Sunday, 15 January 2012

Must Have Guitar Albums - Dire Straits - Love Over Gold

released in 1982 considered by many as a concept album since there are only 5 songs. Some quite long in length.

All songs written by Mark Knopfler.
Side one
  1. "Telegraph Road" – 14:18
  2. "Private Investigations" – 6:45
Side two
  1. "Industrial Disease" – 5:50
  2. "Love over Gold" – 6:15
  3. "It Never Rains" – 7:59

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Must Have Guitar Albums - Dire Straits - Making Movies

The bands third album released in 1980. Although not achieving the fame of Brothers In Arms this album almost defined the sound of the 80's with guitar classic 'Romeo and Juliet and use of Tunnel of Love in the film 'Officer and a Gentleman

All songs written by Mark Knopfler, unless otherwise noted.
  1. "Tunnel of Love" (Mark Knopfler, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 8:11
  2. "Romeo and Juliet" – 6:00
  3. "Skateaway" – 6:40
  4. "Expresso Love" – 5:12
  5. "Hand in Hand" – 4:48
  6. "Solid Rock" – 3:19
  7. "Les Boys" – 4:07

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Must Have Guitar Albums - Whitesnake - Slip of the Tongue

Released in 1989 and featuring the reworking of the classic 'Fool For Your Loving'
Of most note is Steve Vai on guitar (7 string Ibanez Jem)
Although this is a always a Whitesnake album it really does showcase Steve Vai's guitar style and shows how a guitarist can fit into a well established band and still hold to his own unipque style.

Track Listing 
1. Slip Of The Tongue
2. Cheap And Nasty
3. Fool for Your Loving
4. Now You're Gone
5. Kitten's Got Claws
6. Wings Of The Storm  
7. Deeper The Love
8. Judgement Day
9. Slow Poke Music
10. Sailing Ships

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