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Cover Front

Dire Straits - Making Movies

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Classic Album Art

release - 1980
album art - Neil Terk (design)
Brian Griffin (photography)

cover front

The front- and backcover are plain and designed by Neil Terk. There is nothing to explore except the name of the band, the title and the tracklisting.

At first sight it is a very boring cover in red, blue and white. Neverhteless; once you're holding the inner sleeve in your hands you'll notice the subtle intention behind the design. All this together makes the cover very recognizable and arty.

The title of the album is taken from a line in the song 'Skateaway' and from the outtake 'Making Movies'.

cover back

Cover Back

inner sleeve

Sleeve A
Sleeve B

The inner sleeve follows the concept of the design. Indeed in blue as the front and back cover predict. On the sleeve the lyrics and the bandmembers: Mark Knopfler, John Illsley and Pick Withers. Photography by Brian Griffin.




Note: this the first album without David Knopfler



Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). Despite the prominence of punk rock during the band's early years, their stripped-down sound contrasted with punk, demonstrating a more "rootsy" influence that emerged from pub rock. Many of Dire Straits' compositions were melancholic.

Dire Straits' biggest selling album Brothers in Arms has sold over 30 million copies, and was the first album to sell a million copies on CD. They also became one of the world's most commercially successful bands, with worldwide records sales of over 100 million. In 1995 Mark Knopfler quietly disbanded Dire Straits.

also in gallery

Dire Straits | Brothers in Arms