April 13, 2021 – 5:24 am

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Cologne 1979 [no label, 1CD]

WDR Studio L, Cologne, Germany; February 16, 1979 (Rebroadcast February 8, 2021). Very good audio (ripped from HDTV broadcast).

Thanks to nirtorr for sharing the HDTV broadcast at Dime.

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Track 01. Intro 2:42
Track 02. Down To The Waterline/Six Blade Knife 7:30
Track 03. Once Upon A Time In The West 5:21
Track 04. Lady Writer 4:03
Track 05. Single Handed Sailor 4:47
Track 06. Water Of Love 6:10
Track 07. In The Gallery 6:16
Track 08. Follow Me Home 4:31
Track 09. News/What’s The Matter, Baby 6:59
Track 10. Lions/Sultans Of Swing 12:55
Track 11. Wild West End 5:37
Track 12. Where Do You Think You’re Going/Eastbound Train 8:36
76 mins

Mark Knopfler - guitar, vocals
David Knopfler
- guitar, vocals
John Illsley
- bass, vocals
Pick Withers
- drums

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  1. 15 Responses to “DIRE STRAITS - COLOGNE 1979”

  2. I think you made this available once before, but thank you.

    By Chin Ho on Apr 13, 2021

  3. A DAMN good show.

    I already ripped and split the audio from a YouTube upload of the whole show (this version cuts out a second take of “Sultans of Swing” they did at the very end because Mark Knopfler wasn’t entirely satisfied with their first performance of it), but if you like great bluesy/rootsy rock, this is definitely a must-grab!

    By Actually Talking About the Fucking Music on Apr 13, 2021

  4. THANKS!!!!!!!!!

    By John on Apr 13, 2021

  5. Bravo!

    By MrSmith on Apr 13, 2021

  6. With a name like Chin Ho that will get Corey very, very excited!!

    By DD on Apr 13, 2021

  7. meh

    By MrsSmith on Apr 13, 2021

  8. Hey, ATATFM, waddya want, a ‘kin medal?

    By Barbie on Apr 13, 2021

  9. I put Barbie up my ass, rubbed her plastic tits on my prostate, got a tiny boner.

    By HHH on Apr 13, 2021

  10. Only a tiny one HHH ?? I thought I could do better then that. You must have kept thinking about that female cop who thought her gun was really a tazer… DUH!!!

    By Barbie on Apr 14, 2021

  11. Ken’s dik is almost as big as mine *sob*

    By HHH on Apr 14, 2021

  12. i dont care hhh.put it in my mouth and ill still suck it

    By Derrick on Apr 14, 2021

  13. Rumor has it this was a band of 3 Lil Uns and one Big Un

    By U L E on Apr 14, 2021

  14. With Mark being the Big Un

    By U L E on Apr 14, 2021

  15. Of course he’s the big un U L E , you moron . He’s the lead singer and the frontman . It’s only fitting that he has the biggest scholong.

    By C Tony on Apr 14, 2021

  16. Derrick, I’m not sure about that, we might get a reputation if people know.

    By HHH on Apr 14, 2021

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