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A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR THE COLLECTOR OF VINYL BOOTLEGS



LIVE AT LEEDS

Label: Way of Wizard Records / Catalog Number: WOW LP-072
Matrix number: 117546 A1 JP / 117546 B1 JP
Origin: EU 2014 / Format: 1 LP + CD
Source: Polytechnic, Leeds UK 30.01.1978
Includes a CD version of the recording. Known vinyl colours: red, blue or green


Red vinyl edition:





Blue vinyl edition:





Green vinyl edition:






Side A:
1. Southbound Again (3:48)
2. Eastbound Train (3:21)
3. Down To The Waterline (4:28)
4. In The Gallery (6:03)
5. Water Of Love (4:40)

Side B:
1. Setting Me Up (5:07)
2. Me And My Friends (2:59)
3. Real Girl (3:43)
4. Sultans Of Swing (6:43)


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LET'S BOOGIE AROUND

Label: Funny Tunes / Catalog Number: K-5060
Matrix number: K 5060 A / K 5060 B
Origin: SWE 1983 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Stadtshouwburg, Rotterdam HOL 19.10.1978








Side A:
1. Down To The Waterline
2. Six Blade Knife
3. Once Upon A Time In The West
4. Lady Writer
5. Water Of Love

Side B:
1. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David)
2. Sultans Of Swing
3. Wild West End
4. Eastbound Train


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ROTTERDAM 1978

Label: Golden Stars / Catalog Number: GZLP 2006 BS
Matrix number: GZ LP 2006 DS 1/2/3/4
Origin: ITA 1991 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Stadtshouwburg, Rotterdam HOL 19.10.1978


 

 







Side A:
1. Down To The Waterline (3:52)
2. Six Blade Knife (4:00)
3. Once Upon A Time In The West (5:00)

Side B:
1. Lady Writer (3:21)
2. Water Of Love (5:20)
3. In The Gallery (5:27)

Side C:
1. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David) (3:15)
2. Lions (5:55)
3. Sultans Of Swing (5:47)

Side D:
1. Wild West End (4:59)
2. Eastbound Train (5:07)


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LIVE AT
COLOGNE 1979

(GUITAR CLONES)

Label: La Salle Records / Catalog Number: K-ELI 2a/b
Origin: NZ 79 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Rockpalast, Koln GER 16.2.1979








Side A:
1. Down To The Waterline
2. Six Blade Knife
3. In The Gallery
4. Water Of Love

Side B:
1. Eastbound Train
2. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David)
3. Lions
4. Sultans Of Swing
5. Wild West End


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LIVE
IN GERMANY

(GUITAR CLONES)

Label: La Salle Records / Catalog Number: K-ELI 2a/b
Matrix number: ST K-E-Li 2-A / ST K-E-Li 2-B
Origin: (?) 79 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Rockpalast, Koln GER 16.2.1979
Originally on white cover with picture sheet. Lately found on other cover colours as black or brown














Side A:
1. Down To The Waterline
2. Six Blade Knife
3. In The Gallery
4. Water Of Love

Side B:
1. Eastbound Train
2. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David)
3. Lions
4. Sultans Of Swing
5. Wild West End


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SULTANS OF SWING

Label: Vinyl Passion / Catalog Number: VP 80122
Matrix number: 92477 A/B/C/D VP 80122
Origin: 2012 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Rockpalast, Koln GER 16.2.1979


 

 

 







Side A:
1. Intro
2. Down To The Waterline
3. Six Blade Knife
4. Once Upon A Time In The West
5. Lady Writer

Side B:
1. Single Handed Sailor
2. Water Of Love
3. In The Gallery
4. Follow Me Home

Side C:
1. News
2. What's The Matter Baby
3. Lions
4. Sultans Of Swing

Side D:
1. Wild West End
2. Where Do You Think You're Going?
3. Eastbound Train
4. Sultans Of Swing (redux)


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ON THE ROAD
TO PHILADELPHIA

Label: Flying Horses / Catalog Number: FC-003
Matrix number: 033 A/B
Origin: USA 79 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Tower Theatre, Philadelphia USA 06.03.1979
Two different covers: black&white or blue truck


B&W truck logo on cover version:







Blue truck logo on cover version:







Blue truck logo on cover version, Keri edition:







Blue truck logo on cover version, white labels:







Side A:
1.Down To The Waterline (6:36)
2.Six Blade Knife (4:29)
3.Water Of Love (4:48)
4.In The Gallery (4:37)
5.What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David) (2:57)

Side B:
1.Lions (5:46)
2.Sultans Of Swing (5:27)
3.Wild West End (4:58)
4.Eastbound Train (3:39)
5.Southbound Again (4:35)


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ON THE ROAD
TO PHILADELPHIA

SULTAN RECORDS

Label: Sultan Records / Catalog Number: ???
Matrix number: 033 A / 033 B
Origin: ??? / Format: 1 LP
Source: Tower Theatre, Philadelphia USA 06.03.1979
Only known source speaks of an extremely limited edition of few copies








Side A:
1.Down To The Waterline (6:36)
2.Six Blade Knife (4:29)
3.Water Of Love (4:48)
4.In The Gallery (4:37)
5.What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David) (2:57)

Side B:
1.Lions (5:46)
2.Sultans Of Swing (5:27)
3.Wild West End (4:58)
4.Eastbound Train (3:39)
5.Southbound Again (4:35)


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LIVE IN PHILADELPHIA AT THE TOWER THEATRE

Label: Reefer Records / Catalog Number: 033
Matrix number: DIRE-STRAITS
Origin: GER 79 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Tower Theatre, Philadelphia USA 06.03.1979
Cover says 'Special Edition For DS Fanclub Hamburg' and 'Superstar Radio Network - Promotion Not For Sale'








