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Dire Straits: On Every Street

Review by Robert Sandall, Q, October 1991

THE REASONS FOR the six-year absence are well known: Brothers In Arms – the 15-million-selling album and 250-date world tour – banished an unassuming bloke ...

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Dire Straits: Hope & Anchor, Islington

Live Review by Paul Rambali, NME, October 1977

NOT AN obvious little band, this. ...

Dire Straits: The Nashville, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, January 1978

DIRE STRAITS are not yet one year old, and they've been playing to the public for little more than six months. Nevertheless they must arguably ...

Talking Heads, Dire Straits: Sheffield University, Sheffield

Live Review by Andy Gill, NME, January 1978

How 77 moves smoothly into '78 ...

Dire Straits

Report and Interview by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, March 1978

THEY SEEMED to come out of nowhere: Dire Straits, that is. Suddenly last year London's bitter-and-Number-Six grapevine was buzzing with the name. Everyone wanted to ...

Dire Straits: Bottom Line, New York

Live Review by Dave Marsh, Melody Maker, March 1979

LIVE, DIRE Straits are precisely what they are on record: a throwback to the kind of unassuming funk that hasn't enjoyed much popularity since Delaney ...

Dire Straits: The Roxy, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, April 1979

IF THERE really is the third British Invasion the Californians keep talking about, platinum-sellers Dire Straits, welcomed to L.A. by bunting across the Sunset Strip ...

Dire Straits: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, June 1979

The end of innocence ...

Dire Straits: Communiqué From a Washeteria

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, June 1979

A million quid from record sales can buy you the love of a multinational, but can it pay for the freedom to wander up the ...

Dire Straits: Communique (Warner Bros.)

Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, July 1979

THE GREATEST CHALLENGE facing a band that has enjoyed sudden commercial success is to avoid churning out subsequent LPs that are carbon copies of the ...

Dire Straits: Whitla Hall, Belfast

Live Review by Gavin Martin, NME, December 1979

IN THE foyer they flog T-shirts, programmes and all the paraphernalia of a rock band's promotional department bar embossed wellingtons and inflatable underwear. Rumours that ...

Nine Or Ten Unbelievably Interesting Facts About Dire Straits

Report and Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, February 1981

Plus The Usual Unsubstantiated Opinions, Speculations, And Outright Inventions ...

Dire Straits: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, Times, The, July 1983

FEW ROCK GROUPS depend as heavily for success on an intimate engagement with the emotions of the listener as Dire Straits, so it is a ...

Dire Straits: Graceful Strengths

Interview by Richard Williams, Times, The, April 1984

By most of the yardsticks of pop music in 1984, Dire Straits are so conventional as to be practically invisible. No exotic dancing, no men ...

Dire Straits: Brothers In Arms (Vertigo)

Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, May 1985

ON TWO consecutive nights last week, I sat in a park in Tel Aviv and sometimes winced as I watched Dire Straits play. What amazed ...

Mark Knopfler: Going His Own Sweet Way

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, April 1990

NO, THE Notting Hillbillies are not Mark Knopfler's version of the Traveling Wilburys. In fact, there was never supposed to be a band at all. ...

Dire Straits: On Every Street (Vertigo)

Review by Max Bell, Vox, November 1991

AND ON EVERY CD player...they wish. ...

Coming To a Street Near You: Dire Straits

Comment by Dave Rimmer, Tip (Berlin), Summer 1992

Note: This deliberately rather facetious story was written for a Tip magazine cover story in summer 1992, and translated into German by Wolfgang Doebeling. I’m ...

Dire Straits No More

Report and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone, 1996

DIRE STRAITS is dead. Or as good as. The grave may open once in a while for the odd charity appearance, but as to another ...

Mark Knopfler

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, May 1996

"I’m always conscious of... how hard life is for a lot of people," says Mark Knopfler. The eight-bar rest midsentence is characteristic. Likewise, the right ...

Dire Straits Revisited

Sleevenotes by Charlie Gillett, Phonogram Records , 1998

FROM THE START, Dire Straits was a classic case of wrong time, wrong place. In the summer of 1977, Britain was ablaze with the aggression ...

The Rock’s Backpages Interview: Mark Knopfler

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, September 2004

RBP: You recorded your new album Shangri-La at the studio of the same name in Malibu. When was the studio refurbished? ...

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