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 Money For Nothing (1984 Japanese promo sample vinyl 7" for the single release, also including a live version of Love Over Gold, with a unique wrap-around picture insert with lyrics on reverse. The insert displays minimal wear and thevinyl looks barely played 7PP-179)
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$38.40

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DIRE STRAITS Alchemy Live (1984 UK 10-track double vinyl LP recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon in London across two nights in July the previous year, featuring versions of Sultans Of Swing, Romeo & Juliet, Tunnel Of Love & more, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played VERY11)
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£20.00
$25.60

Dire Straits - latest audiophile arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Money For Nothing (1984 Japanese promo sample vinyl 7" for the single release, also including a live version of Love Over Gold, with a unique wrap-around picture insert with lyrics on reverse. The insert displays minimal wear and thevinyl looks barely played 7PP-179)
Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Wednesday 15th August

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£30.00
$38.40

Dire Straits - latest 12" single arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Love Over Gold / Solid Rock (1983 UK 2-track live 12" vinyl single, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor storage wear and the vinyl looks barely played DSTR612)
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£9.99
$12.79

Dire Straits - latest 7" single arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Money For Nothing (1984 Japanese promo sample vinyl 7" for the single release, also including a live version of Love Over Gold, with a unique wrap-around picture insert with lyrics on reverse. The insert displays minimal wear and thevinyl looks barely played 7PP-179)
Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Wednesday 15th August

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£30.00
$38.40

Dire Straits - latest vinyl album arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Alchemy Live (1984 UK 10-track double vinyl LP recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon in London across two nights in July the previous year, featuring versions of Sultans Of Swing, Romeo & Juliet, Tunnel Of Love & more, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played VERY11)
Last 2 copies in stock. Order now for shipping on Wednesday 15th August

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£20.00
$25.60

Dire Straits - latest memorabilia 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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£18.00
$23.04

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)
Last 2 copies in stock. Order now for shipping on Wednesday 15th August

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£18.00
$23.04

Dire Straits - latest worldwide import arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Money For Nothing (1984 Japanese promo sample vinyl 7" for the single release, also including a live version of Love Over Gold, with a unique wrap-around picture insert with lyrics on reverse. The insert displays minimal wear and thevinyl looks barely played 7PP-179)
Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Wednesday 15th August

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£30.00
$38.40


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