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DIRE STRAITS
London, GB
*  1977+  1995

Line-Up:

DIRE STRAITS (photo)
 

Mark Knopfler - voc,g
Phil Palmer - g
John Illsley - bg
Guy Fletcher - voc,kb
Alan Clark - kb
Danny Cummings - perc
Chris White - sax
Paul Franklin - dobro
Chris Whitten - ds

Former Members:

David Knopfler (g, 1977-9/80); Hal Lindes (g, 9/80-?); Jack Sonnie (g)
Pick Withers (ds, 1977-6/82); Omar Hakim (ds); Terry Williams (ds, 11/82-?)
Tommy Mandel (kb, 11/82-?)

Albums Discography:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Dire Straits
produced by: Muff Winwood
09.06.1978Vertigo5 2
2.Communique6/1979 Vertigo5 11
3.Making Movies24.10.1980Vertigo4 19
4.Love Over Gold
produced by: Mark Knopfler
24.09.1982Vertigo1 19
5.Alchemy Live
(2LP)
16.03.1984Vertigo3 46
6.Brothers In Arms
produced by: Mark Knopfler/Neil Dofsman
13.05.1985Vertigo1 1
7.Money For Nothing10/1988 Vertigo1 62
8.On Every Street09.09.1991Vertigo1 12
9.On The Night24.05.1993Vertigo4 116
10.Live At The BBC26.06.1995Windsong71
11.Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits19.10.1998Mercury6
12.Private Investigations: Best Of Dire Straits
& Mark Knopfler
07.11.2005Mercury20
13.Sultans Of Swing Live In Germany08.01.2013Vinyl Passion
14.Honky Tonk Demos21.04.2015
15.Live on Air: 1995 Radio Broadcast02.12.2016Laser Media
16.The Studio Albums 1978-199110/2020 UMC9

Mark Knopfler:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.The Local Hero4/1983 Vertigo14
2.Cal
featuring: John Illsley (bg), Terry Williams (ds), Paul Brady, Liam O'Flynn
12.10.1984Vertigo65
3.Comfort And Joy1984 Vertigo
4.The Princess Bride11/1987 Vertigo 180
5.Last Exit To Brooklyn11/1989 Vertigo
6.Neck & Neck
& Chet Atkins
19.11.1990CBS41 127
7.Golden Heart01.04.1996Vertigo9 105
8.Wag The Dog13.01.1998Vertigo
9.Sailing To Philadelphia26.09.2000Warner Bros4 60
10.A Shot At Glory11/2001 Mercury
11.The Ragpicker's Dream
produced by: Mark Knopfler/Chick Ainlay
01.10.2002Warner Bros7 38
12.Shangri-La28.09.2004Warner Bros11 66
13.Live from Shangri-La21.06.2005Warner Bros
14.All The Roadrunning
& Emmylou Harris
24.04.2006Warner Bros8 17
15.Real Live Roadrunning
& Emmylou Harris
14.11.2006Nonesuch/Warner Bros
16.Kill To Get Crimson10.09.2007Mercury9 26
17.Get Lucky
(2CD/2DVD)
15.09.2009Mercury9 17
18.Privateering
(2CD)
produced by: Mark Knopfler/Guy Fletcher
03.09.2012Mercury8 65
19.Tracker16.03.2015EMI3 14
20.Romeo & Juliet: Live 200504.09.2015Laser Media
21.Altamira
& Evelyn Glennie
4/2016 Mercury
22.Interview With Robin Ross 19 4 9306.05.2016Music Video Distribution
23.Down The Road Wherever16.11.2018EMI17 15
24.The Studio Albums 1996-200710/2021 Virgin

David Knopfler:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Release10/1983 Peach River82
2.Behind The Lines1984
3.Cut The Wire1985
4.Lips Against The Steel1988
5.Lifelines1991 Phonogram
6.The Giver9/1993 BMG
7.Small Mercies25.05.1998Mo's Music Machine
8.Wishbones12.11.2002Koch International
9.Ship Of Dreams01.11.2005Justin Time
10.Anthology: 1983-200810.03.2009Renaissance
11.Anthology, Vols. 2 & 303.10.2016Independent

John Illsley:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Never Told A Soul6/1984 Vertigo
2.Glass5/1988 Vertigo
3.Beautiful You13.10.2008
4.Testing the Water24.06.2014Creek
5.Live In London24.02.2015Creek
6.Long Shadows27.05.2016Creek

