Sting releases his eleventh album : ‘The Last Ship’ based on his eponymous musical to be premiered the following year (2013)

Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ is his eleventh (his first since 2003) studio album released on September 20, 2013 by Cherrytree, Interscope, A&M.

Track Listing : 1.The Last Ship (Sting) – 03:50 . 2.Dead Man’S Boots (Sting) – 03:29 . 3.And Yet (Sting) – 03:52 . 4.August Winds (Sting) – 03:17 . 5.Language Of Birds (Rob Mathes, Sting) – 03:30 . 6.Practical Arrangement (Rob Mathes, Sting) – 03:19 . 7.The Night The Pugilist Learned How To Dance (Sting) – 04:13 . 8.Ballad Of The Great Eastern (Ira Coleman, Jo Lawry, Rob Mathes, Dominic Miller, Sting, Kathryn Tickell, Peter Tickell) – 05:14 . 9.What Have We Got? (Jimmy Nail, Sting, Julian Sutton, Kathryn Tickell, Peter Tickell) – 03:34 . 10.I Love Her But She Loves Someone Else (Rob Mathes, Sting) – 03:41 . 11.So To Speak (Sting) – 04:06 . 12.The Last Ship (Reprise) (Sting) – 03:19


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Musicians : Sting – Bass, Cymbals, Guitar (Acoustic), Orchestra Bells, Vocals . Rob Mathes – Conductor, Guitar (Acoustic), Keyboards, Piano, Vocals (Background) . Richard Harris – Euphonium On (1 – 2 – 12) . Bob Carlisle – French Horn On (1 – 2 – 12) . Chris Komer – French Horn On (1 – 2 – 12) . Mike Davis – Trombone (Tenor) On (1 – 2 – 12) . Tony Kadleck – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 12) . Jeff Kievit – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 12) . Marcus Rojas – Tuba On (1 – 2 – 12) . The Wilson Family – . Chris Wilson – Vocal Group On (1 – 8 – 9 – 12) . Ken Wilson – Vocal Group On (1 – 8 – 9 – 12) . Mike Wilson – Vocal Group On (1 – 8 – 9 – 12) . Stephen Wilson – Vocal Group On (1 – 8 – 9 – 12) . Tom Wilson – Vocal Group On (1 – 8 – 9 – 12) . Rachel Unthank – Clogs On (9) . Jimmy Nail – Vocals On (9) . Becky Unthank – Vocals On (11) . Ira Coleman – Bass . Dominic Miller – Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) . Peter Tickell – Mandolin, Violin . Julian Sutton – Melodeon . Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian Smallpipes, Violin . Joe Bonadio – Drums, Percussion . Andy Wood – Euphonium . Gavin Mcnaughton – Bassoon . Jon Carnac – Clarinet . Nicholas Korth – French Horn . David Pyatt – French Horn . Michael Thompson – French Horn . Richard Watkins – French Horn . Richard Edwards – Trombone (Tenor) . John Barclay – Trumpet . Kate Moore – Trumpet . Tom Rees-Roberts – Trumpet . Owen Slade – Tuba . Thomas Bowes – Concert Master, Violin . Dave Daniels – Celli . Martin Loveday – Celli . Anthony Pleeth – Celli . Peter Lale – Viola . Andy Parker – Viola . Bruce White – Viola . Mark Berrow – Violin . Boguslaw Kostecki – Violin . Gaby Lester – Violin . Rita Manning – Violin . Steve Morris – Violin . Emlyn Singleton – Violin . Cathy Thompson – Violin . Christopher Tombling – Violin . Deborah Widdup – Violin . Warren Zielinski – Violin . Jo Lawry – Vocals (Background) . Toby Hulbert – Pro-Tools . Rael Jones – Pro-Tools . Brett Meyer – Pro-Tools . Paul Pritchard – Pro-Tools . Rich Rich – Pro-Tools

Production : Produced By Rob Mathes . Lars Fox – Editing, Engineer . Alex Venguer – Engineer . Donal Hodgson – Engineer, Mixing . Scott Hull – Mastering . Peter Cobbin – Mixing . Mark Broughton – Assistant Engineer . Angus Cowen – Assistant Engineer

Package : Drew Hodges – Art Direction, Package Design . Frank Ockenfels – Photography . S.W. Rawlings – Photography . Sting – Liner Notes

Recorded In 2012 – 2013.

Released On 24 September 2013 By Cherrytree, Interscope, A&M.

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The Australian
Too often, however, The Last Ship‘s musical theatre aspirations and Sting‘s uncharacteristic, if genuine, Novocastrian vocal explorations undermine his desire to tell a compelling story. – See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/the-last-ship-sting/story-fn9n8gph-1226722948237#sthash.wDtqEHxR.dpuf […]

The Telegraph
The plain, folksy melodies have a simple and effective roll and pitch, but Sting sounds earnest and isolated, says Helen Brown.Although it now occurs to me that, if Sting were (in the words of the Tim Hardin song he likes to cover) a carpenter, we wouldn’t mind him appreciating his own work: running a hand over the smooth grain of a piece of well-turned timber. For the man is, at his best, a real craftsman […]

Examiner
After many repetitious cycles to get an idea of what’s going on with this record, there are a few songs that deserve an honorable mention without testing the patience of disappointed fans: The song ‘And Yet’ streams away from the general malaise of the album to give us a briefly awakened energy, a luscious arrangement that sits very well with Sting‘s lush voice […]

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