Long time ago, on 28 September 1991, we were witnessing of Dire Straits when they entering the US album chart with new studio record for the last time. Their sixth and final studio album was released 1991 and On Every Street album debuted on the Billboard 200 on its way to a No.12 peak.
Their last LP arrived six years and four months after their smashing-record, a multi-million-seller of 1985 – Brothers in Arms and was followed by an exhaustive world tour. It was that grueling route that made Mark Knopfler once and forever different from others, in addition to all those concerts across the world at various stadiums, gigantic arenas and massive tours.
As we know, Dire Straits never issued a formal statement to announce that they were splitting, but a strong clue had arrived from the other band of Mark the Notting Hillbillies and their album Missing…Presumed Having a Good Time.
By 1995, Knopfler was committed to his work outside of the band, and finally released his first solo studio album Golden Heart, a year later in 1996.
The last album of Straits – On Every Street is not every fan’s idea of the perfect final chapter in the Straits story, but it produced a number of memorable songs, notably the lead single ‘Calling Elvis’.
The album follows also the characteristically rocky song ‘Heavy Fuel’, the reflective ‘On Every Street’, and the rock n’ roll song ‘The Bug’, ‘Fade to Black’ and ‘You and Your Friend’.
The album debuted at No.1 on the UK chart the week before its US entry, replacing Paul Young’s singles collection From Time To Time at the top.
The Dire Straits record spent a further four weeks in the UK top ten and 27 in its first run on the chart overall, which eventually grew to an aggregate of 36. Just ten days after its debut in the band’s home country, the album was double platinum there.