Artist Dire Straits
Release date 1989
Recording Basing Street Studios, London UK, 13th February 1978 - 5th March 1978
Format 1CD Video
Label Vertigo 080 128-2
Tracks Audio:
  1. Sultans of swing
  2. Wild west end
  3. Down to the waterline


  1. Sultans of swing
Front & back cover                
Two titles on front cover                
Additional comments PAL version of the Sultans of swing CD Video. Remarkable to see that this version has two titles printed on the front cover (Sultans of swing and Portobello belle) which is really strange as this CD Video does not feature Portobello Belle. Apart from this detail, it's exactly identical to this version. Slimline jewel case.

CD Video was a format introduced in 1983 that combined the technologies of compact disc and laserdisc. CD Video discs were the same size as an audio CD, and contained up to 20 minutes worth of audio information that could be played on any audio CD player. It also contained up to 5 minutes of analog video information plus digital CD-quality sound which could be played back on a laserdisc player capable of playing CD Video discs. CD Video discs have a distinctive gold color, to differentiate them from regular silver-colored audio CD's. CD Video is not to be confused with the all-digital MPEG-based Video CD format, which came out 2 years later in 1985. CD Video lasted only 6 years in the marketplace, disappearing by 1991.