DIRE STRAITS MAKING MOVIES Netherlands 12" Vinyl LP Album

Dire Straits' 'Making Movies' the original Holland 12" LP vinyl album from 1980, showcases the band's musical evolution. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Jimmy Iovine and engineered by The Shelly Yakus, it features custom inner sleeves with lyrics and artwork. Recorded in July-August 1980, it boasts the talents of Mark and David Knopfler on guitars, John Illsley on bass and vocals, and Pick Withers on drums. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


DIRE STRAITS - Making Movies Netherlands 12" Vinyl LP Album
 album front cover

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: DIRE STRAITS - Making Movies Orig USA
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Mark Knopfler - vocals, guitars
  • David Knopfler - guitars
  • John Illsley - bass, vocals
  • Pick Withers - drums

Complete Track-listing of the album "DIRE STRAITS - Making Movies Orig USA"

The detailed tracklist of this record "DIRE STRAITS - Making Movies Orig USA" is:

    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


Front Cover Photo Of DIRE STRAITS - Making Movies Netherlands 12" Vinyl LP Album


DIRE STRAITS - Making Movies Netherlands 12" Vinyl LP Album
 album front cover

 Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Close up of record's label DIRE STRAITS - Making Movies Netherlands 12" Vinyl LP Album Side One

"Making Movies" Record Label Details: VERTIGO 6359 034

"Making Movies" Record Label Details: VERTIGO 6359 034

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.