Artist Dire Straits
Venue Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
Date 26th April 1986
Source Soundboard
Format 2CD-R
Tracks CD 1
  1. Ride across the river
  2. Expresso love
  3. Industrial disease
  4. So far away
  5. Romeo and Juliet
  6. Private investigations
  7. Sultans of swing
  8. Why worry
Tracks CD 2
  1. Your latest trick
  2. Walk of life
  3. Two young lovers
  4. Money for nothing
  5. Tunnel of love
  6. Brothers in arms
  7. Solid rock
  8. Going home
Additional comments Legendary last concert of the Brothers in arms world tour. Taken from the original silver pressed bootleg "Australian dream". If you want to have the best sounding and most complete recording, I recommend this bootleg: The Final Oz concert 1986. Great calypso version of So far away on this concert! The original bootleg "Australian Dream" (limited edition to 5000 copies) comes with a booklet which includes a nice little story:

It was a real dream that was happening in Australian land on the spring of 1986. The band planned ten dates druring February '86 between Melbourne, Adelaide and New Zealand: those were the concerts ending the world tour started in Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia at that time, 25th of April 1985. At the stage we could have said that was a triumphal event, but the following enourmous requests making a longer tour of two months, Dire Straits in spite of everything, finds themselves in the "Guinnes Book of records" : one year and one day touring around the world and 225 on their backs! Considering pre-bookings offered to the promoters, that record could haven easily been beaten by adding further dates, but just like what Knopfler says in this concert "for the band it was about time to take a break and enjoying the deserved success". Further more Knopfler, during numerous interviews on TV and even on the latest news report, announced explicitely to the Australian public not to buy anymore tickets because it was time to go home. To compensate the requests and to permit the access to all possible fans at the event, the last concert, which this double compact faithfully witness, was broadcasted by two radio and television stations (one Australian and one from New Zealand), reporting to the total population of the whole Australian continent. The number of tickets sold during the Dire Straits concerts, we can reasonably say that one eigth of this people share this historical "Australian Dream" and now you can share it too.