Label: Vertigo - VERH 25 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Classic Rock
It was written inthe year of the Falklands War. It was re-released in as a special edition to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the conflict and raise funds for veterans of it with posttraumatic stress disorder. This melancholic song was written during the Falkland War, which some describe as an anti-war song Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms though more accurately curates the experience of soldiers in wartime, and their need Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms solidarity; which in the final stanza includes their "Brothers" on the other side of the trenches.
The war time motif is rather underwritten; but more offered as a natural backdrop "these mist covered mountains"increasingly marked by destruction "these fields of destruction - Baptisms of fire" and death "Now the sun's gone to hell - And the moon's riding high - Let me Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms you farewell - Every man has to die"suggesting the insanity of war: "We're fools to make war - On our brothers in arms.
Only in the final line does it become clear that all enemy Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms are included within "brothers in arms". There are two studio recorded versions of this song: the album version which is minutes, and the shorter version which is minutes and features slightly different and shorter solos at the beginning and end of the song.
The version included on the live album On the Night contains an extra pedal steel guitar solo and is The full-length, studio album version was also included Mental Overdrive: Tlon - Nils Petter Molvær - Khmer the compilation Private Investigations.
Mark Knopfler recorded and usually played the song on a Gibson Les Paul Standard guitarrather than his usual Fender "Stratocaster",  and the sunburst Les Paul appears in the distinctive promo video, which is in the style of a charcoal drawing, interspersing scenes of the band playing with scenes of war. The song is reported to be the first CD single ever released;  it was released in the United Kingdom in The song's lyrics, influence, and impact were discussed from a variety of musical and personal perspectives in the BBC radio programme and podcast Soul Music first Ill String Along With You - Ginger Rogers - Miss Ginger Rogers in September The music video uses rotoscoping and shows the band performing, overlaid with images of the First World War.
It was also used as the title music to the BBC drama series " Civvies ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Daily Express. Retrieved 21 July Open Culture.
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