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DIRE STRAITS Making Movies (Original Master Recording 2019 limited edition Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 7-track double album 2-LP, mastered by Krieg Wunderlich on the Gain 2 Ultra Analog System, specially plated and pressed on 180-gram High-Definition Vinyl at 45RPM. Heavyweight gatefold picture sleeve with original cover art, individually gold-foil numbered and still sealed inside its perforated loose bag. The ultimate analogue reference of this classic 1980 album!).

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Dire Straits Making Movies - Original Master Recording 180 Gram 45RPM - Sealed US 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album)
Tracklisting / Additional Info: CO-PRODUCED BY JIMMY IOVINE, THEMATIC ALBUM SOARS WITH PERSONAL SONGWRITING AND EPIC ARRANGEMENTS

RECORD ONE: 1/4" / 30 IPS analog copy to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe
RECORD TWO: 1/4" / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe

Making Movies marks a magnificent turning point in Dire Straits' career. Considered by many fans to be the group's most complete album, the 1980 set witnesses leader Mark Knopfler greatly expanding his songwriting palette and setting his storytelling amidst more complex, involving arrangements. Dire Straits also benefits from crucial contributions from Bruce Springsteen pianist Roy Bittan and the departure of rhythm guitarist David Knopfler. The songs spark with a mélange of poetry, passion, and cohesion that engages the senses and begs to be experienced again and again.

Side One
1. Tunnel of Love

Side Two
2. Romeo and Juliet
3. Skateaway

Side Three
4. Expresso Love
5. Hand in Hand

Side Four
6. Solid Rock
7. Les Boys

Mastered from analog tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Making Movies breathes with reference-caliber airiness, spaciousness, dynamics, and separation. Produced by Jimmy Iovine and Knopfler, the record – which contains many Springsteen-esque elements – features the cleanliness and clarity that have long been Dire Straits trademarks. The extra-wide 45RPM grooves on this edition provide previously unattainable detail, information, and soundstaging. This is what audiophile recordings are all about.

You know you're in the presence of sonic greatness as soon as the first few seconds of the opening "Tunnel of Love" pass, as the introductory passage built on organ and piano – new additions to Dire Straits' palette – intertwine with the unmistakable coil-spring twang of Knopfler's guitar. The three-dimensional, full-bodied presentation of the latter instrument on this Mobile Fidelity LP is alone worth the price of admission. Crisp, rich, and balanced, the sound brings Knopfler's Fender Vibrolux and Music Man HD130 amplifiers into your room. The romanticism of Bittan's piano, precision timekeeping of drummer Pick Withers, and steady roll of bassist John Illsley come across with similar potency, scale, and verve.

Always more about the whole than the sum of their individual parts, Dire Straits demonstrate that while Knopfler is the lynchpin, this record is a true band effort. Bittan's role cannot be overstated. His melodicism poetically complements Knopfler's subtle staccato rhythms and more than makes up for the exit of David Knopfler. Expansive and cinematic, the aptly titled Making Movies puts a premium on interrelated subjects (love, relationships, heartbreak) and deep-seated emotions that play out in heartfelt lyrics, intense singing, and epic frameworks. Everything clicks.

The album's power isn't lost on Iovine, who later told Rolling Stone: "The right people were in the room together. It really was making a record in the pure sense of the term. The whole thing sounds like one song. But you what that is? That's the writing, the guy who wrote it. He wrote the album like that; he wanted to make the album like that."

Indeed, the first five tracks – "Tunnel of Love," "Romeo and Juliet," "Skateaway," "Expresso Love," "Hand in Hand" – comprise a mini-suite united by theme, harmony, and spirit. Every member of the newly configured Dire Straits has a say in the shaping of the material. There's not a note out of place. Iovine and Knopfler's standout production puts it over the top.
Condition : Factory sealed from new. This item is unplayed. Click here for more info.
Availability: In Stock - Buy Now for shipping on Wednesday 17th April
Year of Release: 2019
Artist: Dire Straits (click here for complete listing)
Title: Making Movies (click here for more of the same title)
Price: £ 89.99, US$ 112.49   change currency
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Format: 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album)
Record Label: Mobile Fidelity
Catalogue No: MFSL2-468
Country of Origin: USA  
Language: Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Date of Release: Unconfirmed
EIL.COM Ref No DIR2LMA780761 (quote this reference in any e-mails, letters, faxes or phone calls to help identify this item)
Barcode : 821797246811
Genres: Rock
Related Artists: Brendan Croker, Brewers Droop, Chris White, David Knopfler, John Illsley, Mark Knopfler, The Notting Hillbillies
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