Brothers In Arms
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||So Far Away||Dire Straits||5:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Money for Nothing||Dire Straits||8:26||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Walk of Life||Dire Straits||4:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Your Latest Trick||Dire Straits||6:33||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Why Worry||Dire Straits||8:31||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Ride Across the River||Dire Straits||6:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Man's Too Strong||Dire Straits||4:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||One World||Dire Straits||3:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Brothers In Arms||Dire Straits||6:59||Album Only||View In iTunes|
More than just Money for Nothing
I did not live through the 80's (thank God) but I know from listening to my dad's CD's that not all of the music that came out of that period deserves to be remembered, or in fact ever played again. However, Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms is a major exception. Most people take one look at this album, buy "Money for Nothing" (and maybe "So Far Away" or "Walk of Life") and leave. They don't know what they're missing. Yes, "Money for Nothing" 's instantly appealing guitar riff is irresistable, but there's also the suave and intelligent jazz of "Your Latest Trick," the mystically atmospheric "Ride Across the River," and the appetizing blend of folk and rock in "The Man's Too Strong." "One World" is perhaps the most underrated song in the mix - it rocks almost as hard as "Money for Nothing." Except for the overly lengthy and rather boring "Why Worry," every song here is great. However, the best track on the album comes at the end. Words can barely describe this one. Mark Knopfler's guitar sings a profound song of war, loss, and redemption in one of the most beautiful, triumphant, yet tragic songs ever crafted. If only for "Brothers In Arms," you should buy this album.
Subtle and Magnificent
Ignore the pop songs, dig deeper into the album. Truly thoughtful. Listened to this as a teenager in the 80's. Went to war in the 2000's. What I heard as a kid rings true as an adult.
Ignore the official iTunes review above
This is one of the most consistent albums from start to finish in the rock catalogue! I am shocked that that the title cut was not highlighted by the reviewer as being a masterpiece...it is still on my iPod's power rotation 25 years after release. The Man's Too Strong is another classic track. Knopfler demonstrates his genius as both a composer and instrumentalist on this must-have recording.
Formed: 1977 in London, England
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s