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Dire Straits- Communique 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

The second Dire Straits release, Communique   early in Summer 1979, is one of those elusive  but long on satisfaction efforts that remains under-appreciated to this day, which because it was so overlooked by radio back then that Communique…
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Dire Straits 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

The debut of the first Dire Straits   album is indelibly etched in my memory as the "alternative to the alternative" that Autumn 1978. While the likes of the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and Elvis Costello stole the headlines away from rock's Establishment…
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Dire Straits- Rock Hall of Fame Best, pt 2- Mark Knopfler

When the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits became a worldwide hit in Summer 1985, the album Brothers in Arms  from which it came won a Grammy Award for best recorded sound, while the song won another for Best Rock Song that year. However,…

Dire Straits-Brothers in Arms-Mark Knopfler

More than thirty years after "Money for Nothing" became the number one song in the US in September 1985, possibly the most remarkable observation I can make about Dire Straits' album Brothers in Arms   is how thoroughly enjoyable it remains today...