Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dire Straits 1980-10-28 The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA

DIRE STRAITS - 1980-10-28 ,Los Angeles,Roxy theatre, USA. - "ROXY,LOS ANGELES 1980"- good recording, Great Performance! (samples included)
Dire Straits
Roxy, Los Angeles
28th October 1980

Qoated from wikipedia>>>
After the recording sessions (making movies album) were completed, keyboardist Alan Clark and Californian guitarist Hal Lindes joined Dire Straits as full-time members for tours of Europe and North America.[7]

Making Movies featured longer songs with more complex arrangements, a style which would continue for the rest of the band's career. The album featured many of Mark Knopfler's most personal compositions. The most successful chart single was "Romeo and Juliet" (number 8 in the UK singles chart), a song about a failed love affair becoming one of Knopfler's best-loved songs, with a trademark he developed keeping personal songs under fictitious names.[14] The album's lengthy opening track, "Tunnel of Love", with its intro "The Carousel Waltz" by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, was featured in the film An Officer and a Gentleman and became one of the group's best loved songs as well as a favourite at live concerts.<<<<<end quote


Source: Audience
format: 2cdr's

CD 1

1. Intro
2. Once upon a time in the west
3. Expresso love
4. Down to the waterline
5. Lions
6. Single handed sailor
7. Skateaway
8. Romeo and Juliet
9. In the gallery

CD 2

1. News
2. Sultans of swing
3. Les boys
4. Portobello belle
5. Angel of mercy
6. Tunnel of love
7. Wild west end
8. Where do you think you're going?

On Location Tour band line-up

Mark Knopfler : guitars and vocals
John Illsley : bass and backing vocals
Pick Withers : drums
Hal Lindes : guitars
Alan Clark : keyboards

comment J.V.Tol:

Cool versions of Single handed sailor and In the gallery and the rarely performed Les Boys.

Some very nice new arrangemants.

Comment J.S Brasme:

Nice audience recording, includes nice version of Single Handed Sailor, In The Gallery.

Rare version of Les Boys.


An absolutely great performance from Dire Straits in 1980.

Mark is full of energy energy and talks a lot during the intro's.

Funny moments occurs during a very nice version of "Les Boy's" , at the end of the intro t(Lili Marlene tune) Mark says" John Illsley there on cigars",
later during the same song somebody in the audience yells:"Dig It Pig", Mark, with a low voice, slowly repeat it "dig....it....pig",which must make that person feels like a mentally ill person. a big laughter from the audience becomes his part.(listen last sample in the comment section)

There are some stunning and new arranged version...i love this period.
cover-art(thx KTGA) and MD5 included.


1 comment:

  1. Thrilled to see some early 'Making Movies' gigs appear!

    Thank you!