Brothers in Arms Dire Straits live at Wembley arena

Brothers in Arms is sonically epic and lyrically poignant, like Mark Knopfler’s best Cinematic soundtracks. I often return to Brothers in Arms on short drives in continuous loops with songs like One by U2. Why does the music “Brothers in Arms” have such a hold on this author? Could it be the yearning for peace and normalcy after the inhumane chaos of conflict and battle expressed so artfully in the lyric? It could be Mark Knopfler’s subtle guitar work or the Hammond B-3 organ riffs of Alan Clark.

The studio lineup included Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass), Alan Clark (piano and Hammond B-3 organ), and Guy Fletcher, who was new to the band, playing a synth rig that consisted of a massive new Yamaha DX1, a couple of Roland keyboards and a Synclavier.

Mary J Blige featuring U2 (Radio Edit) YouTube video is extraordinary for so many sums of its parts and good reasons. Bono’s, Edges, and Larry’s respect for Mary are evident from the collaboration beginning to end. Bono hands over the lead vocal to Mary so deftly, with a simple “Mary” after the first few bars of the song. One, written by U2, was a song waiting for Mary’s R&B powerhouse vocals. A passionate delivery with Mary’s vibrato on full display.


These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is in the lowlands
And always will be
Someday you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn to be
Brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I’ve witnessed your suffering
As the battle raged high
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun’s gone to hell and
The moon’s riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it’s written in the starlight
And every line in your palm
We’re fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

Lyrics

Is it getting better?
Or do you feel the same?
Will it make it easier on you now?
You got someone to blame
You say, one love, one life
When it’s one need in the night
One love, we get to share it
Leaves you baby if you don’t care for it
Did I disappoint you?
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without
Well it’s too late tonight
To drag the past out into the light
We’re one but we’re not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other
One!
Have you come here for forgiveness?
Have you come to raise the dead?
Have you come here to play Jesus?
To the lepers in your head
Did I ask too much? More than a lot
You gave me nothin’ now it’s all I got
We’re one but we’re not the same
Well we hurt each other then we do it again
You say love is a temple, love a higher law
Love is a temple, love the higher law
You ask me to enter but then you make me crawl
And I can’t be holdin’ on to what you got
When all you got is hurt
One love, one blood
One life, you got to do what you should
One life, with each other
Sisters, brothers
One life but we’re not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other
One

One
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Clayton Adam / Evans David / Mullen Laurence / Hewson Paul David
One lyrics © Polygram Int. Music Publishing B.v.

Mary J. Blige, U2 – One (Official Music Video)

 

SONG
One Closed Captioned
WRITERS
Larry Mullen, Bono, David Howell Evans, Adam Clayton
LICENSES
Abramus Digital, UMPI, LatinAutor – UMPG, ASCAP, LatinAutor, CMRRA, LatinAutor – SonyATV, LatinAutorPerf, UMPG Publishing, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, and 8 Music Rights Societies

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Provided to YouTube by Warner Records Brothers in Arms · Dire Straits Brothers in Arms ℗ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd. Keyboards: Alan Clark Assistant Engineer: Bruce Lampcov Trumpet: Dave Plews Assistant Engineer: David Greenberg Keyboards: Guy Fletcher Background Vocals: Guy Fletcher Percussion: Jimmy Maelen Mastering Engineer: John Dent Bass Guitar: John Illsley Background Vocals: John Illsley Assistant Engineer: John Levell Saxophone: Malcolm Duncan Guitar, Producer, Vocals: Mark Knopfler Keyboards: Mike Mainieri Engineer, Producer: Neil Dorfsman Bass Guitar: Neil Jason Drums: Omar Hakim Trumpet: Randy Brecker Mastering Engineer: Robert Ludwig Assistant Engineer: Steve Jackson Drums: Terry Williams Writer: Mark Knopfler

 

The live concert “A Night In London” was recorded in the BBC building in April 1996 and includes songs from Mark’s first solo album Golden Heart as well as several Dire Straits hits and classic film themes.

 

Brothers in Arms Dire Straits

℗ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd. Keyboards: Alan Clark Assistant Engineer: Bruce Lampcov Trumpet: Dave Plews Assistant Engineer: David Greenberg Keyboards: Guy Fletcher Background Vocals: Guy Fletcher Percussion: Jimmy Maelen Mastering Engineer: John Dent Bass Guitar: John Illsley Background Vocals: John Illsley Assistant Engineer: John Levell Saxophone: Malcolm Duncan Guitar, Producer, Vocals: Mark Knopfler Keyboards: Mike Mainieri Engineer, Producer: Neil Dorfsman Bass Guitar: Neil Jason Drums: Omar Hakim Trumpet: Randy Brecker Mastering Engineer: Robert Ludwig Assistant Engineer: Steve Jackson Drums: Terry Williams Writer: Mark Knopfler

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Mark Knopfler – Brothers In Arms (Berlin 2007 | Official Live Video)

A live performance from the Meistersaal, Berlin on the 10th September 2007 was filmed and broadcast by a German TV station, RBB. In a pre-tour showcase, Mark plays a few teasers from his soon-to-be-released 5th studio album, “Kill To Get Crimson“ as well as other hits taken from previous albums.

 

Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms – A Classical Musician’s First Listen and Reaction

 

Vlad tells me that the album ”Brothers in Arms” topped the charts for weeks on end, and, although he says the album contained several iconic songs, he chose me as the title piece. Since I have never listened to Dire Straits, I have no idea about the other songs on the album, but, listening to this one, I can understand why the album stayed at the top for such a long time.

Music video by U2 performing One (C) 2006 Universal-Island Records Limited

Mary J. Blige, U2 – One (Official Music Video)

 

 

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u2 featuring Mary J Blige

U2 Ft. Mary J. Blige One – LIVE ( Legenda – BR)