Sting’s ‘Mercury Falling’

Sting’s ‘Mercury Falling’ is his fifth studio album released on March 8, 1996 by A&M.

Track Listing : 1.The Hounds Of Winter (Sting) – 05:27 . 2.I Hung My Head (Sting) – 04:40 . 3.Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot (Sting) – 06:41 . 4.I Was Brought To My Senses (Sting) – 05:48 . 5.You Still Touch Me (Sting) – 03:46 . 6.I’M So Happy I Can’T Stop Crying (Sting) – 03:56 . 7.All Four Seasons (Sting) – 04:28 . 8.Twenty Five To Midnight (Sting) – 04:09 . 9.La Belle Dame Sans Regrets (Sting, Dominic Miller) – 05:17 . 10.Valparaiso (Sting) – 05:27 . 11.Lithium Sunset (Sting) – 02:38

Musicians : Sting – Vocals, Bass . Dominic Miller – Guitars . Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums . Kenny Kirkland – Keyboards . Branford Marsalis – Saxophone . Andrew Love – Saxophone . Gerry Richardson – Hammond Organ On (3) . Tony Walters – Vocals . Lance Ellington – Vocals . Shirley Lewis – Vocals . East London Gospel Choir – Vocals . Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian Pipes, Fiddle . B.J. Cole – Pedal Steel . Wayne Jackson – Trumpet

Production : Produced By Hugh Padgham, Sting . Hugh Padgham – Engineer, Mixing . Simon Osborne – Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering

Recorded 1995 At Lake House Using Steerpike Studi.

Released On March 8, 1996 By A&M.

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Entertainment Weekly
Whether we loathe, admire, or profess indifference to him, few pop musicians engage our emotions as fully as Sting. He knows it, too. If his self-knowledge has increased, so has his awareness of his public persona — and his ability to play on our conflicting emotions. […]

allmusic
Falling somewhere between the pop sensibilities of Ten Summoner’s Tales and the searching ambition of The Soul Cages, Mercury Falling is one of Sting‘s tighter records, even if it fails to compel as much as his previous solo albums […]

The Graham Weekly Album Review
As a singer, Sting refinement increases, especially when compared to what he sounded like with the Police. His reunion with the jazz musicians, especially pianist Kenny Kirkland, on the new album also adds much. I would rank Mercury Falling among his two best releases. […]

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