Dire Straits S/T Self-Titled Portugal 12" VINYL LP ALBUM


DIRE STRAITS - Self-Titled Portugal 12" VINYL LP ALBUM
 album front cover

Collector Notes:

Rare Pressing from Portugal


Music Genre:

70s English Pop Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "Dire Straits" was produced by: Muff Winwood, Photography Paddy Eckersley
Recorded at Basing str Studios, London
Photography Paddy Eckersley

Record Label Information:

Vertigo 6360 162 (6360162)  

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: xxx gram  

Year & Country:

1978 Made in Portugal  
Band Members and Musicians on: Dire Straits S/T Self-Titled Portugal
    Dire Straits is
  • Mark Knopfler - vocals, guitars
  • David Knopfler - guitar
  • John Illsley - bass
  • Pick Withers - drums
Track Listing of: "Dire Straits"

    Side One:
  1. Down to the Waterline
  2. Water of love
  3. Setting me up
  4. Six Blade Knfe
  5. Southbound Again
    Side Two:
  1. Sultans of Swing
  2. In The Gallery
  3. Wild West End
  4. Lions


Front Cover Photo Of DIRE STRAITS - Self-Titled Portugal 12" VINYL LP ALBUM


DIRE STRAITS - Self-Titled Portugal 12" VINYL LP ALBUM
 album front cover

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Close up of record's label DIRE STRAITS - Self-Titled Portugal 12" VINYL LP ALBUM Side One

Record Label Details: Vertigo 6360 162 (6360162)

Record Label Details: Vertigo 6360 162 (6360162)

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.