Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms

Double 2LP 180 Gram Black Vinyl Records, Repress

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Brothers In Arms is the fifth studio album by British rock band Dire Straits, originally released in May 1985 via Vertigo Records.

29 Million copies sold. Third best-selling album of all time in the UK. First album to succeed in the CD market, Grammy winning, earner of enough Platinum to build a house: Brothers In Arms is a phenomenon on every level. Its production raised the bar for all music to come, its songs and videos became household items. It also almost destroyed the band.

By 1984, incessant touring and recording schedules hadn’t dimmed Mark Knopfler’s enthusiasm for perfection. Having taken over the production duties on previous album Love Over Gold, he now went even further towards a kind of pop-oriented Americana.

Brothers In Arms has a fine array of chart moments, including, of course, the Sting-assisted video hit “Money For Nothing”, the moody “So Far Away” and faux bop “Walk Of Life”. But it gets them out of the way in the manner of mere aperitifs and then massages you with a suite of Knopfler’s very fine brand of JJ Cale-lite. Along with gruff nods to Dylan and James Burton. Like contemporaries U2 they had the golden touch that made their gold instantly more American and mythical than most acts from the States.

They toured this album for two years. After that amount of time surely any band would falter. They certainly had a very long hiatus. This album was bigger than them. On that final night of the tour in they must have never wanted to hear a note of this album again. Twenty years on, it’s still echoing around the world. As inescapable as ever.

Brothers In Arms brought the atmospheric, jazz-rock inclinations of Love Over Gold into a pop setting, resulting in a surprise international best-seller. What kept the record selling was Mark Knopfler's increased sense of pop songcraft and it remains one of their most focused and accomplished albums, and in its succinct pop sense, it's distinctive within their catalog.

This double album 2LP record set is a 2022 repress on 180 gram black vinyl housed in a single pocket sleeve with printed inner sleeves, pressed in New Zealand via Vertigo Records.

(14592)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Title

Time

A1

So Far Away

3:59

A2

Money For Nothing (Feat. Sting)

7:04

B1

Walk Of Life

4:12

B2

Your Latest Trick

4:46

C1

Why Worry

5:22

C2

Ride Across The River

6:58

D1

The Man’s Too Strong

4:40

D2

One World

3:40

D3

Brothers In Arms

7:00

SKU 14592
Record Label Vertigo Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 3752907
Country NZ - New Zealand
Release Date (Year) 01 January 2022
Original Release Date (Year) 13 May 1985
Barcode # 602537529070
Shipping Weight 0.5500kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000985960m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Black Vinyl, Single Pocket Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, Repress
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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