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Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing

An evening pause: It has been six years since I posted Dire Straits performing this song, and that version is now gone on Youtube. Time to post it again, especially because this official music video focuses so nicely on the performance itself.

Hat tip Cotour.

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  • wayne

    Dire Straits
    Sultans Of Swing
    (Old Grey Whistle Test, 16th May 1978)

  • Jody Smyers

    One of my all-time favorite bands in the early days – Great post, thanks Robert!

  • Jeff Wright

    Great stuff

  • I had to purchase a new set of speakers for my desk top computer. I blew out one of the speakers on my smaller Bose speakers, the one with the little round touch and volume pad. And they served me well for many years.

    And after much searching, I found these:

    Which were a bit more than I wanted to spend but the blown speaker was driving me nuts and Bose does not appear to have a replacement for what I had and so I chose the Audioengine 5+.

    And to test them out I played this song, Sultans of Swing. Like, being in the audience, front row. Crystal clear.

    And then I played this version of this song, which I must admit makes me emotional. I could not stand having the volume all the way up, hurt my ears, very powerful highs and very deep base. Very nice solid speakers. Took all of 5 minutes to set up.

    Thunder Struck:

    Dark? Maybe, but the speakers are great!

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