‘Songs from the Labyrinth’ by Sting and Edin Karamazov is an album of recordings of the music of John Dowland released on October 10, 2006 by Deutsche Grammophon.
Track Listing : 1.Walsingham (John Dowland) – 00:38 . 2.Can She Excuse My Wrongs (Robert Devereux) – 02:35 . 3.Flow My Tears (John Dowland) – 04:42 . 4.Have You Seen The Bright Lily Grow (Ben Jonson, Robert Johnson) – 02:35 . 5.The Battle Galliard (John Dowland) – – 03:01 . 6.The Lowest Trees Have Tops (Sir Edward Dyer, John Dowland) – ] – 02:16 . 7.Fine Knacks For Ladies (John Dowland) – 01:50 . 8.Fantasy (John Dowland) – 02:42 . 9.Come, Heavy Sleep (John Dowland) – 03:46 . 10.Forlorn Hope Fancy (John Dowland) – 03:08 . 11.Come Again (John Dowland) – 02:56 . 12.Wilt Thou Unkind Thus Reave Me (John Dowland) – 02:40 . 13.Weep You No More, Sad Fountains (John Dowland) – 02:38 . 14.My Lord Willoughby’S Welcome Home (John Dowland) – 01:34 . 15.Clear Or Cloudy (John Dowland) – 02:47 . 16.In Darkness Let Me Dwell (John Dowland) – 04:12
Musicians : Sting – Vocals . Edin Karamazov – Lutes
Production : Produced By Sting, Edin Karamazov . Donal Hodgson – Engineer, Mixing . Kipper Eldridge – Sound Designer . Ian Cooper – Mastering
Recorded 2006 At Steerpike Studios, Il Palagio, Italy; Metropolis Studios.
Released On October 10, 2006 By Deutsche Grammophon.
Sting‘s tribute to one of Europe’s first traveling pop stars, if you will, may take fans of his full-blown pop productions by surprise. At the same time, the care with which he treats Dowland’s words, combined with Karamazov’s commanding performance, may also win the approval of the classical community. […]
THE ARMCHAIR CRITIC
While Sting has never displayed a great vocal range, his distinctive raspy and plaintive voice and his straightforward renditions are appropriate to this genre, rendering fresh and heartfelt Elizabethan and Jacobean popular music. […]
In the end, if this album introduces a whole new audience to one of the greatest musicians of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras it can only be counted as a good thing. […]