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Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms - The Audiophile Man
Label: Vertigo Year: 1985 Brothers In Arms pushed the band’s established work into a pop setting and became immensely successful, quickly becoming the biggest selling LP in the UK during the 80s, a double Grammy award winning album in 1986 and spending nine weeks at No 1 in the US charts, while the single, Money For Nothing, was a worldwide No 1 single. Twenty years later, the LP won another Grammy as the best surround sound album. While the album launched the group into the stratosphere and stardom, the exposure didn’t sit well with songwriter and lead singer, Mark Knopfler, “The preconceptions that people have about you, the rubbish that is written about you, you have to come to terms with it. You’ve really got to want to do this. You really can’t get upset and if you haven’t got a sense of humour then… you… are… dogmeat.” The album was, in fact, recorded in George Martin’s tropical studio in Montserrat before a volcano partly destroyed the island, “I used to go down to the disco there. Now, you wouldn’t normally catch me down at a disco to save my life. But it was great, just great. There was a …