SULTANS OF SWING - THE VERY BEST OF DIRE STRAITS
 
Artist Dire Straits
Release date 19th October 1998
Recording Basing Street Studios, London UK, 13th February 1978 - 5th March 1978 [1]
Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas, 28th November 1978 - 22nd December 1978 [2]
Power Station, New York USA / Record Plant, New York, USA, 20th June 1980 - 25th August 1980 [3, 4]
Power Station, New York, USA, 8th March 1982 - 11th June 1982 [5]
Jam Studios, London UK, 1st October 1982 - 3rd October 1982 [6]
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, 23rd July 1983 [7]
Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies, 2nd November 1984 - 21st December 1984 and 3rd January 1985 - 6th February 1985 [8, 9, 10, 11]
Air Studios, London UK, November 1990 - May 1991 [12, 13, 14]
Les Arenes, Nimes, France, May 1992 [15]
Feyenoord stadium, Rotterdam, Holland, 1st June 1992 [16]
Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 23rd May 1996 [CD 2: 1-7]
Format 2CD
Label Vertigo
Cat.no. 538 003-2
Tracks CD 1
  1. Sultans of swing
  2. Lady writer
  3. Romeo and Juliet
  4. Tunnel of love
  5. Private investigations
  6. Twisting by the pool
  7. Love over gold (live)
  8. So far away
  9. Money for nothing
  10. Brothers in arms
  11. Walk of life
  12. Calling Elvis
  13. Heavy fuel
  14. On every street
  15. Your latest trick (live)
  16. Wild theme (live)
Tracks CD 2
  1. Calling Elvis
  2. Walk of life
  3. Last exit to Brooklyn
  4. Romeo and Juliet
  5. Sultans of swing
  6. Brothers in arms
  7. Money for nothing
Front & back cover

carton slip case

                        
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Additional comments In all countries except the USA, the initial run of copies was a special, limited 2CD set. The second CD contained Dire Straits songs recorded at Royal Albert Hall, London UK on 23rd May 1996, during Mark Knopfler's Golden heart tour. This edition came in a special box with a silver slip case. The front and back cover of the jewel case inside this silver slip case is the same as the standard edition.