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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.[2][3] 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

Year of Production: 1978