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So Far Away - Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms (The Video Singles) (VHS)


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  1. in , Dire Straits landed at the top of the album charts worldwide with their fifth album, Brothers in Arms. The video of Money For Nothing, an ironic look at the music business in which Sting.
  2. “Brothers in Arms” is the fifth studio album by British rock band Dire Straits, released on by Vertigo Records internationally and by Warner Bros. Records in the US. The album was.
  3. Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in by former journalist and teacher Mark Knopfler, initially composed of Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers .
  4. So Far Away, the first song from the phenomenon that was Brothers In Arms, debuted on the UK singles chart on 20 April for Dire Straits.
  5. Brothers in Arms spawned several chart singles including the US number-one hit “Money for Nothing”, which was the first video played on MTV in Britain. It was also the first compact disc to sell a million copies. Other successful singles were “So Far Away”, “Walk of Life”, and the album’s title track.
  6. Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born 12 August ) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer. He was born in Glasgow but raised near Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is best known for having been the lead guitarist, lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his younger brother, David Knopfler, in
  7. Brothers in Arms brought the atmospheric, jazz-rock inclinations of Love Over Gold into a pop setting, resulting in a surprise international best-seller. Of course, the success of Brothers in Arms was helped considerably by the clever computer-animated video for "Money for Nothing," a sardonic attack on MTV. But what kept the record selling was Mark Knopfler's increased sense of pop songcraft.
  8. Brothers In Arms contains plenty of the virtuoso playing and slow-burning inventiveness that made their name, but an opening salvo of radio-ready melodies leavens the mix. “So Far Away” is lovely, lovelorn blues-rock, an iconic and “Walk of Life”’s ballpark boogie is irresistibly chipper.