Side A:
1.Down To The Waterline (6:36)
2.Six Blade Knife (4:29)
3.Water Of Love (4:48)
4.In The Gallery (4:37)
5.What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David) (2:57)

Side B:
1.Lions (5:46)
2.Sultans Of Swing (5:27)
3.Wild West End (4:58)
4.Eastbound Train (3:39)
5.Southbound Again (4:35)


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LIVE USA

Label: Imtrat / Catalog Number: IMT880.003
Matrix number: 880.003 + A1 / 880.003 + B1
Origin: GER 92 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Tower Theatre, Philadelphia USA 06.03.1979








Side A:
1. Sultans Of Swing (5:56)
2. Eastbound Train (3:42)
3. Southbound Again (4:33)
4. Water Of Love (5:35)
5. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David) (2:47)

Side B:
1. Lions (5:46)
2. Six Blade Knife (4:16)
3. Down To The Waterline (2:59)
4. In The Gallery (5:45)
5. Wild West End (4:50)


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Label: Kunstlerekords / Catalog Number: 2R-67
Matrix number: 2R67 DS A/B/C/D
Origin: GER 80 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Tower Theatre, Philadelphia USA 06.03.1979; Paris Theatre, London UK 19.07.1978 (*); Grosser WDR Sendesaal, Köln GER 17.02.1979 (+)


 

 







Side A:
1. Down To The Waterline
2. Six Blade Knife
3. Water Of Love
4. In The Gallery

Side B:
1. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David)
2. Lions
3. Sultans Of Swing
4. Wild West End

Side C:
1. Down To The Waterline *
2. Water Of Love *
3. Wild West End *
4. Sultans Of Swing *

Side D:
1. Six Blade Knife +
2. In The Gallery +
3. Water Of Love +
4. Eastbound Train +


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STRAITOCASTERS

Label: --- / Catalog Number: DST 792
Origin: ITA 87 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Old Waldorf, San Francisco USA 31.03.1979


White vinyl; limited to 200 copies:







Side A:
1. Down To The Waterline
2. Six Blade Knife
3. Once Upon A Time In The West
4. Lady Writer
5. Where Do You Think You're Going?

Side B:
1. News
2. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David)
3. Lions
4. Sultans Of Swing
5. Eastbound Train
6. Southbound Again


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DIRE STRAITS

(OLD GOD)

Label: --- / Catalog Number: WBMS 109
Matrix number: WBMS-1-109 / WBMS-2-109
Origin: ITA (?) 1984 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Old Waldorf, San Francisco USA 31.03.1979
Cover is a paper wraped around a blank sleeve. Known vinyl colours: black or multi coloured








Side A:
1. Down To The Waterline
2. Six Blade Knife
3. Once Upon A Time In The West
4. Lady Writer
5. Where Do You Think You're Going?

Side B:
1. News
2. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David)
3. Lions
4. Sultans Of Swing
5. Eastbound Train
6. Southbound Again


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ON THE ROAD

Catalog Number: ---
Origin: ITA / Format: 1 LP
Source: Stadio Communale, San Remo ITA 27.06.81
Originally on white cover with picture sheet. Lately found on other cover colours as black or brown







Side A:
1. Once Upon A Time In The West (9:50)
2. Expresso Love (6:20)
3. Down To The Waterline (4:45)
4. Lions (8:20)

Side B:
1. News (6:45)
2. Sultans Of Swing (10:40)
3. Angel Of Mercy (6:20)


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LIVE FROM ITALY

Label: Louging Records - Black Cat / Catalog Number: DSQ3
Matrix number: DSQ3 A/B
Origin: ITA 1981 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Stadio Communale, San Remo ITA 27.06.81
Two different covers: pink & blue or red, white & green














Side A:
1. (Intro) (2:23)
2. Once Upon A Time In The West (9:04)
3. Expresso Love (5:16)
4. Down To The Waterline (5:00)
5. Lions (6:40)

Side B:
1. News (6:15)
2. Sultans Of Swing (9:55)
3. Portobello Belle (4:15)
4. Angel Of Mercy (5:50)


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WIEWPOINT

Label: --- / Catalog Number: MC6704
Matrix number: none
Origin: CAN 1981 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Vigorelli, Milano ITA 29.06.81
Two identical separate covers for each record


 

 







Side A:
1. Once Upon A Time In The West (9:58)
2. Expresso Love (6:06)
3. Down To The Waterline (4:32)

Side B:
1. Lions (7:56)
2. Romeo And Juliet (7:50)

Side C:
1. News (7:05)
2. Sultans Of Swing (9:55)

Side D:
1. Angel Of Mercy (incomplete) (1:20)
2. Tunnel Of Love
3. Where Do You Think You're Going?


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TOMATO LIVE CONCERT

Label: --- / Catalog Number: ---
Matrix number: none
Origin: CAN 1981 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Vigorelli, Milano ITA 29.06.81
Also available very limited first editions in either white cover with black-white A4 picturesheet (photocopy) or blank sleeve with green vinyl


















Side A:
1. Once Upon A Time In The West (9:10)
2. Romeo And Juliet (6:17)
3. News (6:28)

Side B:
1. Sultans Of Swing (10:27)
2. Down To The Waterline (3:05)
3. Tunnel Of Love (9:43)


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LIVE IN ITALY

Label: --- / Catalog Number: ---
Matrix number: none
Origin: CAN 1981 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Vigorelli, Milano ITA 29.06.81
White cover with coloured picturesheet








Side A:
1. Once Upon A Time In The West
2. Romeo And Juliet
3. News

Side B:
1. Sultans Of Swing
2. Down To The Waterline
3. Tunnel Of Love


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LIVE IN ITALY

Label: --- / Catalog Number: ---
Origin: ??? / Format: 1 LP
Source: ITA 1981
White cover with b&w picturesheet; limited numbered edition of 250 copies







