Artist Dire Straits
Venue Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
Date 22nd July 1983
Source Audience
Format Digital Storage HDD
  1. Intro
  2. Once upon a time in the west
  3. Industrial disease
  4. Expresso love
  5. Romeo and Juliet
  6. Love over gold
  7. Private investigations
  8. Sultans of swing
  9. Twisting by the pool
  10. Two young lovers
  11. Portobello Belle
  12. Tunnel of love
  13. Telegraph Road
  14. Solid rock
  15. Going home *

* guest players Hank B. Marvin & Bruce Welsch

Additional comments

Pretty nice sound quality. This night was one of the two nights being recorded (22nd & 23rd July) for the famous Alchemy album. Great versions! I listened closely to this recording and I can not find any complete song that is 100% identical to the official Alchemy album. But I discovered that the last part of Solid rock of this recording (22nd July) is the same as the last part of Solid rock on Alchemy.

Listening closely to the recording of 23rd July, it's 100% clear that this is the recording that was used for the Alchemy album. Except for the last part of Solid rock which is without a doubt very different. Just compare Alchemy which these two samples:

Solid rock - sample bootleg recording 22nd July 1983
This is exactly the same ending as the recording on Alchemy.

Solid rock - sample bootleg recording 23rd July 1983
The music building up to that very last part is the same as on Alchemy, but the final part is clearly different.

So, I think that this is the case:
The Alchemy recording is completely taken from 23rd July, except for the last part of Solid rock which was taken from the night before. Very nice that Mark introduces two of his guitar heroes:

"Just like to say thank-you for giving us a good time. Now I just did some music not so long ago for a film called Local Hero and this actually just ties in with somebody I just want to tell you about I wouldn’t normally say this. Is the first time this has happened now my first two guitar heroes when I first started playing on a red imitation one of these was when I was 15 just a couple of years ago. Those two guys were Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch of The Shadows. And they’ve just recorded this tune were gonna play so they know the chords…here they are…I’m nervous! Alright, so have a safe journey home. This is a thing called Going Home, it’s the end of the film, thanks a lot!"