LIVE 1978-1992
Artist Dire Straits
Release date 3rd October 2023
Recording Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, 23rd July 1983 [A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B2, B4, B5, B6, B7]
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, 22nd July 1983 [B1, B3]
Feyenoord stadium, Rotterdam, Holland, 30th May 1992 [C2, C6, C10, D4, E4]
Feyenoord stadium, Rotterdam, Holland, 31st May 1992 [D1, D3, D6, D7, E3]
Les Arenes, Nimes, France, 20th May 1992 [C3, C4, C5, C8, D2, E1, E2]
Les Arenes, Nimes, France, 21st May 1992 [C1
*see comment below, C7, C9, D5]
Paris Theatre, London, UK, 22nd July 1978 [F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7]
Westfahlenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, 19th December 1980 [F8]
Rainbow Theatre, London, UK, 21st December 1979 [all tracks on G and H]
Format 8CD
Label Mercury 5553922
Alchemy CD1 [A]
  1. Once upon a time in the west
  2. Industrial disease
  3. Expresso love
  4. Romeo and Juliet
  5. Love over gold
  6. Private investigations
  7. Sultans of swing
Alchemy CD2 [B]
  1. Twisting by the pool
  2. Two young lovers
  3. Portobello belle
  4. Tunnel of love
  5. Solid rock
  6. Telegraph road
  7. Going home
On the night CD1 [C]
  1. Calling Elvis
  2. Walk of life
  3. Heavy fuel
  4. Romeo and Juliet
  5. Private investigations
  6. Sultans of swing
  7. Fade to black
  8. Your latest trick
  9. When it comes to you
  10. I think I love you too much
On the night CD2 [D]
  1. You and your friend
  2. On every street
  3. Two young lovers
  4. Tunnel of love
  5. Telegraph road
  6. Money for nothing
  7. Brothers in arms
Encores [E]
  1. Your latest trick
  2. The bug
  3. Solid rock
  4. Wild theme
Live at the BBC [F]
  1. Down to the waterline
  2. Six blade knife
  3. Water of love
  4. Wild west end
  5. Sultans of swing
  6. Lions
  7. What's the matter baby?
  8. Tunnel of love
Live at the Rainbow CD1 [G]
  1. Down to the waterline
  2. Six blade knife
  3. Once upon a time in the west
  4. Lady writer
  5. Lions
  6. Sultans of swing
  7. Les boys
  8. Portobello belle
  9. News
  10. What's the matter baby?
Live at the Rainbow CD2 [H]
  1. Setting me up
  2. In the gallery
  3. Solid rock
  4. Southbound again
  5. Where do you think you're going?
  6. Wild west end
  7. Twisting by the pool
  8. Good morning little schoolgirl (with Phil Lynott and Tony De Meur)
  9. That's alright mama (with Phil Lynott and Tony De Meur)
  10. Nadine (with Phil Lynott and Tony De Meur)
  11. Keep on knocking (with Phil Lynott and Tony De Meur)
Front & back cover


Additional comments Guy Fletcher opened the vault of Mark Knopfler's British Grove Studios and compiled a new Dire Straits live box set (available on 8CD & 12LP). The box set spotlight four main concerts: Alchemy (1983), On the night (1993), Live at the BBC (1995) and Live at the Rainbow, a 1979 gig which was previously unreleased. Alchemy and On the night are both newly remastered. For the first time, the missing tracks from Alchemy are added; Industrial disease, Twisting by the pool and Portobello belle. The recording of On the night is also heavily expanded with the rarely played tracks: Tunnel of love, Telegraph road, Sultans of swing, Two young lovers, When it comes to you, I think I love you too much and Fade to black. The Encores tracks uses the Black Friday 2021 remastering. The Live at the BBC selection features the same eight tracks on the 1995 release. However, there are some small changes in track length and you can now hear a radio reporter after Lions. Finally, the Live at the Rainbow show from 1979 has been newly mixed by Guy Fletcher and features guest performances from Phil Lynott and Tony de Meur on the last four tracks of the set. It was the last concert of the Communiqué tour. The box comes with a booklet featuring a new essay by Paul Sexton, with the alliterative title: ‘Making milestones: The momentous road years of Dire Straits’ and features some nice photos aswell.
Calling Elvis Watching the video from On the night, you can see that many parts of Calling Elvis are filmed in Rotterdam. But in between, you can also see images with a darker stage which is actually footage from Nimes. Fellow fan Brunno Nunes did some extensive research on this, which can be found here: Universo Dire Straits

So basically, Calling Elvis is an ultimate version of different takes mixed together.
A large part of the audio is actually taken from Nimes 21st May 1992 (I compared that myself too with the existing bootleg of that date), that's why I mentioned 21st May 1992 as the source. But again, it is basically a large mix of different dates, both the video and the audio.