Brothers in Arms

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
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Based on 53 ratings
1985 Ratings: #16
May 13, 1985 / Release Date
LP / Format
Vertigo, Warner Bros. / Label
Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman / Producer
Pop Rock, Rock / Genres
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The songs often found on the band's many 'best of' records are great proof of their testament as one of the most beloved pop-rock bands ever, but, well, the rest of Brothers in Arms' repertory consists pretty much of deservingly forgotten cuts that, for the most part, worked as early low-key experiments for Mark Knopfler to develop the ideas he would later develop (to better results) on his solo career. While the second half is really forgettable, the title-track is truly one of the most ... read more
I did not live through the 80's (thank God) but I know from listening to my dad's CD's that not all of the music that came out of that period deserves to be remembered, or in fact ever played again. However, Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms is a major exception. Most people take one look at this album, but "Money for Nothing" (and maybe "So Far Away" or "Walk of Life") and leave.
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Track List

  1. So Far Away
  2. Money for Nothing
  3. Walk of Life
  4. Your Latest Trick
  5. Why Worry
  6. Ride Across the River
  7. The Man's Too Strong
  8. One World
  9. Brothers in Arms
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Added on: June 2, 2013