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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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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£10.00
$12.80


Dire Straits - latest audiophile arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Making Movies (Out of print 2014 Japanese 7-track DSD Mastering Single Layer SHM SACD. This is the ultimate Super Audio Disc, that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution and can only be played on SA-CD players for a full Audiophile experience; picture sleeve with lyrics, obi-strip & still factory sealed from new UIGY-9636)
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£45.00
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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 Calling Elvis (1991 UK Vertigo 7" vinyl single, also including Iron Hand, picture sleeve DSTR16)
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Dire Straits - latest vinyl album arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Dire Straits (1978 Japanese 9-track vinyl LP, a great pressing of the band's eponymous debut, including the singles Down To The Waterline / Water Of Love plus the classic hit Sultans Of Swing. Both the picture sleeve and wide matching obi-strip display a little evidence of foxing but appears in EX condition and comes with the Japanese / lyric insert, whilst the vinyl looks barely played RJ-7541)
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Dire Straits - latest dvd arrivals

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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 - 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
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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 - latest worldwide import arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Dire Straits (1978 Japanese 9-track vinyl LP, a great pressing of the band's eponymous debut, including the singles Down To The Waterline / Water Of Love plus the classic hit Sultans Of Swing. Both the picture sleeve and wide matching obi-strip display a little evidence of foxing but appears in EX condition and comes with the Japanese / lyric insert, whilst the vinyl looks barely played RJ-7541)
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