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  • Dire Straits: The MFSL 45RPM reissue campaign

    Dire Straits released 6 studio albums between 1977 and 1991. Five were recorded before their first breakup in 1988 and one more (On Every Street) in 1991 when Mark Knopfler resurrected the band. He finally left for good after the release of Live at the BBC in 1995.

    The first five albums (Dire Straits - Communique - Making Movies - Love Over Gold - Brothers In Arms) are all being reissued by MoFi on 180g/45RPM/2LP. As you know, BIA has already been released and the others are forthcoming very shortly, although I don't have exact dates.

    BIA was very well received, so I'm extremely hopeful for similar impressions of the remaining titles. I don't always jump on reissues, especially when I already have the original pressings and many times other pressings as well. However, I'm a big fan of the newer MFSL product and I've become more enamored with 45RPM pressings. I was really lukewarm on 45RPM at first, but after having bought a few I can say I'm now sold.

    As a huge fan of this band, and Mark's solo career as well, I'll more than likely order them all.

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    +1 Count me as another who will buy them all!

    Trivia fact: BIA has sold over 30 million albums.

    The latest Dire Straits albums probably won't be out at earliest until the end of the year. LOG at 45 rpm should be spectacular and it is analog. The other albums such as their first album Dire Straits and Making Movies are very good sounding too.
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    • #3
      I have had them on pre-order. Looking forward to hearing LOG (one of my all time favorite albums).
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      • #4
        cool.
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        • #5
          I don't know anyone who doesn't love LOG and I'd love for that to be next up. My Japanese copy is very nice in terms of detail and a lovely quiet surface, but a tad too tipped up for my liking. Regardless, I'll take them as they come.
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          • #6
            I've pre-ordered them all.
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            • #7
              Looking forward to these reissues. The 45 RPM BIA sounds great.

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              • allenh
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                Agreed.

            • #8
              I agree. Pre-ordered these as well but I'm also looking forward to Ry Cooder's Chicken Skin Music on MFSL.

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              • Johnny Vinyl
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                Yeah! That one caught my attention as well.

            • #9
              I'll get them all. LOG will get a lot of play time.
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              • #10
                MFSL has certainly cleaned up its act as of late but there is still room for improvement. Miles Davis catalogue as a case in point.
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                • #11
                  I guess I am in the minority.

                  MEH. Who gives a. 45rpm spread over 4 sides. I have new music to buy and enjoy rather rehashing albuns I hsve heard hundreds of times already.

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by Metamatic View Post
                    I guess I am in the minority.

                    MEH. Who gives a. 45rpm spread over 4 sides. I have new music to buy and enjoy rather rehashing albuns I hsve heard hundreds of times already.
                    I don't generally disagree and it's why I haven't jumped on any of the LZ and PF releases, but I like DS enough to see if my originals can be improved upon. I think these releases will do that.......well, I hope so anyway. Have you not taken that chance?
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                    • tom_hankins
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                      You should jump on at least the newest, first Led Zeppelin LP, it's very, very, good.

                  • #13
                    Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post

                    I don't generally disagree and it's why I haven't jumped on any of the LZ and PF releases, but I like DS enough to see if my originals can be improved upon. I think these releases will do that.......well, I hope so anyway. Have you not taken that chance?
                    I already have multiple copies of each album. I am sure the 45rpm will sound great. But, swapping sides every 10 minutes - no thanks. I have a few of these releases and frankly they are a PITA and I play the 33rd copies more often.

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                    • #14
                      I'll buy them and add to my anything Knopfler LP's collection. If Knopfler is involved, they most likely will sound pretty good.
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