Dire Straits - Making Movies Germany 12" Vinyl LP

  "Making Movies" is the third album by British rock band Dire Straits, released in 1980. Rolling Stone ranked the album #52 in their survey of the "100 Best Albums of the 80s 

 

Album Front cover photo of German release of Dire Straits Making Movies

Music Genre:

 
80s English Pop 
Summary: This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Dire Straits and photos.

Album Production Information:

 
Produced by Jimmy Lovine and Mark Knopfler  

Record Label Information:

 
Red Vertigo 6359 034 ( 6359034 )  

Media Format:

 
12" Full-Length Vinyl LP 
Album weight: 200 gram  

Year & Country:

 
1980 Made in West Germany  
Album cover photos of : Dire Straits Making Movies Germany

Album Front cover photo of German release of Dire Straits Making Movies

Album Back cover photo of German release of Dire Straits Making Movies  

Album Back cover photo of German release of Dire Straits Making Movies  

Close-up Photo of the Red/Orange Vertigo Record Label of Making Movies 
Close-up Photo of the Red/Orange Vertigo Record Label of Making Movies¬†  
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Band Members and Musicians on: Dire Straits Making Movies
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers Dire Straits is:
  • Mark Knopfler - vocals, guitars
  • David Knopfler - guitars
  • John Illsley - bass, vocals
  • Pick Withers - drums
Track Listing of: Dire Straits Making Movies

The Song/tracks on "Dire Straits Making Movies " are

    Side One:
  1. Tunnel of Love
  2. Romeo and Juliet
  3. Skateaway
    Side Two:
  1. Expresso Love
  2. Hand in Hand
  3. Solid Rock
  4. Les Boys

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.