The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations
The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations is a 2005 best of album. Named after their 1982 hit single, it consists of material by Dire Straits, with songs selected from the majority of the group's six studio albums (excluding the 1979 album Communiqué) from 1978 up to the group's dissolution in 1995. It also features work from the solo career of the lead guitarist and singer, Mark Knopfler, including some of his soundtrack material.
The only previously unreleased track on the album is "All The Roadrunning", a duet with country music singer Emmylou Harris. The US version omits "Darling Pretty", but adds "Skateaway".
This album was released in four different versions:
A single disc (Grey cover)
A two-disc compilation (Blue cover)
A two-disc compilation together with a booklet (Gold cover)
A two-disc LP with tracks from the single disc CD version
All songs are written by Mark Knopfler unless otherwise indicated.