Side A:
1. Once Upon A Time In The West
2. Romeo And Juliet
3. News

Side B:
1. Sultans Of Swing
2. Down To The Waterline
3. Tunnel Of Love


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SKATEAWAY

Label: Running Bear / Catalog Number: RB0012
Matrix number: FF 6320-A/B
Origin: SPA 1985 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Werchter, Brussels BEL 05.07.81
Found in either white or green labels













Side A:
1. Once Upon A Time In The West (8:36)
2. Skateaway (7:41)
3. News (3:36)
4. Private Investigations (Instrumental Segment)(2:50)

Side B:
1. Angel Of Mercy (6:35)
2. Tunnel Of Love (12:16)
3. Down To The Waterline (5:08)


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ONCE UPON A TIME

Label: Swingin' Pig / Catalog Number: TSP-068
Matrix number: TSP-068 A/B
Origin: LUX 1990 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Werchter, Brussels BEL 05.07.81
Known vinyl colours: white, black, brown, orange, multi-colour (limited to 250 copies, numbered)







Brown vinyl edition:






Numbered multicoloured edition:







Side A:
1. Once Upon A Time In The West (8:36)
2. Skateaway (7:41)
3. News (3:36)
4. Private Investigations (Instrumental Segment) (2:50)

Side B:
1. Angel Of Mercy (6:35)
2. Tunnel Of Love (12:16)
3. Down To The Waterline (5:08)


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GAME OVER

Label: Bad Rat Records / Catalog Number: BRR-007
Origin: JAP 2008 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Werchter, Brussels BEL 05.07.81
Strictly limited to 30 numbered copies and pressed on high quality metal acetate 12" vinyl plates and found in two slightly different covers.













Side A:
1. Once Upon A Time In The West (8:32)
2. Skateaway (7:40)
3. News (3:35)
4. Private Investigations (Instrumental Segment) (2:50)

Side B:
1. Angel Of Mercy (6:34)
2. Tunnel Of Love (12:16)
3. Down To The Waterline (5:07)


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SOLID ROCK

WEMBLEY ARENA '82

Label: Juke Box Records / Catalog Number: ---
Matrix number: VB002 A/B
Origin: ITA 1987 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Wembley Arena, London UK 18.12.1982
Three different covers: black-white-green, black-white or yellow. Known vinyl colours: black, red, white or clear


Black-white cover, clear vinyl:






Black-white cover, Keri edition:






Black-white-green cover, red vinyl:






Yellow cover, white vinyl:






Yellow cover, clear vinyl:







Side A:
1. Industrial Disease
2. Expresso Love
3. It Never Rains
4. Private Investigations

Side B:
1. Twisting By The Pool
2. Telegraph Road
3. Solid Rock
4. Local Hero
5. Sultans Of Swing


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LIVE IN LONDON DECEMBER 1982

Label: Wind / Catalog Number: VB 002
Matrix number: VB002 A / VB002 B
Origin: UK 1983 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Wembley Arena, London UK 18.12.1982
Also available as picture disc / limited to 400 copies











Side A:
1. Industrial Disease
2. Expresso Love
3. It Never Rains
4. Private Investigations

Side B:
1. Twisting By The Pool
2. Telegraph Road
3. Sultans Of Swing


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IRISH REGGAE

Label: Shado Records / Catalog Number: SR-101
Matrix number: SR 101-A / SR 101-B
Origin: JAP / Format: 1 LP
Source: Seineken Hall, Tokyo JAP 04.04.1983 (feat. Williamson, Paul * on saxophone, from Men At Work)
Strictly limited to 20 numbered copies








Side A:
1. Industrial Disease
2. Expresso Love
3. Sultans of Swing

Side B:
1. Twisting By The Pool
2. Two Young Lovers *
3. Portobello Belle *


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PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS

Label: --- / Catalog Number: DS01
Matrix number: DS01 A / DS01 B
Origin: FRA 85 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Palais Omnisports, Paris FRA 06.1985
Limited to 600 copies








Side A:
1.Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting)
2.Private Investigations
3.Walk Of Life

Side B:
1.Tunnel Of Love
2.Why Worry


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ROCK GALA

Label: Vertex / Catalog Number: 8012 132
Matrix number: STRAITS A/B/C/D/E/F
Origin: UK 1986 / Format: 3 LP
Source: Wembley Arena, London UK 04.07.1985 (feat. Sting * / Townshend, Pete +)
Fold-out cover for two LPs. Known vinyl colours: black, blue


 

 

 





     




Labels on the black vinyl edition:

     





Side A:
1. Ride Across The River
2. Expresso Love
3. So Far Away

Side B:
1. Romeo And Juliet
2. Private Investigations

Side C:
1. Sultans Of Swing
2. Why Worry
3. Walk Of Life

Side D:
1. Two Young Lovers
2. The Man's Too Strong
3. Money For Nothing * (Knopfler, Mark / Sting)

Side E:
1. Tunnel Of Love

Side F:
1. Brothers In Arms
2. Solid Rock +
3. Going Home +


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PRINCE'S TRUST GALA

Label: Vertex / Catalog Number: 8012 132
Matrix number: STRAITS A/B/C/D/E/F
Origin: GER ? / Format: 3 LP
Source: Wembley Arena, London UK 04.07.1985 (feat. Sting * / Townshend, Pete +)
Box with a repack of the blue vinyl edition of "Rock Gala". Limited edition of 50 numbered copies. Comes with a poster and a track sheet.


