Love over Gold


Love over Gold

Infobox Album
Name = Love over Gold
Type = studio
Artist = Dire Straits


Released = start date|1982|9|16
Recorded = 1981-1982
Genre = Rock
Length = 40:59
Label = Vertigo
Warner Bros. (US)
Producer = Mark Knopfler
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:rq6atr69kl7x link]
*Robert Christgau (C+) [http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=dire+straits link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|4|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/127486 link]
Last album = "Making Movies" (1980)
This album = "Love over Gold" (1982)
Next album = "ExtendedancEPlay" (1983)

"Love over Gold" is the fourth album by British rock band Dire Straits.

History

Due to its lengthy atmospheric instrumentals it has been cited as the band's only album that resembles progressive rock, although not quite achieving it. [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:rq6atr69kl7x All Music Guide: "Love over Gold"] ]

"Love over Gold" sold 4.4 million copies in Europe and reached the gold status, in the U.S., only in 1986.

It was remastered and released with the rest of the Dire Straits catalogue in 1996 for most of the world on Vertigo Records outside the US and in 2000 in the United States.

It is also the last album on which drummer Pick Withers played.

"Private Dancer", a song originally planned for the album, was recorded by the band except for the vocals. Mark Knopfler decided that a female voice would be more appropriate and handed the song to Tina Turner for her comeback album of the same name. [ [https://www.mark-knopfler.co.uk/affiliated/turner.aspx OfficialCommunity of Mark Knopfler] Accessed June 3, 2007]

"The Way It Always Starts," another song written during the "Love over Gold" sessions, ended up on Knopfler's soundtrack to "Local Hero" with vocals sung by Gerry Rafferty.

"Badges, Posters, Stickers and T-Shirts" was cut from the album, released in the UK as a B-side, and subsequently released in the U.S. as the 4th track on the "ExtendedancEPlay" EP.

Track listing

All songs written by Mark Knopfler.
# "Telegraph Road" – 14:15
# "Private Investigations" – 6:45
# "Industrial Disease" – 5:49
# "Love over Gold" – 6:16
# "It Never Rains" – 7:54

Personnel

*Mark Knopflerguitar, Vocals
*Alan Clarkkeyboard
*John Illsleybass
*Hal Lindesrhythm guitar
*Pick Withersdrums

Additional personnel

*Mike Mainierimarimba, vibraphone on 2 4
*Ed Walsh – synthesizer

Charts

The album has been 200 weeks in UK Albums Chart [http://www.chartstats.com/albuminfo.php?id=6116] . In Australia, the album reached the twelfth position of the best selling albums in 1982 and the sixth position in 1983.

Album

Notes

succession box
before = "The Kids from Fame" by The Kids from "Fame"
title = UK Albums Chart number one album
years = October 2 1982October 29 1982
after = "The Kids from Fame" by The Kids from "Fame"
succession box
before = "1982 Out of the Blue" by Various Artists
title = Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
years = October 11 1982January 16 1983
April 11 - April 17 1983
after = "The John Lennon Collection"
by John Lennon


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