Dire Straits release their fifth album : ‘Brothers in Arms’ including ‘Money for Nothing’ (1985)

Dire Straits’ ‘Brothers in Arms’ feat ‘Money for Nothing’ is their fifth studio album released on May 13, 1985 by Vertigo Records.

Track Listing : 1.So Far Away (Mark Knopfler) – 05:12 . 2.Money For Nothing(Mark Knopfler, Sting) – 08:26 . 3.Walk Of Life (Mark Knopfler) – 04:12 . 4.Your Latest Trick (Mark Knopfler) – 06:33 . 5.Why Worry (Mark Knopfler) – 08:31 . 6.Ride Across The River (Mark Knopfler) – 06:58 . 7.The Man’S Too Strong (Mark Knopfler) – 04:40 . 8.One World (Mark Knopfler) – 03:40 . 9.Brothers In Arms (Mark Knopfler) – 07:00

Musicians : Dire Straits – Band . Mark Knopfler – Guitars, Lead Vocals . John Illsley – Bass, Vocals . Alan Clark – Keyboards . Guy Fletcher – Synthesizer, Backing Vocals . Omar Hakim – Drums . Terry Williams – Drums . Michael Brecker – Tenor Saxophone . Randy Brecker – Trumpet . Malcolm Duncan – Tenor Saxophone . Neil Jason – Bass . Tony Levin – Bass . Jimmy Maelen – Percussion . Michael Mainieri – Vibraphone . Dave Plews – Trumpet . Jack Sonni – Guitar . Sting – Backing Vocals On (2)

Production : Produced By Neil Dorfsman, Mark Knopfler Neil Dorfsman – Engineer . Steve Jackson – Assistant Engineer . Bruce Lampcov – Assistant Engineer . John Dent – Mastering

Package : Sutton Cooper – Photography . Deborah Feingold – Photography . Thomas Steyer – Painting

Recorded November 1984 – March 1985 At Air Studios, Montserrat.

Released May 13, 1985 By Vertigo Records.

(Source Mark Knopfler – Official Site)

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Ultimate Guitar
This album is a complete torpedo, blowing others out of the water as it charges forward to the forefront of my mind. This is the definitive Dire Straits album, heck, it’s the definitive album of the ’80s (although some people may argue Appetite For Desruction holds that title). […]

Rolling Stone
The lyrics are literate, but the scenarios aren’t as interesting as they used to be on records like Making Movies, still the band’s most solid LP. […]

Ultimate Classic Rock
30 Years Ago: Dire Straits Shatter All Expectations With ‘Brothers in Arms’What saved the tracks — and helped make Brothers in Arms a benchmark recording for the early years of the nascent digital era — was the studio’s Neve console, which combined with the overall Montserrat vibe to produce a purity of sound as well as intent. […]

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