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Format: CD
Sku: 60078678
UPC: 075021640221
UPC 14: 00075021640221
Release Date: 10/5/1987
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Lazarus Heart, The ~ Sting
2. Be Still My Beating Heart ~ Sting
3. Englishman In New York ~ Sting
4. History Will Teach Us Nothing ~ Sting
5. They Dance Alone (Gueca Sola) ~ Sting
6. Fragile ~ Sting
7. We'll Be Together ~ Sting
8. Straight To My Heart ~ Sting
9. Rock Steady ~ Sting
10. Sister Moon ~ Sting
11. Little Wing - (with Gil Evans) ~ Sting
12. Secret Marriage ~ Sting

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Sting (vocals, guitar, bass); Fareed Haque (guitar); Ken Helman (piano); Kenny Kirkland (keyboards); Manu Katche, Andy Newmark, Kenwood Dennard (drums); Mino Cenelu (percussion, vocoder); Dolette McDonald, Janice Pendarvis, Vesta Williams, Renee Geyer (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producers include: Sting, Neil Dorfsman, Bryan Loren.
Muze PNote Recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat. Includes liner notes by Sting.
Muze PNote Personnel: Sting (vocals, guitar); Rub?n Blades, Sting International (vocals, guitar); Eric Clapton, Hiram Bullock, Mark Egan, Mark Knopfler, Andy Summers, Fareed Haque (guitar); Branford Marsalis (saxophone); Ken Helman (piano); Kenny Kirkland (keyboards); Mino Cinelu (vocoder, percussion); Kenwood Dennard, Manu Katch?, Andy Newmark (drums); Ren?e Geyer, Vesta Williams, Janice Pendarvis, Dollette McDonald (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: David Tickle.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Sting International.
Muze PNote Recording information: Air Studios, Montserrat.
Muze PNote Photographer: Brian Aris.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Jeff Levison.
Muze PNote Arranger: Sting International.
Muze PNote Sting's double-length follow-up to his solo debut DREAMS OF THE BLUE TURTLE is very much in the same sophisticated, adult pop vein, although darker and less jazzy (notwithstanding a collaboration with Miles Davis's arranger Gil Evans on a cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing"). The songs are a generally varied lot, ranging from a tribute to victims of repression in Argentina ("They Dance Alone") to a tongue-in-cheek, sort-of-reggae tribute to famous eccentric Quentin Crisp ("An Englishman in New York"). The sort-of-funk "We'll Be Together"(originally written for a Japanese beer commercial) is the most upbeat and pop-ish thing here, and was deservedly a hit single, although Sting now disdains it.

Engineer: Rod Michaels

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Branford Marsalis
Muze Guest Artist Gil Evans
Muze Guest Artist Eric Clapton
Muze Guest Artist Hiram Bullock
Muze Guest Artist Mark Knopfler
Muze Guest Artist Andy Summers
Muze Guest Artist Mark Egan
Muze Guest Artist Ruben Blades

Artist Overview

To some, the Englishman born under the name Gordon Sumner will always be known as the bassist, songwriter, and frontman of the Police. But Sting's mega-successful solo career from the 1980s into the 21st century may even overshadow his former band's fame. Crafty lyrics and a clever hybrid of rock, jazz, pop, and world music have made him an international star, and he proudly inhabits the role of the pensive celebrity. While his former bandmates search out uncharted territory, Sting continues to pursue the spotlight with his own brand of soulful, grown-up pop. Throughout his career, Sting has also dabbled in various acting roles, appearing in films directed by numerous cinema luminaries.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Two Rooms-Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Muze Music Compilations Dream Walkin'
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations My Life
Muze Music Compilations Thomas Crown Affair
Muze Music Compilations Sabrina
Muze Music Compilations Desert Roses & Arabian Rhythms
Muze Music Compilations Celtic Circle 2
Muze Music Compilations Love Affair-Music Of Ivan Lins
Muze Music Compilations Dolphins
Muze Music Compilations Monkey Business
Muze Music Compilations Les Paul & Friends
Muze Music Compilations Essential Chieftains
Muze Music Compilations Wildflower
Muze Music Compilations Rogue Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys
Muze Music Compilations Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba
Muze Music Compilations Breathing Under Water
Muze Music Compilations Every Child Deserves A Lifetime:songs
Muze Music Compilations Chris Botti Live In Boston
Muze Music Compilations Chris Botti Live In Boston
Muze Music Compilations Chris Botti: Live in Boston (+ DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Chris Botti: Live in Boston (+ DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call The 80S Volume
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Muze Music Compilations A m 50:Anniversary Collection
Muze Music Compilations 1 Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations 1 Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998
Muze Music Compilations FORGET THE WORLD(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Toby Keith-Millennium Collection
Muze Music Compilations When I Fall In Love
Muze Music Compilations Conversations With Christian

