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Dire Straits - Making Movies

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Artist - Dire Straits

Title - Making Movies 

Format - Single 180-Gram Vinyl

Label - Rhino Records

Remastered by Bernie Grundman

 

Bruce Springsteen Pianist Roy Bittan, Mark Knopfler's Guitar Playing, and Passionate Performances Turn Making Movies Into a Classic: Includes 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Tunnel of Love,' 'Solid Rock'. 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.

The songs spark with a mélange of poetry, passion, and cohesion that engages the senses and begs to be experienced again and again.  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.  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.

 

Tracklist

A1 Tunnel Of Love 8:09
A2 Romeo And Juliet 5:57
A3 Skateaway 6:38
B1 Expresso Love 5:11
B2 Hand In Hand 4:48
B3 Solid Rock 3:25
B4 Les Boys 4:07
Have Your Vinyl Record Ultrasonically Cleaned Before Shipment

Have Your Vinyl Record Ultrasonically Cleaned Before Shipment

$5.00

Ultrasonic Cleaning

Your vinyl record will be cleaned by the Degritter 120kHz ultrasonic cleaning system. It has been carefully designed to make sure that records are cleaned thoroughly and without any damage to the surface of the record.

Ultrasonic cleaning works by creating a large number of microscopical bubbles in the cleaning bath, a phenomena called cavitation. The bubbles are a vacuum created by high frequency pressure waves moving through the water.

Every ultrasonic cycle bubbles are formed and collapsed, releasing energy as heat and minuscule strong water jets. These effects combined thoroughly clean all surfaces down to a microscopic level.

Cost of service is per vinyl record.  For example, Double LP records will require TWO cleaning service purchases. Price will include a new antistatic sleeve.

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