 

 





     




Side A:
1. Ride Across The River
2. Expresso Love
3. So Far Away

Side B:
1. Romeo And Juliet
2. Private Investigations

Side C:
1. Sultans Of Swing
2. Why Worry
3. Walk Of Life

Side D:
1. Two Young Lovers
2. The Man's Too Strong
3. Money For Nothing * (Knopfler, Mark / Sting)

Side E:
1. Tunnel Of Love

Side F:
1. Brothers In Arms
2. Solid Rock +
3. Going Home +


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LIVE AID

A SHORT SHAME STORY

Label: Fast Foud Foundation / Catalog Number: SG6
Origin: ??? / Format: 11 LPs + 7"
Source: Wembley Stadium, London UK & JFK Stadium, Philadelphia USA 13.07.1985
Rare limited cardboard box with 11 LPs + bonus 7".
Also edited with a complete different front cover, featuring a picture of an audience.






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LIVE AID

Label: PT. Indo Semar Sakti / Catalog Number: NPWP 1.360021.8
Origin: IND / Format: 12 LPs
Source: Wembley Stadium, London UK & JFK Stadium, Philadelphia USA 13.07.1985




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LIVE IN 85

Label: --- / Catalog Number: MJ7
Matrix number: MJ7 A / MJ7 B
Origin: JAP 1986 (?) / Format: 1 LP
Source: Forest National, Brussels BEL 27.05.1985
MK plays wrong on 'Brothers In Arms'








Side A:
1. Ride Across The River (6:10)
2. Romeo And Juliet (8:20)
3. Wild West End (6:30)

Side B:
1. Sultans Of Swing (6:20)
2. Why Worry (4:45)
3. Brothers In Arms (8:00)


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SLEIGHT OF HAND

Label: RSR International / Catalog Number: RSR 222
Matrix number: RSR-222 A/B/C/D
Origin: ? 1986 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Varsity Arena, Toronto CA 26.07.1985


 

 

 







Side A:
1. Ride Across The River
2. Expresso Love
3. So Far Away

Side B:
1. Romeo And Juliet
2. Private Investigations
3. Walk Of Life

Side C:
1. Two Young Lovers
2. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting)
3. Wild West End

Side D:
1. Brothers In Arms
2. Solid Rock
3. Going Home


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WATERCOLOURS

Label: Summit / Catalog Number: 3 813 715
Origin: UK 1987 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Wembley Arena, London UK 10.07.85
Wrong tracklist on back cover








Side A:
1. So Far Away
2. Sultans Of Swing
3. Why Worry

Side B:
1. Money For Nothing
2. Private Investigations
3. Walk Of Life
4. Tunnel Of Love


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MONEY FOR NOTHING

Label: Notorius Records / Catalog Number: WM 985
Matrix number: WM985 A/B/C/D
Origin: 1988 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Wembley Arena, London UK 10.07.85; Hammersmith Odeon, London UK 23.07.83 (*)
Two different cover papers: rough or smooth


 

Smooth cover / colour labels edition:

 







Rough cover / white labels edition:

 







Side A:
1. So Far Away (4:49)
2. Solid Rock (5:22) *
3. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (6:54)

Side B:
1. Expresso Love (5:10) *
2. Romeo And Juliet (7:43) *
3. Private Investigations (7:11)

Side C:
1. Walk Of Life (4:16)
2. Why Worry (5:14)
3. Brothers In Arms (8:04)

Side D:
1. The Man's Too Strong (4:21)
2. Sultans Of Swing (11:23)


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LONDON 1985

Label: Golden Stars / Catalog Number: GSLP 2028 BS
Matrix number: GS LP 2028 DS 1/2/3/4
Origin: ITA 1991 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Wembley Arena, London UK 10.07.1985; Hammersmith Odeon, London UK 23.07.1983 (*)


 

 







Side A:
1. So Far Away (4:49)
2. Solid Rock (5:22) *
3. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (6:54)

Side B:
1. Expresso Love (5:10) *
2. Romeo And Juliet (7:43) *
3. Private Investigations (7:11)

Side C:
1. Walk Of Life (4:16)
2. Why Worry (5:14)
3. Brothers In Arms (8:04)

Side D:
1. The Man's Too Strong (4:21)
2. Sultans Of Swing (11:23)


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AMERICAN TOUR '85

Label: Swingin' Pig / Catalog Number: TSP-088-2
Matrix number: TSP-088 A/B/C/D
Origin: LUX 91 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Blossom Music Center, Cleveland USA 05.08.1985
Fold-out picture cover. Known vinyl colours: both black, both clear, yellow & turquoise, dark & light green, white & clear


 

 

 





 







Side A:
1. Ride Across The River (9:55)
2. Expresso Love (6:58)
3. One World (5:11)

Side B:
1. Romeo And Juliet (10:46)
2. Private Investigations (8:36)
3. Sultans Of Swing (9:45)

Side C:
1. Why Worry (5:28)
2. Walk Of Life (4:27)
3. Two Young Lovers (5:07)
4. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (8:23)

Side D:
1. Wild West End (8:46)
2. Tunnel Of Love (17:37)


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MAGELLAN

Label: Trade Mark Of Quality / Catalog Number: TMQ 72104
Matrix number: 72104 A/B/C/D
Origin: USA 1988 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Majestic Theatre, San Antonio USA 16.08.1985; Wembley Arena, London UK 10.07.1985 (*)


 

 







Side A:
1. Sultans Of Swing
2. Why Worry
3. Walk Of Life
4. Two Young Lovers

Side B:
1. Brothers In Arms
2. Solid Rock
3. Ride Across The River

Side C:
1. Expresso Love
2. One World
3. Romeo And Juliet

Side D:
1. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting)
2. Tunnel Of Love
3. Private Investigations *
4. The Man's Too Strong *


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LIFE IN A
WORLD OF PERIL

Label: Northlake / Catalog Number: ---
Origin: FRA 1992 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Germany 1985
White cover with orange A4 picturesheet (photocopy)








