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Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms (LP) - VG/VG

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Actual image of the vinyl record album artwork of Dire Straits's Brothers In Arms LP - taken in our Melbourne record store
Actual image of the back cover of Dire Straits's Brothers In Arms second hand vinyl record taken in our Melbourne record shop
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Album Info

Artist: Dire Straits
Album: Brothers In Arms
Released: Australasia, 13 May 1985

Tracklist:

A1So Far Away
A2Money For Nothing
A3Walk Of Life
A4Your Latest Trick
A5Why Worry
B1Ride Across The River
B2The Man's Too Strong
B3One World
B4Brothers In Arms


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Details

Visually Graded Record:
VG
Visually Graded Sleeve:
VG
Catalogue #:
824 499-1
Format:
LP Vinyl Record
Genre(s):
Rock, Classic Rock

Description

Released in 1985, "Brothers In Arms" by Dire Straits is not just an album; it's an era-defining masterpiece. Mark Knopfler and company reached an artistic and commercial zenith with this release, blending introspective songwriting with impeccable musicianship to create tracks that have stood the test of time.

From the very start, the album immerses the listener in its unique soundscape. "So Far Away" opens the record with its rhythmic groove and Knopfler's signature finger-picked guitar style, setting a mood that's both nostalgic and timeless. This duality, of looking back and pressing forward, is a recurring theme throughout the album.

The track "Money For Nothing," with its iconic guitar riff and evocative lyrics about the MTV generation, became an anthem of the era. Knopfler's observational lyricism, combined with Sting's haunting backing vocals repeating "I want my MTV," captures a specific moment in music and culture, making the song both a critique and a celebration.

"Walk of Life," another standout, exudes a joyous energy, driven by its boogie-woogie keyboard riff and an infectious chorus. It's a celebration of life's simple moments and the healing power of music, a theme that resonates universally.

However, the heart of the album might very well be its title track, "Brothers In Arms." This somber, ethereal ballad, with its poignant lyrics about war and camaraderie, showcases Knopfler's ability to convey deep emotions with simplicity and grace. The song's atmospheric guitar work and haunting ambiance make it a powerful, reflective piece, evoking feelings of longing, loss, and hope.

Production-wise, "Brothers In Arms" was groundbreaking. It was one of the first albums to be directed at the CD market, with its longer format allowing for extended tracks. The pristine production quality, especially the clarity of the guitar sounds, set new standards for what could be achieved in a studio setting.

While the album's sonic quality is undoubtedly top-notch, it's the universality of its themes that makes "Brothers In Arms" enduring. Knopfler's storytelling, whether he's singing about everyday people or profound emotions, is relatable and resonant. He has a knack for capturing the human experience in a way that's both specific and universal.

In retrospect, "Brothers In Arms" can be seen as Dire Straits' magnum opus. It captures a band at the peak of its powers, both in terms of songwriting and musicianship. While some critics argue that the album leans too heavily into the polished sounds of the 80s, overshadowing the rawer edge of Dire Straits' earlier work, there's no denying the impact and artistry of this release.

In conclusion, "Brothers In Arms" is more than just a collection of songs; it's a musical journey that reflects the highs and lows of the human experience. Whether you're drawn to its impeccable musicianship, its lyrical depth, or its cultural significance, the album stands as a testament to Dire Straits' enduring legacy and the timeless appeal of well-crafted music.




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