Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the December 2006 Issue of Stereophile!
Half-Speed Mastered by Stan Ricker!
"We Just received a promo copy today and took it for a spin, WOW!!! The sound was excellent, deep bass, great depth of soundstage, smooth rich tone and great dynamics! There is a reason they cut this Album on four full sides!" Bob Bantz-President Elusive Disc, Inc.
Dire Straits' biggest-selling album-in fact, one of the biggest-selling albums world-wide of all time-Brothers In Arms helped musically define a decade. This superb album spent the grand total of 203 weeks in the UK charts and a respectable 55 weeks in the US charts (where it sold 7 million copies alone). "Brothers In Arms" was pretty much the success story of the 80's and was primarily fuelled by a slate of huge hit singles like the classic "Money For Nothing" (No.1 US, No.4 UK '85), "Walk Of Life" (No.2 UK '86, No.7 US '85) and "So Far Away" (No.19 US '86, No.20 UK '85).
"Money For Nothing," the song that helped immortalize the phrase I want my MTV, hit #1 and won the Grammy® for Best Rock Performance. Today, Brothers In Arms remains a rock essential - and now is offered as a completely uncompressed two-disc vinyl album for the ultimate in fidelity!
"I received the 180 G 2 album set of Brothers in Arms and wanted to tell you that your assessment was spot on. The instruments are sharper and the whole soundstage is much more full than the studio pressing. It also seems as if there is more music. I do not remember the extended lead in for the first song on side two ("Walk Of Life") as well as the trailing notes for the last song on side 3 ("Ride Across The River"). I'm not a big fan of bloated bass, and even though the bass is considerably more full than the studio pressing, it was also more musical. Amazing music. I will continue to search for this type of production quality." - Richard H., actual Elusive Disc customer
1/2 Speed Mastered by Stan Ricker on High Performance 180 Gram Vinyl... Because Sound Matters! Plating and Pressing at R.T.I.
Dire Straits' Love Over Gold (WEALP47772), Dire Straits (WEALP49783), Communique (WEALP47770) and Making Movies (WEALP47771) also available as High-Quality remasters by Warner Bros!
"Mark Knopfler started writing "Money for Nothing" when he overheard a New York appliance salesman's anti-rock-star, anti-MTV rant. The song, of course, became a huge MTV hit, and this album shows off Knopfler's incisive songwriting and lush guitar riffs on "Walk of Life" and "So Far Away." - www.rollingstone.com
"...more to the point was the album's blending of old school, then fading guitar-based rock with the era's glossy recording and production techniques then being applied mostly to synth based pop...Thus both current popsters and greying hippies could enjoy a glossy sounding protest album. The older listeners might hear Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers in "Why Worry", while the younger ones might hear the chorused guitars and tinkly synths." - analogplanet, Music 9/11, Sound 9/11
1/2 Speed Mastering by Stan Ricker
Mark Knopfler, guitars, vocals
John Illsley, bass, vocals
Alan Clark, keyboards
Guy Fletcher, keyboards, vocals
Terry Williams, drums
Tony Levin, bass
Neil Jason, bass
Omar Hakim, drums
Michael Brecker, horns
Randy Brecker, horns
1. So Far Away
2. Money For Nothing
3. Walk Of Life
4. Your Latest Trick
5. Why Worry
6. Ride Across The River
7. The Man's Too Strong
8. One World
9. Brothers In Arms