Alchemy: Dire Straits Live is a double album and the first live album by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 16 March 1984 by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 22–23 July 1983, the album features well-known songs from the band's first four albums, the ExtendedancEPlay EP and Knopfler's Local Hero soundtrack. Many of the songs have reworked arrangements and extended improvisational segments
Dire Straits Alchemy Live full album. Once Upon a Time in the West (Live 1983). Alchemy - Dire Straits Live. Авторы текста и музыки.
There is an interesting contrast on this 94-minute double-disc live album (recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon in July 1983) between the music, much of which is slow and moody, with Mark Knopfler's muttered vocals and large helpings of his fingerpicking on what sounds like an amplified Spanish guitar, and the audience response.
Alchemy: Dire Straits Live is a double album and the first live album by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 16 March 1984 by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 22–23 July 1983, the album features the band's best-known and fan-favourite songs from their first four albums, along with Dire Straits - ExtendeDancEPlay and the Mark Knopfler - Local Hero soundtrack.
Album · 1984 · 7 Songs. Alchemy (Live) Dire Straits. Private Investigations - The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler. Love Over Gold (Remastered).
Records in the United States. Pictures, videos, biodata, and files relating to Alchemy: Dire Straits Live are also acceptable encyclopedic sources.
Dire Straits' fifth album entitled Alchemy : Dire Straits Live was released in February of 1984 on Vertigo/Phonogram in Europe and on Warner Bros here in the United States. By the time Dire Straits recorded their first (and still their best) live album, Dire Straits (spearheaded by lead singer/lead Mark Knopfler plus bass player John Illsley, guitarist Hal Lindes and keyboard player Alan Clark (who would stay with the band until their unexpected 1995 retirement) had found a new drummer Terry Williams (who was in Rockpile with Nick Lowe.
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|A1||Title Sequence "Saturday Night At The Movies"
Performer – The Drifters
|A2||Once Upon A Time In The West||11:31|
|A4||Romeo And Juliet||7:56|
|A6||Sultans Of Swing||10:40|
|A7||Two Young Lovers||4:25|
|B1||Intro: The Carousel Waltz / Tunnel Of Love
Written-By [The Carousel Waltz] – Richard Rodgers
|B4||Going Home - Theme From "Local Hero"||6:10|
|B5||End Credits "Saturday Night At The Movies"
Performer – The Drifters
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polygram Music Video Limited
- Copyright (c) – Polygram Music Video Limited
- Manufactured By – Videoarts Japan, Inc
- Artwork [Adapted From "Alchemy 1974"] – Brett Whiteley
- Bass – John Illsley
- Design – C-More-Tone Studios
- Drums – Terry Williams
- Film Director – Peter Sinclair
- Film Editor – Peter Goddard
- Guitar – Hal Lindes
- Guitar, Vocals – Mark Knopfler
- Keyboards – Alan Clark
- Keyboards [Additional] – Tommy Mandel
- Mixed By – Nigel Walker
- Mixed By [Assistant] – Jeremy Allom
- Percussion – Joop de Korte
- Photography By – Pennie Smith
- Producer [Soundtrack] – Mark Knopfler
- Recorded By – Mick McKenna
- Saxophone – Mel Collins
- Written-By – Mark Knopfler
Notes12" size Gold Disc
Recorded with the Rolling Stones mobile, July 1983.
Mixed at AIR Studios, London, November 1983.
A1, B5. EMI Publishing Ltd.
A2, A3, A5, A7, B2, B3, B4. Rondor Music (London) Ltd./Chariscourt Ltd.
A4, A6, B1(b). Rondor Music (London) Ltd./Straightjacket Songs Ltd.
B1(a). Chappell Music Ltd.
© 1983 Polygram Music Video Ltd.
Scrooge McDuck © Walt Disney Productions
Made in U.K.
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|080 174-1||Dire Straits||Alchemy Live (CDV, Album, PAL, 12")||Polygram Music Video, Phonogram||080 174-1||UK & Europe||Unknown|
|-||Dire Straits||Alchemy (DVDr, DVD-V, Promo)||Mercury Records||-||2010|
|PPS 2001||Dire Straits||Alchemy - Dire Straits Live (VHS, PAL)||Palace Benelux||PPS 2001||Netherlands||1984|
|082741-1||Dire Straits||Alquimia (Laserdisc, 12", NTSC)||PolyGram||082741-1||US||1983|
|082 740-1||Dire Straits||Alchemy - Dire Straits Live (Laserdisc, 12", PAL)||PolyGram Music Video||082 740-1||UK & Europe||1990|