Led by Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits built their sound from laid-back blues-rock with a touch of jazz and country, occasionally dipping into the epic song structures of progressive rock. As their career progressed, they became more refined and their new maturity happened to coincide with the two big musical revolutions from the mid-'80s, MTV and the birth of the CD. It helped make their sixth album, 'Brothers in Arms', an international blockbuster and in turn made the band international stars. Supported by the groundbreaking computer-animated video for 'Money for Nothing,' a song which mocked music videos, the album became a blockbuster, spending nine weeks at the top of the American charts and selling over nine million copies; in England, the album became the biggest selling album of the '80s. With a fantastic selection of musci to choose from, there is no shortage of back catalogue rarities, amazing memorabilia and quality collectibles, all available right here in our specialist Dire Straits collectors store.

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DIRE STRAITS Brothers In Arms (RARE 1985 UK Phillips Special Edition 4-track CD single featuring Short and Full Length Versions, a live version of Going Home and Why Worry - Instrumental Segment, album jewel case picture sleeve - pressed in West Germany, this was the first ever CD single! The disc & inlay remain in Excellent conditon with just a few light scuffs to the case. Now a rare & historic item)
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DIRE STRAITS Brothers In Arms (1985 UK 9-track vinyl LP including the radio favourite title track, the iconic Walk Of Life and the famous 'MTV' rocker Money For Nothing guest starring Sting, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve.The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play VERH25)
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DIRE STRAITS Making Movies (1981 UK second issue of the 1980 7-track vinyl LP, complete with illustrated lyric inner & glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & ringwear whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play)
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DIRE STRAITS Brothers In Arms (RARE 1985 UK Phillips Special Edition 4-track CD single featuring Short and Full Length Versions, a live version of Going Home and Why Worry - Instrumental Segment, album jewel case picture sleeve - pressed in West Germany, this was the first ever CD single! The disc & inlay remain in Excellent conditon with just a few light scuffs to the case. Now a rare & historic item)
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£195.00
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DIRE STRAITS Money For Nothing (1985 UK 12" vinyl single, featuring Full Length Version plus a live recording of Love Over Gold, glossy picture sleeve with European tour dates on reverse DSTR1012)
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DIRE STRAITS Walk Of Life (1985 UK limited edition 4-track 7" vinyl double pack, also including the classic Sultans Of Swing plus live versions of Two Young Lovers & Eastbound Train, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. There is a little wear to the opening edge of the sleeve but the vinyl remains in near 'as new' condition DSTRD12)
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DIRE STRAITS Money For Nothing (Original 1988 Japanese 13-track CD album, with the bonus recording Solid Rock, lyric booklet picture sleeve with the full back wrap-around obi-strip 28PD-513)
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DIRE STRAITS Making Movies (1981 UK second issue of the 1980 7-track vinyl LP, complete with illustrated lyric inner & glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & ringwear whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play)
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DIRE STRAITS World Tour - On Every Street (Official 1991 UK 40-page 12" square tour programme featuring World tour dates, band and crew information, biographical details and lots of colour photographs and glossy cover)
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DIRE STRAITS World Tour - On Every Street (Official 1991 UK 40-page 12" square tour programme featuring World tour dates, band and crew information, biographical details and lots of colour photographs and glossy cover)
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DIRE STRAITS Making Movies (1981 UK second issue of the 1980 7-track vinyl LP, complete with illustrated lyric inner & glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & ringwear whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play)
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