Love over Gold is the fourth studio album by Dire Straits, released on 20 September 1982 by Vertigo Records internationally and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album featured two singles: “Private Investigations,” which reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and “Industrial Disease,” which reached No. 9 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the United States. The album reached number one on album charts in Australia, Austria, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom, and No. 19 in the United States. Love over Gold was later certified gold in the United States, platinum in France and Germany and double-platinum in Canada and the United Kingdom.
I would rate a few Dire Straits albums above this, but it is an album that has played a lot on my old turntable! I got it on vinyl the week it was released, like all other record-collecting Norwegians(…at least it felt that way.)
Telegraph Road (The Alchemy Tour, 1983):