Love Over Gold
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This Mark Knopfler-dominated release from Dire Straits (as if there were any other kind) features the ringing guitar work and clever lyrics we've come to expect from the band over time. The dark, moody gravel of Knopfler's voice mutters, mumbles, and muses through songs like "Telegraph Road" and "Private Investigations" and virtually giggles through the silly patter of "Industrial Disease." The title track and "It Never Rains" are solid, if unremarkable offerings from the band that has come to represent the epitome of one man's vision of good ol' rock & roll. --L.A. Smith
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telegraph road is one of the best songs ever written. the lyric takes us on a journey with a man who moves out to the sticks to escape the crowds. as in reality, the crowds follow with the ever swelling growth of population and industrial growth. with this growth come the things that destroy the heart, the complications of life all plotted out in this one brilliant song. the brilliantly written music and soaring guitar sections just add icing to the cake. private investigations is a unique song told from the first person in a spoken word style. the music is sensational and beyond any justifiable criticism. industrial disease is fun but poignant. love over gold is a beautiful piece of work and the under appreciated it never rains is a sensation in and of itself.
anyone serious about well written and played music should own this amazing album. dire straits magnificent jewel for the ears.
There are only five songs on this album but everyone of them is a brilliantly conceived masterpiece in it's own right. The opening track Telegraph Road is a 14+ minute long epic about progress and how it changes the life of man, starting out about an independent pioneer making his home in the wilderness, to being about a factory worker laid off from work. Few artists could make a song like this work but Dire Straits can and I'd be willing to bet you the Beatles probably couldn't. But there's more to Love Over Gold then just Telegraph Road. Private Investigations is a moody,
almost instrumental piece about a private investigator worn down by years of digging in other peoples dirty laundry, and the title track is my favorite Dire Straits song period. It highlights beautiful instrumentation and describes a person who spends their life foolishly living for the moment.
Sadly though Love Over Gold will probably always be one of the most underrated works of musical genius of all time and its a shame most peoples exposure to the band doesn't go much farther then occasionally hearing Money For Nothing or Sultans of Swing on the radio. Although I'm glad those classics have managed to endure, they barely even scratch the surface of what Dire Straits has to offer. But I guess the rest of the world will never know what we Dire Straits fans know, well unless they listen to this album anyway.