Side A:
1. Ride Across The River
2. Expresso Love
3. One World
4. Romeo And Juliet

Side B:
1. Private Investigations
2. Sultans Of Swing
3. Walk Of Life
4. Two Young Lovers


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LIVE IN 85

Label: Spacematic Records / Catalog Number: 198-51025
Matrix number: DS-198-51025 A/B/C/D/E/F
Origin: CH 1986 / Format: 3 LP
Source: Johanneshov, Stockholm SWE 25.10.1985; Stadtshouwburg, Rotterdam HOL 19.10.1978 (*)


 

 





     





Side A:
1. Ride Across The River
2. Expresso Love
3. One World

Side B:
1. Romeo And Juliet
2. Private Investigations
3. Sultans Of Swing

Side C:
1. Why Worry
2. Walk Of Life
3. Two Young Lovers
4. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting)

Side D:
1. Wild West End
2. Tunnel Of Love

Side E:
1. Brothers In Arms
2. Solid Rock
3. Going Home

Side F:
1. Down To The Waterline *
2. Six Blade Knife *
3. Once Upon A Time In The West *
4. Lady Writer *
5. Water Of Love *
6. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David) *


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LIVE IN 85

(PHILIPS COMPACT
DISC PRESENTS)

Label: --- / Catalog Number: DS 85
Origin: GER 1986 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Eilenriedehalle, Hannover GER 04.11.1985
Known vinyl colours: black, clear or purple


Matrix number: DS85-A / DS85-B






Side A:
1. Ride Across The River
2. One World
3. Why Worry
4. Walk Of Life

Side B:
1. Money For Nothing
2. Wild West End
3. Brothers In Arms


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LIVE IN '85, BRD

Label: Dance & Ball Enterprises / Catalog Number: Big Audio Dynamite BAD-119
Matrix number: MARK A/B/C/D
Origin: 1986 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart GER 19.11.1985
Black box with big sticker on the front


 

 







Side A:
1. Ride Across The River (8:28)
2. Expresso Love (7:02)
3. One World (5:15)
4. Romeo And Juliet (10:30)

Side B:
1. Private Investigations (8:00)
2. Sultans Of Swing (11:42)
3. Walk Of Life (5:00)
4. Two Young Lovers (5:20)

Side C:
1. Wild West End (11:00)
2. Tunnel Of Love (19:10)

Side D:
1. Why Worry (7:30)
2. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (7:50)
3. Brothers In Arms (8:43)
4. Solid Rock (4:35)
5. Going Home (4:35)


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LIVE IN 85

Label: Rockreport - Lounging Records / Catalog Number: 6359 109
Matrix number: MARK A/B/C/D (blank label) - RR1503 DS A/B/C/D (Rockreport)
Origin: GER 1986 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart GER 19.11.1985
Known vinyl colours: both black, blue-white


 

 






Lounging Records edition:

 






Rockreport edition:

 






Northlake edition:

 






White & blue vinyls limited edition:

 

 






Side A:
1. Ride Across The River (8:28)
2. Expresso Love (7:02)
3. One World (5:15)
4. Romeo And Juliet (10:30)

Side B:
1. Private Investigations (8:00)
2. Sultans Of Swing (11:42)
3. Walk Of Life (5:00)
4. Two Young Lovers (5:20)

Side C:
1. Wild West End (11:00)
2. Tunnel Of Love (19:10)

Side D:
1. Why Worry (7:30)
2. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (7:50)
3. Brothers In Arms (8:43)
4. Solid Rock (4:35)
5. Going Home (4:35)


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LIVE IN GERMANY 1985

Label: The Amazing Kornyphone Rebirth Label / Catalog Number: TAKRL 2018/19
Origin: ??? / Format: 2 LP
Source: Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart GER 19.11.1985
Limited edition of 100 copies








Side A:
1. Ride Across The River
2. Expresso Love
3. One World
4. Romeo And Juliet

Side B:
1. Private Investigations
2. Sultans Of Swing
3. Walk Of Life
4. Two Young Lovers

Side C:
1. Wild West End
2. Tunnel Of Love

Side D:
1. Why Worry
2. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting)
3. Brothers In Arms
4. Solid Rock
5. Going Home


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COCAINE

Label: Vertex / Catalog Number: V.R. 001
Origin: --- / Format: 3 LP
Source: Hammersmith Odeon, London UK 19.12.1985 (feat. Clapton, Eric *); Stadtshouwburg, Rotterdam HOL 19.10.1978 (+)
Box with coloured vinyl; two different covers: photo or text


 

 





     





Side A:
1. Ride Across The River (10:51)
2. Expresso Love (7:48)
3. One World (5:04)

Side B:
1. Romeo And Juliet (10:06)
2. Private Investigations (7:53)
3. Sultans Of Swing (13:14)

Side C:
1. Why Worry (7:04)
2. Walk Of Life (8:27)
3. Two Young Lovers (5:35) *

Side D:
1. Cocaine (Cale, J.J.) (5:07) *
2. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (7:31)
3. Wild West End (10:54)

Side E:
1. Tunnel Of Love (20:30)

Side F:
1. Down To The Waterline (3:57) +
2. Six Blade Knife (4:33) +
3. Once Upon A Time In The West (5:04) +
4. Lady Writer (3:23) +
5. Water Of Love (5:38) +
6. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David) (3:23) +


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COCAINE

Label: Vertex / Catalog Number: 8012 146
Origin: UK 1988 / Format: 3 LP
Source: Hammersmith Odeon, London UK 19.12.1985 (feat. Clapton, Eric * / Marvin, Hank B. +)
Fold-out cover for three LPs; blue or black vinyl


 

 

 





     




