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Communiqué

Communiqué (album)

Communiqué is the second album by British rock band Dire Straits.

History

Communiqué was recorded in December 1978, at Compass Point Studio, Nassau and was produced by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett. The album became the first LP ever to enter the German charts at number 1 in its first week of release (while the first LP was still at number 3 in that country). Communiqué went on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide; in Europe, it sold 3.6 million copies and in the U.S. it reached gold status.

It was remastered and released with the rest of the Dire Straits catalogue in 1996 for most of the world outside the U.S. and on September 19, 2000 in the United States.

Track listing

All songs written by Mark Knopfler.

  1. "Once Upon a Time in the West" – 5:25
  2. "News" – 4:14
  3. "Where Do You Think You're Going?" – 3:49
  4. "Communiqué" – 5:49
  5. "Lady Writer" – 3:45
  6. "Angel of Mercy" – 4:36
  7. "Portobello Belle" – 4:29
  8. "Single Handed Sailor" – 4:42
  9. "Follow Me Home" – 5:50

Personnel

Production

  • Producers: Barry Beckett, Jerry Wexler
  • Engineer: Jack Nuber
  • Mixing: Gregg Hamm
  • Mastering: Bobby Hata
  • Mastering supervisor: Paul Wexler
  • Remastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Project coordinator: Jo Motta
  • Series concept: Gregg Geller
  • Art direction: Alan Schmidt
  • Illustrations: Geoff Halpin

Charts

Communiquè has spent only 30 weeks in UK Albums Chart

Album

Year Chart Position
1979 German Albums Chart 1
1979 New Zealand Albums Chart 1
1979 Sweden Albums Chart 1
1979 Norway Albums Chart 2
1979 UK Albums Chart 5
1979 Austria Albums Chart 7
1979 Billboard Pop Albums 11
1979 Italy Albums Chart 17

Singles

Year Song The Billboard Hot 100 UK singles
1979 "Lady Writer" 45 51

Certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA - U.S. Gold June 26 1979
RISA – South Africa Gold September 1979
RISA – South Africa Platinum September 1979
IFPI – Denmark Gold September 1979
IFPI – Denmark Platinum September 1979
IFPI – Finland Gold September 1979
IFPI – Finland Platinum September 1979
IFPI – Norway Gold September 1979
IFPI – Norway Platinum September 1979
IFPI – Sweden Gold September 1979
IFPI – Sweden Platinum September 1979
IFPI – Switzerland Gold September 1979
IFPI – Switzerland Platinum September 1979
PROMUSICAE - Spain Gold September 1979
PROMUSICAE - Spain Platinum September 1979
IFPI – Germany Gold September 1979
IFPI – Germany Platinum September 1979
BPI – UK Silver October 29 1985
BPI – UK Gold October 29 1985
BPI – UK Platinum October 29 1985
SNEP – France 2X Platinum 1991

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