Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, Skated Away (on the thin ice....)

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby kath » 14 Jul 2017, 21:04

C wrote:I love this album!





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me, too. i think this album is reallly when they hit their real groove.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby C » 14 Jul 2017, 21:04

Please indulge me in a toast to Hanane Ben Mahmoud - her and I used to love listening to this album back in 1980
if you are out there in Tunisia or Paris (or both) - I am sorry






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby soundchaser » 14 Jul 2017, 21:04

Funnily enough, my wife has always hated the fair...even when we were going out when we were 16 year olds.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby C » 14 Jul 2017, 21:06

What a cracking opening track - bloody hell - it rocks!!








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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby C » 14 Jul 2017, 21:07

And the big wheel keeps on turning...

So it does

Yes, so it does





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby soundchaser » 14 Jul 2017, 21:07

Mark Knopfler, was a brilliant storyteller and a great lyricist.

And the music just takes you there....into the fair.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

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soundchaser wrote:Funnily enough, my wife has always hated the fair...even when we were going out when we were 16 year olds.


it was pretty rare for fairs to hit the new orleans area, being such a huge carnival town (a very diff thing.) yeah, there was one major amusement park that was fair-like. but some of the travelling fairs would come in, very ricketty rides, all the more fun.

what i love most of all is using the fair as a metaphor.

fantastic gweetar this sounds so gooooood

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

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kath wrote:
C wrote:I love this album!





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me, too. i think this album is reallly when they hit their real groove.


People cite Love Over Gold as their best but I just can't get on with that album.

I'll take this and their eponymous debut as their best brace








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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

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*sniff*... i fucquin love this track. love it.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

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soundchaser wrote:Mark Knopfler, was a brilliant storyteller and a great lyricist.

And the music just takes you there....into the fair.


Indeed Richard

Indeed

A lovely little solo to take us out....





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby kath » 14 Jul 2017, 21:09

in fact, it's my fave dire straits song.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

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I just adore Romeo & Juliette.

If me and Janet had split up, this could have been our song.

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R&J

Very poignant for me - I think of HBM every time I hear this









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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby kath » 14 Jul 2017, 21:10

i did not expect this song when i first heard it. beautiful to meeee

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

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C wrote:
kath wrote:
C wrote:I love this album!





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me, too. i think this album is reallly when they hit their real groove.


People cite Love Over Gold as their best but I just can't get on with that album.

I'll take this and their eponymous debut as their best brace








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I rate Love Over Gold high up the list, but not above this one. I love the debut as well. Water Of Love is a wonderful piece of music.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby kath » 14 Jul 2017, 21:11

i love everything about it

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby Nancy » 14 Jul 2017, 21:11

Tunnel Of Love, Romeo & Juliet, Skateaway, Expresso Love and Solid Rock are all top 10 Dire Straits songs for me.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby kath » 14 Jul 2017, 21:12

all i do is kiss you... thru the bars of a rhyme

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby soundchaser » 14 Jul 2017, 21:12

Side 1 of Love Over Gold, is the absolute peak for me

Side 2, not so much.