Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits album)

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Brothers in Arms is the fifth studio album by British rock band Dire Straits, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). It was one of the first albums to be released on CD, but it was also released on vinyl. The album has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

Track listing

all songs by Mark Knopfler, except where noted

  1. "So Far Away" - 5:12
  2. "Money for Nothing" (Knopfler, Sting) - 8:26
  3. "Walk of Life" - 4:12
  4. "Your Latest Trick" - 6:33
  5. "Why Worry" - 8:31
  6. "Ride Across the River" - 6:57
  7. "The Man's Too Strong" - 4:40
  8. "One World" - 3:40
  9. "Brothers in Arms" - 6:59

Personnel

  • Mark Knopfler - guitar, vocals
  • Michael Brecker - horn
  • Randy Brecker - horn
  • Alan Clark - keyboard
  • Malcolm Duncan - tenor saxophone
  • Guy Fletcher - keyboard, vocals
  • Omar Hakim - drums
  • John Illsley - bass, vocals
  • Neil Jason - bass
  • Tony Levin - bass
  • Jimmy Maelen - percussion
  • Mike Mainieri - background vocals
  • Dave Plews - horn
  • Jack Sonni
  • Sting - vocals on "Money for Nothing"
  • Terry Williams - drums

Production

  • Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
  • Assistants: Steve Jackson, Bruce Lampcov
  • Project coordinator: Jo Motta
  • Design: Sutton Cooper
  • Artwork: Thomas Stever
  • Sleeve art: Sutton Cooper
  • Photography: Deborah Feingold

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1985 The Billboard 200 1

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1985 "Money for Nothing" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1985 "Money for Nothing" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1985 "One World" Mainstream Rock Tracks 8
1985 "So Far Away" Mainstream Rock Tracks 29
1985 "Walk of Life" Adult Contemporary 4
1985 "Walk of Life" Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
1985 "Walk of Life" The Billboard Hot 100 7
1986 "Ride Across the River" Mainstream Rock Tracks 21
1986 "So Far Away" Adult Contemporary 3
1986 "So Far Away" The Billboard Hot 100 19

Awards

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1985 Brothers in Arms Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
1985 "Money for Nothing" Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
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