Brothers in Arms

~ Release group by Dire Straits

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Brothers in Arms CD 9 Vertigo (British rock label) 824 499-2 042282449924
Brothers in Arms CD 9 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 25264-2 075992526425
Brothers in Arms (made in West Germany) CD 9 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 25264-2 075992526425
Brothers in Arms (Made in USA by DADC) CD 9 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 25264-2 075992526425
Brothers in Arms (made in Japan by Matsushita) CD 9 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 25264-2 075992526425
Brothers in Arms (made in Japan by Daio Kosan) CD 9 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 25264-2 075992526425
Brothers in Arms (made in Japan by Sanyo) CD 9 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 25264-2 075992526425
Brothers in Arms 12" Vinyl 9 Vertigo (British rock label) VERH 25 042282449917
Brothers in Arms Cassette 9 Vertigo (British rock label) VERHC 25 042282449948
Brothers in Arms 12" Vinyl 9 Vertigo (British rock label) VOG 1 3357 [none]
Brothers in Arms CD 9 Vertigo (British rock label) 824 499-2 042282449924
Brothers in Arms 12" Vinyl 9 Vertigo (British rock label) 824.499-1 042282449917
Brothers in Arms CD 9 Phonogram, Vertigo (British rock label) 824 499-2 042282449924
Brothers in Arms 12" Vinyl 9 Vertigo (British rock label) 824 499-1 042282449917
Brothers in Arms 12" Vinyl 9 Vertigo (British rock label) 28PP-1005 [none]
Brothers in Arms 12" Vinyl 9 Vertigo (British rock label) 824 499‐1 [none]
Brothers in Arms 12" Vinyl 9 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 25264-1 075992526418
Brothers in Arms CD 9 Supraphon 11 1669-2 311 8596911166925
Brothers in Arms (SBM remastered) CD 10 Vertigo (British rock label) 824 499-2 042282449924
Brothers in Arms CD 9 Vertigo (British rock label) P2 24499 0422824499297
Brothers in Arms CD 9 JVC 5483572 731454835725
Brothers in Arms CD 9 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 47773-2 093624777328
Brothers in Arms (20th anniversary edition limited edition digipak) Hybrid SACD 9 Vertigo (British rock label) 9871497 602498714973
Brothers in Arms (20th anniversary edition) 2×Hybrid SACD 9 + 9 Vertigo (British rock label) 9871498 602498714980
Brothers in Arms (20th anniversary edition) DualDisc (CD side) + DualDisc (DVD-Audio side) 9 + 18 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 49377-2 0093624937722
Brothers in Arms (180 gram) 12" Vinyl 9 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 49 377-1 093624937715
Brothers in Arms CD 9 Universal International (release must say "制作:Universal International" AND have no logos other than "Universal Music") UICY-93733 4988005532428
Brothers in Arms Digital Media 9 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 093624777366
Brothers in Arms CD 9 Vertigo (British rock label) 533 545-6 0600753354568
Brothers in Arms Hybrid SACD 9 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2099 821797209960
Brothers in Arms SHM-CD 9 Vertigo (British rock label) UICY-40055 4988005811608
Brothers in Arms SHM-SACD 9 Vertigo (British rock label) UIGY-9547 4988005811783
Brothers in Arms Digital Media 9 Vertigo (British rock label) 042282449924

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Brothers in Arms
Money for Nothing
Walk of Life
included in: The Studio Albums 1978 - 1991
part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 352)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000650079 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/23684 [info]
Wikidata: Q258609 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits album) [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Dire_Straits:Brothers_In_Arms_(1985) [info]
other databases: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/dire_straits/brothers_in_arms/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/86rg [info]

CritiqueBrainz Reviews

There’s 1 review on CritiqueBrainz. You can also write your own.

Most Recent

29 Million copies sold. Third best-selling album of all time in the UK. First album to succeed in the CD market, Grammy winning, earner of enough Platinum to build a house: Brothers In Arms is a phenomenon on every level. Its production raised the bar for all music to come, its songs and videos became household items. It also almost destroyed the band.

By 1984, incessant touring and recording schedules hadn't dimmed Mark Knopfler's enthusiasm for perfection. Having taken over the production duties on previous album Love Over Gold, he now went even further towards a kind of pop-oriented Americana. Brothers…has a fine array of chart moments, including, of course, the Sting-assisted video hit "Money for Nothing", the moody "So far Away" and faux bop "Walk Of Life". But it gets them out of the way in the manner of mere aperitifs and then massages you with a suite of Knopfler's very fine brand of JJ Cale-lite. Along with gruff nods to Dylan and James Burton. Like contemporaries U2 they had the golden touch that made their gold instantly more American and mythical than most acts from the States.

They toured this album for two years. After that amount of time surely any band would falter. They certainly had a very long hiatus. This album was bigger than them. On that final night of the tour in they must have never wanted to hear a note of this album again. Twenty years on, it's still echoing around the world. As inescapable as ever.