner sleeves and it is a great way to get all their best songs in a nicely packaged set. The only thing I think should have been different about the set overall is that the double albums should have possibly been gatefold jackets. But not an issue at all for the price and quality of this incredible sounding set. Out of the entire set my personal favorite albums are "Making Movies" and "Love Over Gold". I always clean my vinyl ,old or new, with my VPI vacuum cleaner and place the vinyl in a MFSL inner sleeve retaining the original inner salve inside the cover.
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