It subsequently appeared on their live album On the Night It was released as a single in but had first Lame Existence - The Smashrooms - Rest In War available as the B-side of " So Far Away " released in advance of Brothers in Arms.
The track peaked at number seven in the US charts and was their biggest commercial hit in the UK along with " Private Investigations "peaking at number two. The song was nearly excluded from the album when the co-producer Neil Dorfsman voted against its inclusion, but the rest of the band out-voted him. A simple rock and roll rhythm is used, with chord changes limited to I, IV and V chords. The long introduction has become iconic in some circles, with an instantly recognisable melody played on synthesizersgiving it a slight Cajun twist.
The singer mentioned in the lyrics is said to perform "down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay", a reference to busking in the subway. He also plays talking blues. Having itself been used as a flip side for the European version of the "So Far Away" single, "Walk of Life" had many different B-sides across different formats of release in different territories.
A double Vinyl released in the UK in featured the band's breakthrough Top 10 single " Sultans of Swing ", as well as live versions of "Two Young Lovers" and the rare song "Eastbound Train", one of the first tracks that Dire Straits recorded as a band in demo format but never appeared on an album or as a single. The original music video for the song made for the UK features a busker or street musician wearing the same shirt as Mark Knopfler intercut with the band performing on a stage. However, the American version of the video, featuring comical sports highlight footage in place of the busker scenes proved more popular, with the Busker version being largely dropped.
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