Dire Straits

The Live Albums: 1978-1992


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New vinyl & CD box set, focusing on the live recordings of Dire Straits, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of their show at Hammersmith in 1983, immortalized in the live album Alchemy. A follow-on release to 2013 vinyl box set and 2020 CD box set, The Studio Albums 1978 – 1991, with a similar package spec.

The box will feature:

  • Newly remastered versions of Alchemy and On The Night, both of which are currently unavailable on vinyl (Alchemy was last pressed in the mid-eighties, On The Night was last pressed for the original release in 1993).
  • An expanded version of Alchemy to include the existing digital/CD tracklist which includes ‘Love Over Gold’ and the extended versions of ‘Telegraph Road’, ‘Solid Rock’ and ‘Going Home’, with the addition of the full length performance of ‘Portobello Belle’ (an edit of which was released on the Money For Nothing compilation in 1998) as well as the unreleased songs from the performance – ‘Industrial Disease’ and ‘Twisting By The Pool’ (3LP / 2CD)
  • An expanded version of On The Night to include tracks performed during the tour which have never been released, taken from multitrack recordings of shows in Nimes, Rotterdam and Paris: ‘Tunnel Of Love, ‘Telegraph Road’, ‘Sultans Of Swing’, ‘Two Young Lovers’, ‘When it Comes To You’, ‘I Think I Love You Too Much’. (4LP / 2CD)
  • The EP Encores (remastered for Black Friday 2021) (12” EP / CD)
  • Licenced 1995 collection Live At The BBC (1LP / 1CD)
  • The unreleased Dire Straits Live from the Rainbow Theatre show, 1979 – mixed by Guy Fletcher, and featuring guest performances from Phil Lynott and Tony de Meur on the last four tracks of the set (3LP / 2CD)
  • Brand new booklet featuring a new essay by journalist Paul Sexton – ‘Making Milestones: The Momentous Road Years Of Dire Straits’
Tracklist

12LP Boxset

LP1 - ALCHEMY - Side A

  1. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
  2. INDUSTRIAL DISEASE

LP1 - ALCHEMY - Side B

  1. EXPRESSO LOVE
  2. ROMEO AND JULIET
  3. LOVE OVER GOLD

LP2 - ALCHEMY - Side C

  1. PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS
  2. SULTANS OF SWING
  3. TWISTING BY THE POOL

LP2 - ALCHEMY - Side D

  1. TWO YOUNG LOVERS
  2. PORTOBELLO BELLE

LP3 - ALCHEMY - Side E

  1. TUNNEL OF LOVE
  2. SOLID ROCK

LP3 - ALCHEMY - Side F

  1. TELEGRAPH ROAD
  2. GOING HOME – THEME FROM ‘LOCAL HERO’

LP4 - ON THE NIGHT - Side A

  1. CALLING ELVIS
  2. WALK OF LIFE

LP4 - ON THE NIGHT - Side B

  1. HEAVY FUEL
  2. ROMEO AND JULIET

LP5 - ON THE NIGHT - Side C

  1. PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS
  2. SULTANS OF SWING

LP5 - ON THE NIGHT - Side D

  1. FADE TO BLACK
  2. YOUR LATEST TRICK
  3. WHEN IT COMES TO YOU
  4. I THINK I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH

