OK everyone knows about the phenomenon that was Dire Straits back in the 80’s…”Love Over Gold” as a beautifully crafted studio album before THAT double live album “Alchemy” which lifted them into the stratosphere. This track, however, comes from their “comedown” album “On Every Street” released in 1991.
It’s typical Mark Knopfler driven stuff; that recognisable echoed guitar, that earthy voice, and a steady insidious melody which eventually breaks into a sax solo. If you thought DS were middle of the road – and how could you? – then this might just get you into them.
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”