Chris White:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Mouth Music1976
2.Sax Maniac1982
3.James Whites Flaming Demonics1983

Guy Fletcher:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Guy Fletcher1971

Phil Palmer:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Spin One Two
& Tony Levin & Rupert Hine & Paul Carrack
02.03.2010Voiceprint

Oma Hakim:

1. Rhythm Deep

Singles Discography:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Sultans Of Swing / Eastbound Train19.05.1978Vertigo4 4
2.Water Of Love11/1978
3.Lady Writer / Where Do You Think You're Going?
produced by: Jerry Wexler/Barry Beckett
13.07.1979Vertigo 45
4.Once Upon A Time In The West / News
(v USA)
10/1979 Vertigo
5.Romeo And Juliette / Solid Rock11/1980 Vertigo8
6.Skate Away / Solid Rock12/1980 Vertigo 58
7.Skate Away / Expresso Love3/1981 Vertigo23
8.Tunnel Of Love / Tunnel Of Love (part 2)9/1981 Vertigo54
9.Private Investigations / Badges, Posters, Stickers, T-Shirts27.08.1982Vertigo1
10.Industrial Disease / Badges, Posters, Stickers, T-Shirts11/1982 Vertigo 75
11.Twisting By The Pool / Two Young Lovers / If I Had You1/1983 Vertigo12 53
12.Love Over Gold (live) / Solid Gold (live)10.02.1984Vertigo50
13.So Far Away / Walk Of Life4/1985 Vertigo16
14.Money For Nothing / Love Over Gold (live)7/1985 Vertigo3 1
15.Walk Of Life / One World10/1985 Vertigo 7
16.Brothers In Arms / Going Home (live)
12" + Why Worry
10/1985 Vertigo12
17.Walk Of Life / Two Young Lovers (live)
7"(2) + Eastbound Train (live)
12" + Sultans Of Swing
11/1985 Vertigo2
18.So Far Away / If I Had You2/1986 Vertigo 19
19.Your Latest Trick / Irish Boy
12" + The Long Road
4/1986 Vertigo16
20.Sultans Of Swing / Portobello Belle
12",CD + Romeo And Juliet / Money For Nothing
10/1988 Vertigo62
21.Calling Elvis / Iron Hand
12",CD + Millionaire Blues
8/1991 Vertigo3
22.Heavy Fuel / Planet Of New Orleans
12",CD + Kingdom Come
10/1991 Vertigo10
23.On Every Street / Romeo And Juliet
CD + Private Investigations / Sultans Of Swing
2/1992 Vertigo42
24.The Bug / Twisting By The Pool5/1992 Vertigo50
25.You And Your Friend11/1992
26.Encores EP (Live)
(Your Latest Trick / The Bug / Solid Rock / Local Hero - Wild Theme)
03.05.1993Vertigo24
27.Ticket To Heaven6/1994
28.The Honky Tonk Demos EP
(Sultans Of Swing / Water Of Love / Dawn To The Waterline / Wild West End)
25.04.2015UMC

Mark Knopfler:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Goin' Home / Smooching2/1983 Vertigo21
2.Comfort (Theme From Comfort And Joy) / Fistful Of Ice-Cream27.07.1984Vertigo
3.The Long Road / Irish Boy21.09.1984Vertigo
4.Going Home / Wild Theme
CD + Comfort (Theme From Comfort And Joy)
10/1986 Vertigo
5.Storybook Love / The Friends Song
CD + Once Upon A Time
& Willy DeVille
3/1988 Virgin
6.Poor Boy Blues / So Soft, Your Goodbye
& Chet Atkins
22.10.1990CBS
7.Wonderful Land / Nivram
& Hank Marvin
10/1993 Polydor
8.Darling Pretty26.02.1996Vertigo33
9.Cannibals17.06.1996Vertigo42
10.Rüdiger04.11.1996Mercury
11.What It Is18.09.2000Mercury
12.Why Aye Man9/2002
13.Boom Like That9/2004 34
14.Trawler's Song EP26.04.2005Universal
15.One Take Radio Sessions EP
(The Trawlerman's Song / Back to Tupelo / Song for Sonny Liston / Boom, Like That / Everybody Pays / Donegan's Gone / Stand Up Guy)
28.06.2005Warner Bros

