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 Making Movies (1980 Japanese promotional sample 7-track LP with custom black on white labels, housed in a promo stickered sleeve with the original picture obi sticker attached & the fold-out lyric sheet enclosed. The packaging showsvery little of its age or origin & the vinyl is Near Mint RJ-7690)
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DIRE STRAITS Brothers In Arms (20th Anniversary Edition UK/EU 9-track hybrid Super Audio CD - one of the greatest albums of all time now mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, produced by Mark Knopfler and Chuck Ainley, and mastered by Bob Ludwigat Gateway Mastering. Jewel case and 8-page booklet picture insert with lyrics and liner notes. Factory sealed from new!)
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DIRE STRAITS Dire Straits (1978 UK first press 9-track LP on the 'spaceship' label, the debut from Knopfler & Co including the classic single Sultans Of Swing, complete with illustrated lyric inner. The picture sleeve shows minor scuffing/ringwear & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition)
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DIRE STRAITS Your Latest Trick - Live (Rare 1993 French 1-track promotional only CD, housed inside a custom card wallet picture sleeve 1644)
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DIRE STRAITS Brothers In Arms (1985 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single including the Full Version plus a live version of Going Home and Why Worry [Instrumental Segment]. The vinyl has just light cosmetic surface scuffs but appears in EX condition nestled in the glossy picture sleeve with title track lyrics and 'Live In '85' tour dates printed on the reverse DSTR1112)
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DIRE STRAITS Walk Of Life (1985 UK limited edition 4-track 7" double pack, also including the classic Sultans Of Swing plus live versions of Two Young Lovers & Eastbound Train, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve & the vinyl are in Excellent condition with just the odd faint crease or minor paper scuff not affecting play. A nice example DSTRD12)
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DIRE STRAITS Communiqué/ Making Movies/ Love Over Gold (1996 UK remastered Super Bit Mapping 3-CD album set, the 1979-82 albums originally sold separately & offered here together for the casual fan, with each part housed in its respective jewel case. Excellent condition - Love Over Gold remains sealed from new)
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Dire Straits - latest vinyl album arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Dire Straits (1978 UK first press 9-track LP on the 'spaceship' label, the debut from Knopfler & Co including the classic single Sultans Of Swing, complete with illustrated lyric inner. The picture sleeve shows minor scuffing/ringwear & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition)
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DIRE STRAITS World Tour - On Every Street (Official 1991 UK 40-page 12" x 12" glossy tour programme featuring World tour dates, band and crew information, biographical details and lots of colour photographs. This example looks to have been rolledhowever remains in a nice condition and includes an 'The Dire Straits Collection' flyer with money off voucher on the reverse for Was (Not Was), and with a ticket stub for their 6th June 1992 show at Earls Court in London)
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DIRE STRAITS World Tour - On Every Street (Official 1991 UK 40-page 12" x 12" glossy tour programme featuring World tour dates, band and crew information, biographical details and lots of colour photographs. This example looks to have been rolledhowever remains in a nice condition and includes an 'The Dire Straits Collection' flyer with money off voucher on the reverse for Was (Not Was), and with a ticket stub for their 6th June 1992 show at Earls Court in London)
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Dire Straits - latest worldwide import arrivals

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DIRE STRAITS Dire Straits (1978 UK first press 9-track LP on the 'spaceship' label, the debut from Knopfler & Co including the classic single Sultans Of Swing, complete with illustrated lyric inner. The picture sleeve shows minor scuffing/ringwear & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition)
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