Portobello Belle

Album: Communiqué (1979)

Songfacts®:

  • Portobello Road in the Notting Hill area of London is the home of a famous street market. Several early Dire Straits songs were inspired by Mark Knopfler's then recent move to and wanderings about the capital. Described as an Irish reggae number and running to 4 minutes 29 seconds, "Portobello Belle" sees him continuing where he left off with the last two tracks on the group's debut album, "Wild West End" and "Lions," exploring the streets of his adopted home, as ever with an eye on the ladies. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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