Moving Dire Straits tribute by Shirish Swami
While this was sent in too late for remembrance Sunday, this is a fantastic cover of ‘Brothers in Arms’ by Dire Straits. As remembrance is for every day not one day a year but every day it is always worth listening to.
The song was written in 1982 at the time of the Falkland’s war, although it was not released until late 1985. It was seen by some as an anti-war song while shedding light on the plight of soldiers on the battlefield. It has been unofficially adopted by the military and is often played at the funerals of ex-servicemen.
On his version Shiresh plays the vocal parts on a chromatic harmonica, and the guitar parts are played on a diatonic harmonica. The lyrics are shown as part of the video, which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/VoiUKy0a9tY
On a personal note, as someone who was proud to serve in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1978 to 1982, I feel that this is a really nice tribute to this beautiful and moving song – Gary Newman (Newsdesk team).
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