Dire Straits - Communique


Warner Bros.



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AWAR 47770
UPC: 093624969723
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

Rushed out less than nine months after the surprise success of Dire Straits' self-titled debut album, the group's sophomore effort, Communiqué, seemed little more than a carbon copy of its predecessor with less compelling material. Mark Knopfler and co. had established a sound (derived largely from J.J. Cale) of laid-back shuffles and intricate, bluesy guitar playing, and Communiqué provided more examples of it. But there was no track as focused as "Sultans of Swing," even if "Lady Writer" nearly duplicated its sound. As a result, Communiqué sold immediately to Dire Straits' established audience, but no more, and it did not fare as well critically as its predecessor or its follow-up. - All Music Guide

1. Once Upon A Time In The West
2. News
3. Where Do You Think You're Going?
4. Communique
5. Lady Writer
6. Angel Of Mercy
7. Portobello Belle
8. Single Handed Sailor
9. Follow Me Home

Customer Reviews (4.50 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Great Pressing

posted on 05/17/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Pete C
On the strength of how pleased I was with the treatment given by Bernie Grundman and Pallas on "Love over Gold" I acquired three additional Grundman/Pallas joint ventures - the self titled "Dire Straits/Dire Straits", "Making Movies", and "Communique". Within the range of the differences of the musicality of the different albums all are fabulously presented by Mr. Grundman and Pallas. Dynamic sonics, great soundstage and effective placement - consistently done with respect to all four albums. If you like Dire Straits, then these four albums are great executions of each - and deliver the music in a way that seems to offer little or no room for improvement. Great pressings.

More of the Same...And That's a GREAT Thing!

posted on 03/25/2013
4 Stars
Communique, the so called rushed softmore effort by the Knophler Bros, John Illsley, and Pick Withers sounds fantastic on this dead quiet 180g gem. The late great Jerry Wexler was at the helm..as he was for a series of records with M. Knophler on guitar ie Dylan's Slow Train Coming. While I always found the CD somewhat sterile, this vinly left me with eyes closed and the sound of Knophler's guitar singing in my ears.

Great LP to complete your Dire Straits colection

posted on 04/02/2011
4 Stars
Reviewer: Paul V K
If you are anxious for more Dire Straits, this is a great LP.

Music:3 (Making Movies this ain't) Sonic Quality: 4 (Some songs get a 5) Vinyl Quality: 5 (dead quiet)

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