Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dire Straits - Rare Sessions IV

A. Empire, Paris, France, 14th October 1978
B. Rehearsals at Woodwharf, Greenwhich, 1979
C. Soundcheck (on stage, no audience) early 1979
D. Palais des Sports, Paris, France, 18th June 1981
E. Unknown Mark Knopfler interview & music
F. Sultanpool, Jerusalem, Israel, 30th April 1985
G. County Bowl, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 1985, from TV
H. Unknown The Notting Hillbillies
I. Rehearsals The Notting Hillbillies
J. Unknown interview about Chet Atkins.
K. Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler, both are playing and singing and joking.
L. Mark Knopfler and Ruby Wax at her TV show
M. New Mark Knopfler songs, performed at the Master Sessions, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA, 25th June 1998
N. Ferry Aid, 1987
O. Voices That Care, charity single for the Red Cross, 1991

Various Soundboards


1. Eastbound train [A]
2. Down to the waterline [B]
3. Six blade knife [C]
4. Down to the waterline [C]
5. Six blade knife [C]
6. Once upon a time in the west [C]
7. News [C]
8. Solid rock [D]
9. Interview/music [E]
10. Ride across the river [F]
11. One world [G]
12. Your own sweet way (acoustic) [H]
13. That's where I belong (acoustic) [H]
14. When it comes to you [I]
15. Mark Knopfler interview about Chet Atkins [J]
16. House of the rising sun [K]
17. Ruby Wax song [L]
18. Two skinny kids [M]
19. It's been a while [M]
20. Let it be [N]
21. Voices that care [O]
22. Voices that care (instrumental different) [O]

Here are some really rare recordings, all from soundboards and quality goes from OK to excellent! Nice House of the Rising sun and a couple of Mark's new songs.

File says Rare sessions III, which is the way CDDB identifies them, but i got this in a trade as IV.