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Dire Straits / Brothers in Arms half-speed mastered 2LP vinyl

Plus: half-speed vinyl of Mark Knopfler’s ‘Local Hero’ soundtrack

Dire Straits‘ 1985 album Brothers in Arms will be reissued as a 2LP half-speed mastered vinyl edition in March.

The band’s fifth album features the hits ‘Money For Nothing’, ‘Walk Of Life’, ‘So Far Away’, ‘Brothers In Arms’ and ‘Your Latest Trick’. Ironically enough, it is forever associated with Phillips’ promotional drive for the new compact disc format and the title track was the world’s first CD single.

Brothers in Arms is the eighth biggest selling album of all time in the UK having sold over four million copies. This new edition is a double vinyl pressing, and like the edition in the box set it will feature the CD length audio, although of course this pressing is a half-speed and comes packaged with the OBI-strip and the all non-important ‘certificate of authenticity’. This is a 45RPM pressing.
Mark Knopfler’s first film soundtrack for Bill Forsyth’s film Local Hero, is also reissued as a half-speed mastered version (33RPM, this time). This was originally released in 1983. Both albums have been remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.
Both albums are released on 19 March 2021.

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Brothers in Arms 2LP half-speed mastered vinyl

Side 1

  1. So Far Away
  2. Money For Nothing

Side 2

  1. Walk Of Life
  2. Your Latest Trick

Side 3

  1. Why Worry
  2. Ride Across The River

Side 4

  1. The Man’s Too Strong
  2. One World
  3. Brothers In Arms

Local Hero half-speed mastered vinyl LP

Side 1

  1. The Rocks And The Water
  2. Wild Theme
  3. Freeway Flyer
  4. Boomtown (Variation Louis’ Favourite)
  5. The Way It Always Starts
  6. The Rocks And The Thunder
  7. The Ceilidh And The Northern Lights

Side 2

  1. The Mist Covered Mountains
  2. The Ceilidh: Louis’ Favourite / Billy’s Tune
  3. Whistle Theme
  4. Smooching
  5. Stargazer
  6. The Rocks And The Thunder
  7. Going Home: Theme Of The Local Hero

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