Live at the BBC is a live album by British rock band Dire Straits, released on 26 June 1995 on Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album was recorded on 22 July 1978 at BBC Studios in London, with one track recorded on 31 January 1981. The studio versions of the first six songs were released on Dire Straits. Live at the BBC was the band's third live album, preceded by Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984) and On the Night (1993).
For the concert's end, the band plays magnificently, the theme from the film "Local hero", a Mark Knopfler penned soundtrack, with the appropriate title: "Going home". An exquisite live recording, that works perfectly for both keen fans and new listeners and set the bar high for any live recording since contains no re-recordings or overdubs.
This Is A Recording Of Excerpts From One Dire Straits Performance. As It Contains No Re-Recordings Or Overdubs Of Any Kind. There Are Occasional Stage 'Buzzes'. Label Code (Side 1 & 2): 818-244-1. Label Code (Side 3 & 4): 818-245-1. Matrix, Runout (Side 1): 818 244-1A-2.
Dire Straits is the debut studio album by the British rock band Dire Straits released on 7 October 1978 by Vertigo Records internationally and by Warner Bros. The album produced the hit single "Sultans of Swing", which reached on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 8 on the UK Singles Chart. The album reached on album charts in Germany, Australia and France, in the United States and in the United Kingdom
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 - Слушайте Dire Straits на Deezer. Благодаря потоковой трансляции музыки на Deezer вы можете слушать более 53 млн треков, создавать свои плейлисты и делиться любимыми песнями с друзьями. A demo tape - including breakthrough hit Sultans Of Swing - was played by London DJ Charlie Gillett, which prompted their signing to Phonogram Records and their dark, self-titled 1978 debut album established them as a potent force. Their success escalated with singles Romeo And Juliet, Tunnel Of Love - from the movie An Officer and a Gentleman - and Private Investigations. Their biggest success, however, came with the Brothers In Arms album of 1985, which went on to sell over 30m, making it one of the biggest-selling albums of all time, turning Dire Straits into a mega-arena band.
Dire Straits' fifth album entitled Alchemy : Dire Straits Live was released in February of 1984 on Vertigo/Phonogram in Europe and on Warner Bros here in the United States. By the time Dire Straits recorded their first (and still their best) live album, Dire Straits (spearheaded by lead singer/lead Mark Knopfler plus bass player John Illsley, guitarist Hal Lindes and keyboard player Alan Clark (who would stay with the band until their unexpected 1995 retirement) had found a new drummer Terry Williams (who was in Rockpile with Nick Lowe
That day for Dire Straits appearance at Wembley it was special. Singer from The Police Sting joined them with I want my MTV. so you can hear on Money For Nothing – judging by the audience, that day Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits and Sting from The Police made a little crazy party there. Fun Fact is that: The original cut of Money For Nothing includes a derogatory slur that can only be heard on the Brothers In Arms vinyl. But Knopfler defended the song’s original line, saying it didn’t reflect his personal feelings, but that of the song’s main character.