Dire Straits

Sultans Of Swing (Alternate Version Edit)

Album related: Dire Straits

Year: 1978

Originally released on: Sultans of Swing 7” Promo Single (UK, Vertigo 6059 206 DJ)

Category: Edit

Track Length: 4:28

Album Version Track Lenght: 5:52

Notes: This edit also appeared on an all star compilation called Formula 30 in double vinyl format (1983, UK,  Pro TV London ‎– PROLP 4 Pro TV London ‎– 814 930-1). Quite rare to see the alternate version on a compilation and even rarer to have the edited version but is the best option as the hard to find promo 7" Single is the other release which has it. It skips the verse starting with "Then a crowd a young boys..." and goes directly into the first solo. The final solo is fade out promptly so we lose the licks that are trademark of Dire Straits sound and have become a part of the history of popular music