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 - latest audiophile arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Private Investigations (1982 UK 2-track 12" vinyl single, also including Badges Posters Stickers T-Shirts, issued in the glossy picture sleeve with lyrics printed on the reverse. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear and despite a fewminor signs of play, the vinyl remains in excellent condition DSTR112)
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Dire Straits - latest cd single arrivals

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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
$245.70

Dire Straits - latest 12" single arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Private Investigations (1982 UK 2-track 12" vinyl single, also including Badges Posters Stickers T-Shirts, issued in the glossy picture sleeve with lyrics printed on the reverse. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear and despite a fewminor signs of play, the vinyl remains in excellent condition DSTR112)
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Dire Straits - latest 7" single arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Money For Nothing (1985 UK wide centred injection moulded jukebox vinyl 7" for the single release, also including a live version of Love Over Gold, plain die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl shows light scuffs but remains Excellent DSTR10)
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Dire Straits - latest vinyl album arrivals

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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 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 - latest worldwide import arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Private Investigations (1982 UK 2-track 12" vinyl single, also including Badges Posters Stickers T-Shirts, issued in the glossy picture sleeve with lyrics printed on the reverse. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear and despite a fewminor signs of play, the vinyl remains in excellent condition DSTR112)
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