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DIRE STRAITS’ THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1978-1991 CD BOX SET ANNOUNCED FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 9

PLUS REPRESSING OF VINYL BOX SET DUE TO OVERWHELMING PUBLIC DEMAND

 

 

12 AUGUST 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - On October 9, to coincide with National Album Day 2020, UMC/Virgin/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company, will release a 6 CD box set of all of the studio albums by Dire Straits, a band that straddled the globe with their sophisticated rootsy guitar rock wedded to literate story-telling lyrics. Emerging on the club and pub circuit in 1977, Dire Straits were led by charismatic Geordie singer-songwriter, record producer and composer Mark Knopfler, one of the most successful musicians the UK has ever produced, who is often cited as one of the greatest guitarists of all time.  Dire Straits’ sound defined the late 70s/early 80s with monster hits such as "Sultans Of Swing," "Romeo And Juliet," "Money For Nothing" and "Walk Of Life." Dire Straits’ 1985 album Brothers In Arms, a global No 1 and double Grammy Award winner, is one of the world’s best selling albums. After releasing their final album On Every Street in ’91, Knopfler called time on Dire Straits in 1995 and set off on a new path as a solo artist. 

 

On the same date (9th Oct) UMC/Virgin/Universal Music Canada will also release a repressing of the hugely popular 2013 8 LP vinyl box set Dire Straits - The Studio Albums 1978-1991.

 

The CD box is available for pre-order HERE 

The 8LP box set is available for pre-order HERE

 

Dire Straits – The Studio Albums 1978-1991 features the albums Dire Straits (1978), Communiqué (1979), Making Movies (1980), Love Over Gold (1982), Brothers In Arms (1985) and On Every Street (1991) - all of which are certified multi-platinum. The albums will come in a deluxe clamshell box with the CDs housed in mini-vinyl style cardboard wallets and each album will include a beautiful poster with the original sleeve artwork (including lyrics and credits).

 

TRACKLISTINGS FOR CD BOX SET:

CD 1 – Dire Straits

  1. Down To The Waterline
  2. Water Of Love
  3. Setting Me Up
  4. Six Blade Knife
  5. Southbound Again
  6. Sultans Of Swing
  7. In The Gallery
  8. Wild West End
  9. Lions

CD 2 - Communiqué

  1. Once Upon A Time In The West
  2. News
  3. Where Do You Think You’re Going?
  4. Communiqué
  5. Lady Writer
  6. Angel Of Mercy
  7. Portobello Belle
  8. Single-Handed Sailor
  9. Follow Me Home

CD 3 – Making Movies

  1. Tunnel Of Love
  2. Romeo And Juliet
  3. Skateaway
  4. Expresso Love
  5. Hand In Hand
  6. Solid Rock
  7. Les Boys

CD 4 – Love Over Gold

  1. Telegraph Road
  2. Private Investigations
  3. Industrial Disease
  4. Love Over Gold
  5. It Never Rains

CD 5 – Brothers In Arms

  1. So Far Away
  2. Money For Nothing
  3. Walk Of Life
  4. Your Latest Trick
  5. Why Worry
  6. Ride Across The River
  7. The Man’s Too Strong
  8. One World
  9. Brothers In Arms

CD 6 – On Every Street

  1. Calling Elvis
  2. On Every Street
  3. When It Comes To You
  4. Fade To Black
  5. The Bug
  6. You And Your Friend
  7. Heavy Fuel
  8. Iron Hand
  9. Ticket To Heaven
  10. My Parties
  11. Planet Of New Orleans
  12. How Long 

 

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