Sting complete studio collection released

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Sting complete studio collection released

STING: THE COMPLETE STUDIO COLLECTION: FULL SOLO CAREER-SPANNING VINYL BOX SET TO BE RELEASED JUNE 9TH

May 15th — Santa Monica, CA — A&M / Interscope Records / Deutsche Grammophon are honored to announce the release of The Complete Studio Collection on June 9th. Encompassing the entirety of Sting’s illustrious solo studio album catalogue on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl – from his 1985 debut album The Dream Of The Blue Turtles through to the latest 57th & 9th – The Complete Studio Collection is the first ever complete anthology ofSting’s unparalleled solo career.

Following the release of the now sold out The Studio Collection box set via A&M / Interscope Records, The Complete Studio Collection includes all of the A&M / Interscope Records catalogue plus his Deutsche Grammophon discography – Songs From The Labyrinth (2006), If On A Winter’s Night… (2009) and Symphonicities (2010) – in addition to his new album 57th & 9th; bringing together all 12 solo studio albums for the very first time.

For fans who purchased the original The Studio Collection box set, a separate bundle has been specially created entitled The Studio Collection: Volume II that contains the 4 newly added albums – Songs From The Labyrinth, If On A Winter’s Night…, Symphonicities and 57th & 9th – with space within the set for all of the remaining albums to create The Complete Studio Collection.

All of the included catalogue LPs are presented in meticulous reproductions of their original artwork with new vinyl masters cut at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios to ensure the highest possible audio quality throughout.

Sting, Photo courtesy of UMe Communications

Sting, Photo courtesy of UMe Communications

The Complete Studio Collection highlights the incredible full range of Sting’s seminal songwriting, inimitable storytelling, and awe-inspiring arrangements through a myriad of musical styles. From the jazz-infused politically-charged The Dream Of The Blue Turtles to the deft pop songcraft of …Nothing Like The Sun, the globetrotting Brand New Day to the evocative electronica of Sacred Love, through to the exploration of complex classical forms in Songs From The Labyrinth, expanding in magnitude and concept on  If On A Winter’s Night…, and further developing into the genre-melding orchestral expanse Symphonicities, before finally culminating in the triumphant return to pop/rock on 57th & 9th; The Complete Studio Collection showcases all facets of the ever-evolving and truly inspirational artistry of Sting.

The Complete Studio Collection and The Studio Collection: Volume II are out on June 9thand available to pre-order now.

View the special announcement video from Sting himself here.

Sting’s 57th & 9th World Tour, with special guests The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner, is taking the world by storm with stunningly rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The guitar-driven rock tour, featuring a 4-piece band, has seen sold out performances throughout North America and Europe. Sting is currently performing across South and Central America, before venturing to Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka. Sting then returns to Europe for a string of summer festival and concert dates throughout Europe. Visit www.sting.com for complete tour and ticket details.

Sting will also be awarded the 2017 Polar Music Prize, which celebrates the power and importance of music and is given to individuals, groups or institutions for international recognition of excellence in the world of music. The Polar Music Prize ceremony is on June 15thin Stockholm, Sweden in the presence of the Swedish Royal Family.

THE COMPLETE STUDIO COLLECTION – TRACKLISTING:

THE DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES (Original Release: 1985)

Side A:

  1. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  2. Love Is The Seventh Wave
  3. Russians
  4. Children’s Crusade
  5. Shadows In The Rain

Side B:

  1. We Work The Black Seam
  2. Consider Me Gone
  3. The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
  4. Moon Over Bourbon Street
  5. Fortress Around Your Heart

…NOTHING LIKE THE SUN (Original Release: 1987)

Side A:

  1. The Lazarus Heart
  2. Be Still My Beating Heart
  3. Englishman In New York

Side B:

  1. History Will Teach Us Nothing
  2. They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo)
  3. Fragile

Side C:

  1. We’ll Be Together
  2. Straight To My Heart
  3. Rock Steady

Side D:

  1. Sister Moon
  2. Little Wing
  3. The Secret Marriage

THE SOUL CAGES (Original Release: 1991)

Side A:

  1. Island Of Souls
  2. All This Time
  3. Mad About You
  4. Jeremiah Blues (Part 1)
  5. Why Should I Cry For You?

Side B:

  1. Saint Agnes And The Burning Train
  2. The Wild Wild Sea
  3. The Soul Cages
  4. When The Angels Fall

TEN SUMMONER’S TALES (Original Release: 1993)

Side A:

  1. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
  2. Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven)
  3. Fields Of Gold
  4. Heavy Cloud No Rain
  5. She’s Too Good For Me
  6. Seven Days

Side B:

  1. Saint Augustine In Hell
  2. It’s Probably Me
  3. Shape Of My Heart
  4. Something The Boy Said
  5. Epilogue (Nothing ‘Bout Me)

MERCURY FALLING (Original Release: 1996)

Side A:

  1. The Hounds Of Winter
  2. I Hung My Head
  3. Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot
  4. I Was Brought To My Senses
  5. You Still Touch Me

Side B:

  1. I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying
  2. All Four Seasons
  3. Twenty Five To Midnight
  4. La Belle Dame Sans Regrets
  5. Valparaiso
  6. Lithium Sunset

BRAND NEW DAY (Original Release: 1999)

Side A:

  1. A Thousand Years
  2. Desert Rose (feat. Cheb Mami)
  3. Big Lie Small World

Side B:

