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Dire Straits was a highly popular rock group from London, England. They derived their highly distinctive style from the guitar playing and song-writing abilities of lead guitarist Mark Knopfler.  Here is the Dire Straits album discography.

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Dire Straits Album Discography

Songwriting and Production

Knopfler – Mark Knopfler

 

Dire Straits

Warner Bros. BSK 3266
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 6 Jan. 1979, peak – 2, stay – 41 weeks
Produced by Muff Winwood
Side One:
1.  Down To The Waterline – 3:55 – Knopfler
2.  Water Of Love – 5:23 – Knopfler
3.  Setting Me Up – 3:18 – Knopfler
4.  Six Blade Knife – 4:10 – Knopfler
5.  Southbound Again – 2:58 – Knopfler
Side Two:
1.  Sultans Of Swing – 5:47 – Mark Knopfler
2.  In The Gallery – 6:16 – Mark Knopfler
3.  Wild West End – 4:42 – Mark Knopfler
4.  Lions – 5:05 – Mark Knopfler

 

Communique

Warner Bros. HS 3330
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 30 Jun. 1979, peak – 11, stay – 19 weeks
Produced by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett
Side One:
1.  Once Upon A Time In The West – 5:22 – Knopfler
2.  News – 4:11 – Knopfler
3.  Where Do You Think You’re Going? – 3:50 – Knopfler
4.  Communique – 5:49 – Knopfler
Side Two:
1.  Lady Writer – 3:43 – Knopfler
2.  Angel Of Mercy – 4:32 – Knopfler
3.  Portobello Belle – 4:29 – Knopfler
4.  Single-Handed Sailor – 4:41 – Knopfler
5.  Follow Me Home – 5:47 – Knopfler

 

Making Movies

Warner Bros. BSK 3480
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 15 Nov. 1980, peak – 19, stay – 31 weeks
Produced by Jimmy Iovine and Mark Knopfler
Side One:
1.  Tunnel Of Love – 8:09 – Knopfler
2.  Romeo And Juliet – 5:57 – Knopfler
3.  Skateaway – 6:38 – Knopfler
Side Two:
1.  Expresso Love – 5:11 – Knopfler
2.  Hand In Hand – 4:48 – Knopfler
3.  Solid Rock – 3:25 – Knopfler
4.  Les Boys – 4:07 – Knopfler
Note:  The intro music to Tunnel Of Love is from The Carousel Waltz by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

 

Love Over Gold

Warner Bros. 1-23728
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 16 Oct. 1982, peak – 19, stay – 32 weeks
Produced by Mark Knopfler
Side One:
1.  Telegraph Road – 14:20 – Knopfler
2.  Private Investigations – 7:00 – Knopfler
Side Two:
1.  Industrial Disease – 5:50 – Knopfler
2.  Love Over Gold – 6:15 – Knopfler
3.  It Never Rains – 7:55 – Knopfler

 

Dire Straits Live – Alchemy

Warner Bros. 1-25085
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 21 Apr. 1984, peak – 46, stay – 18 weeks
Produced by Mark Knopfler
Side One:
1.  Once Upon A Time In The West – 13:01 – Knopfler
2.  Romeo And Juliet – 8:24 – Knopfler
Side Two:
1.  Expresso Love – 5:41 – Knopfler
2.  Private Investigations – 7:16 – Knopfler
3.  Sultans Of Swing – 10:53 – Knopfler
Side Three:
1.  Two Young Lovers – 4:51 – Knopfler
Intro:  Extract from The Carousel Waltz – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
2.  Tunnel Of Love – 14:43 – Knopfler
Side Four:
1.  Telegraph Road – 13:00 – Knopfler
2.  Solid Rock – 5:35 – Knopfler
3.  Going Home – Theme From “Local Hero” – 5:09 – Knopfler

 

Brothers In Arms

Warner Bros. 1-25264
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 8 Jun. 1985, peak – 1 (9 weeks), stay – 97 weeks
Produced by Mark Knopfler and Neil Dorfsman
Side One:
1.  So Far Away – 3:59 – Knopfler
2.  Money For Nothing – 7:04 – Knopfler
3.  Walk Of Life – 4:07 – Knopfler
4.  Your Latest Trick – 4:46 – Knopfler
5.  Why Worry – 5:22 – Knopfler
Side Two:
1.  Ride Across The River – 6:57 – Knopfler
2.  The Man’s Too Strong – 4:36 – Knopfler
3.  One World – 3:36 – Knopfler
4.  Brothers In Arms – 6:56 – Knopfler

 

On Every Street

Warner Bros. 1-26680
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 28 Sep. 1991, peak – 12, stay – 32 weeks
Produced by Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits
Side One:
1.  Calling Elvis – 6:27 – Knopfler
2.  On Every Street – 5:04 – Knopfler
3.  When It Comes To You – 5:01 – Knopfler
4.  Fade To Black – 3:50 – Knopfler
5.  The Bug – 4:16 – Knopfler
6.  You And Your Friend – 5:59 – Knopfler
Side Two:
1.  Heavy Fuel – 4:56 – Knopfler
2.  Iron Hand – 3:09 – Knopfler
3.  Ticket To Heaven – 4:25 – Knopfler
4.  My Parties – 5:32 – Knopfler
5.  Planet Of New Orleans – 7:48 – Knopfler
6.  How Long – 3:49 – Knopfler

 

On The Night

Warner Bros. 9 45259-2
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 29 May 1993, peak – 116, stay – 5 weeks
Produced by Guy Fletcher, Neil Dorfsman, Mark Knopfler
Tracklist:
1.  Calling Elvis – 10:25 – Knopfler
2.  Walk Of Life – 5:06 – Knopfler
3.  Heavy Fuel – 5:23 – Knopfler
4.  Romeo And Juliet – 10:05 – Knopfler
5.  Private Investigations – 9:43 – Knopfler
6.  Your Lastet Trick – 5:35 – Knopfler
7.  On Every Street – 7:01 – Knopfler
8.  You And Your Friend – 6:48 – Knopfler
9.  Money For Nothing – 6:28 – Knopfler, Sting
10.  Brothers In Arms – 8:54 – Knopfler

 

Live At The BBC

Warner Bros. 9 46053-2
June 1995
Produced by Jeff Griffin (tracts 1.1-1.7), Michael Appleton (track 1.8)
Tracklist:
1.  Down To The Waterline – 4:10 – Knopfler
2.  Six Blade Knife – 3:47 – Knopfler
3.  Water Of Love – 5:29 – Knopfler
4.  Wild West End – 5:12 – Knopfler
5.  Sultans Of Swing – 6:38 – Knopfler
6.  Lions – 5:26 – Knopfler
7.  What’s The Matter Baby? – 3:19 – David Knopfler, Knopfler
8.  Tunnel Of Love – 11:56 – Knopfler

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