- This killer domestic pressing gives you a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a side two that’s not far behind (A++)
- Fully extended from top to bottom with a wide-open soundstage, for this music this is the right sound.
- So Far Away, Money For Nothing and Walk Of Life all sound great on this Triple Plus side one!
- “One of their most focused and accomplished albums … Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them.” — Allmusic, 4 stars
Fully extended from top to bottom with a wide-open soundstage, this is exactly the right sound for this music. There’s plenty of richness and fullness here as well — traits that are really crucial to getting the most out of a mid-’80s recording like this!
Surprisingly Analog Master Tape Sound
Both sides of this bad boy are SUPERB. Drop the needle on So Far Away — it’s airy, open, and spacious, yet incredibly rich and full-bodied. The bottom end really delivers the goods — it’s punchy and meaty with healthy amounts of deep, tight bass.
The vocals are Right On The Money — full-bodied, with breathy texture, surrounded by the lovely ambience of the studio.
The 3-D quality to the soundfield here is something that most copies simply cannot reproduce.
The overall sound is lively, dynamic, and relatively natural. (more…)