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Classics Never Go Out Of Style

Dire Straits have the best of the best, from the sad, lonely, depressing stories to the upbeat riffs and walking baselines. The classics never truely go out of style do they? Dire Staits cover any emotion a person could be looking for. Light and romantic (Romeo and Juliet), mysterious (Private Investigations), or the bright and cheery music that just makes you want to dance! (Twisting by the Pool, Lady Writer, Walk of Life). Dire Straits had it right... Two thumbs way up!


A classic band with all of their best music in one album. It can't get any better!

Curious absences

How could any "best of" collection omit "Industrial Disease" from Love Over Gold? What a fun song!


Formed: 1977 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy. Led by guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler, the group built their sound upon the laid-back blues-rock of J.J. Cale, but they also had jazz and country inflections, occasionally dipping into the epic song...
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  • $12.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop, Pop/Rock, Arena Rock
  • Released: Oct 27, 1998

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