Artist Dire Straits
Sources A. Rainbow Theatre, London, UK, 20th and 21st December 1979
B. Whood Wharf, London UK on 4th - 7th March 1980
Audio Soundboard
Format Digital Storage HDD
  1. Down to the waterline [A]
  2. Sucker for punishment [B]
  3. Once upon a time in the west [A]
  4. Solid rock (rehearsal) [B]
  5. Solid rock [A]
  6. Interview & Twisting by the pool [B]
  7. Twisting by the pool (rehearsal) [A]
  8. Where do you think you're going? [B]
  9. Bass/ drum solo [B]
  10. Les Boys [A]
  11. Making movies [B]
  12. Sultans of swing [A]
Additional comments

On 20th and 21st of December, Dire Straits played at the Rainbow Theatre, London. Both nights were recorded for broadcasting on BBC2 televesion on the documentary "BBC Arena". This CD contains off stage recordings, comments by Ed Bicknell and some songs played on these two nights. Really great to hear the song Making movies which was never officially released. The live parts (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12) are taken from the Rainbow Theatre, London UK, 20th and 21st December 1979 and the interviews & rehearsals (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11) were recorded at the Whood Wharf, London UK between 4th and 7th March 1980. This recording is also available on DVD: BBC Arena 1980