Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Communique by Dire Straits, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Communique is a 1979 pressing on the Vertigo “spaceship” label.
The cover is VG++ and very close to M-, with trace corner wear and a tiny bit of ring wear at the top of the front cover.
The lyric insert and custom inner sleeve are M-.
The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce Dire Straits LP.
Background: Released in 1979, Communique was the second album by Dire Straits.
The album reached #5 on the UK charts and #11 in the U.S.
Rushed out less than nine months after the surprise success of Dire Straits’ self-titled debut album, the group’s sophomore effort, Communiqué, seemed little more than a carbon copy of its predecessor with less compelling material. Mark Knopfler and co. had established a sound (derived largely from J.J. Cale) of laid-back shuffles and intricate, bluesy guitar playing, and Communiqué provided more examples of it. But there was no track as focused as “Sultans of Swing,” even if “Lady Writer” (a lesser singles chart entry on both sides of the Atlantic) nearly duplicated its sound. As a result, Communiqué sold immediately to Dire Straits’ established audience, but no more, and it did not fare as well critically as its predecessor or its follow-up.
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