Dire Straits – Love Over Gold (1982) [MFSL 2019]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:28 minutes | Scans included | 1,74 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 0,97 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2187
Love over Gold is the fourth studio album by British rock band Dire Straits, released on 20 September 1982 by Vertigo Records internationally and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album featured two singles: “Private Investigations”, which reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and “Industrial Disease”, which reached No. 9 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the United States. Its main highlight, however, was the 14-minute-long opus “Telegraph Road”, which became a staple of the band’s setlists and Mark Knopfler’s once he became a solo artist, as well as becoming an FM radio staple around the world. The album reached Number One on album charts in Australia, Austria, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom, and No. 19 in the United States. Love over Gold was later certified gold in the United States, platinum in France and Germany and double-platinum in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Adding a new rhythm guitarist, Dire Straits expands its sounds and ambitions on the sprawling Love Over Gold. In a sense, the album is their prog rock effort, containing only five songs, including the 14-minute opener “Telegraph Road.” Since Mark Knopfler is a skilled, tasteful guitarist, he can sustain interest even throughout the languid stretches, but the long, atmospheric, instrumental passages aren’t as effective as the group’s tight blues-rock, leaving Love Over Gold only a fitfully engaging listen.
01. Telegraph Road
02. Private Investigations
03. Industrial Disease
04. Love Over Gold
05. It Never Rains
Mastered by Rob LoVerde, Assisted by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.