Category: JOHN ILLSLEY

DIRE STRAITS – Dire Straits [Limited Edition MFSL / SACD remastered] (2019)

And the time has come: DIRE STRAITS‘ classic self-titled debut album “Dire Straits” finally gets the deserved, properly CD release via this terrific Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi) remaster treatment on UltraDisc UHR / Hybrid SACD (compatible with all players). “Dire Straits” is one of that albums that never went fine on its digital versions: even the Japanese SHM-CD version sounds lifeless, cold. This seems to be one of that albums born to be on vinyl LP only.
However, MoFi has done miracles here. You gotta listen to the Dynamic Range / clarity of this 2019 Limited Numbered Edition. It worth every cent.

JOHN ILLSLEY (Dire Straits) – Long Shadows (2016)

JOHN ILLSLEY (Dire Straits) – Long Shadows (2016)

Former Dire Straits bassist and multiple Brit & Grammy award winner JOHN ILLSEY is set to release his sixth solo studio album “Long Shadows” on May 20th 2016. The album follows his celebrated – and recommended by this blog – 2014 studio release Testing The Water and a last year’s live album.Illsley jokes: ‘I have been working on these songs...

DIRE STRAITS – Brothers In Arms [Limited Edition SHM-CD remastered]

Finally one of the greatest Classic Rock albums of all time is released on high quality SHM-CD format; DIRE STRAITS “Brothers In Arms“. “Brothers In Arms” previously appeared on a multi-channel SACD, however the mastering of that release is not to everyone’s taste, considered rather bright and compressed by some.This new remaster by Universal Japan sounds wonderful, with a fantastic...