The phenomenal French musician and guitarist, as well as a big fan of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler – David Claux once again has an amazing video cover for our audience.
This time, David for the entire audience and readers of Dire Straits Blog, performed and made a great cover version of the legendary Dire Straits’ song “Brothers in Arms”. Namely, David for this cover version mostly was inspired by Dire Straits’ Wembley performance in 1985.
As always, David has shared with us a few interesting facts about his latest performance and video editing. “Brothers in Arms” is definitely one of the greatest hits of all time in the history of music.
“This song is undeniably one of Dire Straits’ masterpieces and is one of the songs I’ve wanted to cover for quite a while. In fact, I had bought a volume pedal years ago specifically to record ‘Brothers in Arms’, but didn’t do it at the time,” he said.
“One of the reasons I’ve been postponing recording this song is that there are many covers of it on YouTube (including some amazing ones like my personal favorite by Julien Régnier-Krief) and I wanted to do a version that wouldn’t be the same as everyone else’s.”
“So instead of covering the studio version, I went for what is, in my opinion, the most powerful rendition of it, namely Dire Straits’ Wembley ’85 performance.”
“The tone of that version is very different from the studio version. Firstly, Mark’s singing voice isn’t the soft one you can hear on the record. But, rather a more assertive, strong one that I suppose fits better in a concert arena. Secondly, the end solo is much more powerful than the studio version, with a very noticeable crescendo and Terry Williams’ thundery drums. It was very challenging to record. I hope you’ll like it,” he finished.
This is David’s latest video published on YouTube. Until now this Brothers in Arms version has around 3,000 views and its length of it is 7-minutes and 34-seconds. You can watch and listen to the whole video version down below. Please enjoy!