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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
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Author Sting
Credits
Featuring Sting
Guest Andy Summers
Guest Branford Marsalis
Guest Eric Clapton
Guest Gil Evans Band
Guest Mark Knopfler
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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Reviewer Dave Rimmer
ReviewRating 8
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