Brothers in Arms (6:58)

Cover of Brothers in Arms

From Brothers in Arms and 88 other releases

“Brothers in Arms” is a 1985 song by Dire Straits, appearing as the last track on the album of the same name. It is in G# minor. It peaked at #16 in the UK.
There are actually two studio recorded versions of this song: the album version which is 6:58 seconds, and the shorter version which is 6:05 seconds and features slightly different (and shorter) solos at the beginning and end of the song. The version that appears on Dire Straits’ greatest hits album, The Very Best of Dire Straits, is 4:55. The On The Night-version contains an extra slide guitar-solo and is 8:55 seconds.

Mark Knopfler usually played the song on a Gibson Les Paul guitar, rather than his usual Schecter “Stratocaster”, and a 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. During Dire Straits’ tour On Every Street 1992, Mark used his Pensa Suhr MK1 for this song, like most of the others.


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  • soundsides

    though it has nothing to do with this song still -- it was one of my best nu years eves evarrr!!! 2014/15 when evrybody went asleep [finally :D] i jumped into my moms jacket, put my headphones on, took the whole bottle of sparkling wine and went to the garden, it was full of snow there, i danced around in circles and sang loud along with knopfler :D, like about 20 times or so, felt no pain and everything was quiet [exept myself of course] and easy, kinda one woman afterparty/show to the nu years rocket explosions, from time to time jumped back to the kitchen to nibble on the supergood food we cooked, such a good memory <4 i wish dire straits got back together and toured across EU you dont really get good shows anymore nowadays

    9 Feb 11:19pm Reply
  • TheTrailhawk

    Still amazing after all these years.

    29 Jan 9:49am Reply
  • anthonypham2010

    So amazing the guitar melody ..

    22 Jan 9:18pm Reply
  • dancingmushroom

    The guitar playing..the melody...the lyrics...lovelyyy!

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • biatrix


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  • borovinkovna

    I am just melting while listening to this song..................

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • quaxi100

    eine nummer für die ewigkeit von mark.

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • G8rt3nf33

    Einfach genial, einfach Spitze der Song!

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • futte74

    perfect song to end before going to sleep... good sleep ahead!!!!!

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • EMartins11

    Pure Genius. This song could go on forever.

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • The_Sun_XIX


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  • ColorCaptn

    The Song is the greatest !

    4 Oct 2014 Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    such an elegant guitar solo... brilliant!

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • LastArctica

    Masterpiece. [2]

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • supermediadave

    The beginning is wonderful...and the rest is terrific too. Mark's guitar is amazing. Great story.

    9 Sep 2014 Reply
  • esp-truckster

    Absolut genialer Song . Geht unter die Haut

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • VenusTheMermaid


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  • CidaDuarteF

    ❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤❤☆҉‿↗ ❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤❤☆҉‿↗

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • ColorCaptn

    Wir sind mehrere tausend oder mehr. dass ist meine Musik !

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • TheBullfrog

    Cool guitar solo!

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
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