Associated Artists and Works

Adams, Bryan
Banton, Pato
Belden, Bob
Brothers In Arms [Remaster] ~ Dire Straits
Brothers in Arms [Digipak] ~ Dire Straits
Evans, Gil
Jenkins, Leroy
London Symphony Orchestra
The London Symphony Orchestra Performs The Music O ~ London Symphony Orchestra
The Living Sea [Featuring the Music of Sting] ~ Original Soundtrack
Dolphins [Original Soundtrack] ~ Original Soundtrack
Pavarotti, Luciano
Quality Singers
Quality Singers (The)
Radio Actors
Stewart, Rod
Sting & The Police

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/01/1987
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1987
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 75021-6402-2
Music Label Name Label : A&M (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : DDD
Music UPC UPC : 00075021640221

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone - Ranked #90 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Albums Of The Eighties" survey. (November '89)

Billboard 8 of 10
Second solo album by the Policeman is...exceptionally rich...[and] shows Mr. Sumner expanding musically, emotionally, and politically... Sting excels here on vocals and bass; he's backed by a corps of fine sidemen...

Rolling Stone 9 of 10
...a powerful, often hypnotic album that blends jazz and rock styles into a thoughtful suite of twelve songs about love, politics and the meaning of the individual life... Nothing Like the Sun represents impressive growth for Sting. His voice is rich, grainy and more mature; his ideas are gaining in complexity; and musically he is stretching without straining... on this fine new album Sting's intrepid talent shines on brightly. - Anthony DeCurtis

Q Magazine 8 of 10
...These songs are sensitive, literate, intelligent, thoughtful, moving and occasionally very funny too. There aren't too many stars who can manage all that and we should value Sting for it. - Dave Rimmer


You know his face from two decades of magazine covers. You've seen his name in articles about human rights, Amnesty International, and the Rainforest Foundation. You've seen him act in at least one of his fourteen films, and possibly onstage as well. Most importantly, you know the music of Sting. His award-winning songs--including the unforgettable "Every Breath You Take" and the uplifting "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot"--have left a permanent mark on modern music. Sting has come a long way from his beginnings. The son of a milkman, he was born Gordon Sumner and raised in Newcastle, in the northeast of England. After completing teacher training college, he taught at a school where most of the other teachers were nuns. Two years later, Sting left to pursue his career as a musician. He started out playing jazz, and earned the nickname Sting by wearing a yellow and black striped jersey. Moving to London was inevitable; once there, he joined guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland to formthe Police. With Stewart's brothers Ian as the booking agent and Miles as manager, the band brought their unique blend of pop, punk, rock, and reggae to appreciative audiences far beyond the borders of the UK. In the late '70s and early '80s, the Police produced five influential albums, topping the charts with 1983's Synchronicity. Sting headed out on his own in the mid '80s, crossing musical boundaries and exploring new territory. With ten solo albums (and numerous Brit and Grammy Awards) to his credit, Sting has consistently challenged his fans and himself. Incorporating jazz and classical strains, reggae motifs, folk themes, world beat rhythms and even country to serve a highly individual voice, his music transcends genres. The wide musical net he has cast is evident in his choice of collaborators: Luciano Pavarotti, Branford Marsalis, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Stevie Wonder, Cheb Mami, James Taylor and Gil Evans are among them.

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