(1982) Love Over Gold

Dire Straits

... read moreAdding a new rhythm guitarist, Dire Straits expands its sounds and ambitions on the sprawling Love Over Gold. In a sense, the album is their prog rock effort, containing only five songs, including the 14-minute opener "Telegraph Road." Since Mark Knopfler is a skilled, tasteful guitarist, he can...

40′:59″ 5 Songs

1
Telegraph Road
Dire Straits
14:15
2
Private Investigations
Dire Straits
6:45
3
Industrial Disease
Dire Straits
5:49
4
Love Over Gold
Dire Straits
6:16
5
It Never Rains
Dire Straits
7:54
Released 01 January 1982, ℗ 1982 Mercury Records Limited

Review

Adding a new rhythm guitarist, Dire Straits expands its sounds and ambitions on the sprawling Love Over Gold. In a sense, the album is their prog rock effort, containing only five songs, including the 14-minute opener "Telegraph Road." Since Mark Knopfler is a skilled, tasteful guitarist, he can sustain interest even throughout the languid stretches, but the long, atmospheric, instrumental passages aren't as effective as the group's tight blues-rock, leaving Love Over Gold only a fitfully engaging listen. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine