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Brothers in Arms [Original recording remastered, Import]

Dire Straits Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
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6. The Man's Too Strong
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8. Walk Of Life
9. Brothers In Arms

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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

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The best-selling albums from the greaatest artists on Warner Bros. have never sounded better than on their new Warner Remasters editions. State-of-the-art digitally remastered, each album sounds dramatically superior to its original CD release. In addition, the packaging returns each album to its original artwork and graphics. Certified at 9 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. April 6 2013
By Lord P.
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First off, I'd like to clarify that this review is for the SACD 5.1 mix specifically.

To speak quickly about the content of the album, it's a classic plain and simple. There was a lot of fluff that came out of the 80's (not that I didn't enjoy a lot of it) and one may be quick to dismiss this album as just that if they were to know it simply for the famed "Money For Nothing" track. But the content on this album is solid beginning to end, and although 80's synth driven in many respects, it's a complex offering. And don't think synth driven is a bad connotation in my books. It's a product of the 80's where a lot of this technology and the likes was being experimented with, and the sound is fitting; I couldn't think of having it any other way. And in general I mean c'mon, you've got a steel body guitar rocketing up through the clouds to the heavens on the front cover... you know you're in for something good. Most of my review though is to look more at the sonic aspects of this re-release.

I also have the Redbook CD 2 channel version of this album and it is indeed great, but...
This multichannel mix is absolutely shocking.

I have a fairly extensive catalog of DVD-A's and SACD's and everyone goes on about Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon as being some sort of multichannel reference of which all other recordings should be measured. I've heard the DSOTM SACD, and I'm going to have to assume then that all these people have not heard this Dire Straits release.

If you have a good surround setup in which to listen to this recording on, then you are in for a serious treat. Normally very high res stuff runs the risk of sounding hard edged, synthetic, sterile. Even a regular CD runs into these issues.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great... Excellent Sound ! ! ! Feb. 8 2006
Format:Audio CD
Hi people,
As Rick before me, I find this new SACD version of "Brothers In Arms" very well done. The sound is even clearer than the already amazing original one (recorded in DDD at that time).
Mark Knopfler's guitar sound just like a caress and it is such a joy for your ears. Don't wait and go get it as soon as you can. Good listening and see you at the next show of Mark Knopfler, Dom.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb remaster by Bernie on 2 - 200 gram lp's! July 15 2014
By Greg B.
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
Similar to my review of "On Every Street", excellent remaster and a quiet pressing on 2 - 200 gram lp's, ditto for "On Every Street"! If you have a good phono set up - buy it you won't be disappointed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible audiophile sound quality!! July 1 2014
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The sound of this disk is true audiophile!
I could not believe how much better the sound quality is compared to the original!
If you want the best, this is a purchase I highly recommend!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great mix of a great album March 14 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I only knew a few songs but this sounds so good I'm sure I'll listen to it a lot. Thx.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb sound Feb. 21 2014
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I listen to it on my OPPO BDP105 and the sound is simply amazing, I feel like having the real band in front of me
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS CD!!! Instrumentals are fantastic! Jan. 10 2014
By Julie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Ordered this CD for "Brother's In Arms" not realizing the CD had a few songs that I grew up with so that was a pleasant surprise. I especially love all the music that I haven't heard before!!! The instrumentals are fantastic! Some songs remind me of Pink Floyd and some of Bob Dylan. Overall - I have listened to it non-stop since I received it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Sounding Records I Own Dec 21 2013
By Seeker
Format:LP Record
If you can find the 2LP release from 2006 get it. It is remarkable. One of the best recordings I own fantastic sound. Unfortunately the vinyl has some flaws. Audiophile recordings are getting better at this, no doubt because of internet feedback. Hopefully in future we will have alot of great full range recordings to listen to although I am dubious. After all this is the recording industry we are talking about. Already in the infancy of the rebirth of vinyl music we are seeing the reversion to thinner records and no doubt more cost cutting measures.
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