Dire Straits

Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980) [1985, Japan for USA]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 19, 2017
Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980) [1985, Japan for USA]

Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Bros., 3480-2 | ~ 229 or 91 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 72 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Without second guitarist David Knopfler, Dire Straits began to move away from its roots rock origins into a jazzier variation of country-rock and singer/songwriter folk-rock. Naturally, this means that Mark Knopfler's ambitions as a songwriter are growing, as the storytelling pretensions of Making Movies indicate…

Dire Straits - Communique (1979) [blue swirl, West Germany]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 18, 2017
Dire Straits - Communique (1979) [blue swirl, West Germany]

Dire Straits - Communique (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1984 | Vertigo, 800 052-2 | ~ 246 or 101 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 123 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Rushed out less than nine months after the surprise success of Dire Straits' self-titled debut album, the group's sophomore effort, Communiqué, seemed little more than a carbon copy of its predecessor with less compelling material…
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (1978) [Target, Japan for USA] Repost

Dire Straits - Dire Straits (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1986 | Warner Bros., 3266-2 | ~ 239 or 101 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 62 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Dire Straits' minimalist interpretation of pub rock had already crystallized by the time they released their eponymous debut. Driven by Mark Knopfler's spare, tasteful guitar lines and his husky warbling, the album is a set of bluesy rockers…

Dire Straits - On The Night (1993)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 12, 2017
Dire Straits - On The Night (1993)

Dire Straits - On The Night (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Vertigo, 514 766-2 | Argentina | ~ 506 or 182 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 109 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

A live document of Dire Straits' 1991-1992 world tour supporting the On Every Street album, On the Night works sporadically, offering enough good material to interest fans but not enough to win back the commercial audience earned by Brothers in Arms…

Dire Straits: Promo, CDS & CDV Collection (1986 - 1998)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 10, 2017
Dire Straits: Promo, CDS & CDV Collection (1986 - 1998)

Dire Straits: Promo, CDS & CDV Collection (1986 - 1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
16CD | Label: Various | ~ 1559 or 429 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 97 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Dire Straits were a British rock band that formed in Deptford, London, in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, and blues, and came closest to beat music within the context of rock and roll…

Dire Straits - Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 7, 2017
Dire Straits - Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)

Dire Straits - Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | 1996 | Vertigo, 818 243-2 | ~ 616 or 222 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 31 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock | Remastered

There is an interesting contrast on this 94-minute double-disc live album (recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon in July 1983) between the music, much of which is slow and moody, with Mark Knopfler's muttered vocals and large helpings of his fingerpicking on what sounds like an amplified Spanish guitar, and the audience response…
Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler - Private Investigations: The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler (2005)

Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler - Private Investigations: The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler (2005)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 897 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 408 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 33 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Country Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock | Mercury Records #9873054

This 22-cut double-disc set finally gets at it. Issuing a single disc of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler would be a silly thing at best and a hopelessly frustrating one at worst. When the band burst on the scene with "Sultans of Swing," there was a lot happening in rock music, but most of it was under the radar and remains forgotten except in the historic annals of music fanatics. Knopfler and his band were full of rock & roll romance and proved it through their first four recordings time and again. They couldn't help but become superstars and mainstays of MTV. But there is another story told on this best-of, which begins with "Telegraph Road"…
Dire Straits: Discography (1978 - 1991) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Dire Straits: Discography (1978 - 1991)
6 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1643 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 664 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 647 Mb
2013 | Mercury Records Ltd | Remastered
Blues Rock / Classic Rock / Pop Rock

Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy…

John Illsley (ex. Dire Straits) - Streets Of Heaven (2010)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 13, 2011
John Illsley (ex. Dire Straits) - Streets Of Heaven (2010)

John Illsley (ex. Dire Straits) - Streets Of Heaven (2010)
EAC | FLAC, Img+Cue, Log+Checker | ~ 342 Mb | Full Scans Included
MP3 CBR320 | ~ 123 Mb | FileSonic, FileServe | 3% Recovery
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Creek Records | Catalog#: CREEKCD7

Streets Of Heaven is the new solo album by John Illsley, a founding member of Dire Straits.

Dire Straits - On the night (1993)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 9, 2017
Dire Straits - On the night (1993)

Dire Straits - On the night (1993)
DVD9: MPEG2 PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR 25.00fps
Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 224Kbps / LinearPCM, 2 ch, 1536Kbps
Blues/Classic Rock | Scans | 01:34:01 | ~ 5.12 Gb

A classic 'live' concert by one of the all-time great bands Dire Straits i say 'band' as all the musicians are superb from Knoppfler via John Isley…