Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing 2. Meanwhile, Pick Withers quit Dire Straits wishing to play jazz and leaving the drum kit to Terry Williams. Dire Straits - Your Latest Trick 11. Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet 6. You get a shiver in the dark It's raining in the park but meantime South of the river you stop and you hold everything A band is blowin' Dixie double four time You feel alright when you hear that music ring And now you step inside but you don't see too many faces Comin' in out of the rain you hear the jazz go down Competition in other places but the horns they blowin' that sound Way on down south way on down south London town You check out Guitar George he knows all the chords Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't wanna make it cry or sing Yes and an old guitar is all he can afford When he gets up under the lights to play his thing And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene He's got a daytime job he's doin' alright He can play the honky tonk like anything Savin' it up for Friday night With the Sultans with the Sultans of Swing And a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band It ain't what they call rock and roll And the Sultans yeah the Sultans play Creole Creole And then the man he steps right up to the microphone And says at last just as the time bell rings Goodnight now it's time to go home And he makes it fast with one more thing We are the Sultans We are the Sultans of Swing.
Private Investigations: The Best Of was released in 2005 to present a compilation of hits from the band's studio works and Mark's own projects. Love Over Gold, released in 1982, earned Dire Straits world fame. The studio activities were interrupted by heavily loaded tours and making the live album Alchemy 1984. The long expected album On Every Street was released in 1991 and did not disappoint fans of the band. It made it even a bigger surprise that this release was followed by a long hiatus in the life of Dire Straits. Thank to such hits as Money For Nothing with Sting singing in the chorus, Walk Of Lise, Your Latest Trick, and Ride Across The River, this album became a best seller and charts leader in many a country.
Dire Straits - Six Blade Knife 16. Dire Straits - Money for Nothing 3. It appeared that this album was a kind of preparation before making a masterpiece. The third album of Dire Straits, Making Movies, released in 1980, was not on a par with its predecessor, although the single Romeo and Juliet had a good charts history. The name of the group reflected the financial troubles of the quartet, which were so bad that they hardly scraped money to record their demo. The original lineup included Mark and David Knopfler, Pick Withers and John Illsley.
The band reduced its activity to rare concerts, while Mark Knopfler was mainly occupied with soundtracks and recording for other performers. Even the big success of the sophomore album did not keep David Knopfler on the band. This studio work overcame the debut album and hit the leading positions in numerous charts, including the first place in Germany. Britain was experiencing punk rock boom at that time, which predetermined the charts failure of their first album. Dire Straits - Calling Elvis 12. Dire Straits - On Every Street 13. The sophisticated lyrics and well considered atmosphere fitted perfectly an integral piece of music consisting of five chapters.
Nevertheless, it was the last studio work by Dire Straits. Dire Straits - So Far Away 7. Some of the songs, including Once Upon A Time In A West, Lady Writer, and Angel Of Mercy became trademarks of Dire Straits. It revealed a focus on instrumental play without canonized structures and strict patterns. Dire Straits - Lady Writer 10.
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing mp3. Dire Straits - Walk of Life 4. Dire Straits - Private Investigations 8. However, the audience was not kept waiting long in vain. It was recorded with two new musicians, Hal Lindes and Alan Clarc, and became a prototype of progressive rock. Brothers In Arms 1985 appeared another great album by Dire Straits to find admirers all over the world. .
On few occasions, the members reunited to play separate concerts, but Mark Knopfler refused to restore the band due to his deep interest in solo career. In the late 1979, Dire Straits started recording the second album, Communique 1979. This album soared to the tops of 16 national charts making each song a separate hit. Dire Straits - Heavy Fuel 15. Dire Straits are a London-based rock band formed in 1977. Mark revealed himself as a brilliant composer and received a number of invitations to write music for the movies. Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms 5.
Dire Straits - Tunnel of Love 9. The music by Dire Straits was too intelligent for those times, but promising for the critics. Dire Straits - Down To The Waterline 14. The debut album named after the band was released in 1978. Despite their punk rock past, Dire Straits musicians produced a type of music beyond traditional definitions. . .
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