DIRE STRAITS SILVER PRESSED BOOTLEG CD'S


Brothers in arms world tour 1985-1986

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Title Perfect Investigations
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Beech Marten
Cat. no. BM 001
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1991
Package Jewel case
Comments Same master as 'Live in Wembley Arena, 1986'  (Minotauro LTD 03 - BM 001/S)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Perfect investigations

 

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Title Perfect Investigations
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Beech Marten
Cat. no. BM 001
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1992
Package Jewel case
Comments This version is almost identical to the one above, except that the print on the CD is a bit different and the Beech Marten logo on the inside of the front cover and on the back cover is now in white instead of coloured.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Perfect investigations

 

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Title Live in Wembley Arena, 1986
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Minotauro
Cat. no. LTD 03 - BM 001/S
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1993
Package Metal box with cardboard sleeve
Comments Very rare bootleg. Same master as 'Perfect Investigations' (Beech Marten BM 001). Limited to 500 copies, numbered (no.247). The CD is housed in a pretty heavy metal box (about 370 grams!) with cardboard sleeve. The bootleg looks much better than the scans of the front and back cover, see more pictures here.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Live in Wembley Arena, 1986

 

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Title London 1985
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Golden Stars
Cat. no. GSCD 1028
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1990
Package Jewel case
Comments Same master as 1CD 'London 1985' (Inter Sonus IS-CD-017)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: London 1985

 

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Title London 1985
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Golden Stars
Cat. no. GSCD 1028
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1992
Package Jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: London 1985

 

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Title London 1985
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Live Storm
Cat. no. LSCD 51028
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1994
Package Jewel case
Comments This is the 1994 re-issue of the other London 1985 CD from the Golden Stars label (releases 1990 & 1992). The back cover and CD print is different. Remarkable: they did not change the matrix on the reading surface, both CD's have "GSCD 1028 PHC" on the inner ring of the CD.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: London 1985

 

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Title London 1985
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Inter Sonus
Cat. no. IS-CD-017
Origin Made in Poland, released in 1991
Package Jewel case
Comments Extremely (!) rare bootleg, one of the hardest bootlegs to be found! It looks like only a handful of copies were made. Same master as 1CD 'London 1985' (Golden Stars GSCD 1028). I could only add this bootleg to my collection after 19 years since it was made.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: London 1985

 

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Title Walk on stage
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Inter Sonus
Cat. no. IS 029
Origin Made in Poland, released in 1991
Package Jewel case
Comments Extremely (!) rare bootleg. Of all Dire Straits bootlegs, this one is the most rare and can hardly be found anywhere! Same content as the other extremely rare Inter Sonus bootleg "London 1985". I could only add this bootleg to my collection after 27 years since it was made.
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: London 1985

 

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Title Walk of life - unauthorised
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Grapefruit
Cat. no. GRA-051-A
Origin Made in Australia, released in 1994
Package Jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Walk of life - unauthorised

 

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Title Walk of live
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label On Stage Records
Cat. no. OS CD 2
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1992
Package Jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Walk of live

 

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Title Walk on stage
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Men at Work
Cat. no. WORK 5531-2
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1991
Package Jewel case
Comments Picture disc
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Walk on stage

 

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Title Straiting out things
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Kaleidoscope Music
Cat. no. KMCD 05
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1990
Package Jewel case
Comments Picture disc, same disc as other versions of 'Straiting out things' (Kaleidoscope Music KMCD 05), black back cover.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Straiting out things

 

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Title Straiting out things
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Kaleidoscope Music
Cat. no. KMCD 05
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1990
Package Jewel case
Comments Picture disc, same disc as other versions of 'Straiting out things' (Kaleidoscope Music KMCD 05), white back cover.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Straiting out things

 

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Title Straiting out things
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label Kaleidoscope Music
Cat. no. KMCD 05
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1990
Package Jewel case
Comments Picture disc, same disc as other versions of 'Straiting out things' (Kaleidoscope Music KMCD 05), different front cover.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Straiting out things

 

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Title Around South America
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label New Keruac Line
Cat. no. NKL 1017
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1993
Package Round metal can
Comments Round metal can package with numbered certificate (no. 3310)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Around South America

 

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Title Around South America
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD
Label New Keruac Line
Cat. no. NKL 1017
Origin Made in Italy
Package Jewel case
Comments Same CD as the other version in the round metal package but now packed in a normal jewel case with black tray and a bit different artwork. Although it says it is a limited edition, this issue does not come with a number or indication how many copies were made.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Around South America

 

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Title Live USA (volume 1)
Source Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, USA, 5th August 1985
Format 1CD
Label Imtrat
Cat. no. imt 900.069
Origin Made in Germany, released in 1990
Package Jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Live USA (volume 1)

 

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Title Live USA (volume 2)
Source Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, USA, 5th August 1985
Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 1CD
Label Imtrat
Cat. no. imt 900.070
Origin Made in Germany, released in 1990
Package Jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Live USA (volume 2)

 

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Title Live USA
Source Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, USA, 5th August 1985
Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 2CD
Label Imtrat
Cat. no. imt 920.013
Origin Made in Germany, released in 1992
Package 2CD jewel case (opening on two sides)
Comments Same CD's as the separate volumes of Live USA
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Live USA

 

