Good call on the Mark Knopfler disc. All of his are well-recorded, as are the later Dire Straits albums.

Wow! Track 6 (Ride across the river) of Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms is absolutely incredible! I still can't believe that 2-channel stereo can sound this deep and wide. What about multi-channel recordings? Is there a site that offers some? I listened to Alan Parsons: On Air and was completely blown away.