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Dire Straits: Autumn In Nimes [DVD]
Dire Straits: Autumn In Nimes [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dire Straits

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING CONCERT AND PERFORMANCE, 11 Jan. 2009
This concert is just great in terms of performance.
However, one has to know it's a bootleg, and so visually and sonicly it's not always up to a regular dvd standards.

Anyway, if you love DS, you'll be happy to watch this entire show from the ON EVERY STREET tour 1992.

It includes songs missing on the ON THE NIGHT official release:

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Brothers In Arms
Brothers In Arms
Price: £5.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BIA and figures, 17 July 2008
This review is from: Brothers In Arms (Audio CD)
Just to get more precise about figures:
BIA was certified 9 times platinum in the US alone (without counting Canada or latin America), which means it sold 9 million there.
It sold over 14 million in Europe. (with 4 million in the UK alone - certified in 2000, 2 million+ in France, certified in 1994!)
These figures don't include those of Australia, Japan, the African continent, Russia, the East Countries, Arab countires, Israel...
Remark that these figures approximately date back to 1999-2000. No update has been made since then. They may well have evolved as a consequence.
At the time of release BIA sold incredibly well, to reach a phenomenal 12 million within the 1st 11 months on the market.
The album is reported to have sold well beyond 30 million by now.

You can now find a great SACD version of this lengendary album, giving new depth to the songs as they've been remastered at higher volume. It is really worth a listen!!
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Love Over Gold
Love Over Gold
Price: £5.83

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must-have!!, 2 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Love Over Gold (Audio CD)
Well speaking about the previous review, I guess that what is a complete nonsense actually is to knock Mark knopfler's songwriting without being able both to play and write as he does!!!

"Telegraph Road" is not only a masterpiece in terms of songwriting, it's a kinda rock'n' roll symphony in itself.
"Private Investigations" and its cousin "Love Over Gold" are respectively wise and cynical, and truely amazing. Just listen that incredible classic guitar work.
Same is true for "It Never Rains" and to some extent for "Industrial Disease" which although a bit strange at first maybe, is an intelligent commentary on the economic world!

How is it possible to say here that the man lacks passion and originality?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At worst, what could be conceded is that this album was over-worked in some way and that the atmosphere is kinda dark, nothing more.

You guy must have cloth ears, sorry to say so! You have to realise that there is a big difference between "not liking" and "lack of talent"!

Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits
Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits
Price: £13.57

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty has reached perfection., 19 July 2004
I'll give you a title by title description of the album, as each song deserves a few words...
1/ "sultans of swing" is the starting point of the band's carreer. But more than that it has become part of the rock'n'roll legend with its wonderful unforgettable guitar riffs.
2/ "lady writer" is a faster "sultans of swing", but a great theme of its own too.
3/ "romeo and juliet" is one of the most romantic and touching love songs ever written by Mark Knopfler (words and music really merge into sth very emotional).
4/ "tunnel of love" presents other legendary guitar riffs. It combines the beauty of "romeo and juliet"'s lyrics and the power of "sultans'" riffs. The epic final guitar solo is just an all time favorite.
5/ "twisting by the pool" is an original twist, showing that Mark Knopfler really is capable of complying with every style and can write about anything.
6/ "private investigations" shows a wonderful accoustic work where the guitar dialogues with the piano all thru. The final chords have also become part of history.
7/ "love over gold" (live in 1983) is in the trend of "private investigations" but can only serve here as a teaser to the fantastic original version.
8/ "so far away" is another love song, quite a simple one both lyrically and musically, but it goes straight to the heart.
9/ "money for nothing" is no use commenting on as everybody, I think, must remember its destructive introductory guitar riff and its chorus sung along with Sting. "I want my MTV".
10/ "brothers in arms" could be defined in just one word : "heart-breaking". Once again the music and the voice combine to break your heart in two.
11/ "walk of life" is well influenced by the cajun style, it's a rocking song which can liven a place up when needed. The keyboard parts and the chorus made it very famous and appreciated.
12/ "calling elvis". In this song we can easily feel the influence of Chet Atkins on our host, the intermediary riff is a good example. It's a nice piece of song writing and a great tribute to the King of rock'n'roll too.
13/ "heavy fuel" is a sarcastic, cynical song in the spirit of "money for nothing". It has powerful guitar chords and a nice chorus too.
14/ "on every street" also belongs to the emotional kind. You'll never be able to resist its final instrumental part.
15/ "your latest trick" (live). Known for its famous saxophone solo, this version is quite different from the original one, as new instruments have been used to enlarge the musical theme.
16/ "local hero - wild theme" (live). Wonderful instrumental piece of music from the local hero film, played live during the "on every street tour" in 1991-1992.
To conclude, we can but recognize that this album is a very nice one, it is a good introduction to the band, even if it is true many songs have been unjustly forgotten (telegraph road, down to the waterline, solid rock, where do you think you're going, you and your friend...).
Anyway, if you like good music, you'll love this album.
'Hope I've given you the will to discover this memorable, deserving British band, which has so much contributed to the welfare of the British music.
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