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Dire Straits — Follow Me Home
Album: Communiqué
Avg rating:
7.8

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Total ratings: 1852









Released: 1979
Length: 5:44
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Oh well the sun go down
Celebration in the town tonight
All day long they been slaughtering upon the stone.
Share out the meat
Yeah you really like to eat,
Come on, woman, come, follow me home.

Oh well the priest, he cried
'Virgin ascending to the skies tonight'
All day long I've passed my time alone.
When the church bell rung
Stayed out on the tower in the dying sun
Now come on, woman, come, follow me home.

Well I don't need no priest
But I love all of the people
Yes, I share the feast
So drink up more wine, yes, and a song in my bones
I know the way
I can see by the moonlight, clear as the day,
Now, come on, woman, come, follow me home.
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Great album. Stands the test of time.
Long Live                                                                                                  Radio Paradise
My rating :                                                                                             9 - OUTSTANDING
 jlind wrote:

I thought I was picky, 1% on 3900 ratings is quite impressive. 
 

LOL - yes, I'm quite picky :-)
Kinda sounds like a slow version of Coyote.
Not that that's a bad thing
         
 floydpink wrote:
Genius segue Bill/Rebecca! Art of the DJ: to let the final chord of Day in the Life meld into the crickets in the intro of Follow me Home. Brilliant example of why I love RP
 

Hey.  I just heard the same segue, one year later.  Thought the same.
 Fugi wrote:
Two songs of Dire Straits..
In a row..
On a sunday night..
Cant get any better..
Actually it can if you play one Leonard Cohen right after that :) 
 
Close.  Just heard Leonard followed by The Beatles, then here.
 BonzoWiltsUK wrote:
It's difficult to believe I've been listening to the early Dire Straits albums for forty years! Excellent music and always interesting lyrics, I never tire of this.
 
Even more perplexing is that I also have been listening to them for forty years and never saw them live.  I rectified that egregious error last October.  The most I ever paid for a ticket; well worth it.  I could not take the smile off my face, and many times felt shrill energy up my back.  Mark is the best.
 Fugi wrote:
Two songs of Dire Straits..
In a row..
On a sunday night..
Cant get any better..
Actually it can if you play one Leonard Cohen right after that :) 
 


Leonard Cohen    music to commit suicide by 
YUM, so groovy
Picked this album up at the ol' record shop just for the track Single Handed Sailor - which precedes this. What a delightful surprise this track was. Chill vibes to my fellow RP junkies.
 adib wrote:
I've just moved this up to a rare 10.  Always a favourite, and stands the test of time.
 
I thought I was picky, 1% on 3900 ratings is quite impressive. 
I've just moved this up to a rare 10.  Always a favourite, and stands the test of time.
It's difficult to believe I've been listening to the early Dire Straits albums for forty years! Excellent music and always interesting lyrics, I never tire of this.
 garyalex wrote:
All these years I thought the lyric was "All day long they been slaughtering upon a stoat".  Then I'd wonder, given the small size of a stoat, why would it take all day?  This is what can happen when you're too lazy to look up the lyrics. 

 
{#Laughing}
Genius segue Bill/Rebecca! Art of the DJ: to let the final chord of Day in the Life meld into the crickets in the intro of Follow me Home. Brilliant example of why I love RP
 dingleberry wrote:
I'm not sure I know what "sublime" means. Wouldn't use it a sentence, I don't think. But I think this is it.
 
Don't worry about using it; that word appears far too often in the song comments anyhow.
I'm not sure I know what "sublime" means. Wouldn't use it a sentence, I don't think. But I think this is it.
 sdwright wrote:



Out-mellowing JJ Cale!
 
That's a funny way to spell "imitating". {#Think}
Oh!-Some - ....more!{#Bananajam}
I thought these congas were a Linn9000 but no, I guess a band like this can afford having a real percutionist.
I am increasing from 8 to 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G  
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Out-mellowing JJ Cale!

 
Never! JJ (RIP) rules{#Smile}
Two from Communiqué this morning. Hmmm, what's Bill have on his mind?
{#Hearteyes}

 Absolutely concur!

 

DigitalJer wrote:

Love this whole album.

 


Love this whole album.
Out-mellowing JJ Cale!
{#Music}So good.
 FlatCat wrote:
I love Mark Knopfler, and appreciate his amazing musicianship. But may I vote for a little less? Seems like there's DS or MK three fo four times a day.

 
Fur me, not a problem.
Smooth.{#Cowboy}
This band is soooo awesome.  Sooooo talented
This album:  One of the best things to come out of 1979.
 Tippster wrote:
2 for Tuesday!  Great!

 



Did you just tie me to that comment? LOL. Small world just got smaller.
Is it 2 for Tuesday?
2 for Tuesday!  Great!
 

BBoyes wrote:
Haven't heard this in a long time! What a great tune! Love that big fat lazy groove. Thanks for playing.

 
Agreed. Love tracks like this, where the groove takes time to develops.
Rarely does the same artist get played here back-to-back, and I get it that we are on a nautical theme.  Still, Mark Knopfler is the finest musician representing rock and roll in the present. Getting older at 64, veteran of many, many concerts, appreciative of many genres of music, I am cognizant over time of the zenith point Knopfler has risen to.  
All these years I thought the lyric was "All day long they been slaughtering upon a stoat".  Then I'd wonder, given the small size of a stoat, why would it take all day?  This is what can happen when you're too lazy to look up the lyrics. 
 BBoyes wrote:
Haven't heard this in a long time! What a great tune! Love that big fat lazy groove. Thanks for playing.

