Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dire Straits


































Artist:  Dire Straits  
Origin:  Deptford, London, England
Genre:  Rock, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop, Album Rock, Pop Rock, Pub Rock, Blues Rock

Original line-up:

Mark Knopfler:  Lead Vocals, Guitar
David Knopfler:  Guitar, Keyboards
John Illsley:  Bass, Vocals, Guitar
Pick Withers:  Drums

Dire Straits were a British Rock Band from Deptford, London, formed in 1971 by Mark Knopfler (Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar), David Knopfler (Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals), John Illsley (Bass, Backing Vocals), and Pick Withers (Drums, Percussion).  The band's sound from a variety of musical influences including from Rock, Folk, Country, Blues, Jazz and Punk Rock.  The band's biggest selling album Brothers In Arms in 1985, has sold over 30 million copies.  They also became one of the world's most commercially successful bands, with the world wide record sales of over 100 million.  They won four Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, - winning Best British Group Twice, two MTV Video Music Awards and various other music awards.  The band's songs hit include "Money For Nothing", "Sultans Of Swing", "So Far Away", "Walk Of Life", "Brothers In Arms", "Private Investigations", "Romeo And Juliet", "Tunnel Of Love", "Telegraph Road", and "Lady Writer".















Title:  Live On Air 1992  (2016)
Genre:  Rock, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop, Album Rock, Pop Rock, Pub Rock, Blues Rock
Label:  On Stage Entertainment
Rating:   ****

Disc 

 1:  Calling Elvis  (12;11)
 2.  Walk Of Live  (6:13)
 3.  Heavy Fuel  (5:31)
 4.  Romeo And Juliet  (10:13)
 5.  The Bug  (5:250
 6.  Private Investigations  (9:45)
 7.  Sultans Of Swing  (13:44)
 8.  Your Latest Trick  (6:08)
 9.  On Every Street  (7:03)

Disc 2:

 1.  Two Young Lovers  (5:19)
 2.  Telegraph Road  (12:23)
 3.  Money For Nothing  (10:58)
 4.  Brothers In Arms  (8:50)
 5.  Solid Rock  (5:56)
 6.  Wild Theme (Local Hero)  (4:09)

Personnel:

Mark Knopfler:  Vocals, Guitar
David Knopfler:  Guitar, Backing Vocals
John Illsley:  Bass, Backing Vocals
Pick Wither:  Drums
Alan Clark:  Keyboards

Live On Air 1992 is the live album by Dire Straits, was released on  December 16, 2016 by On Stage Entertainment, recorded live at BBC on Air in 1992.


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