Friday, July 10, 2015

Dire Straits: Communiqué (1979)

Allmusic complains that Communiqué was rushed to the market quickly; only nine months had passed since the release of the debut record. And, they argue that the songs are not as good. I might agree that this album is not quite up to level of the debut, but it is still a good record. I wonder if Allmusic would change the review in hindsight now that some years have passed. There are, after all, some really fine tunes on this album.

I bought my copy of this record at the now-closed Sunrise Records on Yonge Street, just north of Dundas, in 1985 or 1986.

This version of Once Upon a Time in the West is twice as long as the original studio version.

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