Offered for sale is a U.S. promotional copy of Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits, pressed on high-quality Quiex II vinyl.
About this copy: This copy of Brothers in Arms is an original U.S. pressing on the Warner Brothers label.
The cover is VG+ with slight corner and edge wear and a bit of ring wear on the back cover.
There are two stickers on the front cover; one indicating a “Quiex II Limited Edition Pressing” and the other indicating that the album was intended for promotional use only.
The custom inner sleeve is VG, with taped splits on three sides.
The disc is VG++ on side one, and VG+ on side two, with a few light scuffs on each side.
The disc plays fairly quietly with a few pops in the more quiet spots.
A nice, if not perfect, copy of a rare Dire Straits LP and the first promotional copy we’ve had in years.
Background: Released in 1985, Brothers in Arms was the fifth album by Dire Straits.
The album reached #1 on the charts in at least ten countries, including the U.S. and the UK.
Brothers in Arms brought the atmospheric, jazz-rock inclinations of Love Over Gold into a pop setting, resulting in a surprise international best-seller. …. Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them. Though they couldn’t maintain that consistency through the rest of the album — only the jazzy “Your Latest Trick” and the flinty “Ride Across the River” make an impact — Brothers in Arms remains one of their most focused and accomplished albums, and in its succinct pop sense, it’s distinctive within their catalog.
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