Rare Actual 1978 High Quality First Japanese Pressing! Includes Insert With Lyrics In English, Labels Are Clean. Original Pressings Of Early Dire Straits Albums From Japan Really Are Something To Behold ~ Audiophile Analog Clarity!
The Confident & Tasteful Eponymous Debut LP From Dire Straits Features “Down To The Waterline”, “Sultans Of Swing”, “Wild West End” & More.
Condition – Vinyl: VERY GOOD PLUS! Couple of light surface marks at very quiet start of Side 1, audible for half a minute (no skips or repeats), then all is very sweet indeed. Wonderful sound quality!
Condition – Cover: VERY GOOD PLUS! Spot of foxing on front, otherwise EXCELLENT! It’s very difficult to keep a white record cover white for over 46 years old.
Japanese vinyl pressings are highly sought after by audiophiles and collectors, due to their premium sound quality and beautifully presented packaging. The sonic quality of Japanese records is regarded as the best in the world. No wonder all the original Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab records were pressed in Japan! The covers are printed on better quality heavy stock paper too. Top condition original Japanese pressings are becoming scarcer ~ and therefore more collectable and valuable every year.
Down To The Waterline
Water Of Love
Settin’ Me Up
Six Blade Knife
Sultans Of Swing
In The Gallery
Wild West End