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Dire Straits

Brothers In Arms (45 RPM)

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arrms

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arrms
 

Speed: 45 RPM


Pressing: 180 Gram; 2 LP Set


Label: Mobile Fidelity

Your Price $95.00
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Blockbuster album Brothers In Arms helped define the 1980s and catapulted Dire Straits to arena status. The end-all-be-all ultimate-sounding version of this audiophile standard album is the Mobile Fidelity 180g 45rpm 2LP that captures nuances, textures and finite information. The 1985's Brothers In Arms album has sold more than nine million copies in the USA alone and is ranked #352 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. For many of us, we would rank it in the top 10!

Album Overview

There are hit records and then there are blockbusters. One of the world’s best-selling records, a winner of two Grammy Awards, an era-defining reference statement, an MTV favourite and a set that catapulted an already-acclaimed band to arena status, Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms is the kind of epic spectacular that comes around only once or twice a decade. Surpassed only in fame and visibility during the period by Michael Jackson’s Thriller, the 1985 album remains idiosyncratic for its covetable combination of adventurous songwriting, precision-based performances, and reference-caliber fidelity.

Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed on 45RPM LPs at RTI, and possessing a richness befitting the album’s stellar reputation, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered limited-edition 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Brothers In Arms breathes with transparent highs, atmospheric heft, and lifelike tonalities. This is the hand-down ultimate-sounding version of this audiophile favorite ever made.

The sense of realism this edition delivers will leave slack-jawed even the most hard-to-please audiophiles. As the recipient of the Grammy for Best-Engineered Recording, the album has always been a go-to sonic standard, but never has it sounded so reach-out-and-touch-it realistic as it does on this analog pressing. All of the hallmark characteristics—ample spaciousness, ideal balances, widescreen dynamics, immersive depth, lush production—are here in spades. As is music-making of enviable proportions.

While it’s easy to speculate that the colossal success of Brothers In Arms relates to its timing—its release during an era obsessed with catchy singles, flashy MTV videos, and whistle-friendly melodies—reasons for the album’s chart-busting success primarily owe to the expertly crafted songs and memorable playing turned in by a group hitting its creative peak. Not to mention the spatial dimensions that cause instruments and vocals to naturally float in a fixed area.

Anchored by “Money for Nothing,” a caustically themed smash immediately identifiable via Mark Knopfler’s resonant finger-picked guitar riff and Sting’s “I want my MTV” vocal refrain, Dire Straits’ fifth album is stuffed with bluesy signatures, jazz-rock motifs, clever lyrics, and organic accents. Diversity and consistency also extend to the songs’ moods. Singing with his trademark light-to-the-touch timbre, Knopfler conjures feelings of poignancy, peacefulness, and mellowness, channeling wistfulness on the Top 10 single “So Far Away” and somber assurance on “Why Worry.”

Perfection abounds, not only in the manner in which the band nails its pop hooks and uptempo boogies with debonair flair—but also in the control room. Iconic session jazz drummer Omar Hakim supplies fluid beats and solid rhythmic foundations while Knopfler and Co. comb over grooves so smooth it seems that they’re made of honey butter. Dire Straits would never play with such effortless again. Experience this era-defining classic in the best-possible fidelity!

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It is worth noting that Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab stands out as one of few record labels that independently invests in research and development of audio technology. With proprietary innovations such as GAIN 2™, general music enthusiasts and audiophiles alike have reaped the benefit of a higher consumer audio standard without investing in costly new hardware. Mobile Fidelity is pleased to work with a variety of engineering legends and companies including Tim de Paravicini, Ed Meitner, Pass Labs, Lipinski Sound and Sony Electronics. These joint efforts to seek out the ultimate audio experience, has resulted in significant advances for the technology of music reproduction. Please click here to read more about current Mobile Fidelity technologies.

Album Features

  • Numbered, Limited Edition
  • 45rpm Speed Edition
  • Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
  • 2LP Set
  • Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
  • Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
  • Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
  • Pressed at RTI
  • Gatefold Jacket

Track Selections

  • So Far Away
  • Money for Nothing
  • Walk of Life
  • Your Latest Trick
  • Why Worry
  • Ride Across the River
  • The Man’s Too Strong
  • One World
  • Brothers in Arms

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Brothers In Arms (45 RPM)
Artists Dire Straits
Music Genre Pop & Rock
Record Speed 45 RPM
Record Weight 180 Gram
Record Type Double LP
Record Label Mobile Fidelity
Shipping Weight (kg) 0.2500
Price Range $95.00

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