Dire Straits ‎– Brothers In Arms

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– MFSL 2-441
2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold 180g

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A1 So Far Away 5:05
A2 Money For Nothing
Vocals [Uncredited] – StingWritten-By – Mark Knopfler, Sting
B1 Walk Of Life 4:07
B2 Your Latest Trick 6:30
C1 Why Worry 8:24
C2 Ride Across The River 6:56
D1 The Man's Too Strong 4:37
D2 One World 3:36
D3 Brothers In Arms 6:58

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From the back cover
℗ 1985 & 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
© 2014 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Inc
Made in the U.S.A.
Special Limited Edition
Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab • Specially Plated and Pressed on
180 grams of High Definition Vinyl • Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
Heavy Duty Protective Packaging • Mastered from the Original Master Tapes

Sting appears courtesy of A & M Records

Pressed By information is not listed. Information derived from runouts.

Manufacturing Error Replacement Program
Some copies of this record, notably in the serial number range 11,000 and the serial range number 14,500 (there may be others), have a manufacturing aberration in track B1 "Walk Of Life". On this particular lacquer and resultant stampers at one point the extreme bass proved difficult to track on some, but not most, turntables. New stampers were subsequently made. Mobile Fidelity acknowledged the problem and by August 2019 was providing replacement discs only via the original vendors or directly to the original purchaser who bought from Mobile Fidelity or Music Direct. The faulty platters were to be returned to MoFi and destroyed. The limited time for exchanges/returns has a yet-to-be-determined expiration date.

The replacement discs BaOI information is as follows:
A Side Runout: MFSL2-441 A1 22624.1 (3) KW@MoFi
B Side Runout: MFSL2-441 B3 24168.2 (3) KW@MoFi
The catalog entry for the 'corrected' release package is here: Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 821797244114
  • Barcode (Text): 8 21797 24411 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): MFSL 2-441 A1 22677.1(3)... kw@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): MFSL 2-441 B2 22754.2(3)... kw@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): MFSL 2-441 C1 22677.3(3)... kw@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): MFSL 2-441 D1 22677.4(3)... kw@MoFi

Other Versions (5 of 384) 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
VERH 25 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(LP, Album) Vertigo VERH 25 UK 1985 Sell This Version
824 499-2 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(CD, Album, RE, RP) Vertigo, Phonogram 824 499-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
427 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound 427 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
824 945-1 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(LP, Album) Vertigo 824 945-1 South Korea 1985 Sell This Version


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October 27, 2020

On the problem of skipping on side two "Wal Of Life". I added a transfer pressure from 1.5 g (15 mN) to 2 g (20 mN) and there is no skipping. I will only use this pressure on side two of this vinyl. I have a serial number 10882.


October 5, 2020
My serial number for this release is #16439 - no skip on B1 "Walk of Life". THe quality is truly awesome!


September 19, 2020

I’m glad I’m not alone about the serious clouding issues and noise issues on this vinyl. I almost returned it but did not want to do business with this retailer again after being treated as if I were an irritation so I let it go. Mine does not skip and the noise is mostly overpowered by the music. I’ll live with it.


August 10, 2020
Great mastering on the album, however, only very mediocre pressing quality (my copy came with audible sprinkles and clouds out of the factory, was sealed!). Pretty disappointing considering the price point, I'm just not into hearing crackles on a 'high end' pressing.


March 28, 2020
edited 7 months ago
An amazing sounding record. This is the one I play for non audiophiles to see if they “get it.” Still, it has a slight shimmer, a digital veneer if you will. But the dynamic range and clarity and separation are so striking as to provide even resistant listeners with an undeniably unique experience.The best sounding digitally recorded music I have heard.


December 30, 2019
I have quite a few MoFi 45 and 33 pressings, so know what to expect. This is without a doubt, the best version of this album I have heard in general terms, though I say this with some reservations. The songs, production and detail are excellent and MoFi have done an excellent job with the source material, to give vinyl that is crisp, punchy and dynamic. However, when compared to other Dire Straits albums, this one clearly betrays its digital heritage on my very revealing system. It has a degree of brittleness, dryness and lacks the natural flow of a pure analogue recording/mastering. There is also a kind of digital sheen or veiling, but nothing like as pronounced as I hear on the CD or my original vinyl from the 1980s. There are places where there are too many pops and clicks, despite wet cleaning, but by far the biggest problem is that the styli on both of my high end players, skip during track B1 (Walk of Life) as has been highlighted in the database comments by others. Mine is serial number 015289. Hoping to get a return and replacement.


December 4, 2019

THE definitive vinyl pressing of this album, hands down. Even tops the Stan Ricker double vinyl pressing.
Having said this, the OG CD issue has better dynamics & separation, which is clearly down to the format.


November 26, 2019
Man total luck of the draw I guess but the copy I bought was the greatest sounding record I’d purchased up to that point.


November 16, 2019
edited 4 months ago

Watch out for early pressings - skipping issue on WOL (B1). Agree with sdzsdz, vinyl is very noisy. Having said that, sonics are amazing and the artwork is super-sturdy. The quality of vinyl that MOFI use, appears to be getting worse.


November 4, 2019
edited 12 months ago

The next time your snobby vinyl purist friends remark on the superior quality of AAA vinyl (and that digital recordings cut to vinyl are trash), remind them that this pressing exists. It's an audiophile staple for a reason, and the songs just happen to be great.