Alchemy (live album) by Dire Straits

Alchemy
Alchemy by Dire Straits
(Live album)
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 1,901st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 187 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1984 (30th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (304th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,901st)
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Dire Straits - Alchemy Dire Straits Live Part 1 + Part 2 (2 MCs) Russia SEALED
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Alchemy Dire Straits Live Part Two CD
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Time left: 5h 56m 58s
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DIRE STRAITS ALCHEMY LIVE VOL 2 CLAMSHELL 1996 RARE orig CASSETTE TAPE INDIA
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Dire Straits bestography

Alchemy is ranked 5th best out of 14 albums by Dire Straits on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Dire Straits is Brothers In Arms which is ranked number 230 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,619.

Dire Straits album bestography « Higher ranked (688th) This album (1,901st) Lower ranked (1,918th) »
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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 187 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 73.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 75.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.5.

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90/100
From 10/07/2019 11:57
One of the best live album
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From 08/07/2019 00:29
Best live album after pulse...underrated
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From 07/25/2019 14:36
Dire straits at its finest
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From 03/07/2018 02:55
One of the best live albums ever, if not the best. Still hugely underrated with a 74/100 and 1253th place? I mean come on. Knopfler is on fire on this one!
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From 06/18/2015 20:04
The best live album I have ever heard
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From 06/15/2015 14:43
Normally I prefer studio versions, but some of the songs here (e.g. Sultans of Swing and Telegraph Road) are so great that I never play the studio versions anymore. Mark Knopfler at his best!
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From 05/14/2015 16:43
One of the best live albums ever!!! Simply perfect!!
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From 02/16/2015 09:47
Sad that so few appreciate this album - simply the finest LIVE recording I've heard.

Mark Knopfler is, in my opinion, a true musical genius. His guitar-playing here is beyond remarkable.
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55/100
From 04/08/2014 21:24
i wish i could have been there. the live version of sultans of swing is so epic that it hurts.
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85/100
From 09/18/2012 19:30
One of the very best live albums of all time.
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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
4. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
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