Alchemy - Live (DVD)

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Dire Straits
Alchemy - Live (DVD)

[ Universal Music / DVD ]

Release Date: Thursday 13 May 2010

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

'Alchemy' by Dire Straits has been restored to pristine high definition visual clarity, remixed in PCM Uncompressed Stereo and Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and is available on DVD and Blu-ray for the very first time!

Originally released 12th March 1984 with accompanying VHS, the double live album debuted in the UK Top 3, spent all but one week of its first seven months in the top 40 and went on, in the afterglow of 'Brothers in Arms' to spend more than three years in the top 100. This phenomenal sales history and critical acclaim has solidified 'Alchemy' as one of the most revered live recordings of all time.

The set features the seminal hits "Sultans of Swing" & "Romeo and Juliet", plus a unique encore performances of the Ivor Novello Award-winning "Going Home" from the soundtrack to the film 'Local Hero'.

Demonstrating faultless musicianship, this is a true recording of excerpts of one Dire Straits performance, containing no re-recording or overdubs of any kind. Video has been painstakingly restored from the original film by archive restoration specialist and acclaimed live concert director Dick Carruthers (Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison). Audio remixed by Chuck Ainlay, winner of the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album for his surround production on 'Brothers in Arms'.

Bonus features include 2 live TV performances from The Old Grey Whistle Test of "Sultans of Swing" & "Tunnel of Love", plus a rare BBC Arena documentary including exclusive interviews with the band and rehearsal footage.



Main Content (90 minutes)
Alchemy Live
23rd July 1983, Hammersmith Odeon, London
***Intro*** (Saturday Night At The Movies)
1. Once Upon a Time in the West
2. Expresso Love
3. Romeo & Juliet
4. Private Investigations
5. Sultans of Swing
6. Two Young Lovers
7. Tunnel of Love
8. Telegraph Road
9. Solid Rock
10. Going Home - Theme from 'Local Hero'

Bonus Content (79 minutes)
Live TV Performances
Tunnel Of Love (The Old Grey Whistle Test 29/11/1980)
Sultans of Swing (The Old Grey Whistle Test 16/05/1978)

BBC Arena: Dire Straits [58 mins] 22/12/1980