Dire Straits' The Studio Albums 1978-1991 CD box set announced for released on October 9
PLUS REPRESSING OF VINYL BOX SET DUE TO OVERWHELMING PUBLIC DEMAND
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
NEWS PROVIDED BY
Universal Music Canada
12 AUGUST 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - On October 9, to coincide with National Album Day 2020, UMC/Virgin/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company, will release a 6 CD box set of all of the studio albums by Dire Straits, a band that straddled the globe with their sophisticated rootsy guitar rock wedded to literate story-telling lyrics.
Emerging on the club and pub circuit in 1977, Dire Straits were led by charismatic Geordie singer-songwriter, record producer and composer Mark Knopfler, one of the most successful musicians the UK has ever produced, who is often cited as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Dire Straits’ sound defined the late 70s/early 80s with monster hits such as "Sultans Of Swing," "Romeo And Juliet," "Money For Nothing" and "Walk Of Life."
Dire Straits’ 1985 album Brothers In Arms, a global No 1 and double Grammy Award winner, is one of the world’s best selling albums. After releasing their final album On Every Street in ’91, Knopfler called time on Dire Straits in 1995 and set off on a new path as a solo artist.
On the same date (9th Oct) UMC/Virgin/Universal Music Canada will also release a repressing of the hugely popular 2013 8 LP vinyl box set Dire Straits - The Studio Albums 1978-1991.
The CD box is available for pre-order BELOW
Dire Straits – The Studio Albums 1978-1991 features the albums Dire Straits (1978), Communiqué (1979), Making Movies (1980), Love Over Gold (1982), Brothers In Arms (1985) and On Every Street (1991) - all of which are certified multi-platinum. The albums will come in a deluxe clamshell box with the CDs housed in mini-vinyl style cardboard wallets and each album will include a beautiful poster with the original sleeve artwork (including lyrics and credits).
TRACKLISTINGS FOR CD BOX SET:
CD 2 - Communiqué
CD 3 – Making Movies
CD 4 – Love Over Gold
CD 5 – Brothers In Arms
CD 6 – On Every Street
Source Universal Music Canada
August 12, 2020 12:17pm ET by Pressparty