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Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

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Classic Album Art

release - 1985
album art - Sutton Cooper
Deborah Feingold

cover front

The guitar featured on the album cover is a National Style 0 Resonator. This National (serial number B1844) is a '1937 model and was made in 1938. It features single cone resonator, nickel plated body with sand blasted Hawaiian scene on back and palm trees on front and solid area on sides, round shoulder, upper F-holes, round neck, dot inlay fingerboard, bound ebony fingerboard.

It can be heard on: Water Of Love (Dire Straits 1978), Portobello Belle (Communique 1979), Romeo & Juliet (Making Movies 1980), Telegraph Road (Love Over Gold 1982), The Man`s Too Strong (Brothers In Arms 1985), When It Comes To You (On Every Street 1991), No Can Do, Done With Bonaparte (Golden Heart 1996)

cover back

Cover Back



Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). Despite the prominence of punk rock during the band's early years, their stripped-down sound contrasted with punk, demonstrating a more "rootsy" influence that emerged from pub rock. Many of Dire Straits' compositions were melancholic.

Dire Straits' biggest selling album Brothers in Arms has sold over 30 million copies, and was the first album to sell a million copies on CD. They also became one of the world's most commercially successful bands, with worldwide records sales of over 100 million. In 1995 Mark Knopfler quietly disbanded Dire Straits.

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