Deutsche Grammophon publish Sting’s ninth album : ‘If on a Winter’s Night…’ (2009)

Sting’s ‘If on a Winter’s Night…’ is his ninth studio album released on October 26 & 27, 2009 by Deutsche Grammophon.

Track Listing : 1.Gabriel’S Message (Traditional) – 02:34 . 2.Soul Cake (Elena Mezzetti, Noel Paul Stookey) – 03:29 . 3.There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue (Sting) – 00:00 . 4.The Snow It Melts The Soonest (Traditional) – 03:44 . 5.Christmas At Sea (Mary Macmaster, Sting) – 04:38 . 6.Lo, How A Rose E’Er Blooming (Michael Praetorius) – 02:42 . 7.Cold Song (John Dryden, Henry Purcell) – 03:16 . 8.The Burning Babe (Robert Southwell, Chris Wood) – 02:45 . 9.Now Winter Comes Slowly (Thomas Betterton, Henry Purcell) – 03:06 . 10.The Hounds Of Winter (Sting) – 05:51 . 11.Balulalow (Traditional, Peter Warlock) – 03:10 . 12.Cherry Tree Carol (Traditional) – 03:12 . 13.Lullaby For An Anxious Child (Dominic Miller, Sting) – 02:50 . 14.The Hurdy-Gurdy Man (Franz Schubert) – 02:51 . 15.You Only Cross My Mind In Winter (Sting) – 02:35

Musicians : Sting – Drums (Snare), Guitar, Lute, Percussion, Vocals . Robert Sadin – Conductor, Percussion . Dominic Miller – Guitar . Dean Parks – Guitar, Mandolin . Ira Coleman – Bass . John Ellis And His Sdb – Clarinet (Bass) . Kenny Garrett – Sax (Soprano) . Jack Dejohnette – Drums . Daniel Druckman – Drums (Snare) . David Mansfield – Dulcimer, Guitar (12 String), Mandocello, Mandolin . Bashiri Johnson – Frame Drum, Percussion . David Hartley – Harmonium . Mary Macmaster – Harp, Vocals . John Clark – Horn . Edin Karamazov – Lute . Julian Sutton – Melodeon . Bassam Saba – Ney, Oud . Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian Smallpipes, Violin . David Sancious – Organ . Stile Antico – Vocal Ensemble . Cyro Baptista – Percussion . Bijan Chemirani – Percussion . Daniel Freedman – Percussion . Donald Hay – Percussion . Rhani Krija – Percussion . Chris Dudley – Trombone . Christopher Dudley – Trombone . Chris Botti – Trumpet . Chris Gekker – Trumpet . Ibrahim Maalouf – Trumpet . Leslie Neish – Tuba . Marcus Rojas – Tuba . Musica Aeterna Orchestra – Strings . Charles Curtis – Cello . Melissa Meell – Cello . Melissa Meell – Cello . Vincent Segal – Cello . Dov Scheindlin – Viola . Daniel Hope – Violin . Peter Tickell – Violin . Svetlana Tsoneva – Violin . Joe Sumner – Vocals (Background) . Jasmine Thomas – Vocals (Background) . Webb Sisters – Vocals (Background) . Lisa Fischer – Vocals, Vocals (Background)

Arrangements : Sting , Robert Sadin

Package : Tony Molina – Photography . Sting – Liner Notes

Recorded 2008 – 2009.

Released On October 26, 2009 By Deutsche Grammophon.

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All About Jazz
The insightful selection of material, the artful arrangementsand the beautiful performances highlight the songs’ universality. The songs may relate to one season in the year, but will be enjoyed well past this winter. […]

The Independent
But while the folk-music settings of violins, mandolins, lap dulcimer, melodeon, harp and Northumbrian pipes are as warm and spicy as mulled wine, Sting‘s own baritone vocals are too similarly warm in timbre… […]

The Guardian
Even ardent fans are advised to exercise caution: If On a Winter’s Night is an authentically wintry, barren landscape, enough to make anyone pine for the joys of spring. […]

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