Monday, June 26, 2017

Dire Straits 1985-06-10 Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monaco

Dire Straits - 1985-06-10 "Live in MONACO 1985" - rare recording (Requested)

Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monaco, 10th June 1985.

Source : audience
Format : 2 CDR

Sound Quality : 7

CD 1:

1. Intro/Ride across the river
2. Expresso love
3. So far away
4. Romeo and Juliet
5. Private investigations
6. Sultans of swing
7. Why worry
8, Walk of life
9. Two young lovers

CD 2:

1. The man's too strong
2. Money for nothing
3. Wild west end
4. Tunnel of love
5. Brothers in arms
6. Solid rock
7. Going home (Dedicated to Simon John Stephens, a Light & Sound Technician , who sadly disseased that day)++

Additional comments J.v.Tol:

Very nice audience recording, complete setlist.

The sound is fairly good.

Very nice are The man's too strong and Brothers in arms!

"Funny" to hear MK dedicates a song to somebody, which happens very rarely. Before Going home he says: "We're gonna play this one for a friend of ours, called Simon"++.
I always wondered who this person was. Another fan told me that he read an article in a French newspaper dated from the 22nd June 1985 which might clear up who this Simon is: during the day of June 10th 1985 before the show in the "Stade Louis II" at 9.00 pm, Dire Straits were at the hotel in Monaco. Some technician of the crew was near the swimming pool and a light-technician has been electrocuted, he had a cardiac-arrest and he died. So, this technician probably was Simon...

This recording is virtually 100% complete, only the last 20 seconds of Sultans of swing are missing and there's a little break in the middle part of Tunnel of love. Both little omissions must be due to tape change.

Available on two CD-R's.

Comments Pyroman:

Very good audience recording from Monaco 1985!

This one is very rare.

The sound quality is very nice, and it's the complete setlist.

It was recorded in the famous Stade Louis II, which is situated in Fontvieille, just outside of Monte Carlo.

There's no doubt about it, since the anouncer says: "Welcome to the Stade Louis II of Monaco".

Enlight note:

++The sad story Behind the dedicated song to Simon, posted by his own brother as a comment on Universo :

Quote start:

Nick Stephens disse...
Simon was my brother - Simon John Stephens. He was a Light & Sound Technician with Dire Straits on the Brothers in Arms and previous tour(Alchemy gigs?). He was from Sutton Coldfield Birmingham UK.He was sunbathing by the Hotel pool at 4pm on Sunday 9/6/85. He fell asleep and developed Heat stroke which led to a cardiac arrest. When Dire Straits came to the NEC Birmingham UK, later that month, myself, my parents and two sisters met with Mark Knophler crew and management. We were told about the Going Home Dedication which gave me some comfort and since when listening to it. He was only 22yrs old and both Monaco Inquest and Uk one confirmed it was heat stroke. I have always hoped to find a recording so thanks for your posting. Nick Stephens

End Quote.

a Requested show.

Although labbeled as a very good,very nice etc recording in the reviews above, imho its just a good or nice recording,and rated it with a 7.
or maybe I am lingering

The intro and Ride across the river is one track, and doesn't match the orig. cover-arts corectly.

covers,flaclog and MD5

Uploaded in memory of Simon John Stephens.

Take care


1 comment:

  1. Hi! There's a message of "File not available" .Thank you.