John Illsley:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Never Told A Soul / Hypnotised08.06.1984Vertigo
2.I Want To See The Moon / Words
12",CD + The World Is Made Of Glass
5/1988 Vertigo

David Knopfler:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Soul Kissing30.09.1983Peach River87
2.Madonna's Daughter3/1984
3.Heart To Heart4/1985

Guy Fletcher:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Mary In The Morning09.04.1971Philips
2.Turn Me30.03.1973Philips

Videos:

1. Alchemy - Dire Straits Live - 3/1984, Polygram Video
2. On The Night - 5/1993, 89 min
3. Sultans Of Swing (The Very Best Of) - 10/1998, PolyGram, 81 min

Mark Knopfler:

1. A Night In London - 4/2004, Universal Music, 95 min
2. Real Live Roadrunning - 14.11.2006, Nonesuch/Warner Bros, live, & Emmylou Harris

Bibliography:

Myles Palmer: Mark Knopfler

Awards:

1983 Brit Awards - Best British Group
1985 Grammy Awards

- Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (SP "Money For Nothing")
- Best Engineered Recording (Non-Classical) (LP "Brothers In Arms")
1986 Grammy Awards - Best Music Video, Short Form ("Brothers In Arms")
1987 Brit Awards - Best British Album ("Brothers In Arms")
2005 Grammy Awards - Best Surround Sound Album ("Brothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary Edition")
2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Various:

Compilation Appearances:

"Sultans Of Swing" on British Deaf Association charity LP "Sometimes A Great Notion" (29.10.84, Swing The Cat)

Mark Knopfler:

http://www.mark-knopfler-news.co.uk

28.3.1987 - The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (gig pro Amnesty Int.)

appeared on the LP:

Bob Dylan: Slow Train Coming (1979, CBS)
Phil Lynott: Solo In Soho (1980, Vertigo)
Van Morrison: Beautiful Vision (2/82, Warner Bros)
Bob Dylan: Infidels (1983, CBS)
J.J. Cale: 8 (9/83, Mercury)
Chet Atkins: Stay Tuned (1985, CBS)
Bryan Ferry: Boys And Girls (1986)
Tina Turner: Break Every Rule (1986, Capitol)
Sting: Nothing Like The Sun (10/87, A&M)
Joan Armatrading: The Shouting Stage (7/88, A&M)
Jeff Healey Band: Hell To Pay (6/90, Arista)
John Anderson: Seminole Wind (1992, BNA)
The Chieftains: The Long Black Veil (1/95, RCA)
Kris Kristofferson: The Austin Sessions (12/99, Atlantic)
Rod Stewart: Human (6.2.01, Atlantic)
Jools Holland: Small World Big Band (19.11.01, WSM)
John Fogerty: Deja Vu (All Over Again) (21.9.04, Geffen)
B.B. King: B.B. King & Friends - 80 (13.9.05, Geffen)
Tony Joe White: Uncovered (5.9.06, Swamp)
Jimmy Buffett: Take The Weather With You (10.10.06, RCA)
Dandy Warhols: Earth To The Dandy Warhols (18.8.08, Beat The World)
Eric Clapton: Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale (29.7.14)
Bryan Ferry: Avonmore (17.11.14)
Van Morrison: Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue (24.3.15, RCA)
Dan Auerbach: Waiting On A Song (2.6.17, Easy Eye Sound)

produced by LP:
Bob Dylan: Infidels (10/83, CBS)
Aztec Camera: The Knife (21.9.84, WEA)
Tina Turner: Break Every Rule (9/86, Capitol)
Willy de Ville: Miracle (1/88, A&M)
Randy Newman: Land Of Dreams (9/88, Warner Bros)

produced by SP:
Aztec Camera: All I Need Is Everything (24.8.84, WEA)

Awards:

1985 Grammy Awards - Best Country Instrumental Performance (track "Cosmic Square Dance", & Chet Atkins)
1990 Grammy Awards
- Best Country Vocal Collaboration (SP "Poor Boy Blues", & Chet Atkins)
- Best Country Instrumental Performance (track "So Soft, Your Goodbye", & Chet Atkins)
2000 U.K. New Year's Honours - Officer of the Order of the British Empire
2012 Ivor Novello Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award

Omar Hakim:

appeared on the LP:

