Dire Straits - Dire Straits (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)

Dire Straits - Dire Straits (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)

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Mark Knopfler – vocals, lead and rhythm guitars

David Knopfler – rhythm guitar, backing vocals

John Illsley – bass guitar, backing vocals

Pick Withers – drums

Written by Mark Knopfler

 

2 LPs, gatefold sleeve

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2™ Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Vertigo

Recorded in Basing St. Studios, London in February 1978

Engineered by Rhett Davies

Produced by Muff Winwood

Remastered by Krieg Wunderlich

Originally released in 1978

Reissued in 2019

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Down to the Waterline
  2. Water of Love

 

Side B :

  1. Setting Me Up
  2. Six Blade Knife
  3. Southbound Again

 

Side C :

  1. Sultans of Swing
  2. In the Gallery

 

Side D :

  1. Wild West End
  2. Lions

 

Reviews :

"Dire Straits' minimalist interpretation of pub rock had already crystallized by the time they released their eponymous debut. Driven by Mark Knopfler's spare, tasteful guitar lines and his husky warbling, the album is a set of bluesy rockers. And while the bar band mentality of pub-rock is at the core of Dire Straits -- even the group's breakthrough single, "Sultans of Swing," offered a lament for a neglected pub rock band -- their music is already beyond the simple boogies and shuffles of their forefathers, occasionally dipping into jazz and country. Knopfler also shows an inclination toward Dylanesque imagery, which enhances the smoky, low-key atmosphere of the album. While a few of the songs fall flat, the album is remarkably accomplished for a debut, and Dire Straits had difficulty surpassing it throughout their career." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

 

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.


Ratings :

AllMusic : 2,5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,23 / 5

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