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I've heard the OG US, this MoFi, the MoFi SACD, the 1996 CD, the BG AAA cut from 2010 (same cut as 2014), and the Japanese SACD and the 1980 US is by far the best.
The song is filled with romantic projections, though in real life most women would run away from a creepy carnival worker hitting on them. Thankfully even though they’re too long the songs on here are much more memorable than Brothers In Arms, still kinda boring though at the beginning. Everything sounds the same at a certain point, all of these songs start off good but trail off into nothing of note.The romanticism of Bittan's piano, precision timekeeping of drummer Pick Withers, and steady roll of bassist John Illsley come across with similar potency, scale, and verve.
The album sessions continued with Sid McGinnis on rhythm guitar, although he was uncredited on the album. It appears mine was done at the Toronto plant and have seen decent pressings from there on occasion. He seems to be putting Roy Bittan's piano playing in the spotlight instead of his own guitar on most of the other tracks. The song “Skateaway” has an interesting backing rhythm and actually contains the title words of the album ‘Making movies’. Making Movies is the third studio album by British rock band Dire Straits, released on 17 October 1980 by Vertigo Records internationally, Warner Bros.That 2023 release I have also suffers a slightly noisy sound floor so I suppose it’s a good comparison of the two mixes of that song. He even went as far as getting Springsteen's piano player Roy Bittan to play lots of sweeping arpeggios and big full chords when needed, and at the very beginning of the album is an extract from Rogers and Hammerstein's The Carousel Waltz, a very Springsteenian theme.