This is simply one of the best soundtrack albums you can buy, and,remarkably, is just as good if you haven't seen the film.
It's beautiful, atmospheric music which is nevertheless very enjoyable and showed us another side to Mark Knopfler's music.
There's one (very enjoyable) vocal track, by Gerry Rafferty, but the rest of the music is instrumental, with some ethereal, almost classical themes.
One Australian TV channel played 'Stargazer' over the awful footage of the Challenger Space Shuttle, and the music had such beauty and dignity that it seemed most appropriate.
There's not a dud track and the closing Local Hero Theme is one of my all time favourite pieces of music.