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The 2cd Version Is Excellent.
on 16 December 2014
This review is about the 2 cd version of Sultans Of Swing; The Very Best Of Dire Straits where the second disc is a 7 track live concert recorded in 1996 at the Royal Albert Hall. This concert makes no mention of Dire Straits just of Mark Knopeler though. It has a 13 minute version of Sultans Of Swing and a 7 and a half minute version of Romeo and Juliet on it which are great in my view.
The first disc has many of the same tracks on it as Private Investigations, the Best Of Dire Straits but adds a few Dire Straits tracks and drops a few of Knopelers solo songs which is apart from wanting the concert on disc 2 why i much prefer this to Private Investigations which i also have. Disc 1 also has live versions of Love Over Gold, Your Latest Trick and Local Hero/Wild Theme.
This 2cd version is the best compilation available at present in my view that covers Dire Straits right through. I also have the excellent Money For Money live cd and Brothers In Arms as well as a number of other albums.