Labels on the black vinyl edition:

     





Side A:
1. Ride Across The River (10:51)
2. Expresso Love (7:48)
3. One World (5:04)

Side B:
1. Romeo And Juliet (10:06)
2. Private Investigations (7:53)
3. Sultans Of Swing (13:14)

Side C:
1. Why Worry (7:04)
2. Walk Of Life (8:27)
3. Two Young Lovers (5:35) *

Side D:
1. Cocaine (Cale, J.J.) (5:07) *
2. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (7:31)
3. Wild West End (10:54)

Side E:
1. Tunnel Of Love (20:30)

Side F:
1. Brothers In Arms
2. Solid Rock
3. Further On Up The Road (Clapton, Eric) *
4. Going Home +


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WEMBLEY STADIUM
11 JUNI 1988

Label: Wish You Well / Catalog Number: WYWLC0001-PR 4
Matrix number: PR4-A / PR4-B
Origin: GER 88 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Wembley Stadium, London UK 11.06.1988 (feat. Eric Clapton)
Two different covers: colour pictures, photocopy












Side A:
1. Walk Of Life (6:25)
2. Sultans Of Swing (10:35)
3. Romeo And Juliet (11:05)

Side B:
1. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (7:40)
2. Brothers In Arms (8:05)
3. Wonderful Tonight (Clapton, Eric) (6:55)
4. Solid Rock (4:10)


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SOLID ROCK

Label: Vinyl Virus / Catalog Number: VVLP 001-A/B
Matrix number: VV-LP-001-A / VV-LP-001-B
Origin: GER 92 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Wembley Stadium, London UK 11.06.1988 (feat. Eric Clapton)








Side A:
1. Walk Of Life (6:25)
2. Sultans Of Swing (10:35)
3. Romeo And Juliet (11:05)

Side B:
1. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (7:39)
2. Brothers In Arms (8:04)
3. Wonderful Tonight (Clapton, Eric) (6:54)
4. Solid Rock (6:11)


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DIRE STRAITS

Label: --- / Catalog Number: PR 4
Matrix number: PR4-A / PR4-B
Origin: UK / Format: 1 LP
Source: Wembley Stadium, London UK 11.06.1988 (feat. Eric Clapton)








Side A:
1. Walk Of Life (6:25)
2. Sultans Of Swing (10:35)
3. Romeo And Juliet (11:05)

Side B:
1. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (7:40)
2. Brothers In Arms (8:05)
3. Wonderful Tonight (Clapton, Eric) (6:55)
4. Solid Rock (4:10)


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DIRE STRAITS

LIVE 7"

Label: Duck Records / Catalog Number: 863 06 50
Origin: GER 88 / Format: 1 7"
Source: Wembley Stadium, London UK 11.06.1988 (feat. Eric Clapton)
White sleeve with picturesheet envelope








Side A:
1. Walk Of Life

Side B:
1. Sultans Of Swing


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CALLING WEMBLEY

Label: Gallery / Catalog Number: P72-8119
Origin: UK 1992 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Wembley Arena, London UK 16.09.1991








Side A:
1. Calling Elvis (9:40)
2. Heavy Fuel (5:18)
3. Planet Of New Orleans (10:30)

Side B:
1. On Every Street (6:40)
2. The Bug (6:07)
3. I Think I Love You Too Much (6:57)
4. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (6:34)


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WEMBLEY ARENA
16/9/91

Label: Soundboard Recording Company / Catalog Number: ---
Origin: UK 1991 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Wembley Arena, London UK 16.09.1991
Limited edition of 100 copies








Side A:
1. Calling Elvis
2. Heavy Fuel
3. Planet Of New Orleans

Side B:
1. On Every Street
2. The Bug
3. I Think I Love You Too Much
4. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting)


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ON EVERY STREET
TOUR '91

Label: Joy To The World / Catalog Number: JTTW91191008
Matrix number: REC A/B/C/D
Origin: AUS 1991 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Festhalle, Frankfurt GER 08.10.1991


 

 







Side A:
1. Calling Elvis (11:39)
2. Walk Of Life (5:27)
3. Private Investigations (8:25)

Side B:
1. Heavy Fuel (4:34)
2. Romeo And Juliet (12:09)
3. Planet Of New Orleans (10:12)

Side C:
1. Sultans Of Swing (12:06)
2. On Every Street (7:02)
3. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (7:02)

Side D:
1. Tunnel Of Love (15:26)
2. Brothers In Arms (8:58)


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ON EVERY STREET
IN MUNICH

Label: --- / Catalog Number: TR1991
Matrix number: 9100-I-A/B / 9100-II-A/B
Origin: GER 1991 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Olympiahalle, Munchen GER 11.10.1991


 

 







Side A:
1. Calling Elvis
2. Walk Of Life
3. Planet Of New Orleans

Side B:
1. You And Your Friend
2. Two Young Lovers
3. Tunnel Of Love

Side C:
1. Private Investigations
2. Sultans Of Swing
3. On Every Street

Side D:
1. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting)
2. Brothers In Arms
3. Solid Rock


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EUROPEAN TOUR 1992

Label: Swingin' Pig / Catalog Number: TSP-117-3
Origin: LUX 1992 / Format: 3 LP
Source: St. Jakob Stadion, Basel CH 28.06.1992
Box. Known vinyl colours: red - dark green - light green, all black, red - orange, black - light green...


