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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    This is classic Dire Straits - a very good one at that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    love love love

    This is a really lovely CD. I really enjoy this. I just want more and more and more of these songs Tunnel Of Love, & Expresso Love. I still recommend anyone to buy it because it is worth love and it will change your life forever. Buy it now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Making Martinis

    Making Movies is classic rock album, and perhaps the architypical Dire Straits album. Conceived during the cacophonic era that was/is punk rock, Dire Strait's finely honed road skills are enhanced by Mark Knopfler's more orchestral approach to song writing. Vivid references to fast (Expresso Love), rollercoasting and ultimately broken romances set in a background of fairgrounds and life on the rock circuit (spanish city) are complemented by Knopfler's flawless riffs. Though the band now more than ever sound like one person, the growing use of keyboards (Alan Clark joins the band for the tour) provides the atmosphere that carries the listener effortlessly from one track to the next. The quirky but lovely 'Skateaway' sees Mark admiring the fragility and feminine mystique of a carefree girl on rollerskates, while 'Hand in Hand' ( a song he refused to play live) explores a lost love that ultimately is rationalized in 'Solid Rock' where his chosen rock and roll trade presides over the broken hearts that he once relied upon. The album gently recedes with a sarcastic portrait of a risque same sex sojourn set in a disco bar in Munich. It is more so the final (fictional) scene in a tapestry of movie clips rather than a serious jibe and features some excellently conceived folky guitar riffs that complement the otherwise rock and roll slant of Making Movies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Masterpiece

    Dire Straits show great talent once again on their third LP ''Making Movies'' that shows these guys know their buisness. Starting with one of their best songs ''Tunnel of Love'' the perfect Rock song that, I think, makes the listener's mood rise tremendously up, and combined with the next three tracks makes you forget all the nonesense of the last track ''Les Boys'' that I still don't understand whatever crossed their mind when they put it there. The beauty of the first six songs is the huge ammount of detail put together with marvelous skill and precision, great rhythm and flawless performance. That give you not only a way out of main stream heavy Rock N' Roll that mostly gives you a head ache after some time, that album gives you, the listener, relaxation and joy and most of all gives a bunch of much better tunes to hum happily all week long. The way they've arranged the songs is also a great idea; from the best to the not-so-good. However, ''Romeo and Juliet'', the second track and one of the best Rock-Ballads ever, shows, just like in the first track, that there's no interuption between Mark's mind and whatever comes out of his guitar. I've played this album on my machine for months, and from experience the best way to capture Dire Straits' genius on any record is simply to get the best rock-loving-stereo-machine and listen to this masterpiece. There's not one reason to take off any points from that beautiful artwork.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2010

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