Artist Dire Straits
Release date August 1985
Recording Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies, 2nd November 1984 - 21st December 1984 and 3rd January 1985 - 6th February 1985 [1, 3, 4]
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, 23rd July 1983 [2]
Format 1CD-single
Label Vertigo 884 285-2
  1. Brothers in arms (short version)
  2. Going home (live)
  3. Brothers in arms (full length version)
  4. Why worry (instrumental segment)
Front & back cover     
Additional comments Brothers in arms was the first ever UK CD-single, reported as limited to 400 copies. Issued in 1985 to tie in with the world tour (sponsored by Philips Compact Disc) and promote the Compact Disc players by Philips. In 1986, another CD-single of Brothers in arms was released and strictly limited to 200 copies, if reports are to be believed. Both discs are identical, right down to the catalogue number (884 285-2). The only difference between the two is the Philips logo on the front of the CD inlay and the 1986 version is slightly darker pink coloured. As the picture below demonstrates, the Live in '86 has a coloured logo, and the Live in '85 is simply blue and white. Jewel case.