DIRE STRAITS - Love Over Gold OIS ( 1982, Netherlands ) 12" Vinyl LP Album

This is the Dutch Edition of Dire Straits 4th full-length album "Love Over Gold". This Dutch release has black record label with Vertigo "mushrooms" logo and with white lettering. Other release may have an orange label with black lettering.

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Collector Notes:

  The recording of "Love Over Gold" introduced two new musicians to record with "Dire Straits", namely: Alan Clark ( Keyboards ), Hal Lindes ( Guitar ). Oe of the guitars used by "Mark Knopfler" was a "Erlewine Automatic". The track "Private Dancer" was originally written for this album, however Knopfler decided it would better fit to "Tina Turner" ( who turned it into a world-hit ).

  Note: the "Erlewine Automatic" is a hand-made guitar made by "Mark Erlewine" from Austin, Texas, who also built the Lazer guitar for Johnny Winter.

Production & Recording Information
Album Packaging

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with complete lyrics of all songs performed by the "Dire Straits" and production/recording details


  Mark Knopfler.

Sound & Recording Engineers:
  • Neil Dorfsman
  • Barry Bongiovi
Mastering Engineer and Location:

Robert "Bob" Ludwig at Masterdisk

  Bob Ludwig Bob Ludwig is an American mastering engineer and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the best mastering engineers in the music industry, and has worked with a diverse range of artists across various genres, including classical, rock, pop, and jazz.

Ludwig has been active in the music industry since the 1970s and has worked on numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, including records by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and many others. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the industry and has won several Grammy Awards for his work.

Throughout his career, Ludwig has been known for his technical expertise, attention to detail, and his ability to bring out the best in recordings. He has also been a strong advocate for the preservation of audio quality and has worked to promote the use of high-quality analog and digital technologies in the recording and mastering process.

Overall, Bob Ludwig is a highly respected and accomplished mastering engineer who has made a significant impact on the music industry through his work with many of the biggest and most influential artists of our time.

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

  Michael Rowe

  • Alan Lobel
  • Peter Cunningham

Music Genre:

Classic Rock, Pop-Rock

Label & Catalognr:

Vertigo – 6359 109

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1982 Netherlands

  • Mark Knopfler - vocals, guitar
  • Hal Lindes - guitar
  • Alan Clark - keyboards
  • John Illsley - bass
  • Pick WIthers - drums
  • Mike Mainieri - vibes & marimbas
  • Ed Walsh - Synth Program
Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Industrial Disease
  2. Love Over Gold
  3. It Never Rains
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Telegraph Road
  2. Private investigation

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Photo of the custom inner sleeve
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Close up of the record's label
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Photo Side One DIRE STRAITS - Love Over Gold OIS ( 1982, Netherlands )
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DIRE STRAITS Vinyl Albums Discography and Cover Gallery

This is the Vinyl Records discography of "Dire Straits" international album releases, it is ordered by name of the album. Between the parenthesis is the name of the country in which the album was released.

Band Description:

 Dire Straits a British rock band that formed in London in 1977. The band was founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Knopfler, his brother David Knopfler on rhythm guitar, John Illsley on bass, and Pick Withers on drums. Over the course of their career, Dire Straits became one of the most successful and influential bands of the 1980s.

 Dire Straits' music was known for its distinctive sound, which blended rock, pop, and blues. Mark Knopfler's guitar playing was a key part of this sound, as he often used a fingerpicking technique that gave his playing a unique tone. The band's lyrics were also notable for their vivid storytelling and evocative imagery.

 Dire Straits' self-titled debut album was released in 1978 and featured the hit single "Sultans of Swing." The song was a critical and commercial success, reaching the top ten in both the UK and the US. The album itself was also well-received and established the band as a rising star in the music industry.

 Over the next few years, Dire Straits continued to release successful albums and singles. Their 1980 album "Making Movies" included the hit songs "Romeo and Juliet" and "Tunnel of Love," while their 1982 album "Love Over Gold" included the epic track "Telegraph Road." The band's 1985 album "Brothers in Arms" was perhaps their biggest commercial success, featuring hit singles like "Money for Nothing" and "Walk of Life." The album's title track also became an anthem of sorts, with its memorable guitar riff and lyrics about the futility of war.

 Despite their success, Dire Straits was known for their relatively low-key approach to stardom. The band rarely appeared in music videos or gave interviews, and Mark Knopfler often shunned the limelight. Instead, the band focused on their music, crafting thoughtful and well-crafted songs that appealed to a wide range of listeners.

 After the release of "On Every Street" in 1991, Dire Straits went on hiatus. Mark Knopfler continued to release solo albums, but the band never officially reunited. However, their legacy has endured, with many of their songs remaining popular and influential to this day.