Tag: Dire Straits

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Dire Straits – Private Investigations (2005)

Private Investigations: The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler is the third compilation album by Dire Straits and British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released in 2005 by Mercury and Vertigo internationally, and Warner Bros. in the United States. Named after their 1982 hit single, the album consists of material by Dire Straits, with songs selected from the group’s six studio albums (excluding the 1979 album Communiqué) from 1978 up through the group’s dissolution in 1995. It also features work from the solo career of the group’s singer, songwriter, and guitarist Mark Knopfler, including some of his soundtrack material.

1. “Telegraph Road” 14:20
2. “Sultans of Swing” 5:48
3. “Love Over Gold” 6:18
4. “Romeo and Juliet” 6:00
5. “Tunnel of Love” 8:10
6. “Skateaway” 6:35
7. “Private Investigations” 5:59
8. “So Far Away” 5:07
9. “Money for Nothing” 8:24
10. “Walk of Life” 4:08
11. “Your Latest Trick” 6:29

1. “Calling Elvis” 6:24
2. “On Every Street” 5:03
3. “Going Home” 5:00
4. “The Long Road” 7:21
5. “Why Aye Man” 4:09
6. “Sailing to Philadelphia” 5:53
7. “What It Is” 4:56
8. “The Trawlerman’s Song” 5:02
9. “Boom, Like That” 5:49
10. “Brothers in Arms” 6:57
11. “All the Roadrunning” (featuring Emmylou Harris) 4:49

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from; Beach Boys, Tavares, Olivia Newton-john, Electric Light Orchestra, Tubes, Elton John, Dan Hartman, Police, Eagles, Hot, Dire Straits, Badfinger, Cat Stevens, Boston, Chic, Bad Company and more . . . 

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70’s:  Paul McCartney & Wings, Neil Sedaka, Elton John, Pilot, Dire Straits, Bee Gees, Dawn, Linda Ronstadt, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Joe Cocker, Doobie Brothers and more . . .

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80’s:  Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Murphy, Kenny Rogers, Dire Straits, Robert John, Prince, Ramones, Air Supply, Steely Dan, America, Boston, Elton John, Poison, Stevie Nicks, Queen, Men At Work and many many more .. . 

Wednesday 11pm: Top 100 Albums of The 70’s – #96 – Dire Straits (1978)

Top 100 Albums of the 70’s

#96 – Dire Straits (1978)

Dire Straits is the debut studio album by the British rock band Dire Straits released on October 7, 1978 by Vertigo Records internationally and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album produced the hit single “Sultans of Swing”, which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 8 on the UK Singles Chart. The album reached #1 on album charts in Germany, Australia and France, #2 in the United States and #5 in the United Kingdom. Dire Straits was later certified double-platinum in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

The single “Sultans of Swing” first broke into the United States top five early in the spring of 1979—being a hit a full five months after the album was released there—and then rose to number eight on the British charts. “Water of Love” was also released as a single in some countries, and charted in Australia, reaching number 54, and in the Netherlands, reaching number 28. In Europe, the album sold four million copies, and in the United States, it sold two million copies.

The album was remastered and released with the rest of the Dire Straits catalogue in 1996 to most of the world excluding the U.S. and on September 19, 2000 in the United States.

1. “Down to the Waterline” 3:55
2. “Water of Love” 5:23
3. “Setting Me Up” 3:18
4. “Six Blade Knife” 4:10
5. “Southbound Again” 2:58

1. “Sultans of Swing” 5:47
2. “In the Gallery” 6:16
3. “Wild West End” 4:42
4. “Lions” 5:05

Saturday 12pm ET: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

On Brit Rock this week music from Gary Moore, AC/DC, Jeff Lynne, Extreme, Billy Idol, Faith No More, Fish, Aerosmith,Quireboys, Black Crowes, Stranglers, Boston, Deep Purple, Killers, The Eagles, Chris Cornell, The Fray, Kings Of Leon, U2, The Scorpions, Genesis, Dire Straits, Whitesnake, Sammy Hagar, Frijid Pink, Queen, Cinderella, Foreigner, Russ Ballard, Peter Gabriel, Gun, The Hooters, ZZ Top, Richard Marx, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Rainbow.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.  Encore at 12am Sunday morning.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

70sSounds of the Seventies Live with Dan Varroney tonight at 7:00 pm ET. This week it’s “Top Hits of the Seventies.” We’ll feature Dire Straits, Bee Gees, Cheap Trick, Grand Funk Railroad, Raspberries, Robert Palmer, Bob Welch, Boston, Chi-Lites, and John Paul Young.