Sultans Of Swing: Live In Germany (Discontinued)

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Sultans Of Swing: Live In Germany (Discontinued) by Dire Straits

Sultans Of Swing: Live In Germany (Discontinued)
by Dire Straits

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Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed
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This 16-song, 2LP set captures an early live performance from Dire Straits in Germany cirica 1979 and features the original band of Mark and Dave Knopfler on lead and rhythm guitars, John Illsley on bass and Pick Withers on drums. Highlighted by Mark Knopfler's trademark vocals and nuanced guitar work, the excellent set includes material from the band's breakout self-titled 1978 debut in "Down to the Waterline," "Six Blade Knife," "Water of Love," "In The Gallery," "Sultans Of Swing" and "Wild West End" along with cuts from their subsequent sophomore effort, Coummunique, in "Once Upon a Time In The West," "Lady Writer," "Single Handed Sailor," "Follow Me Home," "News" and "Where Do You Think You're Going?"

1. Down To The Waterline
2. Six Blade Knife
3. Once Upon A Time In The West
4. Lady Writer
5. Single Handed Sailor
6. Water Of Love
7. In The Gallery
8. Follow Me Home

1. News
2. What's The Matter Baby?
3. Lions
4. Sultans of Swing
5. Wild West End
6. Where Do You Think You're Going?
7. Eastbound Train
8. Sultans Of Swing (Redux)

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