Dire Straits - Dire Straits



EtiquetaMobile Fidelity
Embalagem2 LP – 45rpm
GramagemVinil 180 g

Dire Straits’ arresting self-titled debut embraces folk, blues and pub rock + early rock ‘n’ roll

Mofi reissue sports natural tones, superb balances, reference imaging and sterling clarity

Dire Straits’ arresting self-titled debut arrived in the midst of punk’s reign but couldn’t have been further removed from the era’s slash-and-burn style. Recorded in West London in February 1978, the band’s tasteful, jazz-inflected set embraces folk, blues, and pub rock while also tracing a direct line back to the beat-oriented sound of early rock n’ roll. Country and roots accents further distinguish the British quartet’s stripped-down music from any 1970s peers, as does the transparent production, which has remained revered among audiophiles the world over — and which has never been better than on this meticulous analog pressing.


1Down to the Waterline
2Water of Love
3Setting Me Up
4Six Blade Knife
5Southbound Again
6Sultans of Swing
7In the Gallery
8Wild West End