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Dire Straits - Alchemy - Dire Straits Live album download
Performer: Dire Straits
Title: Alchemy - Dire Straits Live
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Style: Classic Rock
Rating: 4.8/5
Format: MP3 FLAC MP1 VOC MIDI AIFF MP3 WMA AAC
FLAC size: 1174 mb | MP3 size: 1264 mb | WMA size: 1924 mb
Genre: Rock

Alchemy: Dire Straits Live is a double album and the first live album by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 16 March 1984 by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 22–23 July 1983, the album features well-known songs from the band's first four albums, the ExtendedancEPlay EP and Knopfler's Local Hero soundtrack. Many of the songs have reworked arrangements and extended improvisational segments

There is an interesting contrast on this 94-minute double-disc live album (recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon in July 1983) between the music, much of which is slow and moody, with Mark Knopfler's muttered vocals and large helpings of his fingerpicking on what sounds like an amplified Spanish guitar, and the audience response.

Alchemy Dire Straits Live Album – contains the band’s best known and favourite fans songs from their first four albums, the ExtendedancEPlay and the Local Hero – soundtrack by Mark Knopfler. The album cover artwork was adapted from a section of a painting by – Brett Whiteley titled Alchemy 1974. Alchemy is a hypothetical process once believed to turn ordinary elements into gold. The image of a guitar with lips held by a hand was added for the album design. The original painting, done between 1972 and 1973, was composed of many different elements on 18 wood panels.

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Recorded live: July 1983. Mark Knopfler - Guitar, Vocals, Producer Hal Lindes - Guitar Tom Mandel, Alan Clark - Keyboards Terry Williams - Drums Mel Collins - Saxophone Joop de Korte - Percussion John Illsley - Bass Mike McKenna - Engineer Nigel Walker - Engineer, Mixing Brett Whiteley - Artwork Jeremy Allom - Mixing Assistant, Assistant.

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Mark Knopfler stands out on guitar and vocals. If you are new to them, start with their first album, Dire Straits, or Making Movies, and move on to this. You will enjoy their rock-pop-blues sound. Dire Straits' fifth album entitled Alchemy : Dire Straits Live was released in February of 1984 on Vertigo/Phonogram in Europe and on Warner Bros here in the United States. By the time Dire Straits recorded their first (and still their best) live album, Dire Straits (spearheaded by lead singer/lead Mark Knopfler plus bass player John Illsley, guitarist Hal Lindes and keyboard player Alan Clark (who would stay with the band until their unexpected 1995 retirement) had found a new drummer Terry Williams (who was in Rockpile with Nick Lowe.

Tracklist

A1 Once Upon A Time In The West
A2 Romeo And Juliet
B1 Expresso Love
B2 Private Investigations
B3 Sultans Of Swing
C1 Two Young Lovers
C2 Tunnel Of Love
D1 Telegraph Road
D2 Solid Rock
D3 Going Home - Theme From 'Local Hero'

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Columbia House
  • Distributed By – Columbia House
  • Recorded At – Rolling Stones Mobile
  • Mixed At – Air Studios

Credits

  • Engineer – Nigel Walker
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Jeremy Allom
  • Producer – Mark Knopfler
  • Recorded By – Mick McKenna
  • Written-By – Mark Knopfler

Notes

Recorded by Mick McKenna, Rolling Stones Mobile, July 1983.
Mixed at Air Studios, London, November 1983.

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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VERY 11, 818 243-1 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo VERY 11, 818 243-1 UK 1984
VERYC 11 (818 244-4) / VERYC 11 (818 245-4) Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(2xCass, Album) Vertigo VERYC 11 (818 244-4) / VERYC 11 (818 245-4) Greece 1984
818 243-1 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo 818 243-1 Taiwan 1984
818 243-1 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 818 243-1 France 1984
VOT4-2-3335 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Vertigo VOT4-2-3335 Canada 1984

Tracklist

A1 Once Upon A Time In The West 13:01
A2 Expresso Love 5:41
A3 Private Investigations 7:16
A4 Sultans Of Swing 10:53
A5 Romeo & Juliet 8:24
B1 Two Young Lovers 4:51
B2 Tunnel Of Love 14:43
B3 Telegraph Road 13:00
B4 Solid Rock 5:35
B5 Going Home - Theme From "Local Hero" 5:09

Companies, etc.

  • Mixed At – Air Studios
  • Marketed By – Phonogram
  • Distributed By – Trutone Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
  • Copyright (c) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
  • Published By – Chariscourt Ltd.
  • Published By – Straitjacket Songs Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Trutone Industries

Credits

  • Artwork – Brett Whiteley
  • Bass – John Illsley
  • Design – C-More-Tones Studios*
  • Drums – Terry Williams
  • Engineer – Nigel Walker
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Jeremy Allom
  • Guitar – Hal Lindes
  • Guitar, Vocals, Written-By, Producer – Mark Knopfler
  • Keyboards – Alan Clark
  • Keyboards [Additional] – Tommy Mandel
  • Percussion – Joop de Korte
  • Recorded By – Mick McKenna
  • Saxophone – Mel Collins

Notes

"90-Minute Live Recording".
Recorded on the Rolling Stones Mobile, July 1983;
Mixed at Air Studios, London, November 1983;
Artwork by Brett Whitely © adapted from "Alchemy 1974"

Original publishers:
Chariscourt Ltd. Tracks A1 to A3, B1, B3 to B5
Straightjacket Songs Ltd. Track A4, A5, B2

℗ + © 1984 Phonogram Ltd., London;
Marketed by Phonogram | Distributed by Trutone Music.

Cassette manufactured by Trutone Industries.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VERY 11, 818 243-1 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo VERY 11, 818 243-1 UK 1984
VERYC 11 (818 244-4) / VERYC 11 (818 245-4) Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(2xCass, Album) Vertigo VERYC 11 (818 244-4) / VERYC 11 (818 245-4) Greece 1984
818 243-1 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo 818 243-1 Taiwan 1984
818 243-1 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 818 243-1 France 1984
VOT4-2-3335 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live ‎(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Vertigo VOT4-2-3335 Canada 1984


Comments (1)
Katius
Just picked up a mint copy of this and was pleasantly surprised. Excellent pressing and SOS sounds amazing !