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Published on Apr 23, 2010
Originally filmed in front of a packed Hammersmith Odeon in 1983, Alchemy Live presents a storming set showcasing Dire Straits at their peak, now finally restored to pristine High Definition visual clarity, with remixed stereo and stunning 5.1 surround sound.
Featuring the seminal hits Sultans Of Swing and Romeo and Juliet plus a unique encore performances of the Ivor Novello Award-winning Going Home from the soundtrack to the film Local Hero. Demonstrating faultless musicianship, this is a true recording of excerpts of one Dire Straits performance, containing no re-recording or overdubs of any kind. This, along with massive critical acclaim, makes Alchemy Live truly one of the most revered live recordings of all time.
Available as Deluxe Limited Edition DVD complete with the original live double CD album in special slip case special packaging. The Blu-ray includes everything from DVD in full High Definition with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround, plus the original live album as Digital Copy downloadable MP3 audio files.
Bonus features include two classic live TV performances of Sultans Of Swing and Tunnel Of Love taken from The Old Grey Whistle Test, plus a rare BBC Arena documentary including exclusive interviews with the band and intimate rehearsal footage.