November 15, 2017

Dire Straits - Love Over Gold (1982)

*U.S. pressing.
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Rock
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© 1982-1984 Warner Bros. Records
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Adding a new rhythm guitarist, Dire Straits expands its sounds and ambitions on the sprawling Love Over Gold. In a sense, the album is their prog rock effort, containing only five songs, including the 14-minute opener "Telegraph Road." Since Mark Knopfler is a skilled, tasteful guitarist, he can sustain interest even throughout the languid stretches, but the long, atmospheric, instrumental passages aren't as effective as the group's tight blues-rock, leaving Love Over Gold only a fitfully engaging listen.

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