Dire Straits – Making Movies (1980) [MFSL 2019]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:33 minutes | Scans included | 1,66 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 955 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2186
Making Movies is the third studio album by the British rock band Dire Straits released on 17 October 1980 by Vertigo Records internationally and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album produced the single “Romeo and Juliet”, which reached #8 on the UK Singles Chart. The album reached #1 on album charts in Italy and Norway, #19 in the United States and #4 in the United Kingdom. Making Movies was later certified platinum in the United States and double-platinum in the United Kingdom.
Without second guitarist David Knopfler, Dire Straits began to move away from its roots rock origins into a jazzier variation of country-rock and singer/songwriter folk-rock. Naturally, this means that Mark Knopfler’s ambitions as a songwriter are growing, as the storytelling pretensions of Making Movies indicate. Fortunately, his skills are increasing, as the lovely “Romeo and Juliet,” “Tunnel of Love,” and “Skateaway” indicate. And Making Movies is helped by a new wave-tinged pop production, which actually helps Knopfler’s jazzy inclinations take hold. The record runs out of steam toward the end, closing with the borderline offensive “Les Boys,” but the remainder of Making Movies ranks among the band’s finest work.
01. Tunnel of Love
02. Romeo and Juliet
04. Expresso Love
05. Hand In Hand
06. Solid Rock
07. Les Boys
Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.