Brothers in Arms (mastered by John Dent)

~ Release by Dire Straits (see all versions of this release, 61 available)

Annotation

Release mastered by John Dent (booklet page 6), no writing credit to Sting for Money for Nothing.
'Made in W.Germany by Polygram' printed on CD.

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

SPARS Code: DDD
Rights Society: GEMA

Matrix:

Variant 1: 824 499-2 02 ∗
Variant 2: 824 499-2 03 ∗
Disc ID: qyRr7BmMexzLtRRsE7XufqJ4y0E-

Variant 3: 824 499-2 06 ?
? = LBR identifier is either ∗ or # (not documented)

John Dent mastering is verified for glass master versions 02, 03 and 06 (last digits of matrix code).
Codes ending on 07 and higher are Bob Ludwig mastering.

John Dent mastering has left and right channels reversed on the whole album. This is most noticeable in the first few seconds of track 1 - listen for gentle cymbal (hi-hat) hits in right channel and no cymbal in left channel. Bob Ludwig mastering has cymbal hits in left channel.

Release Date

Release date May 17, 1985 was chosen according to Wikipedia (referenced by a printed ‘Music Week’ announcement). It replaced May 14, 1985, a Tuesday, noted on austriancharts.at. However, the Austrian chart entry was on June 1.

Annotation last modified on 2022-06-12 20:28 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleRatingLength
1So Far Away
assistant recording engineer:
Steve Jackson (recording engineer)
engineer:
Neil Dorfsman
producer:
Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler
assistant mixer:
David Greenberg (Rockin' Reel Studios engineer) and Bruce Lampcov
bass guitar:
John Illsley
drums (drum set):
Omar Hakim
guitar:
Mark Knopfler
keyboard:
Alan Clark (keyboardist) and Guy Fletcher (keyboards +)
background vocals:
Guy Fletcher (keyboards +) and John Illsley
vocals:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1985) and Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (in 1996)
recorded at:
AIR Studios Montserrat in Saint Peter, Montserrat (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
mixed at:
Power Station Studios (fka Power Station, Avatar Studios) in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
So Far Away
lyricist and composer:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
4.155:12
2Money for Nothing
assistant recording engineer:
Steve Jackson (recording engineer)
engineer:
Neil Dorfsman
producer:
Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler
assistant mixer:
David Greenberg (Rockin' Reel Studios engineer) and Bruce Lampcov
additional drums (drum set):
Terry Williams (drummer)
bass guitar:
John Illsley
drums (drum set):
Omar Hakim
guitar:
Mark Knopfler
keyboard:
Alan Clark (keyboardist) and Guy Fletcher (keyboards +)
additional guest vocals:
Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police)
background vocals:
Guy Fletcher (keyboards +) and John Illsley
vocals:
Mark Knopfler
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1985) and Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (in 1996)
recorded at:
AIR Studios Montserrat in Saint Peter, Montserrat (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
mixed at:
Power Station Studios (fka Power Station, Avatar Studios) in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Money for Nothing (Dire Straits song)
lyricist and composer:
Mark Knopfler
additional composer:
Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police)
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd., Rondor Music (London) Ltd. and Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
4.458:26
3Walk of Life
assistant recording engineer:
Steve Jackson (recording engineer)
engineer:
Neil Dorfsman
producer:
Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler
assistant mixer:
David Greenberg (Rockin' Reel Studios engineer) and Bruce Lampcov
bass guitar:
John Illsley
drums (drum set):
Omar Hakim
guitar:
Mark Knopfler
keyboard:
Alan Clark (keyboardist) and Guy Fletcher (keyboards +)
background vocals:
Guy Fletcher (keyboards +) and John Illsley
vocals:
Mark Knopfler
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1985), Phonogram Ltd. (London) (company name, NOT a label!) (in 1988), Warner Records Inc. (not for release label use; fka Warner Bros. Records Inc. until 2019) (in 1988, in 2022) and Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (in 1996)
recorded at:
AIR Studios Montserrat in Saint Peter, Montserrat (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
mixed at:
Power Station Studios (fka Power Station, Avatar Studios) in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Walk of Life
lyricist and composer:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
4.154:12
4Your Latest Trick
assistant recording engineer:
Steve Jackson (recording engineer)
engineer:
Neil Dorfsman
producer:
Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler
assistant mixer:
David Greenberg (Rockin' Reel Studios engineer) and Bruce Lampcov
bass guitar:
John Illsley (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
drums (drum set):
Omar Hakim (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
guest tenor saxophone:
Michael Brecker (American jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer) (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
guitar:
Mark Knopfler (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
keyboard:
Alan Clark (keyboardist) (from 1984-10 until 1985-02) and Guy Fletcher (keyboards +) (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
background vocals:
Guy Fletcher (keyboards +) (from 1984-10 until 1985-02) and John Illsley (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
vocals:
Mark Knopfler (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1985) and Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (in 1996)
recorded at:
AIR Studios Montserrat in Saint Peter, Montserrat (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
mixed at:
Power Station Studios (fka Power Station, Avatar Studios) in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Your Latest Trick (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
lyricist and composer:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
46:34
5Why Worry
assistant recording engineer:
Steve Jackson (recording engineer)
engineer:
Neil Dorfsman
producer:
Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler
assistant mixer:
David Greenberg (Rockin' Reel Studios engineer) and Bruce Lampcov
bass guitar:
John Illsley
drums (drum set):
Omar Hakim
guitar:
Mark Knopfler
keyboard:
Alan Clark (keyboardist) and Guy Fletcher (keyboards +)
background vocals:
Guy Fletcher (keyboards +) and John Illsley
