Brothers In Arms

by Dire Straits

Description It is impossible to describe this, you really have to listen to believe it. Album Includes: So Far Away Money for nothing Walk Of Life Your Latest Trick Why Worry The Mans To Strong Ride Across The River One World Brothers In Arms
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Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 5/25/2002, Daniel Verberne (875) posted:
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In my opinion, this album is a real shining beacon of musical brilliance, a warm, soulful and touching album that condenses some brilliant guitar, vocal and songwriting mastery of Mark Knopfler into just a handful of track; all of which are fantastic.

Like most people, especially guitarists, I find the final, title track, "Brothers in Arms" to be especially beautiful. It is a moving, soulful ballad with dashes of guitar brilliance throughout that blends so well with the atmospheric ambience created in part on keyboards and part by Knopfler's stirring vocals. The guitar solos are amazing, technically brilliant for having such incredible soul, beautiful intonation on string bending, lovely touch and just gorgeous, vocal tone. I really, really admire Knopfler's playing on this whole album, very versatile and this work should really stand the test of time, having stood so well since it was released. My hat, if I were to wear one, would now be of to Knopfler.
On 9/16/2001, Tony Cook (2424) posted:
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A beautiful and moving album. Money for Nothing is probably my least favorite song on here. Great guitar, great songwriting, great production. The title song (also the last song on the album) is just incredible. I consider Brothers in Arms one of the finest pop/rock albums ever.
On 3/13/2001, Chuck Howard (202) posted:
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What a masterpiece. Every musician should own this album.
On 2/12/2001, Dominic Hatchuel (4861) posted:
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Look, honestly, if it's got Mark Knopfler in it, I'll watch it, listen to it, eat it, buy it, whatever. I used to have every DS album on tape. Wanna know why? Because of this album. I saw the "Brothers in Arms" video, and then the "Money for Nothing" video, and the rest is history. I bought the album on vinyl and then on tape, and now have it on CD, along with MK's latest offering, "Sailling to Philadelphia", plus a whole lot of other work from the in-between years and the years gone by. This album, simply put, rocks. The guitar work, as usual, is phenomenal. And if anyone out there can show me how to play that intro... you know the one I mean... I'll... I dunno what I'll do, but it'll be good. What I love most about this album is the simplicity with which it communicates. Knopfler's mastery of his instrument... hold on, it's more like a symbiotic relationship than a master/servant thing... shines through on every track. Whether he's singing on Money for Nothing, humming on The Man's too Strong or doing the jig on Walk of Life, he's got it down pat. But I ramble. If you ain't got it, (which I find difficult to believe), go get it. And Love over Gold. And Alchemy. And Sailing to Philly. And anything else you can lay your hands on. Go ahead, trust me.
On 12/3/2000, Carl Anderson (2230) posted:
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This is a great CD. I love all the Dire Straits stuff. I think Mark Konpfler is a genius!!
On 9/11/2000, Derek Tyler posted:
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If you love the guitar, you will love this CD. If you don't love the guitar...you will love it after you hear this. Dire Straits has had a lot of hits, but the hits aren't what sets this band apart--they've got SOUL, and Mark Knopfler is at his heartbreaking best on this album, especially on the amazing song "Brothers In Arms".
On 7/18/2000, Dave Gibbs posted:
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This is one of the finest albums ever made and should be appriciated if not loved by all guitarists. The song Brothers in arms is a wonderful example of how powerful and beautiful an instrument the guitar is. Definitely one to listen to for years to come!!
On 7/3/2000, John Schell (6102) posted:
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I agree. This is a great album. I got it a long time ago before I was even playing guitar and I loved it then. Now, that I play, it has another level for me to enjoy.
On 6/30/2000, Inactive Member posted:
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This was the third album I had listened to of Dire Straits,"Making Movies" and "Love over Gold" took me away but Brothers In arms is the ultimate gutarists album an album at the the top of your CD and vinly collections