Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms 20th Anniversary Edition Hybrid/ SACD now only £7.77 delivered @ Amazon + Nectar - HotUKDeals
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I bought this last week for £9.45 delivered, it's bargain now!

Amazon.co.uk Review
This is the re-issued SACD version of Brothers in Arms. Dire Straits' fifth album will probably be remembered as the record that ushered in the CD generation, and therefore (depending on your affiliations) a work of extreme evil or an object lesson in craftsmanship. In truth though, it's neither. Inevitably, some moments haven't dated so well. "Money For Nothing", Mark Knopfler's satire of the MTV generation, seems as vacant as its target; while the jukebox jive of "Walk Of Life" could have used a little roughing up. In fairness though, such low points constitute a minority. In latter years, indie bands such as Gomez and Spiritualized have eagerly cited JJ Cale and Dr John as pivotal influences on their work. Perhaps so, but it's the less fashionable Knopfler and his intuitive feel for the fretboard who comes closer. You needn't dig too deep to identify the roots of beauties such as "So Far Away" and "Why Worry". --Peter Paphides

CD Description
BROTHERS IN ARMS found Dire Straits at the peak of a long climb in the music industry. After an auspicious debut with DIRE STRAITS, they stuggled on through personnel changes and shifting musical tastes. Knopfler's work with Bob Dylan (SLOW TRAIN COMING and some touring) and the band's appearance at Live Aid helped to keep their recognition high. This albumproved to be the payoff, as "Money For Nothing" hit number 1, and the second single, "Walk Of Life" also made the top-10.

Track Listings
1. So Far Away
2. Money For Nothing
3. Walk Of Life
4. Your Latest Trick
5. Why Worry
6. Ride Across The River
7. The Man's Too Strong
8. One World
9. Brothers In Arms
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banned#1
Did anyone else just get the urge to punch peter paphides in the face several times?
This is just one of the best albums ever released, although peter may prefer the works of Gomez (!)
#2
20 yrs, don't think so
Had a 'b' reg Capri and loved playing this album
B reg = 1984 so 26 yrs at least
By the way, I'm 19 and run tirathlons every day

!!
#3
triathlons too, lol
#4
Ive never heard of peter paphides , at first I thought you meant the guy from Dragons Den . Either way we all dislike albums that others absolutely love , I work with another big music fan and we have many similar tastes but he likes Morrisey and thinks he is the mutts nutts whereas I just don't dig it .
#5
Who is Peter Paphides?
Anyway this is an absolute bargain price.
#6
Didn't know of SACD, so here's some info -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Audio_CD

Guess these are no good if ripped to MP3, as they'd lose their high quality detail?
#7
I just listened to 'Money for Nothing' and 'Brothers in Arms' in SACD stereo (I'm waiting on a new centre & rear speakers being delivered) and the quality is out of this world! I can't wait to get the other speaker to listen to it in surround sound.


The intro to Money for Nothing is awesome; when the power chords and drums came in, I thought I was gonna blasted through the wall behind me - PURE POWER!

Brother in Arms was outstanding because everything was just so clear, not in a sterile way, but clear as in 'the road to Damascus' clear - I heard the light!
#8
This album is great anyway but even more amazing in SACD. Big thumbs up.

equalityforall
Guess these are no good if ripped to MP3, as they'd lose their high quality detail?


Unfortunately there's no easy way to rip the SACD layer since Sony have it locked down tightly. Your computer will only read the standard CD layer. You'd need to play it in a SACD player.

Edited By: HSpin on Aug 13, 2010 21:56: added reply to equalityforall
#9
This album works great in SACD.
#10
£9.63 now
#11
Has this been remixed (into surround maybe?) not only remastered?
#12
I have owned both SACD and DVD-A versions of this

the DVD-A version is absolutely miles better in terms of mastering, but goes for very silly prices indeed on ebay when available.
#13
m00m00
I have owned both SACD and DVD-A versions of this

the DVD-A version is absolutely miles better in terms of mastering, but goes for very silly prices indeed on ebay when available.


So both have only been remastered not remixed?
#14
windhoek
I just listened to 'Money for Nothing' and 'Brothers in Arms' in SACD stereo (I'm waiting on a new centre & rear speakers being delivered) and the quality is out of this world! I can't wait to get the other speaker to listen to it in surround sound.


The intro to Money for Nothing is awesome; when the power chords and drums came in, I thought I was gonna blasted through the wall behind me - PURE POWER!

Brother in Arms was outstanding because everything was just so clear, not in a sterile way, but clear as in 'the road to Damascus' clear - I heard the light!


That's DDD for you ... anyone remember that!
#15
m00m00
I have owned both SACD and DVD-A versions of this

the DVD-A version is absolutely miles better in terms of mastering, but goes for very silly prices indeed on ebay when available.


I bought the SACD at launch but sometimes wish I'd bought the DVD-A as well. I believe the issue is that the original recording format is more suited to PCM than DSD?

It sounds incredible regardless, I must have upset the neighbours at least a dozen times with the Money for Nothing build up. Needledrops of the Warner 180g vinyls are my format of choice for many of their other recordings.
#16
God I hated this group.
#17
guest5234
God I hated this group.


superb contribution to the thread
thankyou
#18
leedale30
Has this been remixed (into surround maybe?) not only remastered?


Yes, it's in 5.1 and indeed won a Grammy for its surround sound mix.
#19
HSpin
This album is great anyway but even more amazing in SACD. Big thumbs up.

equalityforall
Guess these are no good if ripped to MP3, as they'd lose their high quality detail?


Unfortunately there's no easy way to rip the SACD layer since Sony have it locked down tightly. Your computer will only read the standard CD layer. You'd need to play it in a SACD player.


Not necessarily, a computer will only rip the CD Layer if there actually is a CD Layer, this only applies to SACD Hybrid Disks, which have a SACD and CD Layer, if strictly only SACD then only a SACD or Universal Player will be able to read the disk.
#20
Mascherano

This is just one of the best albums ever released


That is subject to opinion, like with this, Michael Jacksons Thriller and Simply Red's Stars, there are plenty of Coffee Table albums like this that would never be seen in my household!
#21
If I remember right, one of the reasons this remaster won awards was that it is sourced from 16bit/44.1khz digital master tape. This was then a totally obsolete format by the time the remaster was started. It needed some serious digital>analogue>digital work to create the remaster...
#22
cicobuff
HSpin
This album is great anyway but even more amazing in SACD. Big thumbs up.

equalityforall
Guess these are no good if ripped to MP3, as they'd lose their high quality detail?


Unfortunately there's no easy way to rip the SACD layer since Sony have it locked down tightly. Your computer will only read the standard CD layer. You'd need to play it in a SACD player.


Not necessarily, a computer will only rip the CD Layer if there actually is a CD Layer, this only applies to SACD Hybrid Disks, which have a SACD and CD Layer, if strictly only SACD then only a SACD or Universal Player will be able to read the disk.


Absolutely right. My comment was regarding this album specifically, which is a hybrid release. ;)

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