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 (RARE 1985 UK Phillips Special Edition 4-track CD single featuring Short and Full Length Versions, a live version of Going Home and Why Worry - Instrumental Segment, album jewel case picture sleeve - pressed in West Germany, this was the world's first ever CD single release - Now a rare & historic item!)
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DIRE STRAITS Dire Straits (1978 UK first press 9-track LP on the Vertigo 'spaceship' label, the debut from Knopfler & Co including the classic single Sultans Of Swing, picture sleeve with llustrated lyric inner. The sleeve & vinyl are in Excellent condition with only a few faint signs of wear or play)
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DIRE STRAITS Communique (1979 UK first press 9-track LP on the Vertigo 'spaceship' label, complete with picture inner, embossed picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition displaying lightsigns of play)
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DIRE STRAITS Brothers In Arms (RARE 1985 UK Phillips Special Edition 4-track CD single featuring Short and Full Length Versions, a live version of Going Home and Why Worry - Instrumental Segment, album jewel case picture sleeve - pressed in West Germany, this was the world's first ever CD single release - Now a rare & historic item!)
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DIRE STRAITS Twisting By The Pool (1982 Canadian 4-track 12" EP with blue-on-white labels, also including 'Badges, Posters, Stickers, T-Shirts', 'Two Young Lovers' & 'If I Had You'. The picture sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barelyplayed - still in its open shrinkwrap with the 'Specially Priced Mini-Album' hype sticker attached VEP314)
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DIRE STRAITS Brothers In Arms (Scarce 1985 UK Special Edition rectanglular shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including Going Home [Theme From Local Hero] - Live Version, clear PVC sleeve. The disc looks new and unplayed DSPIC11)
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DIRE STRAITS Private Investigations - The Best Of (2005 UK 'Limited Deluxe Edition' 22-track 2-CD album set featuring a collection of the biggest & best hits from one of the biggest British bands in music history, compiling hits from the classicalbums 'Communique', 'Making Movies', 'Love Over Gold' & 'Brothers In Arms', plus the exclusive recording 'All The Road Running' with Emmylou Harris. Housed in an 8" x 5½" hardback book style sleeve with 48-page booklet containing exclusive p
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DIRE STRAITS Communique (1979 UK first press 9-track LP on the Vertigo 'spaceship' label, complete with picture inner, embossed picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition displaying lightsigns of play)
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DIRE STRAITS Live in 85 (Official 1985 UK 47-page square tour programme, promoting the tour for Brothers In Arms, featuring World tour dates & diary, maps of the tour, band and crew information, merchandise and lots of colour photographs withPhilips compact disc hype stickered glossy cover also includes fold out poster with competition details to see Dire Straits in '86 down under plus CD player info. The cover / reverse has a little light wear around the edges but the inside cont
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DIRE STRAITS Live in 85 (Official 1985 UK 47-page square tour programme, promoting the tour for Brothers In Arms, featuring World tour dates & diary, maps of the tour, band and crew information, merchandise and lots of colour photographs withPhilips compact disc hype stickered glossy cover also includes fold out poster with competition details to see Dire Straits in '86 down under plus CD player info. The cover / reverse has a little light wear around the edges but the inside cont
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DIRE STRAITS Communique (1979 UK first press 9-track LP on the Vertigo 'spaceship' label, complete with picture inner, embossed picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition displaying lightsigns of play)
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