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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sting and Shaggy: 44/876

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Every summer needs its soundtrack, i.e.--a song or an album full of songs that will remind people that it's good to be alive. The summer is the time to feel good and it has to have its music that would reflect the fun and mischievous behavior that you would remember the summer by. And on this duet record between pop star Sting and dancehall star Shaggy, titled 44/876, a potent cocktail of timeless Caribbean styles come together in a full-scale ...

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Sting at Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall in Skopje, Macedonia

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Sting Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall Skopje, Macedonia October 15, 2017 The “Boris Trajkovski" sports hall in Skopje witnessed a show as great as any in his illustrious career from the legendary musician and songwriter. Nevertheless, the attentive, full-capacity crowd who turned out witnessed something special. The gig in Skopje was next to last in Sting's world tour which began back in February. There was a tension building in the air with a ...

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Sting: 57th & 9th

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Throughout his long and illustrious career, Sting has enjoyed an enviable set of circumstances. Not only does he have total artistic freedom but he has been accompanied by elite musicians and has a devoted, global fan base. In return, that has yielded many artistic triumphs as he explored almost every genre known to man. He has been eclectic in his choice of inspiration which is filtered through an ever expansive musical worldview. That incorporates all kinds of sounds and music ...

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Sting: The Last Ship

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Much like his fellow collegue, musician Peter Gabriel, British singer and songwriter Sting has spent the past decade, since his last album with original material Sacred Love (A&M, 2003) in endless touring, reissues, cover albums and recording past material with a philharmonic orchestra. Far from being inactive or lazy, during that time he also reunited his band Police twice--once for the induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and for a lucrative world tour in 2007/08. ...

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Sting: If on a Winter’s Night

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Usually, winter is seen as a time of darkness, cold, and depression; a time of solitude and sometimes dislocated isolation. It is a time of stillness when all nature sleeps and everything is subdued. But it is also a time of renewal, a cleansing and a periodic cycle before everything awakens. The winter is also time of repose and celebration centering around Christmas and the holiday season. It is no wonder that winter holidays are centered around light and songs ...

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Sting: Bring on the Night

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Sting Bring on the Night A&M 1986

With pop/rock group The Police, Sting (aka Gordon Sumner) created some of the greatest pop songs ever. These songs were a mix of pop, rock and ska meshed with articulate lyrics that would render the band's catalogue legendary. But as the band had peaked with its best selling record, Sting went off to pursue a solo career. During the process of creating his debut record, Sting sought ...