Sting releases his second solo album : ‘…Nothing Like the Sun’ featuring ‘Englishman in New York,’ ‘We’ll Be Together,’ ‘They Dance Alone’ and ‘Fragile’

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


David Fincher

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

Video Director(s) : Mary Lambert for “We’ll Be Together” . Candace Reckinger & Michael Patterson for “Be Still My Beating Heart” . David Fincher asterisques RVM for “Englishman in New York”

Recorded March–August 1987 At Air Studios, Montserrat.

Released On October 13, 1987 By A&M.

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Rolling Stone
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. […]

Nazar_Sergijovych @ RateYourMusic
Jazz and melancholic parts are good, cheesy 80’s pop parts are not. All in all I would rather call the biggest part of this record lounge music and not rock in any way. […]

Robert Christgau
That would entail his getting out of himselfand from the jazzy insouciance of his Noah sendup to the aching compassion of his tribute to the mothers of the Chilean slain, the focus is always on the man singing. Pretentious, this is called, … […]

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