Find Dire Straits discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. Same legendary scale as the Alchemy album. This album consists of eight songs, the first seven recorded in 1978 and the eighth in 1981. This Walk of Life is superb, and so is this Romeo and Juliet--the hurt as palpable as the day it was written. The arena-size crowd cheers wildly, and claps and sings along when given half a chance, as though each song were an up-tempo rocker. Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (Live At Knebworth) - YouTube Like and subscribe1. Romeo and Juliet: 30:52 - 41:536. 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 Herosoundtrack. Sultans of Swing was an amazing song when first released back in 1978, to hear it on Alchemy Live is a whole new experience. Brothers Mark and David Knopfler, from Newcastle in northeast England, and friends John Illsley and Pick Withers, from Leicester in the east midlands, formed Dire Straits in London in 1977. The group Dire Straits perform live tracks from their album 'Alchemy', such as 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Tunnel of Love'. That Dire Straits' introspective music loses much of its detail in a live setting matters less than that it gains presence and a sense of anticipation. Tracklist . Dire Straits at its best, in a concert that captures the absolute joy of great rock and roll for both the band and the enormous audience for whose youth they provided part of the sound track. Industrial Disease: 17:35 - 23:084. That Dire Straits’ introspective music loses much of its detail in a live setting matters less than that it gains presence and a sense of anticipation. Ride Across the River: 0:00 - 10:402. The unmistakable sound of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits Live! At the time of the band's formation, Mark was working as a teacher at art college, Illsley … Two Young Lovers: 1:21:40 - 1:30:4812. Alan Clark's keyboards help to fill out the sound and give Knopfler's spare melodies a certain majesty, but Dire Straits remains an overgrown bar band with a Bob Dylan fixation, and that's exactly how the crowd likes it. July 1983. Many of the songs have reworked arrangements and extended improvisational segments. The album was recorded on 22 July 1978 at BBC Studios in London, with one track recorded on 31 January 1981. Dire Straits are the vehicle for session guitar whiz Mark Knopfler, who first appeared as a member of Bob Dylan's band in the mid-1970s. Meanwhile, this documentary effort, the group's third live recording, appeared to chronicle their early days. Mark Knopfler is one of greatest rock guitarists in the world and this live album, which more or less marked the end of Dire Straits as an act, is a great recording of the man at his best. Money for Nothing: 1:30:50 - 1:38:5013: Tunnel of Love: 1:39:00 - 1:50:1514. 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. Expresso Love: 10:41 - 17:343. As a collector of Dire Straits material this is a must. Going Home (Local Hero theme): 2:08:30 - 2:12:51All credit and rights go to their respective owners The version of Walk of Life on this album might very well be the best ever recorded. This is a really nice live document of the original Dire Straits line-up. 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. Always a quiet act, Dire Straits dissolved quietly in 1995 as Mark Knopfler prepared his first full-fledged solo album. Like and subscribe1. The band Dire Straits live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London. A higher pace and Paul Franklin on the steel guitar takes the song to a new dimension. Why Worry: 1:01:58 - 1:09:449. The quality of this recording is second to none. Brothers in Arms: 1:51:10 - 1:59:0015. It is well recorded and catches them playing on a very good night. Waltzing Matilda 2:04:00 - 2:05:4017. Most of it was recorded in July 1978, so … Industrial Disease: 17:35 - 23:084. Dire Straits ‎– Alchemy - Dire Straits Live Label: Universal Music DVD Video ‎– 0600753365526 Format: Blu-ray, Enhanced, Remastered Country: Europe Released: 2011 Genre: Rock. Private Investigations: 41:55 - 50:017. New Releases. Live footage from the last Dire Straits tour in the early 1990's. It's a great mix of their radio hits and some of their not so well known tracks, giving Knophler and the band "show off" a little. 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