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  Making Movies and Brothers In Arms an Appreciation

Now this is the year (2010) where one of the worlds biggest bands celebrates two anniversaries. It is the 30th anniversary of their 3rd studio album and 25th anniversary of their 5th studio album, now by this time in the article you must be thinking who is he talking about? Well I am talking about British Rockers Dire Straits and their albums Making Movies released in 1980 and their big album Brothers In Arms (the one with that beautiful guitar on the cover)Now first up we will talk a little bit about the album Making Movies which was released on the 17th of October 1980. The album contains 7 tracks adding up to a time length of roughly thirty eight minutes, it spawned five chart topping singles these were Romeo And Juliet, Expresso Love, Skateaway, Tunnel Of Love and Solid Rock.
Now lets fast forward to May the 13th 1985 this was the release date for the amazing Brothers In Arms Album which managed to set a few records (excuse the pun) will talk about that a bit later on in the article. Anyway this album contains nine tracks adding up to a time length of fifty six minutes roughly, it spawned five singles So Far Away, Money For Nothing, Brothers In Arms, Walk Of Life and Your Latest Trick.
Now earlier I mentioned that this album set a few records/hit a few mile stones here are some of its achievements since being released. It was one of the first albums to be directed at the CD market, it was the first album to sell one million copies in the CD format and to outsell its LP version, the CD was in such high demand that the other albums going onto CD were put on hold because the entire worldwide manufacturing capacity was overwhelmed by demand for this album, when the 20th anniversary rolled around this album was re-released on multiple formats including vinyl and Super Audio CD making it the 3000th title for the SACD format then on February 8th 2006 it won a Grammy for best surround sound album and to top it off it is the bands best selling album and one of the top 10 best selling albums in UK music history.

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