Upcoming Dire Straits Box Highlights Pick Withers, Omar Hakim, Jeff Porcaro, and Manu Katché
On October 9, Rhino Records will release box sets of all six of Dire Straits’ studio albums. The band’s first four albums, including the self-titled debut LP and its classic track “Sultans of Swing,” featured drummer Pick Withers; 1985’s Brothers in Arms, with the mega-hit “Money for Nothing,” featured Omar Hakim (Sting, Weather Report, David Bowie); and their sixth and final studio album, 1991’s On Every Street, featured legendary studio and Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro, with Peter Gabriel/Sting drummer Manu Katché on two tracks. Dire Straits: The Studio Albums 1978-1991 will be available as a six-CD collection for $39.98 and on 180-gram vinyl for $174.98. Both versions are available for preorder now.