“So Far Away” – The First Taste of Dire Straits Brothers in Arms Album
On April 20, 1985, Dire Straits has entered into the UK singles chart with their first single released from the Brothers in Arms album, “So Far Away.”
This song was the lead single from Brothers in Arms album in the UK and Europe on April 8, 1985.
“So Far Away” as a song by Dire Straits made an incredibly positive impact on the people and fans. The song charted at the No.20 in the UK and also reached the Top 5 in Norway which was on position No.4.
In Switzerland, this song was in the first Top 10 Songs on position No.6, in Sweden No.7, as well as in Italy the song reached No.33 on a Top 40 Songs. In Australia “So Far Away” was released and peaked the No.22.
In April 1985, “So Far Away” was the first preview of the album phenomenon. “So Far Away” is a song written by Mark Knopfler, and at the time when the song made a modest start at the No.38, there were doubts between people because no one believed that this song will be a part of one of the greatest albums from the 1980s and the CD generation.
“So Far Away” made its debut in the week that the all-start USA For Africa fundraiser “We Are The World” climbed to the top of the British chart.
In the USA, Brothers in Arms started a nine-week run at No.1 in the summer of 1985. The following March, “So Far Away” entered the Billboard Hot 100, climbing to No.19.
This classic album with the songs written by Mark Knopfler became one of the bestselling albums of all time.