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Dire Straits No More

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 album, Mark Knopfler shakes his head, rummages about on the coffee-table for another cigarette, takes a deep drag, stares out of the window of his London office at the pouring rain and mumbles (maybe for contractual reasons he has to mumble), "It all got kind of scary..."

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