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 Tunnel Of Love (Parts 1 & 2 1980 Japanese promotional wide centred vinyl 7", with custom black on white 'swirl' labels & unique picture insert with lyrics on reverse. The insert is Excellent with some minor signs of handling & the vinyl appears barely played 7PP-14)
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DIRE STRAITS Love Over Gold (1982 UK 5-track vinyl LP, featuring the singles Private Investigations & Industrial Disease, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play)
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DIRE STRAITS Making Movies (1980 Dutch Vertigo spaceship label 7-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows some light outer edgewear and light storage wear, the inner displays some minor wear and despite a few light signsof play, the vinyl remains in otherwise excellent condition)
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£10.00
$12.80

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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

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DIRE STRAITS Sultans Of Swing (Classic 1978 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single featuring an alternate version plus a live version of Eastbound Train. Issued in a Phonogram group die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl remains in excellent condition)
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£10.00
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DIRE STRAITS Making Movies (1980 Dutch Vertigo spaceship label 7-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows some light outer edgewear and light storage wear, the inner displays some minor wear and despite a few light signsof play, the vinyl remains in otherwise excellent condition)
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DIRE STRAITS Brothers In Arms (Rare 1986 UK 5-track 8" PAL CD-video disc, manufactured in Germany for the UK market & playable on laserdisc players, running time approximately 20 minutes, picture sleeve)
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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
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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 (1980 Dutch Vertigo spaceship label 7-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows some light outer edgewear and light storage wear, the inner displays some minor wear and despite a few light signsof play, the vinyl remains in otherwise excellent condition)
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