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Title One world (Part One)
Source Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, USA, 5th August 1985
Format 1CD
Label Pipeline
Cat. no. PPL 505
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1994
Package Jewel case
Comments Second part available as 1CD 'Wild West End' (Pipeline PPL 506)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: One world (part one)

 

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Title Wild west end (Part Two)
Source Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, USA, 5th August 1985
Format 1CD
Label Pipeline
Cat. no. PPL 506
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1994
Package Jewel case
Comments First part available as 1CD 'One World' (Pipeline PPL 505)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Wild west end (part two)

 

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Title American tour 1985
Source Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, USA, 5th August 1985
Format 2CD
Label The Swingin' Pig
Cat. no. TP-CD-088-2
Origin Made in Luxembourg, released in 1991
Package Fat 2CD jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: American tour 1985

 

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Title Shatter all expectations
Source Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, USA, 5th August 1985
Format 2CD
Label Grexit Records EPE
Cat. no. GREX 066-1 / 066-2
Origin Made in Europe, released in 2016
Package Gatefold card sleeve
Comments Featuring two different mixes of Walk of life and Tunnel of love
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Shatter all expectations

 

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Title High Falls
Source Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, USA, 5th August 1985
Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 2CD
Label Baby Capone
Cat. no. BC 022/2
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1994
Package Fat 2CD jewel case
Comments Picture discs
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: High Falls

 

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Title San Antonio '85
Source Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, USA, 16th August 1985
Format 2CD
Label Left Field Media
Cat. no. LFM2CD683
Origin Released in 2022
Package 2CD jewel case
Comments Picture discs. First ever release of the actual San Antonio concert on silver pressed CD's.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: San Antonio 1985

 

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Title San Antonio '85
Source Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 2CD
Label Living Legend Records
Cat. no. LLRCD 097/098
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1991
Package Fat 2CD jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: San Antonio '85

 

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Title San Antonio '85
Source Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 2CD
Label Living Legend Records
Cat. no. LLRCD 097/098
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1991
Package Digipack
Comments Same master as the other bootleg "San Antonio '85"
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: San Antonio '85

 

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Title Texas Sunset
Source Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 2CD
Label Beech Marten
Cat. no. BM 026/2
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1991
Package Fat 2CD jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Texas Sunset

 

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Title Tequila Sunrise
Source Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 2CD
Label On Stage Records
Cat. no. CD/ON 2274
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1994
Package Digipack
Comments Picture discs. Comes with two separate papers with track listings for each CD.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Tequila Sunrise

 

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Title Houston '85
Source Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 1CD
Label Arriba!
Cat. no. ARR 92.010
Origin Made in Germany, released in 1992
Package Jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Houston '85

 

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Title Rock Royalties
Source Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 1CD
Label Buccaneer Records
Cat. no. BUC 031
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1991
Package Jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Rock Royalties

 

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Title Swing
Source Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 1CD
Label Magic Mushroom Records
Cat. no. MMR-CD 9108
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1991
Package Jewel case
Comments Picture disc
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Swing

 

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Title Live in Houston, Texas - USA '86
Source Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 1CD
Label Prime Cuts
Cat. no. PC 002
Origin Made in Germany, released in 1991
Package Jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Live in Houston, Texas - USA '86

 

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Title Dire Straits live - unlicensed
Source Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 1CD
Label Mainline Music PTY
Cat. no. SW 87
Origin Made in Australia, released in 1995
Package Jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Dire Straits live - unlicensed

 

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Title Cocaine
Source Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, 19th December 1985
Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, Holland, 19th October 1978
Format 2CD
Label Men At Work
Cat. no. WORK 5533-2
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1991
Package Fat 2CD jewel case
Comments Picture discs, bootleg comes with a booklet
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Cocaine

 

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Title Thank you Australia and New Zealand!
Source Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, 26th April 1986
Format 2CD
Label Pluto Records
Cat. no. PLR CD 9130
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1991
Package Fat 2CD jewel case
Comments Bootleg comes with a booklet
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Thank you Australia and New Zealand!

 

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Title Brothers in Sydney
Source Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, 26th April 1986
Format 2CD
Label Red Devil
Cat. no. RD058-1/-2
Origin Made in Europe, released in 2005
Package Digipack
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Brothers in Sydney

 

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Title Live in Sydney, Australia, April 26, 1986
Source Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, 26th April 1986
Format 2CD
Label SRS Records
Cat. no. -
Origin Made in Russia
Package 2CD jewel case
Comments Bootleg comes with a booklet
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Live in Sydney, Australia, April 26, 1986

 

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Title Thank you Australia and New Zealand
Source Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, 26th April 1986
Format 2CD
Label Spencer Records
Cat. no. Spencer 009
Origin Made in Spain, released in 2015
Package Digipack in jeans cover
Comments Limited to 500 copies, numbered (no.195), picture discs. Packed in jeans cover
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Thank you Australia and New Zealand!

 

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Title Down Under
Source Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, 26th April 1986
Format 2CD
Label Good Ship Funke
Cat. no. GSF039
Origin Released in 2019
Package 2CD jewel case
Comments Picture discs
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Is all this stuff workin'?

 

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Title Australian Dream
Source Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, 26th April 1986
Format 2CD
Label Never End
Cat. no. NE 19.22
Origin Made in Italy, released in 1992
Package Book set
Comments Bootleg in numbered book set (no. 0406), limited to 5000 copies. Each CD comes with a separate paper with track listings for both CD's.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Australian Dream

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