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Dire Straits

Private Investigations

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Swing
  • Space
  • Bass
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  • 1985
  • 2000
  • 2005
  • 1977
  • 1988

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“Private Investigations” is a popular song by Dire Straits from their album Love over Gold. Although it was not released as a single in the US, it reached #2 in the UK, and is one of their biggest chart successes in the United Kingdom, on a par with “Walk of Life”. Similarly, the album it came from, Love over Gold, only sold 0.5 million copies in the US, though it was well-received elsewhere. The song begins with a slow piano riff accompanying an acoustic guitar. After several verses, the song opens up into a slow, bass-driven beat, with an electric guitar coming in at the end, before the gradual diminuendo featuring extended interplay between Mark Knopfler’s acoustic guitar and Marimba played by Mike Mainieri. On the DVD, Mark Knopfler said this about the song:... Read on...

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Most votes come from Germany, Spain, Netherlands, United States, Turkey, France, India, Italy, Norway, and Venezuela.


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