Dire Straits' 'Brothers in Arms' & Mark Knopfler's 'Local Hero' Soundtrack Reissued on Half-Speed Vinyl

19th March 2021

Half-speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road, Dire Straits' hugely successful 1985 studio album, Brothers in Arms, and frontman Mark Knopfler's soundtrack to the 1983 film Local Hero, have been reissued on 180-gram vinyl.

The massively successful Brothers In Arms was Dire Straits’ fifth studio album. It went on to be one of the biggest-selling releases in recording history, with ten-times platinum status in the UK (the first record ever to achieve such status) and nine-times platinum in the US alone. It included the hits Money For Nothing, Walk Of Life, So Far Away, “Brothers In Arms and Your Latest Trick, and won a BRIT Award for Best British Album and a Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
Two years before the arrival of Brothers In Arms, Knopfler’s score for Local Hero became his first film soundtrack and his first release in his own name. It includes the memorable film theme Going Home, which to this day is played before every home game at the songwriter-guitarist’s home town football club Newcastle United. An acclaimed musical of the story, with new music and lyrics by Knopfler, opened at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre in 2019; its planned arrival on the London stage last year was delayed by coronavirus, and performances are now planned for 2022.

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