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So I received an email on Monday morning from a music publicist asking if I wanted to go to a concert to check out a mini showcase from some artists on the Cherrytree Record label. One of the artists being Sting. I was like, Sting as in STING?? As in 16-time Grammy winner Sting??!
Um, yeah. Who could say no to that?
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Singing in a chanteylike cadence but in a minor key, his silvery voice taking on a northern brogue, Sting fleshed out a scene much like the one he’d just described. He hailed both the royalty and the rabble, “whatever the station in life you’ve become.” All were gathered there, he sang, for the heaving spectacle, “As a mountain of steel makes its way to…Continue
Sting's newly released album, also titled The Last Ship and featuring songs from the upcoming musical, is his first collection of new tunes in a decade. It came to fruition, he told the crowd, only after he was freed from writer's block by the concept of crafting songs to be delivered by other people, representing different perspectives.
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"I want to honor my community, the community that built the biggest ships in the world," Sting, who as Gordon Sumner grew up in the shipbuilding town of Newcastle, England, told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer on Tuesday. "We've written a kind of allegory about that community."
Songs like "What Have We Got," which he performed inside the TODAY…Continue
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Sting's brand new album "The Last Ship" is out today in the US! Click here to purchase your copy.
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You’ve written a memoir, “Broken Music.” What was that experience like for you — the writing itself, and the publication and reception of the book?
I began to realize while writing and remembering that memory is a neural muscle, and once you begin to stretch it, it grows to…Continue
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In anticipation of the record’s release next month, Sting has created a series of videos discussing the influences on this record. Watch the clip over on PasteMagazine.com to hear a bit about how the folk music of Tyneside influences the sound on The Last…Continue
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Sting's new album "The Last Ship" is now availble for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon using the links below. You can also preview the upcoming album in the youtube player below.
Amazon CD: http://smarturl.it/TheLastShipCD
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