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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 ... Read more in Amazon's Dire Straits Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 19, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B00004Y6NV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,739 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The best-selling albums from the greaatest artists on Warner Bros. have never sounded better than on their new Warner Remasters editions. State-of-the-art digitally remastered, each album sounds dramatically superior to its original CD release. In addition, the packaging returns each album to its original artwork and graphics.


On Every Street is an amazing album, if only for its apparent refusal to exploit the success of its predecessor. Sure, radio programmers could hear echoes of "Money for Nothing" in "Heavy Fuel," or traces of "Walk of Life" in "The Bug," but Mark Knopfler wouldn't have waited six years to follow up the band's megaplatinum Brothers in Arms if that was all he had in mind. Instead, he took time out to play with the Notting Hillbillies and Chet Atkins (while most British guitar heroes idolize American blues, Knopfler obviously has a thing for Nashville). On Every Street finds those influences complementing the late-night melancholy that's always been Dire Straits' specialty. Instead of Sting singing "I Want My MTV," fans got Hillbillies pedal steel player Paul Franklin adding to the high-lonesome sound of the quite infectious title track and the epic "Planet of New Orleans," along with meditations on the mistreatment of striking miners in the cinematic "Iron Fist," and some of Knopfler's most haunting guitar work throughout. The result can be seen as a dignified--and, at times, even inspiring--farewell album. --Bill Forman

Customer Reviews

The other songs are good too.
Dust N' Bones
One of my favorite songs of all time appear on this album, Heavy Fuel, probably the greatest song of all time.
If you are a fan to Dire Straits, then you will most likely will need this album.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By SHAMA RAJ (r_shama@hotmail.com) on October 23, 1999
Format: Audio CD
One of the best Dire straits albums. A must for every Dire straits/Mark knopfler fan. Mark knopfler never disappoints. one can clearly discern how Mark and his supergroup, have matured over the years, with the heavy rock, jazz and country based songs. The album starts off with the lengthy, yet fantastic 'calling elvis' the best tribute ever paid to the late great king. The joyous 'the bug', the cocktail jazz 'my party', supercool 'fade to back', the pensive track 'planet of new orleans' stand the test of time. The end piece, the hauntingly beautiful, country tinged ballad 'how long' deserves a lot of radio play, yet never to be heard over the radio. Mark knopfler's brilliant guitar work is every where, coupled with the sweet sound of pedal steel guitar by the Nashville's Paul Franklin and a host of guest musicians plus state of the art digital recording, this album is well worth the money and a must for your collection. I dare say, buy it blindly! You'll never regret it.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By DiskSpinner on August 9, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is the most experimental album by Dire Straits. It covers almost every musical style. It has 12 tracks enough to give us a trip of what western music is all about. CALLING ELVIS: A straight forward rock n' roll number dedicated to the king of rock n' roll. It has name of some Elvis's songs in its lyrics. ON EVERY STREET: A surprizingly mellow number revolving around a theme, in the last few seconds it bursts off. WONDERFUL. WHEN IT COMES TO YOU: It's basically a ballad, but not purely. M.K. is mixing things up. FADE TO BLACK: This track has a bit of jazz. M.K. guitar speaks differently. Wonderfully played by the master of guitar. THE BUG: A very fast rock n' roll. You can listen it when you are feeling happy or sad. the result? feeling great!!! YOU AND YOUR FRIEND: This track again great playing (as usual) and also good vocal (emotion in M.K.'s voice). One of the alltime best track by Dire Straits. HEAVY FUEL: Rock n' roll again. IRON HAND: A song with lots of thing that can make one emotional. Uncomparable guitar work and god, M.K.'s improved vocal. TICKET TO HEAVEN: A wonderfully written ballad. This is the best ballad by D.S. ever. MY PARTIES: It is hard to describe this song. It is strangely beautiful song. It will make anyone dance. A variation from the usual rock stuff. PLANET OF NEW ORLEANS: A slow rock song. HOW LONG: Nice and simple country. Simply great.
- This is a must-have album for anyone who likes dire straits and also for anybody who doubts their talent.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Denis on August 26, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Perhaps this CD will not please the Dire Straits purists who are expecting more of the same from the early days of Dire Straits - this one has a different feel, different style. It's a little less rock, a little more blues and country rock. Personally, I love it. It shows once again how varied Knopfler can be and how we can find himself in different styles.

Since I'm a sucker for blues, my hands-down favorite song on this album (and perhaps one of my favorite blues songs) is "You and Your Friend". It's an underrated gem. It has mysterious, understated, brief lyrics that leave a lot to your imagination as the instrumental improvisations take over the rest of the song. Knopfler is stellar playing a blues guitar on this track, and Paul Franklin provides a brilliant dialogue-like backing on a steel guitar that has a truly beautiful sound. That's right - a steel guitar. You don't hear a whole lot of it in modern blues without it being too country, and this one is a perfect combination of influences. This song's instrumental part is totally sinful. Solid rhythm and excellent bass make it a well-put together sensuous, melodic song. One reviewer called this song erotic and I agree. This song won't have a mainstream appeal because it's got too much heart and feeling in it, but for people who can really appreciate it, it's truly a great piece. I wish Knopfler and Franklin kept their guitars talking for longer on this song!

Calling Elvis is a great song with a good mainstream appeal. Iron Hand is a nice historic ballad that makes your mind want to travel back in time and picture a Civil War battlefield with rumbling thunder of cannons and smoke floating over the battlefield. New Orleans is another piece of interest.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Hutch on May 28, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I love this cd. So expressionate. The song PONO is great, and you get the steamy feeling while MK writes and plays and sings about any topic, whether it is a threesome in You and Your Friend or any other topic. Quite an underrated recording. I have bought it two or three times. Really good stuff.
The CD is most likley the best that Dire Straits ever made. The songs flow and have a very humerous tone that MK can give to songs. Songs like 'YOU AND YOUR FRIEND' and 'MY PARTIES' are genuinley fun to listen to, and MK tells a great story stocked with juicy guitar riffs that have jazz elements to them.
It is a very good representative of Dire Straits, and it is the swan song for dire straits, but a very effective one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Patrick J. Boulay Jr. on March 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Yeah, it took forever to get this thing out after the colossally-successful BIA, but, still, this is one great album. Why did it tank so bad sales-wise? Got me. I just like the music. Bluesy, rootsy, dark, steely, a little sinister actually. Love it. Remastered adds slight improvement in depth and resolution but you'd need a good hi-fi system to tell. When's the next album coming out? Anyone there?
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