TV SPECIALS 1985-1997

Artist Dire Straits / Mark Knopfler
Dates Various
Source Soundboard
Format 1DVD+R


  1. The making of Calling Elvis (1991)
  2. Dire Straits in Israel (1985)
  3. Rock Steady special (1990)
  4. A conversation with Mark Knopfler (1997)
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Additional comments DVD-Video containing various TV specials. "The making of Calling Elvis" shows how the video clip is made, including interviews with Mark Knopfler, Steve Barron (the video director) and also Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds creator). The second special is the documentary from Dire Straits in Israel 1985. Very nice interviews with Mark Knopfler, Guy Fletcher, John Illsley, Jack Sonni and Ed Bicknell. The band can also be seen on stage in Israel playback some songs (So far away, Walk of life, Brothers in arms) and also live on stage with a large part of Ride across the river, great version! The third special is from Rock Steady 1990 and shows an interview with the band and some of the tour rehearsals of The Notting Hillbillies for their first tour. The last special can be seen as the presskit for the Golden heart album. It's an interview with Mark Knopfler about his musical career and of course about the making of the Golden heart album. All great specials. Picture quality varies a bit from reasonable to good.