Additional information about this, Dire Straits vinyl art.
Dire Straits – The Artist
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). They were active from 1977 to 1988 and again from 1991 to 1995. The band became one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with album sales of over 100 million
Tunnel of Love – The Song
Tunnel of Love is a song by Dire Straits, it appears on the 1980 album Making Movies. Tunnel of Love is one of only three Dire Straits songs not credited to Mark Knopfler alone (the other two are “Money for Nothing” and “What’s The Matter Baby?”). The song itself is entirely by Knopfler, but the opening instrumental is an arrangement of the “Carousel Waltz” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.
The Tunnel of Love – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the silhouette of a heart shaped tunnel depicting a tunnel of love. The tunnel of love is a type of amusement park ride with unaccompanied boats floated on guideways through dark tunnels. These themed dark rides originated in the late 19th century and are known by a variety of names. While generally considered a gentle ride, a variation that ends with a climactic splashdown, similar to the modern-day log flume, is known as a mill chute.
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