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Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms 20th Anniversary Edition Hybrid / SACD - now only £6.31 delivered @ Amazon
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms 20th Anniversary Edition Hybrid / SACD -  now only £6.31 delivered @ Amazon

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms 20th Anniversary Edition Hybrid / SACD - now only £6.31 delivered @ Amazon

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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

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

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.

17 Comments

I've got this and have listened to it in 5.1. The intro to Money for Nothing is phenomenal when Knofler's guitar comes in. I keep thinking I'm gonna get blown through the wall behind me! The clarity of sound on all tracks is mesmerising. The song Brothers in Arms is so clean, pure and revealing; it seems like the music goes straight to the mind from the CD without contamination from the physical world!

was good on cd , it is fantastic on sacd

Have this on DVD-Audio and has to be one of the best in my collection of DVD-Audio's disks.

Shame DVD Audio did not really take off as even better quality than sacd. Voted hot as still sounds great on sacd.

Banned

This has always been a favourite when testing new audio equipment....Frankenstein by the edger winter band is another goodun

best album ive ever bought, and im 25

Brilliant album, and somehow even better on SACD.

Malice19

Have this on DVD-Audio and has to be one of the best in my collection of … Have this on DVD-Audio and has to be one of the best in my collection of DVD-Audio's disks.Shame DVD Audio did not really take off as even better quality than sacd. Voted hot as still sounds great on sacd.



My collection is split around 50/50 between the two formats. It's a impossible to judge the superior format without owning the same material on both, but I generally prefer my SACD's

Having said that, Brothers in Arms is arguably better on DVD-A as it is closer to the original recording format (Kicking myself for not buying that version too as I believe it's now quite valuable). The Money for Nothing introduction is astonishing in 5.1 and has lead to several complaints from my neighbours...

Edited by: "MBeeching" 4th Oct 2010

Great price. Brilliant on SACD.

i assume you need a special player to benefit from this?

hornetcarp

i assume you need a special player to benefit from this?



They play on normal CD players too, but you dont get the benefit of the improved sound.

Do ps3's play sacd's ?

Original Poster Editor

Thanks for all the feedback Good to hear the positive commens as I've bought this for my dad for Christmas!


shady

Do ps3's play sacd's ?



Yes, over HDMI to an AV-Amp.

Sony DVP-370 BR Player at £99 certainly does a great job.

This sounds amazing on SACD.

Don't know anything about SACD, but fabulous album - an all time classic

WalterSmith

Yes, over HDMI to an AV-Amp.Sony DVP-370 BR Player at £99 certainly does … Yes, over HDMI to an AV-Amp.Sony DVP-370 BR Player at £99 certainly does a great job. This sounds amazing on SACD.



I think only certain PS3s play SACDs.

The 60Gb PS3 had SACD playback capability.

£9.63 now
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