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- Dire Straits Mark Knopfler: lead vocals, lead guitar David Knopfler: rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals John Illsley: bass, backing vocals Pick Withers: drums, percussion Tower Theatre Philadelphia, Pa. USA March 6, 1979 (Tuesday) FM master reel runtime: 57:00 setlist: 1: introduction > down to the waterline 5:48 2: six blade knife 4:56 3: water of love 7:21 4: in the gallery 5:49 5: what's the matter? 3:35 6: lions 6:16 7: sultans of swing 6:37 8: wild west end 5:39 9: eastbound train 4:34 10: southbound again 4:46 11: radio announcer closing credits 1:32 the last 6 songs of this concert were not released yet at the time and not included in here, * not broadcasted, for copyright reasons 12: once upon a time in the west * 13: lady writer * 14. single handed sailor * 15. news * 16. Where do you think you're going? * 17. Nadine * lineage: WCOZ FM radio > Sansui 8 reciever with wire antenna > Teac reel deck (not sure which one but a good one) > Maxell UD 7" reel @ 3.3/4 ips > played on Teac 3300 into soundforge (WAV) using realtek soundcard > FLAC > torrentially yours. first seeded in 2009. reseeded in 2011 with band line up and a flac > wav > flac (sb's aligned) reconversion to remove the sbe's. A this and that, "masters of rock", 3 step torrent production. (master tape > WAV > FLAC > torrentially yours.) cuz somebody's gotta do it. recorded and digitized by glasnostrd19. do not sell this recording. Share freely, losslessly and gaplessly. comments: this is the FM coverage part of this concert, which ended after "southbound again". the missing part is about the last half-hour of the show and includes songs later heard on the band's second album "communique". Mark mentions that they'll play the new songs after the radio broadcast is over. the ones heard here are from their 1978 1st studio album, "Dire Straits". this was for many, if not all, the 1st (of many) time a Dire Straits concert was heard on U.S. radio and just when Sultans of Swing and Down to the Waterline were becoming big radio hits. by the end of the year Dire Straits had become a regular staple in FM rock radio. this recording was made from the FM broadcast and is one of the best FM recordings I've made.