SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

October 17, 2005 09:00 ET

"Private Investigations - The Very Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler" Set for November 15th Release

Includes New Duet With Emmylou Harris

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 17, 2005 -- Warner Bros. Records is thrilled to release a very special collection of songs by one of the biggest British bands in music history, Dire Straits, fronted by one of the world's leading songwriters and guitarists, Mark Knopfler.

On November 15th, 2005, Warner Bros. Records will release "Private Investigations - The Very Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler." This collection of songs spans Mark's entire career in Dire Straits as well as selections from his critically acclaimed solo albums. Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler have sold in excess of 118 million albums worldwide to date.

"Private Investigations" features tracks from each of Dire Straits' classic albums, e.g. "On Every Street," "Making Movies," "Love Over Gold," as well as the 13 times platinum-selling "Brothers In Arms" album, which to date has clocked up over 20 million sales and achieved #1 status in 22 countries. It still remains one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.

Along with the Dire Straits classics, the album features gems from Mark Knopfler's solo albums such as "Sailing To Philadelphia," "The Ragpicker's Dream" and his current album "Shangri-La." The final track "All The Roadrunning" is exclusive to this collection and features a duet between Mark and Emmylou Harris from their forthcoming album, to be released on Warner Bros. Records in 2006.



"Telegraph Road"
"Sultans Of Swing"
"Love Over Gold"
"Romeo And Juliet"
"Tunnel Of Love"
"Private Investigations"
"So Far Away"
"Money For Nothing"
"Walk Of Life"
"Your Latest Trick"
"Calling Elvis"
"On Every Street"
"Going Home: The Theme Of The Local Hero"
"The Long Road"
"Why Aye Man"
"Sailing To Philadelphia"
"What It Is"
"The Trawlerman's Song"
"Boom, Like That"
"Brothers In Arms"
"All The Roadrunning"
Limited edition 2-CD set -- Hardback 48 page book with exclusive photos and liner notes by Timothy Ferris. Also available as regular 2-CD set.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Bill Bentley
    Warner Bros./Reprise Records Publicity
    (818) 953-3671
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