Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms

by Dire Straits

SACD(Super Audio CD - Canadian Import)

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Overview

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 songcraft -- "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. [In 2005 Mercury released a 20th anniversary limited edition version of Brothers in Arms in the Hybrid/SACD format.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/26/2005
Label: Universal Uk
UPC: 0602498714980
catalogNumber: 9871498
Rank: 5520

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dire Straits   Primary Artist
Sting   Vocals
Michael Brecker   Horn
Omar Hakim   Drums
John Illsley   Bass,Vocals
Jimmy Maelen   Percussion
Randy Brecker   Horn
Alan Clark   Keyboards
Guy Fletcher   Keyboards,Vocals
Neil Jason   Bass
Mark Knopfler   Guitar,Vocals
Tony Levin   Bass
Mike Mainieri   Background Vocals
Dave Plews   Horn
Terry Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Neil Dorfsman   Producer,Engineer
Malcolm Duncan   Contributor
Mark Knopfler   Producer
Graham Meek   Transfer Assistant
Robert Sandell   Liner Notes
Jack Sonni   Contributor
Chuck Ainlay   Producer
Thomas Stever   Artwork
Chris Myring   Transfer Assistant

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