DIRE STRAITS – HOUSTON 1985

HOUSTON 1985

aka SOUTHERN STAR

Date : 17/08/1985
Lieu : Southern Star Amphitheatre, Houston, Texas
Label :

  • Version 1 – Bitty prod. (on Easytree.org)
  • Version 2 – Soundboard ath-cx (A Lightpourer Studios re-release by Steve the Healer. With grateful thanks to Mr. John Ouster, for sharin)

Support : 2 cd
Durée : 121:27 mn / 123:25 mn
Source : FM
Qualité sonore : 9/10

Liste des titres (version 1) :

CD 1 – 67:34

1. Ride Across the River (10:06)
2. Expresso Love (6:43)
3. One World (4:32)
4. Romeo and Juliet (10:51)
5. Private Investigations (8:08)
6. Sultans of Swing (12:28)
7. Why Worry (4:57)
8. Walk of Life (4:35)
9. Two Young Lovers (5:14)

CD 2 – 53:53

1. Money for Nothing (7:57)
2. Wild West End (9:46)
3. Tunnel of Love (18:34)
4. Brothers in Arms (8:13)
5. Solid Rock (4:28)
6. Going Home (Local Hero) (4:55)

Liste des titres (version 2) :

CD 1 – 68:09

01. Ride Across The River (10:42)
02. Expresso Love (6:28)
03. One World (4:44)
04. Romeo And Juliet (10:42)
05. Private Investigations (8:09)
06. Sultans Of Swing (12:32)
07. Why Worry (5:02)
08. Walk Of Life (4:38)
09. Two Young Lovers (5:12)

CD 2 – 55:16

01. Money For Nothing (7:56)
02. Wild West End (10:01)
03. Tunnel Of Love (18:44)
04. Brothers In Arms (8:13)
05. Solid Rock (5:34)
06. Going Home (Local Hero) (4:48)

Commentaire (à propos de la version 2) : This is a mix of the pre-FM and FM sources from this concert. Any songs, music and applause that were missing from the pre-FM source have been patched in from the FM
broadcast recording. Two Young Lovers & Tunnel of Love are a combination of both sources due to the incomplete pre-FM source. All the comments of the radio reporter are edited out and the sound has been remastered (for the show with radio reporter, see Radio Show CD’s section, Saturday’s at seven – Houston 1985). The FM source was slightly EQ’d to bring out certain details. The Left and Right channels were also balanced.  No digital noise reduction was used. The result: without a doubt the most complete and best sounding recording of this legendary concert.

One thing is clear : all recordings that are typically known as « San Antonio, 16th August 1985 » are actually taken from the date *after* the San Antonio concert, that is: this concert. At the end of Brothers in Arms, Mark says: « Thank you Houston, thank you America, we love you! »

Tunnel of Love is almost 19 (!) minutes while the version of the ‘official’ bootleg « San Antonio ’85 » is heavily edited and lasts only 7:55. On this complete version Mark says about this song: « This is a song about being in a band, this is a song about being in love, a song about growing up. There’s a place in Newcastle where I come from, it’s called the Spanish City. I used to go there and listen to rock ‘n roll music, look at all the girls …. This song is called the Tunnel of Love! ».

Version 2 disponible ici : http://www.filefactory.com/file/eos62irnlpn/DireStraits-1985-08-17-HoustonTX-KBFH-PreFM-FM-Matrix-FLAC.zip

Ou bien ici (en mp3) : http://so-many-roads-boots.blogspot.fr/2012/08/dire-straits-1985-08-17-houston-tx-sbd.html

Ou bien directement ici (en mp3) :   http://dfiles.eu/files/aghgszu2q

Pochette (version 1) :

1985-08-17-Houston_1985-back

Pochette (version 2b) :

1985-08-17-Southern_Star-front

1985-08-17-Southern_Star-back

Pochette (version 2a)* :

(*version originale)

1985-08-17-Houston_FM+Pre-FM_mix-front

1985-08-17-Houston_FM+Pre-FM_mix-back

Bootleg n°475

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