Tag Archive: Dire Straits

Dire Straits – Making Movies (1980) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits – Making Movies (1980) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 624 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.71 GB (SACD ISO) + 868 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2186 | Genre: Pop Rock, Classic Rock

You know you’re in the presence of sonic greatness as soon as the first few seconds of the opening “Tunnel of Love” pass, as the introductory passage built on organ and piano – new additions to Dire Straits’ palette – intertwine with the unmistakable coil-spring twang of Knopfler’s guitar. The three-dimensional, full-bodied presentation of the latter instrument on this Mobile Fidelity SACD is alone worth the price of admission.Read More

Dire Straits – Love Over Gold (1982) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits - Love Over Gold (1982) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits – Love Over Gold (1982) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 510 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.79 GB (SACD ISO) + 869 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2187 | Genre: Classic Rock

Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s hybrid SACD of Love Over Gold teems with superb balances, front-to-back soundstages, and crystalline purity. It brings forward previously obscured details, extra information, and mastering-studio-quality transients. The distinctive textures of a host of instruments – marimbas, acoustic and electric guitars, vibes, synthesizers – further enhance the ambitiousness of the 1982 album.Read More

Dire Straits – Communiqué (1979) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits - Communiqué (1979) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits – Communiqué (1979) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 540 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.86 GB (SACD ISO) + 933 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2185 | Genre: Blues Rock, Pop Rock

Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered-edition hybrid SACD of Communiqué elevates Dire Straits’ sophomore album to an even higher plane. Recorded in the Bahamas by Muscle Shoals veterans Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler, the songs benefit from a laidback approach that makes guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler and company’s stellar playing seem even more fluent – particularly when experienced on this collector’s version.Read More

Dire Straits – Dire Straits (1978) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits - Dire Straits (1978) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits – Dire Straits (1978) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 615 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.84 GB (SACD ISO) + 978 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2184 | Genre: Country Rock, Classic Rock

Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered-edition SACD version of Dire Straits features natural tonalities, superb balances, you-are-there imaging, deep-black backgrounds, and pristine clarity. Even if you’ve heard this album hundreds of times before, you’ve never experienced it with such lifelike sonics and premium richness.Read More

Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (1985) {2005, 20th Anniversary Edition, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms (1985) {2005, 20th Anniversary Edition, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (1985) {2005, 20th Anniversary Edition, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 360 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.07 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.84 GB (SACD FLAC Multichannel) + 1.01 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vertigo | EU | Cat#: 9871498 | Genre: Blues Rock, Pop Rock

Brothers in Arms brought the atmospheric, jazz-rock inclinations of Love Over Gold into a pop setting, resulting in a surprise international best-seller. Of course, the success of Brothers in Arms was helped considerably by the clever computer-animated video for “Money for Nothing,” a sardonic attack on MTV. Read More

Dire Straits – Discography (1978 – 2005)

Dire Straits - Discography (1978 - 2005)

Dire Straits – Discography (1978 – 2005)
EAC Rip | 92xCD | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 31 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | SINGLES & EPs
Label: Various | Genre: Pop Rock, Blues Rock

Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late ’70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy. Led by guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler, the group built their sound upon the laid-back blues-rock of J.J. Cale, but they also had jazz and country inflections, occasionally dipping into the epic song structures of progressive rock.Read More

Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (1985) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms (1985) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (1985) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 207 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.23 GB (SACD ISO) + 990 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL, UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2099 | Genre: Blues Rock, Pop Rock

Brothers in Arms is the fifth studio album by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 13 May 1985 by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. Brothers in Arms charted at number one worldwide, spending 10 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart (between 18 January and 22 March 1986), nine weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 in the United States, and 34 weeks at number one on the Australian Album Chart.Read More

Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits (1998) {2CD Edition, HDCD}

Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits (1998) {2CD Edition, HDCD}

Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits (1998) {2CD Edition, HDCD}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 798 MB (CDs) + 211 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mercury / Vertigo | UK | Cat#: 538 003-2 | Genre: Pop Rock, Blues Rock

Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits is the second greatest hits compilation by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 10 November 1998 by Mercury Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album was originally released, featuring liner notes by Robert Sandall, as both a one-disc edition and two-disc edition. Read More