Dire Straits is the debut studio album by the British rock band Dire Straits released on 7 October 1978 by Vertigo Records internationally, Warner Bros. Records in the United States and Mercury Records in Canada. The album produced the hit single "Sultans of Swing", which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 8 on the UK Singles Chart. The album reached #1 on album charts in Germany, Australia and France, #2 in the United States and #5 in the United Kingdom. Dire Straits was later certified double-platinum in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Track Listing: A1 Down To The Waterline A2 Water Of Love A3 Setting Me Up A4 Six Blade Knife A5 Southbound Again B1 Sultans Of Swing B2 In The Gallery B3 Wild West End B4 Lions