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Format: CD
Sku: 60435063
UPC: 093624777328
UPC 14: 00093624777328
Release Date: 9/19/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. So Far Away ~ Dire Straits
2. Money For Nothing ~ Dire Straits
3. Walk Of Life ~ Dire Straits
4. Your Latest Trick ~ Dire Straits
5. Why Worry ~ Dire Straits
6. Ride Across The River ~ Dire Straits
7. Man's Too Strong, The ~ Dire Straits
8. One World ~ Dire Straits
9. Brothers In Arms ~ Dire Straits

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Dire Straits: Mark Knopfler (vocals, guitar); Hal Lindes (guitar); Guy Fletcher, Alan Clark (keyboards); John Illsley (bass); Terry Williams (drums).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Sting (vocals).
Muze PNote Recorded at Air Studios, Monserrat, West Indies.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.

Producer: Mark Knopfler

Engineer: Neil Dorfsman

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Sting

Artist Overview

The U.K.'s Dire Straits became one of the world's most popular rock bands the old-fashioned way, through songwriting and musicianship. When "Sultans of Swing" broke through on both sides of the Atlantic in 1979, the sound suggested Bob Dylan backed by J.J. Cale. It sure didn't sound like anything else on the radio. Mark Knopfler's gruff singing and exquisite guitar playing were critical to the group's sound. The next two records cemented Dire Straits' reputation and bolstered its popularity. 1985's BROTHERS IN ARMS became one of the biggest sellers of the decade. After the band dissolved, Knopfler (who had already done some well regarded soundtrack work) embarked on a solo career, opting for a more low-key approach.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Live At Knebworth 1990
Muze Music Compilations Desperado (ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Private Investigations: The Best Of Mark Knopfler ~ Knopfler, Mark

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/19/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1985
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 47773
Music Label Name Label : Warner Bros.
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : DDD
Music UPC UPC : 00093624777328

Professional Reviews

Q (6/00, p.71)
- Ranked #51 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"

Q (7/96, p.141)
- 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...the commercial and artistic culmination....repeated listening reveals it as [a] singularly melancholic collection...where joy is as sharp as sorrow..."

CMJ (1/5/04, p.16)
- Ranked #6 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1985"

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