Monday October 31, 2011
A new webisode was recently released in which Sting talks about his childhood in the industrial landscape near a shipyard, and his first "rock 'n' roll catharsis" with Elvis Presley that would have him "run around the floor in a catatonic fit." The clip can be seen here: http://vevo.ly/piTfQu
Sting: The Best Of 25 Years, is now available! Featuring 12 re-mastered tracks, including several remixes and newly unearthed live recordings, selections for this compilation represent a diverse cross section of Sting's enduring solo career. Highlights include the No. 1 hits "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" and "All This Time," as well as Grammy® winners "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" and "Whenever I Say Your Name" featuring Mary J. Blige. The CD also includes a new mix of "Never Coming Home" as well as previously unreleased live versions of "Message In A Bottle," "Demolition Man" and "Heavy Cloud No Rain" (full track listing included below).
Also recently released was the comprehensive Sting: 25 Years box set. This consummate collection contains three CDs personally curated by Sting, as well as a DVD, Rough, Raw & Unreleased: Live at Irving Plaza, featuring previously unreleased live concert footage filmed at New York City's Irving Plaza. The discs are housed in a hardcover book containing rare photos, complete lyrics, and newly written commentary by Sting.
Embodying the highlights and rarities of his illustrious solo career, Sting: The Best Of 25 Years and Sting: 25 Years (3 CD/1 DVD box set) celebrate the distinctive work of one of the world's most dynamic artists.
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Cherrytree/A&M Records/Universal Music Group is pleased to announce Sting: 25 Years, the definitive box set collection slated for release on September 27, 2011. Featuring three CDs comprised of 45 remastered tracks personally curated by Sting, a previously unreleased live concert DVD and a comprehensive hardcover book, this retrospective captures for the first time both the highlights and rarities of Sting’s enduring solo career.
This consummate collection contains selections spanning his entire solo catalog, from his 1985 debut album, The Dream Of The Blue Turtles, to his latest release, Live in Berlin. Highlights include all of Sting’s top 40 hits as well as Grammy® winners “Brand New Day,” “The Soul Cages,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You,” and “Whenever I Say Your Name” featuring Mary J. Blige (full track listing included below).
Sting: 25 Years was produced by Rob Mathes and Executive Produced by Sting’s longtime manager, Kathryn Schenker. The box set also contains nine songs remixed by Robert Orton and Steve Fitzmaurice exclusively for this collection.
Rough, Raw & Unreleased: Live At Irving Plaza, the previously unreleased live concert DVD, features 10 tracks culled from newly unearthed raw performance footage filmed in New York City on the final night of Sting’s U.S. “Broken Music” tour in 2005.
The discs are housed in a beautiful, lavish hardcover book containing intimate and rare photos from world renowned photographers, complete lyrics, personal commentary and a newly written introduction by Sting.
Richly diverse in musical content and visually captivating, Sting: 25 Years is a compelling tribute to the restless spirit of an artist who continues to evolve and explore new musical territory.