 

 





     





Side A:
1. Calling Elvis (11:51)
2. Walk Of Life (6:04)

Side B:
1. Heavy Fuel (5:21)
2. Romeo And Juliet (10:14)
3. The Bug (5:34)

Side C:
1. Private Investigations (9:35)
2. Sultans Of Swing (14:02)

Side D:
1. Your Latest Trick (5:50)
2. On Every Street (7:09)
3. Two Young Lovers (5:26)

Side E:
1. Telegraph Road (13:02)
2. Money For Nothing (Knopfler, Mark / Sting) (9:36)

Side F:
1. Brothers In Arms (8:50)
2. Solid Rock (6:09)
3. Going Home (4:09)


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THE LONG HIGHWAY

Label: Casino Records Entertainment / Catalog Number: -
Matrix number: HIGHWAY A / HIGHWAY B
Origin: USA 2018 / Format: 1 LP
Source: Reunion Arena, Dallas USA 14.02.1992; Center Coliseum, Seattle USA 04.04.1992 (*); Palais Omnisports de Bercy, Paris FR 25.04.1992 (+); The Point Depot, Dublin IR 23.08.1991 (++)
Limited edition of 350 copies in electric red vinyl








Side A:
1. When It Comes To You
2. I Think I Love You Too Much
3. Setting Me Up
4. Fade To Black *

Side B:
1. Iron Hand +
2. Money For Nothing ++
3. Portobello Belle ++
3. Long Highway ++


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LIVE PROJECT

Label: Never End / Catalog Number: NE 7.21
Origin: ITA 91 / Format: 2 LP
Source: Tower Theatre, Philadelphia USA 06.03.1979; Wembley Arena, London UK 10.07.1985 (*)
Clear vinyl; expanded version available as 2CD 'First Complete Live Project' (Never End NE 7.22)


 

 

 







Side A:
1. Down To The Waterline (4:41)
2. Six Blade Knife (4:08)
3. Water Of Love (5:24)
4. In The Gallery (5:26)
5. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David) (2:41)

Side B:
1. Sultans Of Swing (5:39)
2. Wild West End (4:35)
3. Eastbound Train (3:36)
4. Once Upon A Time In The West (5:19)
5. News (3:47)

Side C:
1. So Far Away (4:32) *
2. Solid Rock (5:15) *
3. Expresso Love (5:02) *
4. Romeo And Juliet (7:25) *

Side D:
1. Private Investigations (7:04) *
2. Walk Of Life (3:59) *
3. Why Worry (4:57) *
4. Brothers In Arms (7:42) *


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DEMOS & RARITIES

Label: Way of Wizard Records / Catalog Number: WOW 119-120
Matrix number: --- / ---
Origin: EU 2016 / Format: 2 LP + CD
Source: Pathway Studios, Islington UK 27.7.1977; BBC Radio London October 1977 (*); 09.11.1977 (+)
Includes a CD version of the recording. Known vinyl colours: green, blue or red


Green vinyl edition:
 

 






Blue vinyl edition:
 

 






Red vinyl edition:
 

 







Side A:
1. Wild West End (5:06)
2. Sultans of Swing (5:45)
3. Down to the Waterline (4:01)
4. Water of Love (4:53)
5. Southbound Again (5:30)*

Side B:
1. In the Gallery (6:11)*
2. Six Blade Knife (5:13)*
3. Setting Me Up (5:50)+
4. Eastbound Train (3:27)+
5. Real Girl (3:32)+

Side C:
1. Twisting by the Pool (original mix from Twisting by the pool CD-video) (3:30)
2. Two Young Lovers (from Twisting by the pool CD-video) (3:22)
3. If I Had You (from Twisting by the pool CD-video) (4:15)
4. The Bug -live- (from Encores 5" CD single) (5:26)
5. Solid Rock -live- (from Encores 5" CD single) (5:21)
6. Local Hero -live- (from Encores 5" CD single) (4:19)

Side D:
1. Solid Rock -live- (Knebworth 1990 w/ Eric Clapton) (5:08)
2. I Think I Love You Too Much -live- (Knebworth 1990 w/ Eric Clapton) (6:20)
3. Money for Nothing -live- (Knebworth 1990 w/ Eric Clapton) (6:38)
4. Millionaire Blues (from Calling Elvis 5" CD single) (4:24)
5. Kingdom Come (from Heavy Fuel 3" CD single) (4:14)


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(PRESUMABLY)

ON DEMAND EDITIONS

General consensus among collectors is that the following releases are, in fact, presumably on demand editions without any guarantee of its real print run. These lathe cut records are made from clear polycarbonate plastic and cut individually, one at a time.

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HOLLAND '78

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: DSBP 015
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Stadtshouwburg, Rotterdam NL 19.10.78
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).








Side A:
1. Down To The Waterline
2. Six Blade Knife
3. Once Upon A Time In The West
4. Lady Writer
5. Water Of Love

Side B:
1. In The Gallery
2. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David)
3. Lions
4. Sultans Of Swing
5. Wild West End


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DUSSELDORF '79

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: ---
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Philipshalle, Dusseldorf GER 13.02.79
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).








Side A:
1. Lady writer
2. Single handed sailor
3. Water of love
4. In the gallery

Side B:
1. Follow me home
2. News
3. What's the matter, baby? (Knopfler, David)
4. Lions
5. Sultans of swing


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SAN FRANCISCO '79

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: DSBP 017
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Old Waldorf, San Francisco USA 31.03.1979
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).








Side A:
1. Down To The Waterline
2. Six Blade Knife
3. Once Upon A Time In The West
4. Lady Writer
5. Water Of Love

Side B:
1. In The Gallery
2. News
3. What's The Matter, Baby? (Knopfler, David)
4. Lions
5. Sultans Of Swing


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COLOGNE '79

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: DSBP 014
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Messehalle, Cologne GER 09.11.79
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).








Side A:
Down to the Waterline
Six Blade Knife
Once Upon a Time in the West
Lady Writer

Side B:
Lions
Sultans of Swing
Wild West End
Portobello Belle


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WESTFALENHALLE

Label: Plastic Passion / Catalog Number: PP04/AB
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Westfalenhalle, Dortmund GER 19.12.1980
Supposedly limited edition of 25 numbered copies in clear vinyl.








