Dire Straits-Love Over Gold 30th anniversary

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The third Dire Straits album, Making Movies, was a much more rock and roll effort than the first tasty two, aimed squarely at the 1980 U.S. mass audience, beginning what Mark Knopfler calls his “New York phase”. Dire Straits used three different producers on those albums, so by the time it came to make 1982’s Love Over Gold, Knopfler wanted the creative decisions affecting the sound of the band to be his own. That probably explains why the epic 14-minute “Telegraph Road” opens this multi-million seller. In this classic rock interview Knopfler discusses¬† quite frankly his assessment of that guitar classic along with “Industrial Disease“, “Love Over Gold“, and the same period non-album ditty “Twisting by the Pool”. -Redbeard