Dire Straits – Making Movies original Japan promotional LP with “obi” sticker


Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1980 Japanese white label promotional pressing of Making Movies by Dire Straits, including the sticker that was used in place of an obi on the first issue.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional pressing of Making Movies by Dire Straits.

This LP was not issued with an obi, but had a sticker attached to the cover instead.

About this copy: This copy of Making Movies is an original 1980 pressing on the Vertigo label.

The cover is M-, as is the attached sticker.  A second sticker that says “sample” in Japanese, is attached.

The foldout lyric insert is VG++ with slight foxing.

The white label promotional disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Dire Straits LP and the only promotional copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in 1980, Making Movies was the third album by Dire Straits.

The album reached #19 on the U.S. charts and #4 in the UK. gave Making Movies a 4 1/2 star review:

Without second guitarist David Knopfler, Dire Straits began to move away from its roots rock origins into a jazzier variation of country-rock and singer/songwriter folk-rock. Naturally, this means that Mark Knopfler’s ambitions as a songwriter are growing, as the storytelling pretensions of Making Movies indicate. Fortunately, his skills are increasing, as the lovely “Romeo and Juliet,” “Tunnel of Love,” and “Skateaway” indicate.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Vertigo
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in