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"On Every Street"
© Warner Bros. Records
Year of Release: 1991
On Every Street
When It Comes To You
Fade To Black
You And Your Friend
Ticket To Heaven
Planet Of New Orleans
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"On Every Street"
On Every Street would become the last studio album by the group Dire Straits,
released in 1991. Guitarist/Vocalist Mark Knopfler would pursue an incredible solo venture,
starting in 1996. Dire Straits' career has been phenomenal; discovering them on AM Radio
with their hit "Sultans Of Swing," and their most popular successful hit, with the
help of MTV and Policeman String, "Money For Nothing" would become the band's only #1
hit single. Brothers In Arms (the #1 hit came from), would also be their only #1 album
of the band's career.) Their last 1991 album, would prove that ...
"Calling Elvis" (obviously about the King of Rock n Roll), has the message
of hoping that Elvis is doing all right, wherever he is (rumours of Elvis being alive
still associates today). The title track is a very mellow song, "When It Comes To
You" has a somewhat off-country feel. "Fade To Black" has a bluesy/jazz style.
"The Bug" definitely has a homegrown rockabilly country boogie atmosphere.
"You And Your Friend" has a eerie, moody atmosphere, yet it is a good song to
listen to. "Heavy Fuel" was the radio hit, as it defines the true rock Dire
Straits sound. "Iron Hand" definitely has the "Outlaw" Country/Folk sound,
"Ticket To Heaven" also has a country flavor, or even Tex-Mex music.
"My Parties" is a medium country rock, maybe not of the most favorable songs
from this album, "Planet Of New Orleans" has the same qualities of the previous
song. After listening to these two songs, there is luck in the last track, "How
Long" returns back to the good ol' country sound.
On Every Street captures different styles of music, where previous Dire
Straits albums resembled the same rock style they were famous for. Exploring in countryish
styles on this album, it was pave the way for Mark Knopfler's solo career, as he enjoyed
country styles. It interesting to listen to Knopfler's solo works, as WSVNRadio does not
have any of his solo albums, as of this date. I'm sure we will be planning on reviewing his
solo works in the future. As for On Every Street, it will be different for the common
Dire Straits fan, but it is entertaining, and will be enjoyed even more by Country fans.
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