Artist Dire Straits
Date Various
Source Soundboard
Format 1DVD+R


  1. Spot On (1986)
  2. Fast Forward (1986)
  3. 60 Minutes - version 1 (1996)
  4. 60 Minutes - version 2 (1997)
  5. Slide show - New Zealand concerts 2005
DVD menu
DVD impression Screenshots taken from "Spot On"


Screenshots taken from "Fast Forward"


Screenshots taken from "60 Minutes"


Additional comments DVD-Video featuring some very interesting material from New Zealand television. The first track is an item from a kids programme called "Spot On". The two hosts posed as the roadie crew for "Satellite Spies", the New Zealand band that supported Dire Straits for all their 1986 New Zealand concerts, and it shows a little bit of what life is like on the road. It also includes an interview with the late Peter Granger, sound engineer for the Brothers in arms tour (who sadly died on 26th October 1986 due his injuries caused by a hit and run driver). This was shot at Athletic Park in Wellington on 4th & 5th March 1986, the show being delayed for a day owing to high winds preventing the roof being put on. A very interesting piece of footage with various technical details, interesting if you want to know what it takes to put on a Dire Straits show. It's about 16 minutes long with fairly good picture and sound quality. The second item is from a science programme called "Fast Forward". It's about 10 minutes long and concentrates on the equipment employed to make a large outdoor show happen. Again, some very interesting technical details on this program. It was shot at Lancaster Park (now Jade Stadium) in Christchurch on 7th March 1986, the audience that night was around 60,000 people. Also fairly good picture and sound quality. The third and fourth item are also great to see. It includes an interview with Mark Knopfler who also shows some picking on his National guitar and rehearsals for the Golden heart tour including parts with the Irish musicians and the Electra Strings. Another part shows Brett Whiteley, the man who created the artwork for the Alchemy album (the artwork itself is called Alchemy) and sadly died on 15th June 1992. Mark talks about him and how he will miss him when he visits Australia again. All pretty rare material and great to see. Allthough the title of the documentary is called "60 minutes", the documentary itself only lasts 13 minutes as there are always three stories per program, Mark Knopfler was one of them. The first version from 1996 (broadcasted on Channel 9, Australia, 2nd June 1996) lasts about 13 minutes. The re-run from 1997 is a bit shorter, also presented by a different host, and lasts about 11 minutes. Good picture and sound quality on both versions. The last item on the DVD is a slide show of some nice photos from the New Zealand concerts in March 2005.