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This is a show Dire Straits did in the Old Waldorf, San Francisco. It has been broadcasted on the radio and there are many bootlegs, all with different setlists. This bootleg, created by Button Recordings, has all available songs, with best available sound (soundboard/FM), mixed together from several sources in the right order.
Recorded in early 1979, this concert captures the original four-piece lineup of Dire Straits, before rhythm guitarist David Knopfler departed to pursue a solo career. Shortly thereafter, his brother, Mark, would take control of the band, and eventually parlay his piloting role into a successful solo career of his own.
Since no official live recording of the original band was ever released (though there have been some unofficial bootleg circulations), this five-song show is important as documentation of the beginning of Mark Knopfler's extraordinary musical talent. All the early hits are here, including "Lady Writer," "Down To The Waterline" and ,of course, "Sultans Of Swing," with Mark Knopfler's now distinctive extended guitar solo.
There is a noticeable lack of energy here, possibly because they knew the lineup was changing and simply wanted to finish the tour. It's hard to say. What's clear, however, is the fact that after Mark took over as official band leader, the group would go on to release two of the greatest studio albums of the 1980s: Making Movies and the legendary Brothers in Arms.
Dire Straits - New Old Waldorf 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, California, March 31, 1979
♦ Mark Knopfler - lead guitar, lead vocals
♦ David Knopfler - rhythm guitar
♦ John Illsley - bass
♦ Pick Withers - drums
01.Down to the waterline
02.Six blade knife
03.Once upon a time in the west
05.Water of love
06.In the gallery
08.What´s the matter baby
10.Sultans of swing
11.Wild west end
12.Where do you think you´re going?
Tracks # 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13 are taken from the new source
Track # 3 beginning from the bootleg On the road to Philadelphia, rest from Old Waldorf 1979
Track # 4 is taken from the bootleg Old Waldorf 1979
Tracks # 7, 12, 14 are taken from the bootleg Bijou
Track # 9 is taken from the bootleg On the road to Philadelphia