DIRE STRAITS - Telegraph Road - French Promo 12" VINYL Maxi-SinglE

The French Promo 12" Vinyl Maxi-Single of "Telegraph Road" by Dire Straits is a highly sought-after collector's item. Featuring a rare 14:37 version of the song, it predates the official release of the LP "Love Over Gold". The label's inscription, "Hors Commerce" meaning "Not For Sale" or "Non Commercial", adds to its exclusivity, making it a prized gem for vinyl enthusiasts and Dire Straits aficionados.


Album cover photos of : Dire Straits Telegraph Road 12" Promo Single

Music Genre:

Pop Rock Music

Collector's info:


Pink P/S Cover, printed "Avant Premiere"

Record Label Information:

Black Vertigo 6863 201 (6863201)

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Gramophone

Year & Country:

1982 Recorded in London, Manufactured in France
Track Listing of: Dire Straits Telegraph Road 12" Promo Single
    Side One:
  1. Telegraph Road 14'37
    Side Two:
  1. Blank
Album cover photos of : Dire Straits Telegraph Road 12" Promo Single

Album cover photos of : Dire Straits Telegraph Road 12" Promo Single
Close-upPhoto of Black and White "VERTIGO" Record Label with Caralognr 6863 201 
Close-upPhoto of Black and White "VERTIGO" Record Label with Caralognr 6863 201   
Close up of "Hors Commerce"
Close up of "Hors Commerce"  
Note: the above pictures are actual photos of the album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

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.