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Dire Straits - Alchemy - Dire Straits Live mp3 album

  • Performer: Dire Straits
  • Title: Alchemy - Dire Straits Live
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: ASF VOC APE DXD ASF FLAC AC3
  • Released: 1984
  • Style: Classic Rock
  • MP3 album: 1963 mb
  • FLAC album: 1406 mb
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Dire Straits - Alchemy - Dire Straits Live mp3 album

Alchemy: Dire Straits Live is a double album and the first live album by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 16 March 1984 by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 22–23 July 1983, the album features well-known songs from the band's first four albums, the ExtendedancEPlay EP and Knopfler's Local Hero soundtrack. Many of the songs have reworked arrangements and extended improvisational segments

Alchemy Dire Straits Live Album – contains the band’s best known and favourite fans songs from their first four albums, the ExtendedancEPlay and the Local Hero – soundtrack by Mark Knopfler. The album cover artwork was adapted from a section of a painting by – Brett Whiteley titled Alchemy 1974. Alchemy is a hypothetical process once believed to turn ordinary elements into gold. The image of a guitar with lips held by a hand was added for the album design. The original painting, done between 1972 and 1973, was composed of many different elements on 18 wood panels.

There is an interesting contrast on this 94-minute double-disc live album (recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon in July 1983) between the music, much of which is slow and moody, with Mark Knopfler's muttered vocals and large helpings of his fingerpicking on what sounds like an amplified Spanish guitar, and the audience response.

Mark Knopfler stands out on guitar and vocals. If you are new to them, start with their first album, Dire Straits, or Making Movies, and move on to this. You will enjoy their rock-pop-blues sound. Dire Straits' fifth album entitled Alchemy : Dire Straits Live was released in February of 1984 on Vertigo/Phonogram in Europe and on Warner Bros here in the United States. By the time Dire Straits recorded their first (and still their best) live album, Dire Straits (spearheaded by lead singer/lead Mark Knopfler plus bass player John Illsley, guitarist Hal Lindes and keyboard player Alan Clark (who would stay with the band until their unexpected 1995 retirement) had found a new drummer Terry Williams (who was in Rockpile with Nick Lowe.

1. Once Upon A Time In The West - Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London/1983. 2. Expresso Love - Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London/1983. 3. Romeo And Juliet - Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London/1983. 4. Love Over Gold - Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London/1983.

Tracklist

A1 Once Upon A Time In The West 13:01
A2 Romeo And Juliet 8:24
B1 Expresso Love 5:41
B2 Private Investigations 7:16
B3 Sultans Of Swing 10:53
C1 Two Young Lovers 4:51
C2 Tunnel Of Love 14:43
D1 Telegraph Road 13:00
D2 Solid Rock 5:35
D3 Going Home - Theme From 'Local Hero' 5:09

Credits

  • Engineer – Nigel Walker
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Jeremy Allom
  • Recorded By – Mick McKenna
  • Written-By, Producer – Mark Knopfler

Notes

Recorded at Rolling Stones Mobile, July 1983.
Mixed at Air Studios, London, November 1983.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VERY 11, 818 243-1 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo VERY 11, 818 243-1 UK 1984
VERYC 11 (818 244-4) / VERYC 11 (818 245-4) Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(2xCass, Album) Vertigo VERYC 11 (818 244-4) / VERYC 11 (818 245-4) Greece 1984
818 243-1 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo 818 243-1 Taiwan 1984
818 243-1 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 818 243-1 France 1984
VOT4-2-3335 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Vertigo VOT4-2-3335 Canada 1984

Tracklist

1 The Drifters Intro - Saturday Night At The Movies
2 Dire Straits Once Upon A Time In The West
3 Dire Straits Expresso Love
4 Dire Straits Romeo And Juliet
5 Dire Straits Private Investigations
6 Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing
7 Dire Straits Two Young Lovers
8 Dire Straits Tunnel Of Love
9 Dire Straits Telegraph Road
10 Dire Straits Solid Rock
11 Dire Straits Going Home - Theme From 'Local Hero'

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – ООО «Юниверсал Мьюзик»
  • Pressed By – ООО "Ди Ви Ди-Клуб" – 460502670545 L0/L1

Credits

  • Bass – John Illsley
  • Drums – Terry Williams
  • Engineer – Nigel Walker
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Jeremy Allom
  • Film Director – Peter Sinclair
  • Film Editor – Peter Goddard
  • Guitar – Hal Lindes, Mark Knopfler
  • Keyboards – Alan Clark
  • Keyboards [Additional] – Tommy Mandel
  • Percussion – Joop de Korte
  • Producer, Written-By – Mark Knopfler (tracks: 2 to 11)
  • Recorded By – Mick McKenna
  • Saxophone – Mel Collins
  • Vocals – Mark Knopfler

Notes

Recorded by Mick McKenna, Rolling Stones Mobile, July 1983.
Info DVD:
-Duration: 2 Hours 50 Mins Approx
-Dics: 1 x DVD-9 NTSC
-Regions: All
-Screen: 4:3
-Menus: English
-Concert Audio: PCM
-5.1 Surround
-Subtitles: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Portugúes, Italiano

Super Jewel Case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 605026 705456
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4605026705456
  • Matrix / Runout (Layer 1): 460502670545 L0
  • Barcode (Layer 2): 460502670545 L1
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI ZK27

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
080 174-1 Dire Straits Alchemy Live ‎(CDV, Album, PAL, 12") Polygram Music Video, Phonogram 080 174-1 UK & Europe Unknown
- Dire Straits Alchemy ‎(DVDr, DVD-V, Promo) Mercury Records - 2010
PPS 2001 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(VHS, PAL) Palace Benelux PPS 2001 Netherlands 1984
082741-1 Dire Straits Alquimia ‎(Laserdisc, 12", NTSC) PolyGram 082741-1 US 1983
082 740-1 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(Laserdisc, 12", PAL) PolyGram Music Video 082 740-1 UK & Europe 1990




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