Dire Straits

Sample this concert
  1. 1Down To The Waterline02:57
  2. 2Six Blade Knife04:45
  3. 3Water of Love05:43
  4. 4In The Gallery05:44
  5. 5What's The Matter Baby02:50
  6. 6Lions06:30
  7. 7Sultans Of Swing06:48
  8. 8Wild West End04:59
  9. 9Eastbound Train04:29
  10. 10Southbound Again04:58
Liner Notes

Mark Knopfler - lead guitar, lead vocals; David Knopfler - rhythm guitar; John Illsley - bass; Pick Withers - drums

Recorded in early 1979, this concert captures the original four-piece lineup of Dire Straits, before rhythm guitarist David Knopfler departed to pursue a solo career. Shortly thereafter his brother Mark would take control of the band, and eventually parlay his piloting role into a successful solo career of his own.

This show documents the beginning of Mark Knopfler's extraordinary musical talent. All the early hits are here, including "Southbound Again," "Down To The Waterline" and, of course, "Sultans Of Swing," with Mark Knopfler's now distinctive extended guitar solo. A great recording of a solid rock band playing hard.