  1. After The Rain Has Fallen
  2. Perfect Love…Gone Wrong

Side C:

  1. Tomorrow We’ll See
  2. Prelude To The End Of The Game
  3. Fill Her Up

Side D:

  1. Ghost Story
  2. Brand New Day

SACRED LOVE (Original Release: 2003)

Side A:

  1. Inside
  2. Send Your Love (feat. Vicente Amigo)
  3. Whenever I Say Your Name (feat. Mary J. Blige)

Side B:

  1. Dead Man’s Rope
  2. Never Coming Home
  3. Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)

Side C:

  1. Forget About The Future
  2. This War
  3. The Book Of My Life (feat. Anoushka Shankar)

Side D:

  1. Sacred Love
  2. Send Your Love (Dave Audé Remix)

SONGS FROM THE LABYRINTH (Original Release: 2006)

Side A:

  1. Walsingham
  2. Can She Excuse My Wrongs? [First Booke of Songes, 1597 – Arr. E.H.Fellowes]
  3. “Ryght Honorable: As I Have Bin Most Bounde Unto Your Honor…”
  4. Flow My Tears
  5. Have You Seen The Bright Lily Grow
  6. “…Then In Time Passing One Mr. Johnson Died…”
  7. The Most High And Mighty Christianus The Fourth, King Of Denmark, His Galliard
  8. The Lowest Trees Have Tops
  9. “…And Accordinge As I Desired Ther Cam A Letter To Me Out Of Germany…”
  10. Fine Knacks For Ladies
  11. “…From Thence I Went To The Landgrave Of Hessen…”
  12. Fantasy

Side B:

  1. Come Heavy Sleep
  2. Forlorn Hope Fancy
  3. “…And From Thence I Had Great Desire To See Italy…”
  4. Come Again
  5. Wilt Thou Unkind Thus Reave Me
  6. “…After My Departure I Caled To Mynde Our Conference…”
  7. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains
  8. My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home
  9. Clear Or Cloudy
  10. “…Men Say That The Kinge Of Spain Is Making Gret Preparation…”
  11. In Darkness Let Me Dwell

IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT… (Original Release: 2009)

Side A:

  1. Gabriel’s Message
  2. Soul Cake
  3. There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue
  4. The Snow It Melts The Soonest
  5. Christmas At Sea
  6. Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming
  7. Cold Song

Side B:

  1. The Burning Babe
  2. Now Winter Comes Slowly
  3. The Hounds Of Winter
  4. Balulalow
  5. Cherry Tree Carol
  6. Lullaby For An Anxious Child
  7. Hurdy Gurdy Man
  8. You Only Cross My Mind In Winter

SYMPHONICITIES (Original Release: 2010)

Side A:

  1. Next To You
  2. Englishman In New York
  3. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

Side B:

  1. I Hung My Head
  2. You Will Be My Ain True Love
  3. Roxanne

Side C:

  1. When We Dance
  2. The End Of The Game
  3. I Burn For You

Side D:

  1. We Work The Black Seam
  2. She’s Too Good For Me
  3. The Pirate’s Bride
  4. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Bronx Street Fair Mix)

THE LAST SHIP (Original Release: 2013)

Side A:

  1. The Last Ship
  2. Dead Man’s Boots
  3. And Yet
  4. August Winds
  5. Language Of Birds
  6. Practical Arrangement

Side B:

  1. The Night The Pugilist Learned How To Dance
  2. Ballad Of The Great Eastern
  3. What Have We Got? (feat. Jimmy Nail)
  4. I Love Her But She Loves Someone Else
  5. So To Speak (feat. Becky Unthank)
  6. The Last Ship (Reprise)

57TH & 9TH (Original Release: 2016)

Side A:

  1. I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
  2. 50,000
  3. Down, Down, Down
  4. One Fine Day
  5. Pretty Young Soldier

Side B:

  1. Petrol Head
  2. Heading South On The Great North Road
  3. If You Can’t Love Me
  4. Inshallah
  5. The Empty Chair

57th & 9th Tour Itinerary – with special guests: The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner

Thu. May 11, 2017        San Juan, PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico

Tue. May 13, 2017        Punta Cana, DR Hard Rock

Wed. May 17, 2017       Mexico City, MX National Auditorium

Thu. May 18, 2017        Mexico City, MX National Auditorium

Sat. May 20, 2017         Monterrey, MX Auditorio Banamex

Sun. May 21, 2017        Guadalajara, MX Auditorio Telmex

Sun. May 28, 2017        Singapore, SG Singapore Indoor Stadium

Wed. May 31, 2017       Seoul, KR Understage By Hyundai Card

Sat. June 03, 2017        Hong Kong, HK Convention & Exhibition Centre

Tue. Jun 06, 2017         Tokyo, JP Budokan

Wed. June 07, 2017      Tokyo, JP Budokan

Thu. June 08, 2017       Tokyo, JP Budokan

Sat. June 10, 2017        Osaka, JP Chuo Gymnasium

Summer Festival Performances

During the months of June and July, Sting will perform throughout Europe at a series of festivals and special concert events including shows in Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and Italy.

 

ABOUT STING:

Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations (most recently for “The Empty Chair” from JIM: The James Foley Story), a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in December 2014 he received the Kennedy Center Honors, and most recently was given The American Music Award of Merit. Throughout his enduring career, he has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.

Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Together they have held 18 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet’s endangered resources. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents.

 

Ray Hanania

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