Side A:
1. Once Upon A Time In The West
2. Down To The Waterline
3. Lions
4. News

Side B:
1. Sultans Of Swing
2. Tunnel of Love
3. Solid Rock


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WIESBADEN '81

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: DSBP 002
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Rhein-Main-Halle, Wiesbaden GER 05.05.81
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).








Side A:
Down To The Waterline
Lions
Skateaway

Side B:
Romeo And Juliet
News
Sultans Of Swing


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WIESBADEN '81 (2nd night)

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: DSBP 005
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Rhein-Main-Halle, Wiesbaden GER 06.05.81
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).








Side A:
Intro
Once Upon a Time in the West
Expresso Love
Down to the Waterline

Side B:
Telegraph Road
Where Do You Think You're Going?
Solid Rock


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ZAGREB '83

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: DSBP 019
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Zagreb Stadium, Zagreb exYUG 12.07.83
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).


















Side A:
Once Upon A Time In The West
Expresso Love
Romeo And Juliet

Side B:
Love Over Gold
Private Investigations
Sultans Of Swing


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ZAGREB '83 (pt.2)

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: DSBP 024
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Zagreb Stadium, Zagreb exYUG 12.07.83
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).







Side A:
Two Young Lovers
Portobello Belle
Tunnel Of Love

Side B:
Tunnel Of Love (cont.)
Solid Rock
Going Home


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VIENNA '85

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: DSBP 001
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Stadthalle, Vienna AU 15.05.85
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).








Side A:
Intro
Ride Across The River
Expresso Love
So Far Away
Romeo And Juliet

Side B:
Romeo And Juliet (cont.)
Private Investigations
Sultans Of Swing


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VIENNA '85 (pt.2)

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: DSBP 006
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Stadthalle, Vienna AU 15.05.85
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).








Side A:
Money For Nothing
Wild West End
Tunnel Of Love

Side B:
Tunnel Of Love (cont.)
Brothers In Arms
Solid Rock


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TOULOUSE '85

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: DSBP 011
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Palais des Sports, Toulouse FR 08.06.85
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).








Side A:
Expresso Love
So Far Away
Romeo And Juliet

Side B:
Private Investigations
Sultans Of Swing (fade out)
Why Worry


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TORONTO '85

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: ---
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Varsity Arena, Toronto CA 23.07.85
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).







Alternative (earlier?) labels:

     




Alternative (latest?) labels:

     






Side A:
1. Ride across the river
2. Expresso love
3. So far away

Side B:
1. Romeo and Juliet
2. Sultans of swing


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CUYAHOGA '85

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: DSBP 013
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Blossom Music Center, Cleveland USA 05.08.85
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).








Side A:
1. Ride across the river
2. Expresso love
3. So far away

Side B:
1. Romeo and Juliet
2. Sultans of swing


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GLASGOW '91

Label: Dire Straits Boys Production / Catalog Number: ---
Origin: --- / Format: 1 LP
Source: Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre, Glasgow UK 12.09.91
Coloured paper glued on white cover & clear wax (with several variations on glued paper & label colours/design).








Side A:
1. Calling Elvis
2. Walk Of Life
3. Heavy Fuel

Side B:
1. Money For Nothing
2. Brothers In Arms
3. Solid Rock


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DIRE STRAITS

LIVE 7"

Label: --- / Catalog Number: ---
Origin: --- / Format: 1 7"
Source: Philipshalle, Dusseldorf GER 13.02.79








Side A:
1. Eastbound Train

Side B:
1. Wild West End


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DIRE STRAITS

LIVE 7"

Label: --- / Catalog Number: ---
Origin: --- / Format: 1 7"
Source: Messehalle, Cologne GER 09.11.79








Side A:
1. Single Handed Sailor

Side B:
1. Setting Me Up


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DIRE STRAITS

LIVE 7"

Label: --- / Catalog Number: ---
Origin: --- / Format: 1 7"
Source: Rhein-Main-Halle, Wiesbaden GER 06.05.81








Side A:
1. Lions (part 1)

Side B:
1. Lions (part 2)


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DIRE STRAITS

LIVE 7"

Label: --- / Catalog Number: ---
Origin: --- / Format: 1 7"
Source: Zagreb Stadium, Zagreb exYUG 12.07.83








Side A:
1. Industrial Disease

Side B:
1. Going Home


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DIRE STRAITS

LIVE 7"

Label: --- / Catalog Number: ---
Origin: --- / Format: 1 7"
Source: Zagreb Stadium, Zagreb exYUG 12.07.83








Side A:
1. Two Young Lovers

Side B:
1. Expresso Love


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ABOUT

This list is surely not complete and several titles may be missed. So, if you have any vinyl bootleg not listed here please e-mail me (moc.liamg@analpaliv.cram) giving as much info as you can.

Based on the list compiled by Roberto Pedrazzi (http://www.datacomm.ch/elynet/BootsLP.html),
the late Neck & Neck website (http://web.archive.org/web/20050407000410fw_/http://www.neck-and-neck.com/disco/bootlegs/index.html),
the printed guide "On Every Bootleg, the essential guide to Mark Knopfler bootlegs" (by Thomas Gygax, Andrea Villa & Achim Bress - 1994),
Rockaway Magazine (download here; 190Mb) plus 1st hand info from the private collections of: Dieter Raupach, Mimmo Carrata, Jandro Garcia, Guillermo Alvarez, Manel Izquierdo, Gianni Felicetti, Marco Ermacora, Riccardo Pamato, Francesco Mangoni, Alfredo Díaz & myself (Marc Vilaplana - moc.liamg@analpaliv.cram).

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