Alchemy Dire Straits

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Alchemy: Dire Straits Live was recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon.

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Alchemy Dire Straits Live

Alchemy is the first live album by  Dire Straits, released in 1984. It features their best-known tracks up to that point, often featuring reworked arrangements and extended improvisational segments.

The album cover artwork was adapted from a section of a painting by Brett Whiteley titled Alchemy 1974.[3] Alchemy is a hypothetical process once believed to turn ordinary elements into gold. The image of a guitar with lips held by a hand was added for the album design. The original painting, done between 1972 and 1973, was composed of many different elements and on 18 wood panels 203 cm x 1615 cm x 9 cm. In terms of media it used everything from feathers and part of a bird’s nest to a glass eye, shell, plugs and brain in a work that becomes a transmutation of sexual organic landscapes and mindscapes. It has been regarded as a self-portrait, a giant outpouring of energy and ideas brought forth over a long period of time.

Silent Quartz sweep mechanism runs by 1.5 volt AA battery (supplied)
Front coated with resin to preserve the cover and easy cleaning.
Size 12.5 X 12.5 inches

Weight950 g
Dimensions35 × 35 × 2.5 cm