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Telegraph Road appeared on Dire Straits' 1982 album Love over Gold and is written by Mark Knopfler. Clocking in at 14:21 minutes long, it is rarely played by radio stations, yet has remained well-regarded over the years by many fans of the band. The coda of the live recording on the 1984 album Alchemy features one of the band's most brilliant guitar improvisations.

Inspired by a bus trip taken by Knopfler, the lyrics narrate a tale of changing land… read more

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A long time ago came a man on a track
Walking thirty miles with a sack on his back
And he put down his load where he thought it was the best
He made…

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