Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms

Label:Vertigo – ARHSDLP004, UMC – ARHSDLP004, Mercury – ARHSDLP004
Series:Mastered At Abbey Road Studios - Half Speed Mastering
2 x Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Half-Speed Mastered, 180g
Style:Blues Rock, Classic Rock, AOR


A1So Far Away
A2Money For Nothing
B1Walk Of Life
B2Your Latest Trick
C1Why Worry
C2Ride Across The River
D1The Man's Too Strong
D2One World
D3Brothers In Arms

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180g vinyl, cut at half-speed.
This release comes in a wide spine sleeve with a branded obi-strip, printed inner sleeves and a certificate of authenticity from Abbey Road Studios.

℗ 1985 Mercury Records Limited © 2020 Mercury Records Limited
Made In Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02508 65299 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0602508652998
  • Label Code: LC01633
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Other (LP1 cat no.): 0865301
  • Other (LP2 cat no.): 0865302
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, Side A): BK03595-01 A1 0865301 MILES ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED ROOM 30
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, Side B): BK03595-01 B1 0865301 MILES ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED ROOM 30
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, Side C): BK03595-02 C1 0865302 MILES ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED ROOM 30
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, Side D): BK03595-02 D1 0865302 MILES ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED ROOM 30

Other Versions (5 of 499)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Brothers In Arms (LP, Album, Stereo, PRS Hannover Pressing)Vertigo, Vertigo824 499-1, 824 499-1 QGermany1985
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Brothers In Arms (LP, Album, Stereo)VertigoVERH 25UK1985
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Brothers In Arms (Cassette, Album, Paper Labels)VertigoVERHC 25UK1985
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Brothers In Arms (Cassette, Album)Vertigo, Balet824499-4Turkey1985
Brothers In Arms (LP, Album)Vertigo824 499-1Australasia1985



  • BRoald's avatar
    Amazing pressing for a good buck.

    I also own the Original Master Record from 2015. I must say, the Original Master Record is a bit better than this pressing, but its much more expensive than this pressing.

    But overal, its very good. It also come with a nice half speed master certificate which looks fabelous.

    Only downside is that the LP's catches alot of dust and i have to make them dust free regulary.

    The Original Master Record stays dust free, mainly because the sleeve of the Original Master Record is dust free.

    • DonWalvig's avatar
      This is absolutely incredible. The sound is just amazingly good. Really happy with this one. Recommended!
      • vinyl_marmalade's avatar
        Sounds absolutely terrific on my system - awesome, but I'm having trouble getting a copy that's free of pressing flaws... I'm on my 3rd copy now, let's see. It always pops, ticks and crackles in one place or another - even after several professional cleanings... Well, we'll see.
        • Caro2's avatar
          Bought this second hand, in Near Mint condition (looked more like Mint). Second record sounded dirty with a lot of pops, crackles and "vinyl sound". Went through 3-time-ultrasonic-wash and it got better, but it still has pops and some vinyl sound.

          With Audio Technica VM740ML (microline) cartridge the overall sound is a bit "digital" to my ear. It is very clear with the highs and bass has also good resolution, but it just does not sound as natural as I would have hoped. I know microlines are notorious of picking up the highs - but no other record of mine has similar, a bit harsh, highs like this. It does sound quite good, but not as good as it should.

          I would imagine that this would be a good fit with a cartridge (and equipment chain) that has warmer sound - for microlines I would probably pick some other pressing.
          • AylesburyDuck's avatar
            I only got this because my UK original had a really annoying tick on one song which was driving me mad, so I gave that copy to my Dad (he's happy with anything!) and sought a replacement. This edition seemed to be very highly regarded on lots of reviews, very close to the MoFi according to some. There was no way I was going to pay the asking price for the MoFi so I went with this. All the Miles Showell vinyl I have sounds great and this is no exception. I didn't have any issues with pressing defects or dirty/dusty vinyl - everything is perfect. Does it sound better than my UK original though? There's nothing in it as far as I'm concerned so you could either get this if you want a lovely mint copy, or seek out a near mint OG (which will probably be cheaper than this, at least in the UK).
            • solinadave's avatar
              The music is, of course exquisite, and deserves to be presented with ultimate respect. The remastered material given to the manufacturers couldn't have been better. Too bad the manufacturers just don't get it. Personally I have no complaints with the music's overall sound. Key word, "overall." But let's face it, the source material is so good that you could train monkeys to play it, and it would sound great. I can't comment on the CD versions too much.
              But getting back to respect; the album cover is worthless! The disc liners are worthless! The post-pressing cleanup protocols were worthless! When I first unpacked, and gave the discs a close visual, the scratches and marks, and crap I saw all over it made me think, "this can't play!." Luckily, the needle stayed with it. What an insult to Dire Straits, and me, and all of us. I was almost too embarrassed to put the discs in a Diskeeper sleeve. I finally managed to shut out the background noises, and clicks and pops and crackles, and become absorbed in the, I say again, "exquisite" music. If you can just focus in on the music that's coming at you, it's worth every penny. It sounds wonderful. Musically, and the quality of sound are, I believe, probably impossible to beat. But whoever made this album package needs to cleanup their act, big time!! That's it. I'm done.........Dave
              • mosariot's avatar
                The sound is just superb. Soooo wide, deep and transparent. Sonics are beautiful, guitars sounds amazing, awesome instruments separation. This remaster is definitely better, than 2022 Takt Direct version, which I had before. Had a chance to compare it with the original Japanese pressing. Yes, the latter has clear and transparent sound as well, but this release is still way better (in terms of wideness, instruments separation etc.), not to mention the extended duration of the songs.
                The vinyl quality… Nasty paper sleeves - the plates were very dirty (paper and other dust). Little to no surface noise for plate 1. But plate 2 is very noisy. After ultrasonic washing it just got even worse. I use Ortofon Quintet Blue MC-cartridge.
                …Ok, I’ve replaced my copy. The new plate 2 has almost identical noise as the previous one (and plate 1 still perfect). So I guess it’s related to the pressing - I’ve heard a needledrop from MM-cartridge, and it has a similar noise, just less noticeable. It’s sad that poor quality control nowadays ruins such a great work.
                It’ll stay in my collection anyway because the sound is phenomenal.
                • Limopard's avatar
                  Good mastering, a bit darker than the 33 rpm "bread and butter" version. Pressing quality varies quite a lot. Consider yourself lucky if you get a good one. Otherwise don't hesitate to return it.
                  • Platten-Joerg's avatar
                    Very good pressing. Sound is amazing. I can highly recommend this version.
                    • EricLeRouge's avatar
                      For someone who is not an absolute Dire Straits fan nor a completist / collector, this version is a very good deal. For me, sides C and D alone are worth the asking price.


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