Sting’s “Symphonicities”

Sting’s “Symphonicities” is his tenth studio album (revisiting some of his songs as classical symphonic compositions) released on July 13, 2010.

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Track Listing : 1.Next To You (Sting) – 02:30 . 2.Englishman In New York (Sting) – 04:23 . 3.Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Sting) – 04:56 . 4.I Hung My Head (Sting) – 05:31 . 5.You Will Be My Ain True Love (Sting) – 03:44 . 6.Roxanne (Sting) – 03:37 . 7.When We Dance (Sting) – 05:26 . 8.The End Of The Game (Sting) – 06:07 . 9.I Burn For You (Sting) – 04:03 . 10.We Work The Black Seam (Sting) – 07:17 . 11.She’S Too Good For Me (Sting) – 03:03 . 12.The Pirate’S Bride (Sting) – 05:02

Musicians : Sting – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar On (9 – 11) . The New York Chamber Consort – Orchestra On (1 – 2 – 9 – 11 – 12) . The London Players – Orchestra On (3 – 6) . The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra – Orchestra On (4 – 5 – 7 – 8) . Lisa Kim – Concertmaster On (1 – 2 – 9 – 12) . Jackie Shave – Concertmaster On (3 – 6) . Gerald Gregory – Concertmaster On (4 – 7 – 8) . Rob Mathes – Conducting On (1 – 2 – 3 – 6 – 9 – 10 – 12), Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 6 – 12), Acoustic Guitar On (3 – 6 – 11) . Stephen Mercurio – Conducting On (4 – 7 – 8) . Jo Lawry – Backing Vocals On All Tracks Except (10), Duet Vocals On (5 – 11) . David Finck – Double Bass On (1 – 2 – 3 – 6) . Ira Coleman – Double Bass On (4 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 11) . Dominic Miller – Acoustic Guitar On (4 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 12), Electric Guitar On (11) . David Cossin – Percussion On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8), Solo Percussion On (9) . Joe Bonadio – Percussion On (1 – 2 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 3)(Bronx Street Fair Mix) . Ben Wittman – Loop Programming On (9) . Aaron Heick – Clarinet Solo On (2) . Anthony Pleeth – Solo Cello On (6) . Shelley Woodworth – Solo Oboe On (12) . Barbara Allen – Harp On (12) . Jeff Kievit – Lead Trumpet On (10) . Jim Hynes – Trumpets On (10) . James Delagarza – Trumpets On (10) . Dylan Schwab – Trumpets On (10) . Larry Dibello – Horns On (10) . Chad Yarborough – Horns On (10) . David Peel – Horns On (10) . Theo Primus – Horns On (10) . Birch Johnson – Trombones On (10) . Dick Clark – Trombones On (10) . Jeff Nelson – Bass Trombone On (10) . Marcus Rojas – Tuba On (10)

Production : Produced By Rob Mathes, Sting . Lewis Jones – Recording Assistant . Claudius Mittendorfer – Mixing . Elliot Scheiner – Mixing, Recording . Matt Scheiner – Mixing Assistant . Alex Venguer – Mixing, Overdub Engineer, Pro-Tools, Recording . Scott Hull – Mastering

Package : Stefan Smith – Cover Design . Anthony Decurtis – Liner Notes . Fabrizio Ferri – Photography

Recorded 2009 – 2010.

Released On July 13, 2010 By Deutsche Grammophon.

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PopMatters
He has the tools and the songs to make his past morph into something else entirely, purely for art’s sake. Yet he only goes a fraction of the way. The rest can be filed under; pretty but innocuous. […]

Los Angeles Times
Yet if Sting‘s confidence can sometimes come across as arrogance, it’s also what makes “Symphonicities” work: Here’s a songwriter with enough belief in his creations to risk radically retooling them. […]

Telegraph
Sting interview for Symphonicities“For some people, I am a pretentious prat,” he continues in his level, thoughtful way. Then he shrugs. “But they’re not people who actually know me. I don’t feel like defending myself that much, so I’d rather say, ‘That’s fine – believe what you want to believe.’ I live my life.” […]

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