- Dire Straits: Mark Knopfler (vocals, guitar); Hal Lindes (guitar); Guy Fletcher, Alan Clark (keyboards); John Illsley (bass); Terry Williams (drums).
- Additional personnel: Sting (vocals).
- Recorded at Air Studios, Monserrat, West Indies.
- All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Q (6/00, p.71) - Ranked #51 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"
Q (7/96, p.141) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...the commercial and artistic culmination....repeated listening reveals it as [a] singularly melancholic collection...where joy is as sharp as sorrow..."
CMJ (1/5/04, p.16) - Ranked #6 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1985"