Friday, September 20, 2013

Full Show Friday: Dire Straits Live from Basel 1992

Last year we searched the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and posted them to the site monthly.  That was all well and good but this year RtBE is upping the ante with a show every week to celebrate Full Show Friday's.  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Dire Straits!

This is a pro shot, pro sounding show from Dire Straits from 1992 when they were touring for, On Every Street, their come back album. This was also their first major tour since the mid 80's so anticipation ran high. While we here at RtBE respect Dire Straits and dig their hits we have never been huge fans, I think it boils down to overall slick sound and Mark Knopfler's intentionally muffled singing style.

That said the show is pretty solid, and the huge crowd reminds us that they were one of the most popular bands in the world at one time. All of our favorites are here, "Sultan's Of Swing", "Walk Of Life" and their best song "Romeo and Juliet" which delivers the goods each time it is played and here it showcases some fine sax work.

We recently caught him open for Bob Dylan, and he only played one old tune from his Dire Strait days, so concerts like these will probably be the only way to enjoy that groups sound now:

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