March 20, 2011 – 3:32 am

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Rarities [no label, 1CD]

Deleted and out-of-print tracks.

A collection I created a few years ago. - Philip Cohen

From extracting tracks from a laserdisc to tracking down hard-to-find deleted titles, it’s another labour of love. Thanks to Phil for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we are aware, these tracks are deleted or out-of-print.

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01. Sultans Of Swing (Demo) - Omitted*
Track 02. Twisting By The Pool (Original Mix) (5.6MB)
Track 03. Badges, Posters, Stickers & T-Shirts (7.8MB)
From the Twisting By The Pool 12” EP

Track 04. Two Young Lovers (5.4MB)
Track 05. If I Had You (7.2MB)
Track 06. Solid Rock (8.2MB)
Live at Knebworth 1990 with Eric Clapton

Track 07. I Think I Love You Too Much (10.1MB)
Live at Knebworth 1990 with Eric Clapton

Track 08. Money For Nothing (10.6MB)
Live at Knebworth 1990 with Eric Clapton

Track 09. Millionaire Blues (7.4MB)
From the UK Calling Elvis 5” CD single

Track 10. Kingdom Come (6.8MB)
From the UK Heavy Fuel 3” CD single

Track 11. My Claim to Fame (7.4MB)
Track 12. Tall Order Baby (4.6MB)
Track 13. What Have I Got to Do (8.4MB)
Track 14. The Bug (live) (8.7MB)
Track 15. Solid Rock (live) (8.5MB)
Track 16. Local Hero - Wild Theme (live) (6.9MB)

*Track 1, from the various artists album, Sometimes a Great Notion, released by Voiceprint.
Tracks 2, 4 and 5 - only found on the Twisting By The Pool 5″ CD-video. (The release of Twisting By The Pool on compilation CDs is a remixed version.)
Tracks 6, 7 and 8 are extracted from the soundtrack of the Japanese laserdisc, Knebworth Vol. 2.
Tracks 11, 12 and 13 are Mark Knopfler solo and are taken from the UK Rudiger 5” CD single.
Tracks 14, 15 and 16 are from the UK Dire Straits - Encores 5” CD single.

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  2. Thanks Phil (and bigO). Mark Knopfler is definitely one of the best guitarists out there.

    By Namoosedog on Mar 20, 2011

  3. ^ Word. Knopfler rules. Thanks for sharing this!

    By Trav on Mar 20, 2011

  4. Always welcome another dose of Knopfler and Dire Straits. And in this case even in magnificent quality - so thanks a lot. Should other new material surface do not hesitate - a lot of us will be very happy :-)

    By henning2804 on Mar 21, 2011

  5. Thanks, Phil.

    By Alberto Boschini on Mar 22, 2011

  6. Thanks to Phil and BigO. Especially love the clarity of the Knebworth recordings which have shown up elsewhere but never this quality.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Mar 24, 2011

  7. Saw Dire Straits in Worcester 1992 - Great Band and Knopfler is a legend on guitar.

    As Always - Thanks Phil and BigO…

    By TDC on Mar 24, 2011

  8. Thanks Phil & BigO. They seem to fall under the radar these days.

    By Matt on Apr 9, 2011

  9. Any chance for a re-up?

    By wardo on Jan 24, 2012

  10. Rare stuff indeed! Thanks for sharing this.

    By Rintesh Roy on Jan 10, 2014

  11. Wow, what a thrill to find this! I have been looking for a version of Millionaire Blues for years!! Thanks Big O and Phil for this amazing compilation!!!

    By Alan on Aug 7, 2014

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