Sting - The Bridge (Deluxe CD)

Sting - The Bridge (Deluxe CD)
Price: 25.90€
Format: CD
Label: A&M
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  • INTERNATIONAL DELUXE CD EDITION incl. 3 BONUS TRACKS, ALBUM POSTER & PERSONAL LINER NOTES BY STING

The Bridge showcases 17x Grammy-winner Sting's prolific and diverse songwriting prowess, with this new set of songs representing styles and genres explored throughout his unrivalled career. The Bridge was written in a year of global pandemic and finds Sting ruminating on personal loss, separation, disruption, lockdown, and extraordinary social and political turmoil. Exploring a multitude of concepts and themes, a "bridge" represents the enduring and ever-evolving link between ideas, cultures, continents, and even the banks of a river. It's also a route into the past, and so it was that Sting found himself considering the music and the places that have formed his own foundations, and that indeed are embedded in his very DNA.

Representing various stages and styles from throughout his career and drawing inspiration from genres including rock n' roll, jazz, classical music and folk, the eclectic album features Sting's quintessential sound on pop-rock tracks such as the album's opening rock salvo "Rushing Water" and new indie-pop sounding "If It's Love," to the smoldering electronic ballad "Loving You" and the romantic "For Her Love" which evokes Sting's trademark "Fields of Gold" period. "The Book of Numbers," "Harmony Road" and "The Bells of St. Thomas" showcase Sting's collaboration with his long-time guitarist/"right and left-hand," Dominic Miller.

Written and recorded over the last year in lockdown, a coterie of trusted musicians beamed into Sting's studio remotely including Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums), Branford Marsalis (saxophone), Manu Katché (drums), Martin Kierszenbaum (keyboards), Fred Renaudin (synthesizer) and backing vocalists Melissa Musique, Gene Noble, Jo Lawry and Laila Biali, The Bridge's influences are vast; from grappling with the murky origins of the folk ballads in Cecil Sharp's Collection of English Folk Songs, to J. Robert Oppenheimer, from the Roman history of Northumbria to Saint Thomas.

All songs on The Bridge are produced by Sting and Martin Kierszenbaum, except "Loving You" produced by Sting, Maya Jane Coles and Martin Kierszenbaum. The album was mixed by Robert Orton, engineered by Donal Hodgson and Tony Lake, and mastered by Gene Grimaldi at Oasis Mastering.

01. Rushing Water
02. If It's Love
03. The Book Of Numbers
04. Loving You
05. Harmony Road
06. For Her Love
07. The Hills On The Border
08. Captain Bateman
09. The Bells Of St. Thomas
10. The Bridge
11. Waters Of Tyne
12. Captain Bateman's Basement
13. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

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