Dire Straits ‎– Brothers In Arms

Vertigo ‎– 9871498
SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Stereo, Album, Remastered, HDCD, 20th Anniversary Edition

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 So Far Away
Written-By – Mark Knopfler
2 Money For Nothing
Written-By – Mark Knopfler, Sting
3 Walk Of Life
Written-By – Mark Knopfler
4 Your Latest Trick
Written-By – Mark Knopfler
5 Why Worry
Written-By – Mark Knopfler
6 Ride Across The River
Written-By – Mark Knopfler
7 The Man's Too Strong
Written-By – Mark Knopfler
8 One World
Written-By – Mark Knopfler
9 Brothers In Arms
Written-By – Mark Knopfler

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Released in Super Jewel® Box within clear slipcase as '20th anniversary' standard edition, with the famed picture of the guitar on the cover slightly embossed and outlined. .
Includes 8-page booklet with lyrics, liner notes & credits.

Original release: 1985. This version is 2005 hybrid SACD with remix surround sound.
℗ 2005 Mercury Records Ltd.
© 2005 Mercury Records Ltd.

All songs published by Chariscourt Ltd / Rondor Music (London) Ltd. - 5.1 mix published by Straitjacket Songs Ltd / Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
Except "Money For Nothing" published by Chariscourt Ltd / Rondor Music (London) Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd. - 5.1 mix published by Straitjacket Songs Ltd / Rondor Music (London) Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

Sting appears courtesy of Universal Records.

Album in CD stereo (HDCD encoded), SACD stereo and SACD surround.

Track durations are for SACD surround track.
CD and SACD stereo durations may vary slightly.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02498 71498 0
  • Barcode (String): 602498714980
  • Matrix / Runout (Layer 1, Variant 1, 3): 51482241/UNIVERSAL 987149-8 D 25
  • Matrix / Runout (Layer 1, Variant 2): 51482241/UNIVERSAL 987149-8 D 22
  • Mastering SID Code (Layer 1): IFPI LP73
  • Matrix / Runout (Layer 2): 51482242/UNIVERSAL 987149-8 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Layer 2): IFPI LB46
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0706
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 07M6
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 07Q6
  • Label Code: LC 01633
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • ASIN: B0009A21R6

Other Versions (5 of 328) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VERH 25 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(LP, Album) Vertigo VERH 25 UK 1985 Sell This Version
MFSL 2-441 Dire Straits Brothers in Arms(2xLP, Album, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 2-441 US Unknown Sell This Version
824 499-2 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Vertigo (3) 824 499-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CDM 0101-578 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(CD, Album) CD-Maximum CDM 0101-578 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
VERH 25 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(LP, Album) Vertigo VERH 25 UK 1985 Sell This Version


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February 12, 2019
Don't know about the other versions,I am playing this on a onkyo amp,cerwin Vega v12 for the front a sl large cerwi;n Vega center, 10 inch infinity sub and Job full range for the rear . This CD has plenty of thump on my system


December 10, 2018

I definitely prefer the mofi 2 x 45 rpm LP for regular listening, but the 5.1 mix on this sacd is a fun and fresh way to experience this album. It has a well rounded sound and it brings out a lot of the background instrumentation enough that you can hear things that go unnoticed in other mixes. Worth a listen in 5.1 for sure.


October 1, 2018
This sounds really good. Not sure what others are talking about. For the price, a good deal.


September 28, 2018
This Dire Straits Dolby 5.1 remix is nothing short of AWESOME! The album was originally recorded in pristine DDD and lends itself well to being remixed in surround sound which adds a totally new listening dimension. I bought the CD release when it first came out more than 20 years ago and spent 2 decades listening to it in regular 2 channel stereo the SACD 5.1 channel release of the same great music and lyrics immerses the listener into the music with digital precision that must be heard to be believed!!!


July 11, 2017

Over compression throughout. I would avoid this sacd at any price - even $5. To many remasters just suck in this respect.


December 18, 2016

Stereo: I think it is quite good. Very quiet quiets, but I little bunched up at the louds.


September 8, 2015
Murdered by compression and clipping.
Perfect example of how loudness war has wrecked a remaster.
This is the worst version of this album I have ever heard.
Dynamic range has been crushed to a reading of only 8.
The dynamic range of the 1985 John Dent Brothers In Arms is a staggering 20. YES 20!
The signal is driven that hard to make this SACD loud that most of the waveform is clipping.
You have an amplifier for making it loud, so let it do it's job so the sound will have punch.

This SACD initially sounds impressive and extremely digital and sharp, too sharp. Then after listening awhile your ears get tired and you want to turn the volume down. There is no thump and the sound is weak.
Compare any 1985 standard CD version and extended listening will prove the 1985 is superior to this rubbish.

So do yourself and avoid like the plague!


July 28, 2011

One of the cleanest sounding SACD's released. I was not even a fan until I bought this SACD and now I get why they're so respected--well, Knopfler.