Money for Nothing (album)


Money for Nothing (album)
Money for Nothing
Greatest hits album by Dire Straits
Released October 1988
Recorded 1978-1985
Genre Rock
Length 66:18
Label Vertigo
Warner Bros. (US)
Producer Various
Dire Straits chronology
Brothers in Arms
(1985)
Money for Nothing
(1988)
On Every Street
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B-)[2]

Money for Nothing is a greatest hits album by Dire Straits released in 1988. It features highlights from the band's first five albums. The vinyl edition omits "Telegraph Road" and has a different running order, with "Tunnel of Love" placed between "Money for Nothing", the title track, and "Brothers in Arms". The collection went to #1 on the UK Albums Chart. It sold 6.6 million copies in Europe and one million in the U.S.

Contents

Track listing[3]

All songs written by Mark Knopfler, except where noted.

  1. "Sultans of Swing" – 5:46
  2. "Down to the Waterline" – 4:01
  3. "Portobello Belle--Live" – 4:33
    • Previously unreleased. Outtake from the album Alchemy.
  4. "Twisting by the Pool (Remix)" – 3:30
    • Previously released as a single & EP.
  5. "Tunnel of Love" (Intro by Rodgers/Hammerstein) – 8:10
  6. "Romeo and Juliet" – 5:56
  7. "Where Do You Think You're Going?" – 3:30
    • Previously unreleased. Original mix is on the album Communiqué.
  8. "Walk of Life" – 4:08
    • Previously released on the album Brothers in Arms.
  9. "Private Investigations" – 5:50
    • Full-length version originally released on the album Love over Gold.
  10. "Telegraph Road--Live (Remix)" – 11:59
    • Previously unreleased. Original mix is on the album Alchemy.
  11. "Money for Nothing" (Mark Knopfler, Sting) single edit – 4:06
  12. "Brothers in Arms" – 4:49
    • Previously unreleased. Original mixes are on the album Brothers in Arms.

Charts

The first compilation by Dire Straits spent 64 weeks in the UK Albums Chart. [1]

Album

Year Chart Position
1988 Swiss Albums Chart 1
1988 UK Albums Chart 1
1988 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 3
1988 Austrian Albums Chart 3
1988 Norwegian Albums Chart 3
1988 Swedish Albums Chart 8
1988 U.S. Billboard 200 62
1989 Italian Albums Chart 2

Certifications

Organisation Level Date
BPI – UK Silver October 18, 1988
BPI – UK Gold October 18, 1988
BPI – UK Platinum October 18, 1988
BPI – UK 2x Platinum October 18, 1988
BPI – UK 3x Platinum October 18, 1988
IFPI – Germany Gold 1991
IFPI – Germany Platinum 1991
BPI – UK 4x Platinum January 20, 1989
RIAA – U.S. Gold October 5, 1989
SNEP – France Diamond 1991
RIAA – U.S. Platinum August 4, 1994

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Japan release contained an additional track 'Solid Rock', placed between 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Where Do You Think You're Going'
Preceded by
Rattle and Hum by U2
UK number one album
October 29, 1988 – November 18, 1988
Succeeded by
Kylie by Kylie Minogue



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