Dire Straits - Communique
Vertigo  (1979)
Pop Rock, Rock

Dans la collection

CD    9 tracks  (41:54) 
   01   Once Upon A Time In The West             05:15
   02   News             04:13
   03   Where Do You Think You're Going?             03:45
   04   Communique             05:43
   05   Lady Writer             03:39
   06   Angel Of Mercy             04:30
   07   Portobello Belle             04:25
   08   Single Handed Sailor             04:42
   09   Follow Me Home             05:42
Date de sortie originale 15/06/1979
Numéro Cat. 063
Emballage Jewel Case
Audio Stereo
User Defined
Reference No D-00011
Parolier Mark Knopfler
© 1996 Mercury Records Ltd (London)

Rushed out less than nine months after the surprise success of Dire Straits' self-titled debut album, the group's sophomore effort, Communiqué seemed little more than a carbon copy of its predecessor with less compelling material. Mark Knopfler and Co. had established a sound (derived largely from J.J. Cale) of laidback shuffles and intricate, bluesy guitar-playing, and Communiqué provided more examples of it. But there was no track as focused as "Sultans of Swing," even if "Lady Writer" (a lesser singles chart entry on both sides of the Atlantic) nearly duplicated its sound. As a result, Communiqué sold immediately to Dire Straits' established audience, but no more, and it did not fare as well critically as its predecessor or its follow-up.