Sting’s ‘…Nothing Like the Sun’ is his second solo album ( with a title borrowed from from Shakespeare’s Sonnet #130) released on October 13, 1987 by A&M.
Track Listing : 1.The Lazarus Heart (Sting) – 04:34 . 2.Be Still My Beating Heart (Sting) – 05:32 . 3.Englishman In New York (Sting) – 04:25 . 4.History Will Teach Us Nothing (Sting) – 04:58 . 5.They Dance Alone (Sting) – 07:16 . 6.Fragile (Sting) – 03:54 . 7.We’Ll Be Together (Sting) – 04:52 . 8.Straight To My Heart (Sting) – 03:54 . 9.Rock Steady (Sting) – 04:27 . 10.Sister Moon (Sting) – 03:46 . 11.Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) – 05:04 . 12.The Secret Marriage (Hanns Eisler, Sting) – 02:03
Musicians : Sting – Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guitar On (4) And (6) . Branford Marsalis – Saxophone . Kenwood Dennard – Drums On (11) . Manu Katché – Drums . Andy Newmark – Drums . Gil Evans & His Orchestra – Orchestra On (11) . Mino Cinelu – Percussion, Vocoder . Rubén Blades – Spoken Word On (5) . Mark Egan – Bass Guitar On (11) . Hiram Bullock – Guitar On (11) . Eric Clapton – Guitar On (5) . Fareed Haque – Guitar On (5) . Mark Knopfler – Guitar On (5) . Andy Summers – Guitar On (1) And (2) . Kenny Kirkland – Keyboards . Ken Helman – Piano On (12) . Renée Geyer – Background Vocals . Dollette Mcdonald – Background Vocals . Janice Pendarvis – Background Vocals . Vesta Williams – Background Vocals
Production : Produced By Sting, Hugh Padgham, Bryan Loren, Neil Dorfsman . Rod Michaels – Engineer . David Tickle – Mastering, Mixing
Package : Brian Aris – Photography . Richard Frankel – Art Direction
Recorded March–August 1987 At Air Studios, Montserrat.
Released On October 13, 1987 By A&M.
His voice is rich, grainy and more mature; his ideas are gaining in complexity; and musically he is stretching without straining. His mistress’s eyes may be nothing like the sun, but on this fine new album Sting‘s intrepid talent shines on brightly. […]
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