Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
Brothers in Arms
2 x LP
+ bonus download
(Originally released in 1985)2014 EU reissue on 180g 2xLP+download- A mid 80s chart behemoth of a record, the album features the singles ‘So Far Away’, the aforementioned ‘Money For Nothing’, ‘Walk of Life’, ‘Your Latest Trick’ and the melancholic ti...
Release date: 22-05-2014(Originally released in 1985)
2014 EU reissue on 180g 2xLP+download- A mid 80s chart behemoth of a record, the album features the singles ‘So Far Away’, the aforementioned ‘Money For Nothing’, ‘Walk of Life’, ‘Your Latest Trick’ and the melancholic title track. Brothers In Arms is the 5th best selling album of all time in the UK.
Includes A Voucher To Download MP3 Version Of The Album.
A1 So Far Away
A2 Money For Nothing(Written-By – Knopfler*, Sting )
B1 Walk Of Life
B2 Your Latest Trick
C1 Why Worry
C2 Ride Across The River
D1 The Man's Too Strong
D2 One World
D3 Brothers In Arms
Propelled by Mark Knopfler's literate songs, gruff vocals, and spidery guitar work, Dire Straits had overcome initial skepticism for their resistance to '70s new wave accents in favor of their rootsy traditionalism. This 1985 album captures the band consolidating a far more epic style than the concise shuffles and ballads that the original scrappy quartet had reeled off, their ambitions fueled by the larger canvas afforded by the compact disc. One of the first albums to exploit the format's longer playing time, Brothers in Arms was initially released in separate versions for CD/cassette and edited LP, and the band became digital poster boys on a world tour sponsored by CD hardware interests. Critics that had once warmed to the band sniffed at the marketing, but the album remains their best known, noteworthy for the MTV staple 'Money for Nothing' and the breezy rock shuffle 'Walk of Life,' as well as for the wistful 'So Far Away,' the plot-driven narratives of 'Ride Across the River,' and the title song of course. The album is an amazing mix of styles and moods, but produced without a fault all the way through. This was the showpiece album for this group of hard working musicians, and proved Mark Knopfler one of the worlds greatest guitarists. Our highest recommendation!
Bonus(cd,single,download): bonus download
Label: Back to Black -Universal
Originally released: 1985
This release: 2014