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Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms

Label:Vertigo – VERH 25
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:AOR, Blues Rock

Tracklist

A1So Far Away4:04
A2Money For Nothing7:00
A3Walk Of Life4:10
A4Your Latest Trick4:49
A5Why Worry5:16
B1Ride Across The River6:59
B2The Man's Too Strong4:40
B3One World3:40
B4Brothers In Arms6:49
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Notes

Recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies.
Mixed at Power Station, New York.

Published by Chariscourt Ltd/Rondor Music (London) Ltd.

Mastered at The Sound Clinic, London.
Mastered at Masterdisk, New York.

Sting appears courtesy of A&M Records.

© Phonogram Ltd (London) 1985.
℗ 1985 Phonogram Ltd (London).

Runouts are stamped, except VERH-25-X-X and RL which are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 44991 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042282449917
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 1): VERH–25-A–3 -3 MASTERDISK RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 1): VERH–25-B3 MASTERDISK VERH 25 B // 4 ▽130
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 2): VERH-25-A-2 MASTERDISK RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 2): VERH-25-B3 MASTERDISK VERH 25 B // 4▽130
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 3): VERH-25-A-2 MASTERDISK RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 3): VERH-25-B3 VERH 25 B//4▽130 1 5 1 U MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 4): VERH-25-A-2 MASTERDISK RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 4): VERH-25-B-6 MASTERDISK VERH 25 B // 4▽130
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 5): VERH-25-A⁶ MASTERDISK RL 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 5): VERH-25-B² MASTERDISK VERH 25 B // 4▽130 1 3 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 6): VERH-25-A-2 MASTERDISK RL 1 4 2 U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 6): VERH-25-B3 MASTERDISK 1 6 1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 7): VERH-25-A-2 MASTERDISK RL 14 1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 7): VERH 25 B//4▽130 13 MASTERDISK 11 VERH-25-B311 VERH-25-B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 8): VERH-25-A-3 MASTERDISK RL 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 8): VERH-25-B3 MASTERDISK 1 VERH 25 B//4▽130
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 9): VERH-25-A-3 MASTERDISK RL -3 1 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 9): VERH-25-B3 MASTERDISK VERH 25 B//4▽130 1 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 10): VERH-25-A-3x MASTERDISK RL -3 1 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 10): VERH-25-B-3x VERH 25 B//4▽130 1 7 MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 11): VERH–25-A–3 -3 MASTERDISK RL 1 7 "Double "ᴧ" (one inside the other)" 85-5 (The "-3" is beneath "MASTERDISK")
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 11): VERH-25-B3 MASTERDISK VERH 25 B // 4 ▽130 1 7 "Double "ᴧ" (one inside the other)" 85-5 (This is repeated at start and end of matrix)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 12): VERH-25-A⁶_2 MASTERDISK RL 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 12): VERH-25-B#2 MASTERDISK VERH 25 B//4▽130 1 3 1

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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 (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
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Brothers In Arms (CD, Album)Vertigo, Phonogram824 499-2Europe1985

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  • aortomus's avatar
    aortomus
    Edited 11 months ago
    I had this on vinyl and, as was my habit, recorded it onto cassette for my car.

    On a long road trip with family, my father had this on CD.

    Holy crap. Not only were the songs longer (including one additional song not on the LP), the sound blew me away.

    This was the album that 'converted' me from vinyl to CD.

    When CDs went kaput and we moved to digital, it didn't take me much convincing to make the leap.
    • vovapink2's avatar
      vovapink2
      The album is absolutely wonderful. but what about the plagiarism of the main guitar riff on the song Money For Nothing. The authorship of this guitar riff belongs to the group Kin Ping Meh from the third album in the song - Come On In. Mark Knofler should be ashamed. why the authorship is not indicated.
      • dbasile's avatar
        dbasile
        Sounds Very Similar To The Original CD But With Some Of The Songs Edited Down In Length. I Like The Sound Of It But The Abbey Road Half Speed Master And The MFSL Have The Whole 55 Minute Album And Feel More Complete As A Result. This OG 1LP Pressing Does Have The Advantage Of Having The Ethereal 3Desque Soundscape With The Very Nicely Defined Stereo Panning / Imaging Just Like The Original CD Mastering Which Is A Big Part Of Why I Love Brothers In Arms And Why I Regard This Pressing As A Must Own Even If It Feels A Little Bit Underwhelming With Some Of The Best Songs Being Compromised In Their Majestic Length Especially Why Worry Which Has One Of The Most Beautiful 80's Ambient Moments In The Coda Which Is Gone Here. Sorry If This Sounds Rambling But At The End Of The Day I Would Say Pick This Pressing Up If Your Either A Major Fan Of The Album Or If You Want A Vinyl Copy That Sounds As Close To The Incredible Sounding Original CD As Possible. I Keep Emphasising The Connection To The Original CD Simply Because In My Mind The Genius Of Brothers In Arms Is Not Only In The Songs And Music But The Very Nature Of The Original Mix And Master Where The Music Really Comes Alive And Envelops You And It Feels Like Certain Parts Of Songs Are Reaching Out And Touching You In A Way For Lack Of A Better Word At Certain Moments And I Don't Believe That Any Other Copy Other Than Maybe The Abbey Road Half Speed Master Do That And Even Then The Abbey Road Still Doesn't Come That Close The Way The Original CD And Vinyl Do.
        • VinylWire's avatar
          VinylWire
          Very good sound quality on this release, even if it's on one disc. Pressing is good too.
          I made a needledrop of one of the tracks from this vinyl record - You can find it on the right side in the videos - Under the name:
          Dire Straits - Your Latest Trick (1985 UK Vinyl)
          • Holeygami's avatar
            Holeygami
            Does this pressing considred first UK pressing? Which pressing/version would you recommend? Thanks!
            • Buzzdim's avatar
              Buzzdim
              This takes me back to a kid, my Dad used to listen to this a lot. So the nostalgia is strong. But listening again 30 years since then, it still sounds great. Brilliant songs.
              • darren.brett's avatar
                darren.brett
                This is also a Bob Ludwig lacquer. Some surface noise, I think due to age. But a lovely clear and spacious setting in this pressing.
                • Anon6655's avatar
                  Anon6655
                  Great album, I don't know what these people are talking about... They must have some broken ears.
                  • curtorzabal81's avatar
                    curtorzabal81
                    Always of the opinion that this was a classic album, and wasn't disappointed when I first listened to it. Was amazed to see so many negative reviews. I don't think there's one bad track on it and it's one of those rare albums that has that factor. Its the signature DS album for a reason!
                    • Hazumuchan's avatar
                      Hazumuchan
                      This is one of the albums from my childhood that stuck with me. I occasionally give a listen when I want some good memories. I especially like the album-length versions of "Money For Nothing" and "Brothers In Arms," both of which also have memorable videos.

                      Mark Knopfler and company have always had a great sense of storytelling. Nowhere is that more prevalent on this album than tracks like "The Man's Too Strong" and the title track. Knopler's voice is like the subtle coo of the casual observer or the luckless protagonist.

                      Going back into the Dire Straits catalog, this one holds its own against "Making Movies" or their self-titled album, but with the addition of a few more electronic elements than previous albums. This might have been the popular peak of their career, but these songs are more of an indicator of how timeless they are and further proof that they weren't simply a one-hit wonder with "Money For Nothing."

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