7-28950 Money For Nothing
Produced by Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman
Released on June 1985
UK CHART POSITION #4 . . . US CHART POSITION #1
Find it at GEMM
7-28950 w. picture sleeve  

T he band’s first chart topper in the US, where the song’s then-state-of-the-art video earned constant rotation on MTV (they never met the cow they couldn’t milk to death). The seven-inch single features the long edit of “Money For Nothing,” which clocks in several minutes below the elpee version (an even shorter edit also exists). The flip side appears to be the advance single to Alchemy, a live version of “Love Over Gold” that appeared only on CD and cassette versions of their live album.

7-28950 back sleeve
7-28950 back sleeve

TRACK LISTING

  1. MONEY FOR NOTHING (LONG EDIT)    (Mark Knopfler/Sting)    4:38
  2. LOVE OVER GOLD (LIVE)    (Mark Knopfler)    3:41

    EUR/BRA 12-inch track listing
  3. MONEY FOR NOTHING (FULL LENGTH VERSION)    (Mark Knopfler/Sting)    8:24
  4. LOVE OVER GOLD (LIVE)    (Mark Knopfler)    3:41

    CAN 12-inch track listing
  5. MONEY FOR NOTHING (FULL LENGTH VERSION)    (Mark Knopfler/Sting)    8:24
  6. EXPRESSO LOVE (LIVE)   

    US promotional 12-inch track listing
  7. MONEY FOR NOTHING (LONG EDIT)    (Mark Knopfler/Sting)    4:38
  8. MONEY FOR NOTHING (EDIT)    (Mark Knopfler/Sting)    4:05
  9. MONEY FOR NOTHING    (Mark Knopfler/Sting)    7:04

CREDITS

Nigel Walker -- engineer (2)

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK June 1985 Vertigo 7"/10/10PIC DSTR10/DSTR1010/DSPIC10 picture sleeve, avail. as shaped picture disc
US June 1985 Warner Bros. 7" 7-28950 picture sleeve
UK June 1985 Vertigo 12 DSTR 1012 see 12" track listing
AUSL/BRA/FRA/
GER/NET
1985 Vertigo 12 880 916 see 12" track listing
CAN 1985 Polygram 12 SOVX 2356 see CAN 12" track listing
US 1985 Warner Bros. 12PRO PRO-A-2328 see 12" promo track listing

 

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