Dire Straits ‎– Brothers In Arms

Label:
Vertigo ‎– 884 285 2, Vertigo ‎– 884 285-2
Format:
CD, Single, Special Edition, Live in 85
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Tracklist

1 Brothers In Arms (Short Version) 6:03
2 Going Home - Theme From 'Local Hero' (Live Version) 5:06
3 Brothers In Arms (Full Length Version) 6:57
4 Why Worry (Instrumental Segment) 3:57

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Notes

The world's first CD single. Historically pointed out as first released in England in 1985.

Limited pressing. There is also a Live in '86 edition. Either 200 or 400 copies.

On back cover:
Printed in West Germany
Imprimé en Allemagne
Made in West Germany

On disc label:
℗ 1985 Phonogram Ltd (London)
Made in W.Germany by Polygram

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42288 42852 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042288428527
  • Matrix / Runout: 884 285-2 01 *
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DSTR 1112 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms (Full Length Version)(12", Single) Vertigo DSTR 1112 UK 1985 Sell This Version
884 240-7 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(7") Vertigo 884 240-7 France 1985 Sell This Version
884 240-1 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms (Full Length Version)(12", Maxi, TP) Vertigo, Phonogram 884 240-1 France 1985 Sell This Version
884 240-7 Q, 884 240-7 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(7", Single) Vertigo, Vertigo 884 240-7 Q, 884 240-7 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
DSTR 11 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(7", Single, Sil) Vertigo DSTR 11 UK 1985 Sell This Version

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record-maniac

record-maniac

April 21, 2019
I have both the 1985 and the 1986 editions of that fine CD-Single.
adylee

adylee

December 30, 2017
first ever UK CD and it happened to be on one of those dam PDO discs that rot out such a shame.
remix1964

remix1964

June 19, 2013
hi I will pay 129 £ if you like to sell,because there was a similair cd for sale for 109£ 3 month ago best regards michael
tharobster

tharobster

July 7, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
before john martyn , before u2 , gabriel , genesis etc there was the worlds first cd single - it was DIRE STRAITS .

this is it . ultra rare . JEWEL CASE , FOLD OUT INSERT .

Brothers in arms was the first ever UK CD-single, reported as limited to 200-400 copies. Issued in 1985 to tie in with the world tour (sponsored by Philips Compact Disc) and promote the first Compact Disc players (made by Philips). In 1986, another CD-single of Brothers in arms was released and strictly limited to 200-400 copies, if reports are to be believed. Both discs are identical, right down to the catalogue number (884 285-2). The only difference between the two is the Philips logo on the front of the CD inlay and the 1986 version is slightly darker pink coloured. The Live in '86 has a coloured logo, and the Live in '85 is simply blue and white. Jewel case.

EDIT SEPT 2013 - MY COPY IS NOW FOR SALE , RELUCTANTLY !