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Dire Straits - Love Over Gold - 1982/2011 [SACD]

9-06-2014, 16:08
Music | Rock | FLAC / APE

Dire Straits - Love Over Gold - 1982/2011 [SACD]

Artist: Dire Straits
Title Of Album: Love Over Gold
Year Of Release: 1982/2011
Label: Japan - Vertigo
Genre : Progressive Rock, Rock
Quality: Conversion of SACD (multi-channel music) , Audio Codec: DSD 2.0
Bitrate: 2,8224 MHz
Total Time: 41:20
Total Size: 1.68 Gb
WebSite: Amazon

Dire Straits - Love Over Gold - 1982/2011 [SACD]

What an Album. Forget the MOR laziness of Brothers in Arms, Love Over Gold was Dire Straits finest hour, with Mark Knopfler reaching a standard of song writing that he would never repeat. He has always been a songwriter in the storyteller style, settings scenes and moods with his words and subtle riffs and licks, and on this album he was at his peak. If you only ever purchase one Dire Straits album buy this one.

The opening and longest track Telegraph Road sets the scene. It is an epic song taking up a third of the albums running time on its own, with a single keyboard note opening that must have surely been influenced by Pink Floyd 'Shine on you crazy Diamond'. The song continues with a story being told of industrial rise and decline and the piano teasing the listener with hints of an ending, eventually building up to an awesome finale where Dire Straits up the tempo and let rip, ending on a scale they would never reach again.

Private Investigations can only be described as an absolute classic track and for me, beyond criticism. The track successfully carries emotion and opens with the piano and acoustic guitar playing off against each other. This partnership continues throughout and builds up to the powerful piano chords and drums, which evoke such emotion at the end. This track never fails to make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

Industrial disease is possibly the most commercial track on the album and is almost daring to be cheerful. I get the feeling this track is very much tongue in cheek and almost feels a little out of place on this album, but ends up providing a bit of light relief. It sometimes comes as a shock on the CD when this track begins so comparatively abruptly after the slow ending of 'Private Investigations.

1. Telegraph Road - 14:20
2. Private Investigations - 6:48
3. Industrial Disease - 5:51
4. Love Over Gold - 6:17
5. It Never Rains - 8:03

Love Over Gold is the fourth album by British rock band Dire Straits, released in 1982.
Due to its lengthy atmospheric instrumental passages, the album has been cited as the band’s attempt at progressive rock.
“Private Investigations” was released as the lead single from the album in Europe, which reached #2 in the UK. “Industrial Disease” was, instead, the lead single in USA, only reaching #75 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983.

In 1986, Love Over Gold had sold 4.4 million copies in Europe, whereas the album had only reached gold status in the United States by that stage.
The album was the last on which drummer Pick Withers played.

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