vocals:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1985) and Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (in 1996)
recorded at:
AIR Studios Montserrat in Saint Peter, Montserrat (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
mixed at:
Power Station Studios (fka Power Station, Avatar Studios) in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Why Worry
lyricist and composer:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
48:31
6Ride Across the River
assistant recording engineer:
Steve Jackson (recording engineer)
engineer:
Neil Dorfsman
producer:
Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler
assistant mixer:
David Greenberg (Rockin' Reel Studios engineer) and Bruce Lampcov
bass guitar:
John Illsley
drums (drum set):
Omar Hakim
guitar:
Mark Knopfler
keyboard:
Alan Clark (keyboardist) and Guy Fletcher (keyboards +)
background vocals:
Guy Fletcher (keyboards +) and John Illsley
vocals:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1985) and Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (in 1996)
recorded at:
AIR Studios Montserrat in Saint Peter, Montserrat (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
mixed at:
Power Station Studios (fka Power Station, Avatar Studios) in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Ride Across the River
lyricist and composer:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
4.156:58
7The Man’s Too Strong
assistant recording engineer:
Steve Jackson (recording engineer)
engineer:
Neil Dorfsman
producer:
Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler
assistant mixer:
David Greenberg (Rockin' Reel Studios engineer) and Bruce Lampcov
bass guitar:
John Illsley
drums (drum set):
Omar Hakim
guitar:
Mark Knopfler
keyboard:
Alan Clark (keyboardist) and Guy Fletcher (keyboards +)
background vocals:
Guy Fletcher (keyboards +) and John Illsley
vocals:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1985) and Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (in 1996)
recorded at:
AIR Studios Montserrat in Saint Peter, Montserrat (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
mixed at:
Power Station Studios (fka Power Station, Avatar Studios) in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
The Man’s Too Strong
lyricist and composer:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
3.954:40
8One World
assistant recording engineer:
Steve Jackson (recording engineer)
engineer:
Neil Dorfsman
producer:
Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler
assistant mixer:
David Greenberg (Rockin' Reel Studios engineer) and Bruce Lampcov
bass guitar:
John Illsley
drums (drum set):
Omar Hakim
guitar:
Mark Knopfler
keyboard:
Alan Clark (keyboardist) and Guy Fletcher (keyboards +)
background vocals:
Guy Fletcher (keyboards +) and John Illsley
vocals:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1985) and Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (in 1996)
recorded at:
AIR Studios Montserrat in Saint Peter, Montserrat (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
mixed at:
Power Station Studios (fka Power Station, Avatar Studios) in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York, United States
recording of:
One World
lyricist and composer:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
3.653:41
9Brothers in Arms
assistant recording engineer:
Steve Jackson (recording engineer)
engineer:
Neil Dorfsman
producer:
Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler
assistant mixer:
David Greenberg (Rockin' Reel Studios engineer) and Bruce Lampcov
bass guitar:
John Illsley
drums (drum set):
Omar Hakim
guitar:
Mark Knopfler
keyboard:
Alan Clark (keyboardist) and Guy Fletcher (keyboards +)
background vocals:
Guy Fletcher (keyboards +) and John Illsley
vocals:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (in 1985) and Mercury Records Ltd. (London) (for copyrights use only) (in 1996)
recorded at:
AIR Studios Montserrat in Saint Peter, Montserrat (from 1984-10 until 1985-02)
mixed at:
Power Station Studios (fka Power Station, Avatar Studios) in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York, United States
part of:
SWR1 Hitparade 2009 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 4), SWR1 Hitparade 2010 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 4), SWR1 Hitparade 2011 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 4), SWR1 Hitparade 2004 der Männer (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 5), SWR1 Hitparade 2008 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 5), SWR1 Hitparade 2012 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 5), SWR1 Hitparade 2013 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 5), SWR1 Hitparade 2014 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 5), SWR1 Hitparade 2015 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 5), SWR1 Hitparade 2016 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 5), SWR1 Hitparade 2017 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 5), SWR1 Hitparade 2007 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 6), SWR1 Hitparade 2018 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 6), SWR1 Hitparade 2019 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 6), SWR1 Hitparade 2020 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 6), SWR1 Hitparade 2021 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 7), SWR1 Hitparade 2022 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 7), SWR1 Hitparade 2005 der Badener (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 8), SWR1 Hitparade 2005 der Württemberger (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 8), SWR1 Hitparade 2006 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 9), SWR1 Hitparade 2003 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 10), SWR1 Hitparade 2023 (Baden-Württemberg) (number: 10) and Helsingin Sanomat: 100 maailman parasta laulua (2022-1-15) (number: 21)
recording of:
Brothers in Arms
lyricist and composer:
Mark Knopfler
publisher:
Chariscourt Ltd., Rondor Music (London) Ltd. and Straitjacket Songs Ltd
4.46:59

Credits

Release

photography:Deborah Feingold (photographer)
mastering:John Dent (mastering engineer)
rights society:GEMA (German rights society; do not use this as a label or work publisher!)
mastered at:The Sound Clinic in Chiswick, Hounslow, London (Greater London), England, United Kingdom
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/768493 [info]
ASIN:DE: B0000242CG [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/dire_straits/brothers_in_arms_f6/ [info]