DIRE STRAITS - WEMBLEY 1985

July 28, 2014 – 5:16 am

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DIRE STRAITS
The Long Strait Walk To Wembley [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Wembley Arena, London, UK; July 10, 1985. Excellent soundboard. Almost complete version.
Thanks to enlight for the fine effort and for sharing this at Dime.

enlight noted:

A thing I wanted to do for a long time was to create a most complete version of the famous Wembley gig Dire Straits did on July 10. All recordings (original silvers) so far contain eight songs from this particular night with “Romeo and Juliet”, “Expresso Love” and “Solid Rock” added from the original released Alchemy CD (Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK; July 23, 1983). This version contains all the songs recorded from that night and comparing to all the previous recordings (original silvers) with the songs in the proper order as they were played that night.

A - Tracks: 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 ripped from the original silver “Walk On Stage”
B - Tracks: 01, 09, 11 ripped from the DVD “Wembley Does The Walk” and remastered
C - Track: 13 Taken from The Superstar Concert series.

The tracks named under A and C have a perfect sound quality from origin.
The B tracks had a “less” sound quality, these tracks I remastered to bring them closer to the FM sound quality as the other tracks (A, C).
These tracks are de-hissed, de-crackled and EQ Changes are made with a parametric equalizer set in shelving mode.
After that all tracks are volume normalized in a batch process.

I named this version The Long Strait Walk To Wembley ( I guess you can figure out how I came to that title) to avoid mix ups with all the other existing recordings (original silvers) from this date.

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Thanks also to shangrila1 for the artwork (slightly amended here).

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Expresso Love 6:21 (10.7MB)
Track 102. So Far Away 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 103. Private Investigations 7:13 (12.1MB)
Track 104. Sultans Of Swing 11:10 (18.8MB)
Track 105. Why Worry 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 106. Walk Of Life 4:15 (7.1MB)
Track 107. The Man Is Too Strong 4:22 (7.3MB)
44 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Money For Nothing 6:54 (11.6MB)
Track 202. Tunnel Of Love 16:21 (27.5MB)
Track 203. Brothers In Arms 7:55 (13.3MB)
Track 204. Solid Rock (with Nils Lofgren) 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 205. Introducing Hank Marvin 1:15 (2.1MB)
Track 206. Going Home (with Hank Marvin) 5:00 (8.4MB)
42 mins

Lineup:
Mark Knopfler - vocals, guitar
John Illsley - bass
Jack Sonni - guitar
Alan Clark - keyboards
Guy Fletcher - keyboards
Chris White - saxaphone
Terry Williams - drums
guests:
Nils Lofgren
Hank B Marvin

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  1. 11 Responses to “DIRE STRAITS - WEMBLEY 1985”

  2. This is a great ROIO. Best live version of Brothers in Arms ever, that I have heard.

    By Mr. Jimmy on Jul 28, 2014

  3. Yep, saw ‘em on this tour, and on their final tour, too. Disappointed both times. Knopfler’s first solo tour (mid-90s), his duet tour with Emmylou (2006), his two tours with the Notting Hillbillies (late 80s and late 90s) and his surprise guest appearance with Clapton (’88) were all much better, I thought.

    By AndrewWild on Jul 29, 2014

  4. This is great - but have you missed out some tracks ?- “Romeo & Juliet” does not appear here and was definitely performed on the night.
    The sound quality and remastering of the tracks is excellent - many thanks.

    By Dale on Jul 29, 2014

  5. Hello Dale

    Well, we did say “Almost complete version” at the top. Enjoy!

    By bigozine2 on Jul 29, 2014

  6. i believe someone asked about the release of paul mccartneys venus and mars reissue. here is the info -

    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/paul-mccartney-wings-reissues/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral

    By darth on Jul 30, 2014

  7. so i wonder if the other songs such as romeo and juliet for example and any others that havent been offered here were captured and perhaps not offered by one of the various mediums listed above. if not the dvd the superstar concert or the orig silver.. what else? i know that kbfh even offered 2.. if not more variations of this brdcst. sometimes they alter the song order or selection cut from the superstar concert series.
    a full set list shouldnt be too hard to compile from other shows since they didnt vary their set lists much from nite to nite.

    one thing i am curious about..
    theres a famous show by them that is often listed as ny 1-1-79 or maybe its 80 or 81. i forget the year. im not looking at it right now. i just remember that it is listed as 1-1. i know for an absolute fact that it isnt from jan 1st. and i was hoping someone would know more about this concert.
    i know there are some ppl who post a 1-1 date on things when they dont know the exact date on performances. im thinking that this is one of those instances. can anyone shed more light on this? venue? anything?

    By darth on Jul 30, 2014

  8. I spliced in “Ride Across the River”, “Romeo and Juliet”, and “Two Young Lovers” from one of the other circulating ‘85 Wembley soundboards to make this a complete show, then re-edited these three tracks with Audacity to make the sound same-same. I haven’t been able to find these three tracks from July 10 anywhere, and they were definitely performed. All in all, this really is one of the all-time best Dire Straits boots, if you go by superior sound quality.

    By Mr. Jimmy on Jul 30, 2014

  9. Genuis - connecting up McCartneys Venus and Mars reissue with a Dire Straits 1985 Bootleg…we are not worthy Linkman

    By Stephen Hawkings Voiceover in Heinz Beans Commercial on Jul 30, 2014

  10. ste - it was just the most recent posting on this site and therefore would be seen by possibly the most amount of people for possibly the longest period of time and might remain visible the longest for whomever requested the information. i dont recall who did. since i wasnt sure who did and i felt that i wanted the information to get seen by that person i thought the odds were in my favor that he would see it if i posted the info on the newest item offered.
    in another frame of reference.. both are british and about the same age and relative quality of musicianship and very often people who appreciate one also love the other. its not so much for more than the one person i was sending that info for but for whomever else might have appreciated it. im glad u had nothing else to do but blast me with more sarcasm. too bad u couldnt offer anything else of substance.

    By darth on Jul 30, 2014

  11. Hi

    You mention splicing in Romeo and Juliet, but unlike the other tracks, the link is not presented above.

    Could you provide a link please?

    By Mike on Nov 12, 2015

  12. Hello Mike

    Unfortunately, these were all the tracks that were shared.

    By bigozine2 on Nov 12, 2015

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