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By 1984, incessant touring and recording schedules hadn’t dimmed Mark Knopfler’s enthusiasm for perfection. Having taken over the production duties on previous album Love Over Gold, he now went even further towards a kind of pop-oriented Americana. Brothers…has a fine array of chart moments, including, of course, the Sting-assisted video hit “Money for Nothing”, the moody “So far Away” and faux bop “Walk Of Life”. But it gets them out of the way in the manner of mere aperitifs and then massages you with a suite of Knopfler’s very fine brand of JJ Cale-lite. Along with gruff nods to Dylan and James Burton. Like contemporaries U2 they had the golden touch that made their gold instantly more American and mythical than most acts from the States.
They toured this album for two years. After that amount of time surely any band would falter. They certainly had a very long hiatus. This album was bigger than them. On that final night of the tour in they must have never wanted to hear a note of this album again. Twenty years on, it’s still echoing around the world. As inescapable as ever. --Chris Jones
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I received this cd in a couple of days so very impressed. I purchased a used copy, and wasn't disappointed, and value for my was excellent. Would definately recommend.Published 3 days ago by barbara coulson
Actually probably the weakest Dire Straits album, and yet their most commercially successful. It has some great moments - lovely acoustic guitar on the Man's Too Strong, sublime... Read morePublished 10 days ago by sebfos
Brilliant album , was at school when this came out. So I have fond memories of it . I don't think there is a bad track on the album. Dire Straits at their bestPublished 27 days ago by Pen Name