DIRE STRAITS - BROTHERS IN ARMS - West Germany 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Dire Straits' 'Brothers in Arms' on 12" Vinyl LP is a sonic masterpiece produced by Mark Knopfler and Neil Dorfsman. This iconic album showcases the band's musical prowess and includes hits like 'Money for Nothing'. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

 

DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms West Germany 12" Vinyl LP Album album front cover

Music Genre:

 
Pop, Rock  
Trivia:  Produced by Mark Knopfler and Neil Dorfsman  

Album Packaging / Information:

 
Original custom inner sleeve with album details, lyrics and photos. 

Record Label Information:

 
Vertigo 824 499 (824499)  

Media Format:

 
12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

Year & Country:

 
1985 Made in West Germany

Complete Track-listing of the album "Brothers in Arms"

The detailed tracklist of this record "Brothers in Arms" is:

    Side One:
  1. So Far Away
  2. Money for nothing
  3. Walk of life
  4. Your Latest Trick
  5. Why Worry
    Side Two:
  1. Ride Across the River
  2. The Man's too Strong
  3. One World
  4. Brothers in Arms

 

Front Cover Photo Of DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms West Germany 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms West Germany 12" Vinyl LP Album album front cover

 Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Photo Of The Back Cover DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms West Germany 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms West Germany 12" Vinyl LP Album album back cover

First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms West Germany 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms West Germany 12" Vinyl LP Album custom inner sleeve

Second Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms West Germany 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms West Germany 12" Vinyl LP Album custom inner sleeve

Close up of record's label DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms West Germany 12" Vinyl LP Album Side One

"Brothers in Arms" Record Label Details: Vertigo 824 49

"Brothers in Arms" Record Label Details: Vertigo 824 49
 

DIRE STRAITS Vinyl Albums Discography and Cover Gallery

This is the Vinyl Records discography of "Dire Straits" international album releases, it is ordered by name of the album. Between the parenthesis is the name of the country in which the album was released.

Band Description:

 Dire Straits a British rock band that formed in London in 1977. The band was founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Knopfler, his brother David Knopfler on rhythm guitar, John Illsley on bass, and Pick Withers on drums. Over the course of their career, Dire Straits became one of the most successful and influential bands of the 1980s.

 Dire Straits' music was known for its distinctive sound, which blended rock, pop, and blues. Mark Knopfler's guitar playing was a key part of this sound, as he often used a fingerpicking technique that gave his playing a unique tone. The band's lyrics were also notable for their vivid storytelling and evocative imagery.

 Dire Straits' self-titled debut album was released in 1978 and featured the hit single "Sultans of Swing." The song was a critical and commercial success, reaching the top ten in both the UK and the US. The album itself was also well-received and established the band as a rising star in the music industry.

 Over the next few years, Dire Straits continued to release successful albums and singles. Their 1980 album "Making Movies" included the hit songs "Romeo and Juliet" and "Tunnel of Love," while their 1982 album "Love Over Gold" included the epic track "Telegraph Road." The band's 1985 album "Brothers in Arms" was perhaps their biggest commercial success, featuring hit singles like "Money for Nothing" and "Walk of Life." The album's title track also became an anthem of sorts, with its memorable guitar riff and lyrics about the futility of war.

 Despite their success, Dire Straits was known for their relatively low-key approach to stardom. The band rarely appeared in music videos or gave interviews, and Mark Knopfler often shunned the limelight. Instead, the band focused on their music, crafting thoughtful and well-crafted songs that appealed to a wide range of listeners.

 After the release of "On Every Street" in 1991, Dire Straits went on hiatus. Mark Knopfler continued to release solo albums, but the band never officially reunited. However, their legacy has endured, with many of their songs remaining popular and influential to this day.