David Bowie: Let's Dance (4/83, RCA)
David Bowie: Tonight (9/84, EMI)
Julia Fordham: Julia Fordham (6/88)
Tracy Chapman: Matters Of The Heart (27.4.92, WEA)
Aziza Mustafa Zadeh: Dance On Fire (1996, Columbia)
Richard Müller: 44 (2005)
The Bird And The Bee: Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen (2.8.19, No Expectations)

Pick Withers:

appeared on the LP:

Michael Chapman: Wrecked Again (11/71, Harvest)
Dave Edmunds: Subtle As A Flying Mallet (18.4.75, Rockfield)
Magna Carta: Putting It Back Together (11/76, GTO)

Tommy Mandel:

appeared on the LP:

David Johansen: Here Comes The Night (8/81, Blue Sky)
Ian Hunter: All Of The Good Ones Are Taken (8/83, CBS)
Bon Jovi: 7800 Fahrenheit (4/85, Mercury)
Tina Turner: Break Every Rule (1986, Capitol)
Blue Öyster Cult: Imaginos (1988, CBS)
Tall Stories: Tall Stories (1991, Epic)

Chris Whitten:

appeared on the LP:

ABC: How To Be A Zillionaire (10/85, Mercury)

Guy Fletcher:

appeared on the LP:

Tina Turner: Break Every Rule (1986, Capitol)
Bryan Ferry: Mamouna (29.8.94, Virgin)
Mark Knopfler: The Ragpicker's Dream (1.10.02, Warner Bros)
Mark Knopfler: Shangri-La (28.9.04, Warner Bros)

Phil Palmer:

appeared on the LP:

Joan Armatrading: To The Limit (29.9.78, A&M)
Ian Matthews: Stealin' Home (12/78, Rockburgh)
Alphaville: Afternoons In Utopia (1986, Atlantic)
David Sylvian: Gone To Earth (9/86, Virgin)
David Sylvian: Secrets Of The Beehive (10/87, Virgin)
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights (10/91, WEA)

appeared on the SP:
David Sylvian: The Ink In The Well (remix) (3.8.84, Virgin)

Hal Lindes:

appeared on the LP:

Fish: Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors (2/90, EMI)

Danny Cummings:

appeared on the LP:

John Martyn: Glorious Fool (9/81, WEA)
John Martyn: Well Kept Secret (8/82, WEA)
John Martyn: Piece By Piece (2/86, Island)
David Sylvian: Secrets Of The Beehive (10/87, Virgin)

John Illsley:

appeared on the LP:

Mark Knopfler: Cal (12.10.84, Vertigo)

David Knopfler:

http://www.knopfler.com

Press References:

Big Beng!
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
2002507.03.2002301A léta běží ...profile, discography
Melodie
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
197911 341gig review
19801 24profile
198212 361album review
199011 349Recenzealbum review
19921 8profile
19925 34Recenzealbum review
19936 34Recenzealbum review
Melody Maker
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19775117.12.197717Caught In The Actgig review
19781011.03.197814interview
19782815.07.197819Caught In The Actgig review
19783907.10.19784News
1979106.01.197919profile, interview
1979803.03.19794News
1979803.03.197929Singlessingle review
19791231.03.19793News
19792323.06.197937Caught In The Actgig review
19792507.07.19794News
19793729.09.19793News
19794501.12.197935Caught In The Actgig review
19803220.09.19801
19803404.10.19805News
19803908.11.198026Melody Maker
19804413.12.198038Caught In The Actgig review
19804520.12.19804News
19815012.12.19813Fast Forward
19823421.08.19824Fast Forward
19823604.09.198219Singlessingle review
19823925.09.19823Fast Forward
19824002.10.198221Albumsalbum review
19824323.10.198224interview
19825011.12.198230Caught In The Actgig review
19833130.07.198316It's Alivegig review
1984504.02.19843Fast Forward
1984611.02.198422Singlessingle review
1984825.02.19843Fast Forward
19841010.03.19844Fast Forward - Record News
19841117.03.198427Albumsalbum review
19841331.03.198430Video
Rock & Pop
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19911813.09.19913Hot
19912406.12.19919profile, discography
19921610.08.199231Livegig review
19951501.08.199528Recenzealbum review
19976 114Recenze - CD Retroalbum review
199810 102Recenze - Novinkyalbum review
19991 121Recenze - Videokazety
20035 34
20045 87DVD
20062 62Recenzealbum review
200811 35Play