Dire Straits – Communique MF – HQ 45 rpm
“Listening to these classic albums in an entirely new way is an experience that I won’t forget too soon. Having heard these songs in various different formats over the years – including hi-res digital – I have to say that on my system at least, nothing comes close to vinyl done this way.”
– David Price, Stereonet, Applause Award
Reference-Level Detail, Depth, Soundstaging, Balance, and Presence: Communique Has Never Sounded Better Than on Mobile Fidelity’s 180g 45RPM 2LP Version
Mark Knopfler’s Mesmerizing Textures, Intricate Lines, and Crisp Tones Pair With Engaging Storytelling and Tight Rhythms: Every Song an Example of Understated Virtuosity
The performances on Dire Straits’ Communique are so smooth and effortless, they were originally criticized for replicating the blueprints of the band’s breakout debut. Time, however, has a way of changing perspectives and exposing the truth. More than 35 years after its original release in June 1979, Communique rightfully takes its place as the group’s most underrated record – a nine-track set spiked with engaging storytelling, relaxed vibes, and deceiving simplicity.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Communique elevates Dire Straits’ sophomore album to an even higher plane. Recorded in the Bahamas by Muscle Shoals veterans Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler, the songs benefit from a laidback approach that makes guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler and company’s stellar playing seem even more fluent – particularly when experienced on this collector’s 45RPM version, on which the wider grooves allow for more detail retrieval and deeper musical insight.
B1 Where Do You Think You’re Going?
C1 Lady Writer
C2 Angel Of Mercy
C3 Portobello Belle
D1 Single-Handed Sailor
D2 Follow Me Home