Artist Dire Straits
Release date 9th September 1991
Recording Air Studios, London UK, November 1990 - May 1991
Format 1DCC
Label Vertigo
Cat.no. 510 160-5
  1. Calling Elvis
  2. On every street
  3. When it comes to you
  4. Fade to black
  5. The bug
  6. You and your friend
  7. Heavy fuel
  8. Iron hand
  9. Ticket to heaven
  10. My parties
  11. Planet of New Orleans
  12. How long
Front & back cover                     
Precursor issue I own the regular issue of this DCC but there is also an edition which was, just like the Calling Elvis DCC, a precursor. The back of the DCC says: "Sample for display only, not yet according to DCC Standard".


Additional comments DCC release of On every street. The DCC was sponsored during the On every street world tour 1991-1992.

Digital Compact Cassette (DCC) is an obsolete magnetic tape sound recording format introduced by Philips and Matsushita in late 1992. Pitched as a successor to the standard analog cassette, and competitor to MiniDisc (MD) and Digital Audio Tape (DAT), it never became popular with the general public. It shared the same form factor as analog cassettes, and DCC recorders could play back either type of cassette. In February 1996, Jan Timmer who was President of Philips at the time, admitted that sales of DCC were below expectations. According to him, it had become a "niche product for audiophiles". Timmer made clear that it would not be kept in production at any price: "We have to make the balance sometime: how much did it cost, what does it bring in and what are we doing with it now". The DCC was discontinued in October 1996 after Philips admitted it had achieved poor sales and MiniDisc was winning.