LP6 - ON THE NIGHT - Side E

  1. YOU AND YOUR FRIEND
  2. ON EVERY STREET
  3. TWO YOUNG LOVERS

LP6 - ON THE NIGHT - Side F

  1. TUNNEL OF LOVE

LP7 - ON THE NIGHT - Side G

  1. TELEGRAPH ROAD

LP7 - ON THE NIGHT - Side H

  1. MONEY FOR NOTHING
  2. BROTHERS IN ARMS

LP8 - ENCORES - Side A

  1. YOUR LATEST TRICK
  2. THE BUG

LP8 - ENCORES - Side B

  1. SOLID ROCK
  2. LOCAL HERO – WILD THEME

LP9 - LIVE AT THE BBC - Side A

  1. DOWN TO THE WATERLINE
  2. SIX BLADE KNIFE
  3. WATER OF LOVE
  4. WILD WEST END
  5. SULTANS OF SWING

LP9 - LIVE AT THE BBC - Side B

  1. LIONS
  2. WHAT’S THE MATTER BABY?
  3. TUNNEL OF LOVE

LP10 - LIVE AT THE RAINBOW - Side A

  1. DOWN TO THE WATERLINE
  2. SIX BLADE KNIFE
  3. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
  4. LADY WRITER

LP10 - LIVE AT THE RAINBOW - Side B

  1. LIONS
  2. SULTANS OF SWING
  3. LES BOYS
  4. PORTOBELLO BELLE

LP11 - LIVE AT THE RAINBOW - Side C

  1. NEWS
  2. WHAT’S THE MATTER BABY?
  3. SETTING ME UP
  4. IN THE GALLERY

LP11 - LIVE AT THE RAINBOW - Side D

  1. SOLID ROCK
  2. SOUTHBOUND AGAIN
  3. WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING?

LP12 - LIVE AT THE RAINBOW - Side E (* WITH PHIL LYNOTT AND TONY DE MEUR)

  1. WILD WEST END
  2. TWISTING BY THE POOL
  3. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL*

LP12 - LIVE AT THE RAINBOW - Side F (* WITH PHIL LYNOTT AND TONY DE MEUR)

  1. THAT’S ALRIGHT MAMA*
  2. NADINE*
  3. KEEP ON KNOCKING*

8CD Boxset

CD1 - ALCHEMY

  1. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
  2. INDUSTRIAL DISEASE
  3. EXPRESSO LOVE
  4. ROMEO AND JULIET
  5. LOVE OVER GOLD
  6. PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS
  7. SULTANS OF SWING

CD2 - ALCHEMY

  1. TWISTING BY THE POOL
  2. TWO YOUNG LOVERS
  3. PORTOBELLO BELLE
  4. TUNNEL OF LOVE
  5. SOLID ROCK
  6. TELEGRAPH ROAD
  7. GOING HOME - THEME FROM ‘LOCAL HERO’

CD3 - ON THE NIGHT

  1. CALLING ELVIS
  2. WALK OF LIFE
  3. HEAVY FUEL
  4. ROMEO AND JULIET
  5. PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS
  6. SULTANS OF SWING
  7. FADE TO BLACK
  8. YOUR LATEST TRICK
  9. WHEN IT COMES TO YOU
  10. I THINK I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH

CD4 - ON THE NIGHT

  1. YOU AND YOUR FRIEND
  2. ON EVERY STREET
  3. TWO YOUNG LOVERS
  4. TUNNEL OF LOVE
  5. TELEGRAPH ROAD
  6. MONEY FOR NOTHING
  7. BROTHERS IN ARMS

CD5 - ENCORES

  1. YOUR LATEST TRICK
  2. THE BUG
  3. SOLID ROCK
  4. LOCAL HERO - WILD THEME

CD6 - LIVE AT THE BBC

  1. DOWN TO THE WATERLINE
  2. SIX BLADE KNIFE
  3. WATER OF LOVE
  4. WILD WEST END
  5. SULTANS OF SWING
  6. LIONS
  7. WHAT’S THE MATTER BABY?
  8. TUNNEL OF LOVE

CD7 - LIVE AT THE RAINBOW

  1. DOWN TO THE WATERLINE
  2. SIX BLADE KNIFE
  3. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
  4. LADY WRITER
  5. LIONS
  6. SULTANS OF SWING
  7. LES BOYS
  8. PORTOBELLO BELLE
  9. NEWS
  10. WHAT’S THE MATTER BABY?

CD8 - LIVE AT THE RAINBOW (* WITH PHIL LYNOTT AND TONY DE MEUR)

  1. SETTING ME UP
  2. IN THE GALLERY
  3. SOLID ROCK
  4. SOUTHBOUND AGAIN
  5. WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING?
  6. WILD WEST END
  7. TWISTING BY THE POOL
  8. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL*
  9. THAT’S ALRIGHT MAMA*
  10. NADINE*
  11. KEEP ON KNOCKING*