Expresso Love

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"Expresso Love"
Single by Dire Straits
from the album Making Movies
A-side "The Bug"
Released 1992
1984 (Alchemy version)
Format CD
Recorded 1980
Genre Roots rock
Length 5:12
Label Vertigo Records
Songwriter(s) Mark Knopfler
Producer(s) Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Iovine
Dire Straits singles chronology
"On Every Street"
"Expresso Love"
"You and Your Friend"
The Bug track listing
"Twisting by the Pool"
"Expresso Love"
"Walk of Life"
Making Movies track listing
"Expresso Love"
"Hand in Hand"

"Expresso Love" is a song written by Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler for their third album Making Movies. It is one of their heavier songs, with a distorted guitar playing the main riff, which was recycled from the unreleased track "Making Movies".[1] It also has a keyboard melody played throughout the piece, with the melody altering slightly at points. It is basically a love song. Expresso Love also contains a reference to the earlier Dire Straits song "Wild West End" from their eponymous album, with the line "Hey mister, you wanna take a walk in the wild west end sometime?"

It was one of the four songs from the Making Movies album to be performed throughout the Love over Gold and Brothers in Arms tours, with a particularly notable version on the live album Alchemy, but the song was dropped from the lineup afterwards.

In 1984, the live version from Alchemy was released as a single backed with the Alchemy edition of "Two Young Lovers",[2] and the song was later re-released in CD format as one of the B-sides to the single "The Bug".


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