SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

July 29, 2005 20:01 ET

"Brothers In Arms": Enhanced Reissue Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Landmark Album

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 29, 2005 -- "Brothers In Arms," the album that earned Dire Straits international renown, is being reissued in a special 20th Anniversary Edition by Warner Bros. Records on August 16th.

"Brothers In Arms" will be made available on a double-sided compact disc, with the original stereo recording on one side and on the other, a DVD-A 5.1 Surround Sound mix. The 20th Anniversary Edition package features the original artwork and song selection, including such era-defining hits as "Money For Nothing," "Walk Of Life" and "So Far Away."

Released in the summer of 1985, the Grammy Award®-winning "Brothers In Arms" was produced by Dire Straits' founder Mark Knopfler and Neil Dorfsman, topping the American charts for nine consecutive weeks. It was the best-selling album of the decade in the UK, going on to rack up sales of over twenty-nine million copies worldwide. The album continued to top charts throughout 1986 as Dire Straits played over 200 dates worldwide that year.

Knopfler, whose latest solo album "Shangri-La" is available on Warner Bros. Records, is currently in the midst of a world tour. His concert performances include several songs from "Brothers In Arms."

"Brothers In Arms" selections are as follows: "So Far Away," "Walk Of Life," "Your Latest Trick," "Why Worry," "Ride Across The River," "The Man's Too Strong," "One World" and "Brothers In Arms," and includes a special guest performance by Sting on "Money For Nothing."

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Bill Bentley
    at Warner Bros./Reprise Records Publicity
    (818) 953-3671
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