MUSIC: Dire Straits “Alchemy” release in HD Blu-ray

May 12, 2010

From time to time I post music news, although not often.  This, however, warranted a mention.   Dire Straits and more specifically, Mark Knopfler, for me are pretty much the be-all-end-all of rock and roll musicians.  From blistering guitar tracks, to emotionally charged ballads, they’ve done it all and done it flawlessly.

It was announced recently that they would be releasing their 1984 Live Album “Alchemy” (and accompanying video), remastered in 5.1 Stereo to HD Blu-Ray disc.  If you’re a fan… you should be rejoicing.  If you’re not a fan, you ought to give it a listen.

As with most quality musical releases, the new version will see light in the UK first on May 10, 2010.  It will hit US outlets on June 3, 2010.  Here’s the official “trailer” for the forthcoming release:

Full content/track list and Amazon links after the jump.
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Track List:

MAIN CONTENT [90 mins]

Alchemy Live
23rd July 1983, Hammersmith Odeon, London
***Intro*** (Saturday Night At The Movies)
1. Once Upon a Time in the West
2. Expresso Love
3. Romeo And Juliet
4. Private Investigations
5. Sultans of Swing
6. Two Young Lovers
7. Tunnel of Love

8. Telegraph Road
9. Solid Rock
10. Going Home – Theme from ‘Local Hero’


Live TV Performances
Tunnel Of Love [8:53]  – The Old Grey Whistle Test 29/11/1980
Sultans of Swing [9:43] – The Old Grey Whistle Test 16/05/1978

BBC Arena: Dire Straits [58 mins] 22/12/1980

Deluxe Edition Bonus Original Live Album

CD 1
1. Once Upon A Time In The West 13:00
2. Expresso Love 5:45
3. Romeo And Juliet 8:17
4. Love Over Gold 3:27
5. Private Investigations 7:34
6. Sultans Of Swing 10:54

CD 2
1. Two Young Lovers 4:49
2. Tunnel Of Love 14:29
3. Telegraph Road 13:37
4. Solid Rock 6:01
5. Going Home 6:05

To Pre-Order via Amazon (US only): Dire Straits “Alchemy” Blu Ray


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