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Almost Straits / Re: Dire Straits Experience - should I go?
« Last post by Dutchessy on Today at 06:01:36 PM »
I have seen them once and i liked it. Terence did a good job on guitar and the sax parts of Chris are the same as on the On The Night album.

That sounds very promising indeed. I like the sax parts on that album. In fact I like the sax from the entire OES tour so Chris White is a big plus for me.  :thumbsup
Go see them :) Chris Whiten is also nice and powerful on drums.

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Almost Straits / Re: Dire Straits Experience - should I go?
« Last post by MK-47 on Today at 05:53:16 PM »
I have seen them once and i liked it. Terence did a good job on guitar and the sax parts of Chris are the same as on the On The Night album.

That sounds very promising indeed. I like the sax parts on that album. In fact I like the sax from the entire OES tour so Chris White is a big plus for me.  :thumbsup
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Almost Straits / Re: Dire Straits Experience - should I go?
« Last post by MK-47 on Today at 05:50:09 PM »

Exactly, this is music after all. If you love the songs and the idea of hearing them live with no any "original vs. forgery" drama inside you, then go with no doubts.

"You don’t make music for immortality, you make music for the moment. For capturing the sheer joy of being alive on planet earth. Wow, is this fun." — Ray Manzarek

That is a great quote by a great man.  :thumbsup

You're right, music is music and if it is preformed ok then it is enjoyable. But can you entirely separate the copy from original and not make any comparisons even unwillingly so inside your head? I'm afraid I can't go to the concert without any doubts, I would like to but I can't. I know it's silly to think that I will get the true DS without Knopfler playing but I would like to hear if they are worth the trouble because they are not just another ordinary DS tribute band.

Your thoughts and opinions on this are very helpful for me to make the decision whether to go or not because I have much respect for you all as MK fans, so thanks. Hope you have some more experiences to share.


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Almost Straits / Re: Dire Straits Experience - should I go?
« Last post by Dutchessy on Today at 05:28:09 PM »
I have seen them once and i liked it. Terence did a good job on guitar and the sax parts of Chris are the same as on the On The Night album.

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Almost Straits / Re: Dire Straits Experience - should I go?
« Last post by quizzaciously on Today at 03:38:19 PM »
I read some reviews of fans that went to their shows without expectations and enjoyed it more than they thought.

Exactly, this is music after all. If you love the songs and the idea of hearing them live with no any "original vs. forgery" drama inside you, then go with no doubts.

"You don’t make music for immortality, you make music for the moment. For capturing the sheer joy of being alive on planet earth. Wow, is this fun." — Ray Manzarek
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Almost Straits / Re: Dire Straits Experience - should I go?
« Last post by jbaent on Today at 02:55:28 PM »
I read some reviews of fans that went to their shows without expectations and enjoyed it more than they thought.
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Almost Straits / Re: Dire Straits Experience - should I go?
« Last post by MK-47 on Today at 02:10:31 PM »
Thanks for the replies! I agree about them not being able to be real DS without MK. I have been to some tribute DS concerts and although I liked hearing those songs played live in front of me, they were a bit of a disappointment.

I like Chris White, Chris Whitten was not that important I agree. Alan Clark was one of the more important musicians involved but as you say he is no longer in the band, that's too bad. Now, if Pick Wither was still playing with them, I would probably go to the concert because of what he meant to the original band. But I'm not impressed name-wise with the rest of the lineup. The only thing linking them with the original band is the name and a couple of touring musicians involved for only a year or two with DS.

I listened to DS experience on youtube and quite honestly I wasn't impressed. Maybe it would be better if I heard them live and that's the reason why I started the topic. Has anyone shared my view before the concert and then got pleasantly surprised after attending it?
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Almost Straits / Re: Dire Straits Experience - should I go?
« Last post by Love Expresso on Today at 01:46:45 PM »
Since Nigel Hitchcock is used to play on Dire Straits tracks, I think of Chris White much better and I miss his possible contributions to MK's music. Same as with Danny Cummings, there was much more than just skills and talent but a magic bond with MK's soul I dare to say or very deep understanding of his music which brought so much magic into the whole thing... much more than the current band is able to deliver, apart from Jim maybe (and Paul Franklin).

Sorry for being slighly off-topic, it was jbaents 'not the most important musicians" that let me going...

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Almost Straits / Re: Dire Straits Experience - should I go?
« Last post by jbaent on Today at 01:39:13 PM »
They had Chris White and Chris Whitten, not the most important musicians of DS but they played with them...

I read comments of all kinds. I'd say that you would enjoy it if you go open minded, not judging but enjoying.

I saw them in their very first incarnation as "The Straits", then with Alan Clark and Phil Palmer as well, and I liked them. They are not the real band and without MK it can't be the same but as an "almost strait" thing, it's enjoyable.
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Almost Straits / Dire Straits Experience - should I go?
« Last post by MK-47 on Today at 01:26:31 PM »
Hello everybody.

I started this topic because DS experience will have a concert near me in near future, and I would like to hear your opinions about them. Are they worth the ticket price? Are they any good in recreating the DS sound?

What are your experiences attending their concerts?

I would appreciate any input.
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