Brothers in ArmsMastered from the original master tapes, and possessing a richness befitting the album"s stellar reputation, Mobile Fidelity"s numbered limited-edition Hybrid SACD of Brothers In Arms breathes with transparent highs, atmospheric heft, and lifelike tonalities. The sense of realism this edition delivers will leave slack-jawed even the most hard-to-please audiophiles. As the recipient of the Grammy for Best-Engineered Recording, the album has always been a go-to sonic standard, but never has it sounded so reach-out-and-touch-it realistic as it does here. Although it"s easy to speculate that the colossal success of Brothers In Arms relates to its timing - its release during an era obsessed with catchy singles, flashy MTV videos, and whistle-friendly melodies - reasons for the album"s chart-busting success primarily owe to the expertly crafted songs and memorable playing turned in by a group hitting its creative peak. Not to mention the spatial dimensions that cause instruments and vocals to naturally float in a fixed area. Anchored by "Money for Nothing," a caustically themed smash immediately identifiable via Mark Knopfler"s resonant finger-picked guitar riff and Sting"s "I want my MTV" vocal refrain, Dire Straits" fifth album is stuffed with bluesy signatures, jazz-rock motifs, clever lyrics, and organic accents. Diversity and consistency also extend to the songs" moods. Singing with his trademark light-to-the-touch timbre, Knopfler conjures feelings of poignancy, peacefulness, and mellowness, channeling wistfulness on the Top 10 single "So Far Away" and somber assurance on "Why Worry."