 
Hypnotic, it is.
I love Mark Knopfler, and appreciate his amazing musicianship. But may I vote for a little less? Seems like there's DS or MK three fo four times a day.
Great song, great album
Haven't heard this in a long time! What a great tune! Love that big fat lazy groove. Thanks for playing.
 Zeito wrote:

Me too, this is such an incredible album.  I was just going to get up from my desk and head to another building.  Looks like I'll be sitting here for a couple more minutes...

 
I never heard this song until just now. I used to grumble as a kid about Dire Straits not playing harder stuff but as you get older you appreciate subtlety, restraint, intimation and the space between the notes. How 'bout that Knopfler! 
 Sjaaks wrote:

Man, i love it when Bill plays the duo!

{#Clap}



 
I agree!
 

Man, i love it when Bill plays the duo!

{#Clap}


 Fugi wrote:
Two songs of Dire Straits..
In a row..
On a sunday night..
Cant get any better..
Actually it can if you play one Leonard Cohen right after that :) 

 

I'm envious of your glass-is-half-full attitude... I immedaitely worried that we'd lost someone from the band...

PS - today, the next song is Devics — Siren Song, which sounds a lot like Mr. Cohen.
Two songs of Dire Straits..
In a row..
On a sunday night..
Cant get any better..
Actually it can if you play one Leonard Cohen right after that :) 
Landed here after clicking PSD from another song....  Not familiar with this track -- nice!  Gets an 8 outta the gate.
 bev wrote:
I am in heaven! RP just played Single Handed Sailor followed directly by this track. Wow. Unexpected pleasure of the highest degree!!!! {#Music}

 
Me too, this is such an incredible album.  I was just going to get up from my desk and head to another building.  Looks like I'll be sitting here for a couple more minutes...
I am in heaven! RP just played Single Handed Sailor followed directly by this track. Wow. Unexpected pleasure of the highest degree!!!! {#Music}
I just love the sound of the sea at the start and end of these tracks - so beautiful, so restful, and great at setting the scene for the songs. Elegaic. 8 from the Zenned-out Nottingham jury.
 sandpebble wrote:


Let's not forget "Love Over Gold"...

 

bb_matt wrote:
The funny thing about Dire Straits, is their lesser know non 'hits' are by far the best example of their work.

The big hits now sound terribly dated and have been played to death, whilst the lesser know stuff is great.

Nice one Bill!
Like this :) 

  

I lean toward bb_matt's comment below, from the comments for "Single Handed Sailor." My guess is that Knopfler felt pressured to put out arena rock songs for Love Over Gold and Brothers in Arms. Both albums have great songs, but overall the earlier albums are more intimate and jazzier....


Bill and Rebecca--any chance, any chance at all that you'll implement threaded conversations in the song comments sections? 
Crickets are a nice touch.
Excellent2.

How fantastic this one get's played after Single Handed Sailor. The most perfect blending of two songs on an album i ever heard, so thanks for making it so!

That and for the song:

10  


 AndyJ wrote:
An under appreciated album.  "Making Movies" is also under appreciated. Guess when one starts out good, the further efforts that are merely "good" go unnoticed.  One must then be "great" every time... Besides being impossible to pu out an album of only great" music...That would then become the standard... How easily we become bored and complacent...
 

Let's not forget "Love Over Gold"...
After hearing Single Handed Sailor, I was going to play this. Thanks for doing it for me!..The two songs belong together!
 HearsayDave wrote:
Wow, two Dire Straits song from the same album back-to-back.  No complaining here — an RP first?  
 
And I'll add, back-to-back on the album.  DJ got stuck in the bathroom or intentional brilliance?
Wow, two Dire Straits song from the same album back-to-back.  No complaining here — an RP first?  
An under appreciated album.  "Making Movies" is also under appreciated. Guess when one starts out good, the further efforts that are merely "good" go unnoticed.  One must then be "great" every time... Besides being impossible to pu out an album of only great" music...That would then become the standard... How easily we become bored and complacent...


First time in my decade or more of listening to RP that Bill has played two tracks back to back from the same artist, even the same album. What is going on, has the election gotten to him?
very nice!
Who doesn't like this album...I can't imagine anyone not loving this album...seriously..
Probably my favourite Dire Straits album. Great idea doubling up on the songs! Noticed it earlier with LZ and XTC.
Hearing the last track made me yearn for more DS. Now Bill has done it for me!  Thanks RP{#Yes}{#Clap}{#Notworthy}
 ppak wrote:
Anyone hear a huge JJ Cale groove going on?
  Yes I can hear it here in the UK ... they both have this laid back approach to their playing.


Two-in-a-row Led Zep, then two-in-a-row Dire Straights today...it must be twofer—um—Monday!
I love it!
I've had this good "thing" about any decent number with nature sounds ever since Martin Denny's exotic Tiki arrangements were popular a while back. Quite a while, actually.
Like the mariner theme Bill. How about Sting's "The Wild WIld Sea" from Soul Cages?
Anyone hear a huge JJ Cale groove going on?
I need more coffee...
Never heard this — nice one
nice two-fer
Two of the best Dire Straights songs back to back!  Thanks and keep 'em coming.


Two for one Wednesday? or is Bill slow taking the needle of the album? Either way it's OK with me.