Rolling Stone - p.573 stars out of 5
-- "[B]allads like the title track and the Springsteen-esque 'Beyond My Wildest Dreams' are world-wise and gently gorgeous."
Entertainment Weekly - p.73
"[T]he tension between their vocal personas -- she's ever hopeful, he's relentlessly glum -- is the highlight of ALL THE ROADRUNNING." -- Grade: B-
Uncut - p.1263 stars out of 5
-- "When Harris is upfront -- as on the wonderfully delicate 'Rollin' On' or 'Love And Happiness' -- it's sublime, emotive stuff."
Dirty Linen - p.49
"When it comes to artistic integrity, commercial appeal, and sheer transcendency, it doesn't get much better than this."
No Depression - p.125
"[A] remarkably cohesive album...sonically every track here sounds like it belongs..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.983 stars out of 5
--- "[W]hen translating his trademark languorous picaresques into his'n'hers arrangements the result is a series of ordinary life duets that...suggest moments of sun-setting harmony at the end of tired lives. Real hardcore country..."
Personnel: Mark Knopfler (vocals, guitar); Mark Knopfler; Richard Bennett (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar); Dan Dugmore (acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar, 6-string bass); Stuart Duncan (violin, fiddle); Jim Horn (horns); Guy Fletcher (piano, organ, keyboards, synthesizer); Jim Cox (piano, organ, keyboards); Glenn Worf (bass instrument); Danny Cummings (drums, tambourine); Bill Ware (triangle); Emmylou Harris (vocals, acoustic guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Glen Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); Steve Conn (accordion); The Memphis Horns (horns); Chad Cromwell (drums).
Audio Mixer: Chuck Ainlay.