Nothing Like The Sun CD (1987)

Artist: Sting

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Label Uni/a&m
SKU 60078678
UPC 075021640221
UPC 14 00075021640221
Format CD
Release Date 10/5/1987
Author Sting
Associated Artist/Work Adams, Bryan
Associated Artist/Work Aswad
Associated Artist/Work Banton, Pato
Associated Artist/Work Belden, Bob
Associated Artist/Work Dire Straits
Associated Artist/Work Evans, Gil
Associated Artist/Work Jenkins, Leroy
Associated Artist/Work London Symphony Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pavarotti, Luciano
Associated Artist/Work Quality Singers
Associated Artist/Work Quality Singers (The)
Associated Artist/Work Radio Actors
Associated Artist/Work Stewart, Rod
Associated Artist/Work Sting & The Police
Artist Influence Antonio Carlos Jobim
Artist Influence Bob Dylan
Artist Influence Bob Marley
Artist Influence Cole Porter
Artist Influence Gil Evans
Artist Influence Jimi Hendrix
Artist Influence Joni Mitchell
Artist Influence Miles Davis
Artist Influence Milton Nascimento
Artist Influence Paul Simon
Artist Influence Steely Dan
Artist Influence The Beatles
Artist Influence Weather Report
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Artist Contemporary Gil Evans
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Artist Follower Dave Matthews
Artist Follower Howie Day
Artist Follower Hozier
Artist Follower Jars of Clay
Artist Follower Jason Mraz
Artist Follower Joe Henry
Artist Follower John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
Artist Follower Joseph Arthur
Artist Follower Julia Fordham
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Artist Follower Sia
Technical Info
Engineer Rod Michaels
CatalogID 75021-6402-2
Lable Name A&M (USA)
Released 01/01/1987
Original Release 1987
Number of Discs 1
Length 54m : 45s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075021640221
Musical Guests
Branford Marsalis
Gil Evans
Eric Clapton
Hiram Bullock
Mark Knopfler
Andy Summers
Mark Egan
Ruben Blades
Album Notes and Credits
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).
Producers include: Sting, Neil Dorfsman, Bryan Loren.
Recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat. Includes liner notes by Sting.
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).
Audio Mixer: David Tickle.
Liner Note Author: Sting International.
Recording information: Air Studios, Montserrat.
Photographer: Brian Aris.
Unknown Contributor Role: Jeff Levison.
Arranger: Sting International.
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.
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 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 an eclectic mix of styles including pop, jazz, classical, and world music. Throughout his career, Sting has also dabbled in acting, appearing in films directed by numerous cinema luminaries.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - Ranked #90 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Albums Of The Eighties" survey. (November '89)
Artist Bio
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.
Disc 1
1 Lazarus Heart, The
2 Be Still My Beating Heart
3 Englishman In New York
4 History Will Teach Us Nothing
5 They Dance Alone (Gueca Sola)
6 Fragile
7 We'll Be Together
8 Straight To My Heart
9 Rock Steady
10 Sister Moon
11 Little Wing - (with Gil Evans)
12 Secret Marriage
ReviewSource Billboard
Review 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...
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review ...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.
Reviewer Anthony DeCurtis
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Q Magazine
Review ...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.
Reviewer Dave Rimmer
ReviewRating 8

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