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Sting will release an album of new songs next fall, his first full-length LP of original material since 2003’s “Sacred Love,” his publicist said.
The album, “The Last Ship,” grew out of the songwriting Sting has been doing for a musical of the same name, which the producers hope will run on Broadway in 2014. That play is set in a shipyard in Wallsend, England, near where Sting, born Gordon Sumner, spent his youth.
“The Last Ship” will contain several songs used in the musical, as well as a few others Sting wrote for the play but decided not to include. It will be released on Sept. 24 by a consortium of three labels — Cherrytree, Interscope and A & M Records.
-NYTimes Arts Beat