There are a lot of illegal silver pressed  "The very best of..."  compilation and counterfeit CD's made which contain studio tracks of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler. I just collected a few of them. Some of them look really good featuring nice pictures, have a picture disc or even have have a print on the disc as if you bought a genuine Vertigo or Mercury release.  Of course, all of these CD's are not authorized and I will not make any copies of them. I just included them in the list below so you can have an idea what they look like.


DIRE STRAITS & MARK KNOPFLER SILVER PRESSED STUDIO TRACKS COMPILATION CD'S

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title MTV history 2000
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label Invisible Halahub
Cat. no. HAL010
Comments Picture disc, 15 tracks
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title MTV music history
Source Studio tracks
Format 2CD
Label Invisible Halahub
Cat. no. HAL010
Comments Picture discs, 31 tracks
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title The very best of Dire Straits
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label -
Cat. no. -
Comments 14 tracks
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title The very best of Dire Straits
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label -
Cat. no. -
Comments 14 tracks
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title The very best of Dire Straits
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label -
Cat. no. KJF-31-867
Comments 14 tracks
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title The whispers of Dire Straits - The best ballads
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label Vertigo (fake!)
Cat. no. KJF-31-867
Comments 11 tracks, a fake Vertigo release, see picture of the disc here
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Dire Straits Gold
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label -
Cat. no. -
Comments 12 tracks
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Rock Stars
Source Studio tracks
Format 2CD
Label Balalayka Records
Cat. no. -
Comments 32 tracks
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Greatest hits
Source Studio tracks
Format 2CD
Label -
Cat. no. 100543
Comments 27 tracks, digipack
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Dire Straits
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label Castle Communications
Cat. no. ESMCD1003
Comments 14 tracks. Front cover says: For sale only in territory of Russia and CIS
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Dire Straits 2
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label Phonie
Cat. no. PCX 006
Comments 7 tracks, picture disc
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Greatest hits
Source Studio tracks
Format 2CD
Label Star Mark Compilations
Cat. no. LDB 5060-1/2
Comments 27 tracks
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Platinum collection
Source Studio tracks
Format 2CD
Label Universal
Cat. no. SRS-555
Comments 25 tracks, picture discs in metal box with outer carton sleeve
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Music Legend
Source Studio tracks
Format 2CD
Label Legal Records
Cat. no. LR079
Comments 32 tracks, picture discs
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Mark Knopfler

Title Music Legend
Source Studio tracks
Format 2CD
Label Legal Records
Cat. no. LR072
Comments 37 tracks, picture discs
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Mark Knopfler

Title Hit collection 2000
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label E.S. Records
Cat. no. -
Comments 18 tracks
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Alchemy
Source Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, 23rd July 1983
Format 2CD + DVD
Label -
Cat. no. DSAL8692 & DSAL8693 & DSDV8695
Comments Very nice fold out digipack. See details here
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released live material.

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title On the night
Source Feyenoord stadium, Rotterdam, Holland, 30th May 1992
Feyenoord stadium, Rotterdam, Holland, 1st June 1992
Les Arenes, Nimes, France, May 1992
Format CD + DVD
Label -
Cat. no. DSN-8800 & DSV-8796
Comments Very nice fold out digipack. See details here
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released live material.

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Mark Knopfler

Title Sailing to Philadelphia + Bonus
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label Invisible Halahub
Cat. no. Z10038
Comments Picture disc, 13 studio tracks and 6 bonus studio tracks
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Mark Knopfler

Title The Ragpicker's Dream & Bonus
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label Invisible Halahub
Cat. no. ITL110219 MK
Comments Picture disc, 12 studio tracks and 4 official live tracks
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio and live tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Mark Knopfler

Title Kill to get crimson
Source Studio tracks
Format 1CD
Label Mercury (fake!)
Cat. no. 16232
Comments Picture disc and digipack. In contrary to the official CD, this one also features the video clip of True love will never fade. Allthough there was never an officially digipack released of Kill to get crimson, this can be seen as a real counterfeit CD. They tried to copy every detail, from artwork to the print on the CD itself. A real fake issue, even with an incorrect spelling of "Marck" Knopfler, see some details here. Most likely produced in Russia.
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio tracks

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Mark Knopfler

Title Privateering
Source Studio tracks
Format 2CD
Label Mercury (fake!)
Cat. no. 4607147911822 31543
Comments Picture disc and digipack. In contrary to the official CD, this release also features on CD one the three studio bonus tracks that are officially only released on the limited deluxe box set edition. And disc two also features the five live tracks that were originally only released on the 3CD version. Definately a counterfeit CD, but it looks very good!
Part of bootleg-menu No: officially released studio and live tracks

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