Dire Straits Communique Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP
Dire Straits Communique Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Format: 45RPM,
Size: 12"

Share:

Dire Straits Communique Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP

Dire Straits

$49.99
 
 
 
Availability: In Stock
In Stock An In Stock item is available to ship normally within 24 business hours.
Preorder A Preorder is an item that has not yet been released. Typically the label will set a projected release date (that is subject to change). If a projected release date is known, we will include this in the description in red. Other Preorders are set to release "TBA." This means that release date is yet "To Be Announced". The Preorder can be released anywhere between weeks, months or years from its initial announcement.
Out of Stock An Out Of Stock item is an item that we normally have available to ship but we are temporarily out of.
Awaiting Repress Awaiting repress titles are in the process of being repressed by the label. No ETA is available at this time.
Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description.
Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description.
SKU:
MFSL 2-45467
UPC:
821797246712

This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Dire Straits Communique on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity!
Mastered From Original Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!

Smooth, Effortless, Relaxed, Tuneful, and Deceivingly Simple: Dire Straits' Communique Teems With Technical Perfectionism, Southern-Styled Grooves, and Low-Key Blues

Reference-Level Detail, Depth, Soundstaging, Balance, and Presence: Communique Has Never Sounded Better

Mark Knopfler's Mesmerizing Textures, Intricate Lines, and Crisp Tones Pair With Engaging Storytelling and Tight Rhythms: Every Song an Example of Understated Virtuosity

The performances on Dire Straits' Communique are so smooth and effortless, they were originally criticized for replicating the blueprints of the band's breakout debut. Time, however, has a way of changing perspectives and exposing the truth. More than 35 years after its original release in June 1979, Communique rightfully takes its place as the group's most underrated record - a nine-track set spiked with engaging storytelling, relaxed vibes, and deceiving simplicity.

Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Communique elevates Dire Straits' sophomore album to an even higher plane. Recorded in the Bahamas by Muscle Shoals veterans Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler, the songs benefit from a laidback approach that makes guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler and company's stellar playing seem even more fluent - particularly when experienced on this collector's 45RPM version, on which the wider grooves allow for more detail retrieval and deeper musical insight.

Knopfler's mesmerizing guitar textures and composed vocals appear as if they're right in front of you, holding court amidst expansive soundstages and deep-black backgrounds. Details, imaging, and presence are on a level associated with the finest audiophile recordings. You'll be hard-pressed to find another LP with cleaner, pinpoint-accurate tones. Mobile Fidelity's LP also brings into transparent view Knopfler's seemingly perfect intricate lines as well as the simpatico accompaniment from his band mates. Whole, lively, and balanced, the bass and drums arrive with a solidity rarely heard on albums of this era. Communique has truly never sounded better.

Of course, the audiophile sonics mean little if the artistic content is lacking. 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 blues and swampy, Southern-styled grooves turn every song into an exercise in understated virtuosity.

Refusing to give into excess, magnetic tunes such as "Lady Writer" and "Angel of Mercy" split a fine line between insinuating and insisting. The group shows off a combination of control, virtuosity, and tunefulness that harkens back to a rock n' roll's classic period while also pointing the way ahead. Need indisputable evidence of Dire Straits' compositional strengths? Cue up the closing "Follow Me Home" on this pressing and get lost amidst the peacefulness of the gentle surf and chirping crickets that frame the song. Heavenly.

The sequence serves as additional proof that Communique remains one of the best-sounding rock records ever made.

Features

  • Numbered, Limited Edition
  • 45rpm
  • Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
  • Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
  • Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
  • Mastered From Original Master Tapes
  • Pressed at RTI

Musicians

Mark Knopfler vocals, lead & rhythm guitars
David Knopfler rhythm guitar, vocals
John Illsley bass, vocals
Pick Withers drums

Selections

Side One:

  1. Once Upon A Time In The West
  2. News

Side Two:

  1. Where Do You Think You're Going?
  2. Communique

Side Three:

  1. Lady Writer
  2. Angel Of Mercy
  3. Portobello Belle

Side Four:

  1. Single-Handed Sailor
  2. Follow Me Home
Description

This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Dire Straits Communique on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity!
Mastered From Original Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!

Smooth, Effortless, Relaxed, Tuneful, and Deceivingly Simple: Dire Straits' Communique Teems With Technical Perfectionism, Southern-Styled Grooves, and Low-Key Blues

Reference-Level Detail, Depth, Soundstaging, Balance, and Presence: Communique Has Never Sounded Better

Mark Knopfler's Mesmerizing Textures, Intricate Lines, and Crisp Tones Pair With Engaging Storytelling and Tight Rhythms: Every Song an Example of Understated Virtuosity

The performances on Dire Straits' Communique are so smooth and effortless, they were originally criticized for replicating the blueprints of the band's breakout debut. Time, however, has a way of changing perspectives and exposing the truth. More than 35 years after its original release in June 1979, Communique rightfully takes its place as the group's most underrated record - a nine-track set spiked with engaging storytelling, relaxed vibes, and deceiving simplicity.

Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Communique elevates Dire Straits' sophomore album to an even higher plane. Recorded in the Bahamas by Muscle Shoals veterans Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler, the songs benefit from a laidback approach that makes guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler and company's stellar playing seem even more fluent - particularly when experienced on this collector's 45RPM version, on which the wider grooves allow for more detail retrieval and deeper musical insight.

Knopfler's mesmerizing guitar textures and composed vocals appear as if they're right in front of you, holding court amidst expansive soundstages and deep-black backgrounds. Details, imaging, and presence are on a level associated with the finest audiophile recordings. You'll be hard-pressed to find another LP with cleaner, pinpoint-accurate tones. Mobile Fidelity's LP also brings into transparent view Knopfler's seemingly perfect intricate lines as well as the simpatico accompaniment from his band mates. Whole, lively, and balanced, the bass and drums arrive with a solidity rarely heard on albums of this era. Communique has truly never sounded better.

Of course, the audiophile sonics mean little if the artistic content is lacking. 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 blues and swampy, Southern-styled grooves turn every song into an exercise in understated virtuosity.

Refusing to give into excess, magnetic tunes such as "Lady Writer" and "Angel of Mercy" split a fine line between insinuating and insisting. The group shows off a combination of control, virtuosity, and tunefulness that harkens back to a rock n' roll's classic period while also pointing the way ahead. Need indisputable evidence of Dire Straits' compositional strengths? Cue up the closing "Follow Me Home" on this pressing and get lost amidst the peacefulness of the gentle surf and chirping crickets that frame the song. Heavenly.

The sequence serves as additional proof that Communique remains one of the best-sounding rock records ever made.

Features

  • Numbered, Limited Edition
  • 45rpm
  • Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
  • Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
  • Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
  • Mastered From Original Master Tapes
  • Pressed at RTI

Musicians

Mark Knopfler vocals, lead & rhythm guitars
David Knopfler rhythm guitar, vocals
John Illsley bass, vocals
Pick Withers drums

Selections

Side One:

  1. Once Upon A Time In The West
  2. News

Side Two:

  1. Where Do You Think You're Going?
  2. Communique

Side Three:

  1. Lady Writer
  2. Angel Of Mercy
  3. Portobello Belle

Side Four:

  1. Single-Handed Sailor
  2. Follow Me Home
ISBN
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
70.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Dire Straits
Title
Communique
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
45RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
11-29-2016
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Release Date
12-05-2019
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
back to top