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Listening to Dire Straits first album. #2985875
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Entitled Dire Straits, I am so impressed with the mixes, the guitar work, the vocals, the whole band. It brings me up every time I listen to it. Smokin.


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He's a guitar player that you don't hear mentioned enough. I was lucky enough to see him when he toured with Clapton, in the 80's. He certainly held his own.

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I really like their Brothers In Arms album...Mark Knopfler is one of my favorite guitar players and I love his singing too! Dire Straits put out some great music and Sultans of Swing is a Stratocaster classic IMHO! cool


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Originally Posted By: desertbluesman
Entitled Dire Straits, I am so impressed with the mixes, the guitar work, the vocals, the whole band. It brings me up every time I listen to it. Smokin.

Originally Posted By: A String
He's a guitar player that you don't hear mentioned enough. I was lucky enough to see him when he toured with Clapton, in the 80's. He certainly held his own.

Originally Posted By: Larryz
I really like their Brothers In Arms album...Mark Knopfler is one of my favorite guitar players and I love his singing too! Dire Straits put out some great music and Sultans of Swing is a Stratocaster classic IMHO! cool


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Re: Listening to Dire Straits first album. [Re: Caevan O'Shite] #2986004
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Originally Posted By: desertbluesman
Entitled Dire Straits, I am so impressed with the mixes, the guitar work, the vocals, the whole band. It brings me up every time I listen to it. Smokin.

Originally Posted By: A String
He's a guitar player that you don't hear mentioned enough. I was lucky enough to see him when he toured with Clapton, in the 80's. He certainly held his own.

Originally Posted By: Larryz
I really like their Brothers In Arms album...Mark Knopfler is one of my favorite guitar players and I love his singing too! Dire Straits put out some great music and Sultans of Swing is a Stratocaster classic IMHO! cool


Indeed on all counts! rawk


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Re: Listening to Dire Straits first album. [Re: desertbluesman] #2986038
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I saw him with Chet Atkins, and others on PBS a few months ago. Really enjoyed the show.

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At a time when it was all Les Pauls and Marshalls, he dared to play clean Strat through Fender, fingerstyle. And God bless him for it!


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Great band, great guitarist. I don't think they have a weak album in their repertoire. Brothers in Arms was their most polished album and made them famous, but there was so much good music from them before and after that. I never saw them live, but saw Knopler with Clapton. That was a great show. Two guitar legends.


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Originally Posted By: desertbluesman
Entitled Dire Straits, I am so impressed with the mixes, the guitar work, the vocals, the whole band. It brings me up every time I listen to it. Smokin.


Takes me back to being a kid, wanting to get my hands on a guitar...

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I believe his favorite of the two Strats he owned at the beginning, the one he recorded "Sultans Of Swing" with... he thought it was an early 60s Fender though I think he knew it had a replacement neck... much later when he was wealthy and taking his stuff to the folks at Ruby's to be fixed and set up they took it apart and determined that the body was actually from a Japanese copy, and he stopped using it and it disappeared somewhere... I think that's the story. To me that guitar is still worth a million...

Re: Listening to Dire Straits first album. [Re: p90jr] #2987792
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Originally Posted By: desertbluesman
Entitled Dire Straits, I am so impressed with the mixes, the guitar work, the vocals, the whole band. It brings me up every time I listen to it. Smokin.

Muff Winwood – producer (That's right, Steve's bassist brother from the Spencer Davis days)
Rhett Davies – engineer
Bob Ludwig – remastering



Not to go to far from the OP's intent re his debut alb but Knopfler got covered just recently in GP (Look it up fer yerself).

He always had a distinct gtr sound & his tunes were interesting although I'm only actually familiar with his hits & enamored of a track or 2 on a later album.
It may seem odd but he always reminds me of Peter Green.


But to pick the mood back up a bit
One of the best imitations of The Dyl


Originally Posted By: p90jr
I believe his favorite of the two Strats he owned at the beginning, the one he recorded "Sultans Of Swing" with... he thought it was an early 60s Fender though I think he knew it had a replacement neck... much later when he was wealthy and taking his stuff to the folks at Ruby's to be fixed and set up they took it apart and determined that the body was actually from a Japanese copy, and he stopped using it and it disappeared somewhere... I think that's the story. To me that guitar is still worth a million...

It's a bit lengthy but here's MK himself telling the bg of his gtrs





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Re: Listening to Dire Straits first album. [Re: p90jr] #2987942
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That is more up-to-date.


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