Dire Straits - Making Movies
Vertigo  (1980)
Rock, Pop/Rock, Pop / Rock

In Collection
CD  37:37
7 tracks
01 Tunnel Of Love             08:08
02 Romeo & Juliet             05:54
03 Skateaway             06:18
04 Expresso Love             05:03
05 Hand In Hand             04:49
06 Solid Rock             03:19
07 Les Boys             04:06
Personal Details
Price $11.98
Links Amazon US
UPC (Barcode) 075992348027
Packaging Jewel Case
Spars DDD
Sound Stereo
Reviewed by Stephen Thomas Erlewine Without second guitarist David Knopfler, Dire Straits began to move away from its roots-rock origins into a jazzier variation of country-rock and singer-songwriter folk-rock. Naturally, this means that Mark Knopfler's ambitions as a songwriter are growing, as the storytelling pretensions of Making Movies indicate. Fortunately, his skills are increasing, as the lovely "Romeo and Juliet," "Tunnel of Love" and "Skateaway" indicate. And Making Movies is helped by a new wave-tinged pop production, which actually helps Knopfler's jazzy inclinations take hold. The record runs out of steam toward the end, closing with the borderline offensive "Les Boys," but the remainder of Making Movies ranks among the band's finest work.