Records in the United States. Dire Straits came about through a musical collaboration between Mark and David Knopfler. After graduating from university with a degree in English, Mark Knopfler took a job writing for the Yorkshire Evening Post. InMark, John, and David decided to form a band. They recruited drummer Pick Withers and began rehearsing.
Brinsley Schwarza friend of Mark's, helped give the group their name, a reference to their financial situation. The band respected Gillett and sought out his advice. Gillett liked what he heard and started playing "Sultans of Swing" on his show. Knopfler used a few guitars for the recording, including a pair of Annapoorne - Various - The Rough Guide To Indian Classical Music Fender Stratocasters —one from serial number and one from serial number David played a black Fender Stratocaster and a Harmony Sovereign acoustic guitar.
The album was produced by Muff Winwood, and engineered by Rhett Davies. The single " Sultans of Swing " first broke into the United States top five early in the spring of —being a hit a full five months after the album was released there—and then rose to number eight on the British charts. The album was remastered and released with the rest of the Dire Straits catalogue in to most of the world excluding the U.
The album cover artwork is taken from a painting by Chuck Loyola. Dire Straits promoted the release of their first single and album with the Dire Straits Tourwhich started on 6 June at the Lafayette Club in Wolverhampton, included 55 shows, and ending on 18 November at the College of Education in Hitchin.
These concerts presented Dire Down To The Waterline - Dire Straits - Live USA with their largest audiences to date. The first leg of the tour promoted their first single, " Sultans of Swing ". The group typically performed in small halls with a maximum capacity of one thousand.
The second leg of the tour promoted the band's debut album. This leg took the band to several European countries, where they met journalists and performed on television programs.
Ease Back - Grant Green - Blue Breakbeats a retrospective review for Operator - Various - Hot And Fresh Vol. 8Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album four out of five stars, calling it "remarkably accomplished for a debut".
In his review for Rolling Stone magazine, Ken Tucker wrote that the band "plays tight, spare mixtures of rock, folk and country music with a serene spirit and witty irony. It's almost as if they were aware that their forte has nothing to do with what's currently happening in the industry, but couldn't care less. The original album contained a slightly shorter version of "Sultans of Swing", omitting the last seconds of the guitar solo at the end of the song. The full-length version was included on the remastered edition of the album.
Cassette versions of the album often featured the sides in reverse order from the original vinyl album—side A consisting of tracks 6—9 and side B consisting of 1—5.
The French issue of the cassette had "Down to the Waterline" and "Wild West End" interchanged in the order listed above to allow for more equal playing time on each side. The composition Down To The Waterline - Dire Straits - Live USA the song "Southbound Again" is remarkably similar to the song " Down Along the Cove " by Bob Dylan released on his album John Wesley Harding 11 years earlier, although the lyrics are different.
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