Dire Straits ‎– Brothers In Arms


Brothers in Arms brought the atmospheric, jazz-rock inclinations of Love Over Gold into a pop setting, resulting in a surprise international best-seller. Of course, the success of Brothers in Arms was helped considerably by the clever computer-animated video for “Money for Nothing,” a sardonic attack on MTV. But what kept the record selling was Mark Knopfler's increased sense of pop song craft — “Money for Nothing” had an indelible guitar riff, “Walk of Life” is a catchy up-tempo boogie variation on “Sultans of Swing,” and the melodies of the bluesy “So Far Away” and the down-tempo, Everly Brothers-style “Why Worry” were wistful and lovely. Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them. Though they couldn't maintain that consistency through the rest of the album — only the jazzy “Your Latest Trick” and the flinty “Ride Across the River” make an impact — Brothers in Arms remains one of their most focused and accomplished albums, and in its succinct pop sense, it's distinctive within their catalog.

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Vertigo Records ‎– 824 499-1 Stereo Vinyl LP 1985

Side 1.

1. So Far Away

2. Money For Nothing
Vocals – Sting

3. Walk Of Life

4. Your Latest Trick

5. Why Worry

Side 2.

1. Ride Across The River

2. The Man’s Too Strong

3. One World

4. Brothers In Arms

Bass, Vocals – John Illsley
Drums – Omar Hakim, Terry Williams
Engineer – Neil Dorfsman
Engineer [Assistant] – Bruce Lampcov, David Greenberg, Steve Jackson
Guitar, Vocals – Mark Knopfler
Keyboards – Alan Clark, Guy Fletcher
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig, John Dent
Painting – Thomas Steyer
Photography By – Deborah Feingold
Producer – Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman
Sleeve – Sutton Cooper
Songwriter – Mark Knopfler
Vocals – Guy Fletcher

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
LP Condition

Mint, Like New

Cover Condition

Near Mint (NM or M-)


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