Dire Straits Communique

Communique

Dire Straits

Released on June 3, 1996 by Virgin EMI

Main artist: Dire Straits

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock

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Album : 1 disk - 9 tracks Total length : 00:42:34

  1. 1 Once Upon A Time In The West

    Jerry Wexler, Producer - BARRY BECKETT, Producer - Mark Knopfler, ComposerLyricist - Dire Straits, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1979 Mercury Records Limited

  2. 2 News

    Jerry Wexler, Producer - BARRY BECKETT, Producer - Mark Knopfler, ComposerLyricist - Dire Straits, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1979 Mercury Records Limited

  3. 3 Where Do You Think You're Going

    Jerry Wexler, Producer - BARRY BECKETT, Producer - Mark Knopfler, ComposerLyricist - Dire Straits, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1979 Mercury Records Limited

  4. 4 Communique

    Jerry Wexler, Producer - BARRY BECKETT, Producer - Mark Knopfler, ComposerLyricist - Dire Straits, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1979 Mercury Records Limited

  5. 5 Lady Writer

    Jerry Wexler, Producer - BARRY BECKETT, Producer - Mark Knopfler, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dire Straits, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1979 Mercury Records Limited

  6. 6 Angel Of Mercy

    Jerry Wexler, Producer - BARRY BECKETT, Producer - Mark Knopfler, ComposerLyricist - Dire Straits, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1979 Mercury Records Limited

  7. 7 Portobello Belle

    Jerry Wexler, Producer - BARRY BECKETT, Producer - Mark Knopfler, ComposerLyricist - Dire Straits, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1979 Mercury Records Limited

  8. 8 Single Handed Sailor

    Jerry Wexler, Producer - BARRY BECKETT, Producer - Mark Knopfler, ComposerLyricist - Dire Straits, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1979 Mercury Records Limited

  9. 9 Follow Me Home

    Jerry Wexler, Producer - BARRY BECKETT, Producer - Mark Knopfler, ComposerLyricist - Dire Straits, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1979 Mercury Records Limited

About

Rushed out less than nine months after the surprise success of Dire Straits' self-titled debut album, the group's sophomore effort, Communiqué, seemed little more than a carbon copy of its predecessor with less compelling material. Mark Knopfler and co. had established a sound (derived largely from J.J. Cale) of laid-back shuffles and intricate, bluesy guitar playing, and Communiqué provided more examples of it. But there was no track as focused as "Sultans of Swing," even if "Lady Writer" (a lesser singles chart entry on both sides of the Atlantic) nearly duplicated its sound. As a result, Communiqué sold immediately to Dire Straits' established audience, but no more, and it did not fare as well critically as its predecessor or its follow-up. ~ William Ruhlmann

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