Having had the support of much-respected broadcaster and author Charlie Gillett, the band now turned to the production expertise of former Spencer Davis Group member Muff Winwood.
A celebration of the best tracks that contain the human voice in narrative, rather than rhyming form.
Both albums have been remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.
'Industrial Disease' was Mark Knopfler's typically pithy take on the decline that, by the early 1980s, had set in across the British manufacturing industry.
Nelson and the band launched the Soundcheck Series a week earlier with a take on Paul Simon's 'Obvious Child.'
The writer-guitarist discusses his ninth solo studio album, a record on which he reaches well beyond the folk-roots base of his latter-day work.
Following the incredible success of 'Brothers In Arms,' the Vertigo compilation 'Money For Nothing' entered the UK chart at No. 1.
The set, released for the first time on CD for National Album Day 2020, debuted at No.9.
With 'Making Movies,' the band entered a new decade well on the way to the radio-friendly roots-rock sound that would go on to dominate the 1980s.
Soon after the record became the band's first UK No.1, it made a prominent chart debut in the US.
The U2 album came in at No.1 in the listener vote ahead of Dire Straits' 'Brothers In Arms' and the Stone Roses' self-titled debut.
A discussion about the album on Twitter was the latest in a series hosted by Tim Burgess of the Charlatans, for National Album Day 2020.
Bikers, or wallers, traditionally ride each year to the National Memorial Arboretum to honor the UK's fallen servicemen and women.
The series reaffirmed Knopfler's huge respect for friend and inspiration Dylan, his ear for lesser-known names and early memories of Duane Eddy, the Everly Brothers and many more.
Many of the songs on Knopfler's 2002 album were inspired by the struggles of itinerant working-class people.