David’s cover of the “Calypso” version of “So Far Away” by Dire Straits, played live in Sydney in 1986, is nothing short of amazing. The unique first part of the song features marimbas and nylon string guitar.
David Claux, a French computer science engineer with a remarkable musical talent, especially for guitar, has been a longtime friend, fan, and reader of our blog website. Over the years, we have supported him and our inspiration has thrilled him to make better cover videos. He has been living near Seattle in the United States for the past 12 years and is a big fan of the music of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler.
David, who is already known to many through the covers we’ve shared, has released a video cover of “So Far Away.” The video was published on November 18th, 2022, and has already garnered over 3,500 views, 150 likes, and 30 comments. In this nearly 8-minute long video, David has made an outstanding contribution to all Dire Straits fans, playing acoustic, bass, and electric guitars.
David’s video cover features an amazing and wonderful guitar solo. We highly recommend listening to it, especially if you’re a fan of Dire Straits. You won’t want to miss this stunning tribute to one of their most beloved songs.
David expressed his admiration for the “Brothers in Arms” album, having covered 5 of its songs. He believes there is something special about the album and its tour in 85/86, including the exceptional versions played on stage.
David particularly liked the “Calypso” version of “So Far Away” played in Sydney in ’86. Despite downloading it from Napster with poor quality, he was immediately in awe of the nylon string guitar beginning. He attempted to reproduce the sound with a more studio-like quality. Now, he invites others to enjoy listening to it as much as he enjoyed recording it.