DIRE STRAITS: Love over gold LP. Classic Rock. Check video.


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Despite the fact that LOVE OVER GOLD contains only five songs, the powerful effect of these selections makes this Dire Straits’ most underrated record. Building on the ambitious arrangements and more sophisticated story-songs that made up the prior MAKING MOVIES, Mark Knopfler audaciously composed “Telegraph Road”, a near-15-minute cut that traces society’s technological evolution. Although this kind of subject matter might sound ostensibly dry, Knopflers crisp playing and warm raspy voice, combined with Alan Clarks gorgeous keyboard runs, makes for a sweeping experience.
Elsewhere, Knopfler uses the satirical romp “Industrial Disease” to turn a lesson on international economics and bureaucratic red tape into an infectious shuffle. Rounding out this unusual pop album are the atmospheric piano-driven title track, the ominously film-noir-flavoured “Private Investigations”, and “It Never Rains”, the story of a hard-luck lover that comes off with an optimistic air thanks to Clarks pulsing organ playingand Knopflers robust delivery.

Dire Straits – Love Over Gold
Label: Vertigo
Catalog#: 6359 109
Format: Vinyl, LP (with inner bag: lyrics + info)
Country: England
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: Classic Rock

A1 Telegraph Road 14:20
A2 Private Investigations 7:00
B1 Industrial Disease 5:50
B2 Love Over Gold 6:15
B3 It Never Rains 7:55

Producer – Mark Knopfler

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