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Monday lost and found: Dire Straits 'Brother in Arms'

With more than 30 million copies sold worldwide, it’s a stretch to say that Dire Strait’s Brother in Arms album is "lost" since it was released in 1985. While the No. 1 smash Money For Nothing is a constant on the radio, the title track, Brother in Arms, is uncommon on the radio.

The single for Brothers in Arms only charted in the U.K. with a peak positon of No. 16. The video combines grainy yet beautiful cartoon-like imagery with the senselessness of war to create one of the most unique videos of the ‘80s.

For trivia hounds, Brothers in Arms was the first recording to sell a million copies on CD and is credited for the growth and acceptance of the CD format in the ‘80s. Dire Straits last recorded in 1991 and broke up for good in 1995, while leader Mark Knopfler keeps busy with his solo career.

[Last modified: Monday, May 20, 2013 7:17am]


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