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 (1985 UK official limited edition promotional-only 12" x 8" full colour guitar print, as featured on the album artwork - ideal for framing!)
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DIRE STRAITS Brothers In Arms (1985 UK 9-track LP including the radio favourite title track, the iconic Walk Of Life & the famous 'MTV' rocker Money For Nothing guest starring Sting, picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve hassome light edge scuffing and a little foxing, whilst the vinyl shows just a few light scuffs to indicate play VERH25)
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Dire Straits - latest audiophile arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Making Movies (Rare 1980 Hong Kong 7-track LP on the Vertigo swirl label, including Tunnel Of Love, Romeo & Juliet and Hand In Hand, picture sleeve with lyric insert. The insert has some notable storage wear and a little paper loss,but the sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played - an excellent copy of the Asian pressing)
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£30.00
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DIRE STRAITS Love Over Gold / Solid Rock (1983 UK 2-track live 12" vinyl single, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played DSTR612)
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£12.00
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DIRE STRAITS Sultans Of Swing (Classic 1978 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single including an alternate version of the title track plus a live version of Eastbound Train, Phonogram group die-cut paper sleeve)
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DIRE STRAITS 1978-1993 Albums (Great set of Ten albums (Eleven Compact Disc's), comprising the studio albums from the self-titled debut up to Brothers in Arms, along with the live albums Alchemy Live and On the Night and compilation albumMoney for Nothing, along with The Notting Hillbillies' Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time, each in the own jewel case with its respective picture sleeve. These have all been carefully inspected & along with all the sleeves remain in Exce
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Dire Straits - latest vinyl album arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Making Movies (Rare 1980 Hong Kong 7-track LP on the Vertigo swirl label, including Tunnel Of Love, Romeo & Juliet and Hand In Hand, picture sleeve with lyric insert. The insert has some notable storage wear and a little paper loss,but the sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played - an excellent copy of the Asian pressing)
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Dire Straits - latest memorabilia arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Brothers In Arms (1985 UK official limited edition promotional-only 12" x 8" full colour guitar print, as featured on the album artwork - ideal for framing!)
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£15.00
$19.35

Dire Straits - latest posters & artwork arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Live In 85 (Official 1985 UK 52-page 11" x 11" tour programme including tour dates, photographs, biography with a colour cover featuring the 'Brothers In Arms' album artwork. There are a few pinchmarks to the spine edge but remains in excellent condition)
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DIRE STRAITS Making Movies (Rare 1980 Hong Kong 7-track LP on the Vertigo swirl label, including Tunnel Of Love, Romeo & Juliet and Hand In Hand, picture sleeve with lyric insert. The insert has some notable storage wear and a little paper loss,but the sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played - an excellent copy of the Asian pressing)
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