Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits (1998) Japanese SHM-CD 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 507 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 213 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 190 Mb
Classic Rock, Roots Rock, Country Rock, Blues Rock | Vertigo / USM Japan | # UICY-25236 | 01:18:59
Exactly ten years after Dire Straits' first compilation, Money for Nothing, appeared in the stores, their second, Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits, was released. A decade is a significant span of time, and the average band would have produced enough material for an entirely different collection, one that shared no similarities with its predecessor. Dire Straits is not the average band, however, and during those ten years, they released exactly two albums – 1991's On Every Street, their first studio album since Brothers in Arms in 1985, and 1993's On the Night, a live album culled from tapes of the record's supporting tour. Not quite enough new material for a new greatest-hits album, but it had been years since Dire Straits had released an album of any sort (a compilation of BBC sessions snuck into the stores in 1995) – hence the birth of Sultans of Swing.