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On October 17, 1980.

making_movies

On October 17, 1980, “Vertigo” label released “Making Movies”, the third Dire Straits studio album.It was recorded June – August 1980, at “Power Station: in New York,and was produced by Jimmy Iovine and Mark Knopfler. The album was certified Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; 2 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Mark Knopfler– vocals, guitar
  • John Illsley– bass, vocals
  • Pick Withers– drums, vocals
  • Roy Bittan– keyboards
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer
  • Jeff Hendrickson – assistant engineer
  • Jon Mathias – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Neil Terk – original design, artwork
  • Brian Griffin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Knopfler, except where noted.

  1. Tunnel of Love – Extract from “The Carousel Waltz” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. Romeo and Juliet
  3. Skateaway
  4. Expresso Love
  5. Hand in Hand
  6. Solid Rock
  7. Les Boys

 

On September 20, 1982.

love-over-gold

On September 20, 1982, “Vertigo” label released “Love over Gold”, the fourth Dire Straits studio album. It was recorded March – June 1982, at “Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Mark Knopfler. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 2 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”; Platinum in Germany by “IFPI”.

Personnel:

  • Mark Knopfler– vocals, guitar
  • Hal Lindes– guitar
  • Alan Clark– keyboards
  • John Illsley– bass
  • Pick Withers– drums
  • Mike Mainieri– vibes, marimba
  • Ed Walsh – synthesizer programming
  • Neil Dorfsman– engineer
  • Barry Bongiovi – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Michae Rowe – sleeve design
  • Alan Lobel – photography
  • Peter Cunningham – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Knopfler.

  1. Telegraph Road
  2. Private Investigations
  3. Industrial Disease
  4. Love over Gold
  5. It Never Rains

On June 15, 1979.

Dire_Straits_Communique

On June 15, 1979, “Vertigo” label released “Communiqué”, the second Dire Straits studio album. It was recorded November – December 1978, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler. The album cover was designed by Phonogram’s advertising agency “Grant Advertising” and in 1979 it won album cover of the year in the “NME” awards. “Communiqué” was certified  Platinum in the UK, and 2 x Platinum in France.

Personnel:

  • Mark Knopfler– vocals, lead, and rhythm guitars
  • David Knopfler– vorhythm guitar
  • John Illsley– vocals, bass
  • Pick Withers– drums
  • Bear – keyboards
  • Jack Nuber – engineer
  • Thelbert Rigby – tape operator
  • Gregg Hamm – mix engineer
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Paul Wexler – mastering supervisor
  • Bob Ludwig– remastering
  • Alan Schmidt – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Knopfler.

  1. Once upon a Time in the West
  2. News
  3. Where Do You Think You’re Going?
  4. Communiqué
  5. Lady Writer
  6. Angel of mercy
  7. Portobello Belle
  8. Single-Handed Sailor
  9. Follow Me Home

 

 

On October 7, 1978.

Dire Straits first album

On Octoebr 7, 1978, “Vertigo” label released the self titled, debut Dire Straits studio album. It was recorded February – March 1978, at the “Basing Street Studios”, London, and was produced by Muff Winwood. The album featured the hit single “Sultans of Swing”, which became the band’s trademark and helped the album to be certified 2 x Platinum in the US and UK.

Personnel:

  • Mark Knopfler– vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
  • David Knopfler– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • John Isley– vocals, bass
  • Pick Withers– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Knopfler.

  1. Down to the Waterline
  2. Water of Love
  3. Setting me Up
  4. Six Blade Knife
  5. Southbound Again
  6. Sultans of Swing
  7. In the Gallery
  8. Wild West End
  9. Lions

On August 20, 1979.

Bob_Dylan_-_Slow_Train_Coming

On August 20, 1979, “Columbia” released “Slow Train Coming”, the nineteenth Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded April – May 1979, and was produced by Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler. This is first Dylan’s album after he became a born-again Christian, and all the tracks express his strong personal faith. The single “Gotta Serve Somebody”  won Dylan “Grammy” for best rock vocal performance by a male in 1980.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan– guitar, vocals
  • Barry Beckett– keyboards, percussion
  • Mickey Buckins – percussion
  • Carolyn Dennis– background vocals
  • Tim Drummond– bass guitar
  • Regina Havis – background vocals
  • Mark Knopfler– lead guitar
  • Muscle Shoals Sound Studio– horns
  • Helena Springs – background vocals
  • Pick Withers– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Dylan.

  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
  2. Precious Angel
  3. I Believe in You
  4. Slow Train
  5. Gonna Change My Way of Thinking
  6. Do Right to Me Baby
  7. When You Gonna Wake Up
  8. Man Gave Names to the Animals
  9. When He Returns