1. Needless to say, Dire Straits' technical perfectionism and creative elan prevail throughout. Knopfler's penchant for sketching cynical characters is further developed on moody tracks like "Where Do You Think You're Going" and "News," while Wexler's presence at the boards ensures the band keeps the rhythms extra tight. The quartet's low-key.
  2. Label: Vertigo - • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: Brazil • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock Dire Straits - Communiqué (, Vinyl) | Discogs Explore5/5(1).
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Target CD release of Communiqué on Discogs.
  4. out of 5 stars Great album but shame about the Vinyl Reviewed in the United States on February 19, There is a version of this vinyl by Back to Black vinyl that is clearly a company with very little quality control and does a rush job cutting vinyls off a digital master/5(5).
  5. Dire Straits album tracks and Communique album "sister songs" Down to the Waterline and Single-Handed Sailor (nautical theme) Water of Love and Communique (choppy tempo) Setting Me Up and Angel of Mercy (country flavor) Six Blade Knife and Where Do You Think You're Going (grim, threatening) Southbound Again and Follow Me Home (heading my way)/5().
  6. Communiqué, an Album by Dire Straits. Released 15 June on Vertigo (catalog no. ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Rock. Featured peformers: Mark Knopfler (vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, songwriter), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar, vocals), John Illsley (bass, vocals), Pick Withers (drums), Barry Beckett (keyboards), Clack Inc. Sound Studios New York (sound effects), Jerry Wexler .
  7. There are no weak tracks on the album and three tracks - 'Once upon a time in the West', 'Where do you think you're going?' and 'Lady writer' - are Dire Straits classics in the vein of 'Sultans of Swing' and 'Down to the Waterline'. The album marks a progression from the debut in that it does not have songs that are strongly derivative of J.J. Cale/5().
  8. Jun 11,  · Leave it to the record company suits, eh? "Lady Writer" is the only song on the album I don't really care for. It was the only song on the album I had ever heard on the radio so I had a negative impression and didn't buy the album for along time. I think it was actually the last Dire Straits album I bought--just to complete the collection. Glad.
  9. Rushed out less than nine months after the surprise success of Dire Straits' self-titled debut album, the group's sophomore effort, Communiqué, seemed little more than a carbon copy of its predecessor with less compelling material. Mark Knopfler and co. had established a sound (derived largely from J.J. Cale) of laid-back shuffles and intricate, bluesy guitar playing, and Communiqué provided.

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