Dire Straits - Dire Straits

Vendor: Vertigo
Collection:
Country: Scandinavia

RARE/2HAND VINYL LP ON VERTIGO 1978

Vertigo 800 051-1 made in Holland with lyric inner sleeve.

Vinyl NM. Cover VG+.

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. Led by guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler, the group built their sound upon the laid-back blues-rock of J.J. Cale, but they also had jazz and country inflections, occasionally dipping into the epic song structures of progressive rock. The band's music was offset by Knopfler's lyrics, which approximated the winding, stream-of-conscious narratives of Bob Dylan.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dire_Straits

Tracklist

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


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