Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Dire Straits


Latest Release

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  • Money For Nothing (2022 Remaster)
  • June 2022
  • 12 Songs

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Sultans of Swing
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Money for Nothing
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Walk of Life
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So Far Away
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Industrial Disease


  • Portobello Belle (Live) [Alternative Outtake]

    May 2022 • 1 song

  • Where Do You Think You're Going (Alternative Mix)
  • Kingdom Come

    Jul 2005 • 1 song

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Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy. Led by guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler, the group built their sound upon the laid-back blues-rock of J.J. Cale, but they also had jazz and country inflections, occasionally dipping into the epic song structures of progressive rock. The band's music was offset by Knopfler's lyrics...
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