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The album was remastered and reissued on CD with the rest of the Dire Straits catalogue in 1996 internationally, and on 19 September 2000 in the United States. David Knopfler left Dire Straits in August 1980 during the recording of the album, following heated arguments with his brother  and almost immediately after the recording of a BBC2 Arena documentary about the group featuring several individual interviews with the band members. He seems to be putting Roy Bittan's piano playing in the spotlight instead of his own guitar on most of the other tracks. Having turned his back to superstardom after Dire Straits' _On every street_ album has done Knopfler's music a lot of good, and as he didn't have to play "Sultans of swing", "Money for nothing" and "Walk of life" anymore on his tour with Emmylou Harris it seems people are finally seeing him as a solo artist instead of that man from Dire straits.
That 2023 release I have also suffers a slightly noisy sound floor so I suppose it’s a good comparison of the two mixes of that song. I've compared all of these vinyl releases with clean copies and I can definitely say the Mofi beats them all. The album includes the single " Romeo and Juliet", which reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as “ Tunnel of Love,” featured in the 1982 Richard Gere film An Officer and a Gentleman. David appears on video playing "Solid Rock" and "Les Boys" live in concert, but these performances preceded the recording.Produced by Jimmy Iovine and Knopfler, the record – which contains many Springsteen-esque elements – features the cleanliness and clarity that have long been Dire Straits trademarks. The album sessions continued with Sid McGinnis on rhythm guitar, although he was uncredited on the album.
Sometimes I see Rhino and remember their glory days, never even looked to see how recent this one was. Everything sounds the same at a certain point, all of these songs start off good but trail off into nothing of note. Expansive and cinematic, the aptly titled Making Movies puts a premium on interrelated subjects (love, relationships, heartbreak) and deep-seated emotions that play out in heartfelt lyrics, intense singing, and epic frameworks.Almost flawless album Amazing vocals, amazing instrumentation, and the lyric writing is truely immaculate here. This is another story song, but of a hot young girl that skates around the city listening and bobbing to music on her headphones engrossed in the fantasies of the songs and oblivious to the world. Indeed, the first five tracks – "Tunnel of Love," "Romeo and Juliet," "Skateaway," "Expresso Love," "Hand in Hand" – comprise a mini-suite united by theme, harmony, and spirit. While the mix is not of the highest level it’s still quite good, not pedestrian at all from my perspective. The mofi version of this album makes you LOVE to just listen to the music, whereas the orig UKs are better to let it spin and rock out to because the detailed instrument separation isn't as accessible to listen to.
Thankfully even though they’re too long the songs on here are much more memorable than Brothers In Arms, still kinda boring though at the beginning. Four songs were recorded during the sessions but not released on the album: "Making Movies," "Suicide Towers," " Twisting by the Pool" and "Sucker for Punishment. A slightly noisy sound floor on the lead in on side one is the only production issue I noticed, not enough to complain about and hardly noticeable in the songs.Always more about the whole than the sum of their individual parts, Dire Straits demonstrate that while Knopfler is the lynchpin, this record is a true band effort. Making Movies Is A Rock Masterpiece After Dire Straits second album was criticized as more of the same, Mark Knopfler responded with a rock masterpiece titled Making Movies. Ask critics what their favorite Dire straits album is, they'll always tell you it's their titleless debut. Making Movies was later certified platinum in the United States and double-platinum in the United Kingdom by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) respectively.