Dire Straits- Communique- 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, and because it was so overlooked by radio back then  seems so fresh today. I place the collection which contains “Once Upon a Time in the West”, “Lady Writer”, and the title song in the same woefully ignored category of personal faves as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ criminally maligned Long After Dark  in the same period. –Redbeard