Dire Straits – Love Over Gold (1982/2018, Japanese MQA-CD × UHQCD)

Posted by Green on July 9, 2018
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Love over Gold is the fourth studio album by the British rock band Dire Straits released on 20 September 1982 by Vertigo Records internationally and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album produced two singles, “Private Investigations”, which reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and “Industrial Disease”, which reached number 9 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the United States. The fourteen-minute opus, “Telegraph Road” has gone on to become a favourite on FM radio worldwide. The album reached number 1 on album charts in Australia, Austria, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom, and number 19 in the United States. Love over Gold was later certified gold in the United States, platinum in France and Germany and double-platinum in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Reissue in Hi-Res CD format (UHQCD format x MQA technology). Features the DSD master in 2013, using UK original master tapes. The DSD master is available in 352.8kHz/24bit high resolution (perfect for MQA-enabled audio players). Comes with lyrics and a description. Green color label coating. Comes in a slim case packaging. *The disc can also be played on regular CD players in UHQCD 44.1kHz/16bit resolution. However, MQA-enabled hardware/software is necessary to harness the full potential of this Hi-Res CD.

Mark Knopfler – vocals, guitar
Hal Lindes – guitar
Alan Clark – synthesizers, piano, organ
John Illsley – bass
Pick Withers – drums

Additional musicians
Mike Mainieri – vibes, marimba (2,4)
Ed Walsh – synthesizer programming


01. Telegraph Road [14:25]
02. Private Investigations [6:48]
03. Industrial Disease [5:56]
04. Love Over Gold [6:22]
05. It Never Rains [8:02]

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