Sting to release vinyl box set of solo material

Sting150Sting to release vinyl box set of solo material

The Studio Collection will highlight eight post-Police albums 

By David Sands
July 28, 2016

Collectors will soon be able to get their hands on a special box set that brings together the best of Sting’s solo career in one convenient package. On Sept. 30, Interscope Records will be releasing The Studio Collection, which will feature 11 LPs from eight of his most beloved post-Police albums.

Covering Sting’s solo years between 1985 and 2013, the albums include The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (1985), …Nothing Like The Sun (1987) (double LP), The Soul Cages (1991), Ten Summoner’s Tales (1993), Mercury Falling (1996), Brand New Day (1999) (double LP), Sacred Love (2003) (double LP) and The Last Ship (2013). What’s more, it will mark the first time ever that Brand New Day and Sacred Love are available on vinyl.

All LPS will be come in sleeves that are exact replicas of the original artwork in slipcase packaging. The 180-gram vinyl records in the set will be created from brand new vinyl masters cut at the world-renowned Abbey Road studios. Fans will also be able to purchase Sting’s upcoming album 57th and 9th on Nov. 11.

TRACK LISTING:

THE DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES (Original Release: 1985)
Side A:
1. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
2. Love Is The Seventh Wave
3. Russians
4. Children’s Crusade
5. Shadows In The Rain

Side B:
6. We Work The Black Seam
7. Consider Me Gone
8. The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
9. Moon Over Bourbon Street
10. Fortress Around Your Heart

…NOTHING LIKE THE SUN (Original Release: 1987)
Side A:
1. The Lazarus Heart
2. Be Still My Beating Heart
3. Englishman In New York

StingStudioCollection400Side B:
4. History Will Teach Us Nothing
5. They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo)
6. Fragile

Side C:
7. We’ll Be Together
8. Straight To My Heart
9. Rock Steady

Side D:
10. Sister Moon
11. Little Wing
12. The Secret Marriage

THE SOUL CAGES (Original Release: 1991)
Side A:
1. Island Of Souls
2. All This Time
3. Mad About You
4.  Jeremiah Blues (Part 1)
5.  Why Should I Cry For You?

Side B:
6. Saint Agnes And The Burning Train
7. The Wild Wild Sea
8. The Soul Cages
9. When The Angels Fall

TEN SUMMONER’S TALES (Original Release: 1993)
Side A:
1. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
2. Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven)
3. Fields Of Gold
4. Heavy Cloud No Rain
5. She’s Too Good For Me
6. Seven Days

Side B:
7. Saint Augustine In Hell
8. It’s Probably Me
9. Shape Of My Heart
10. Something The Boy Said
11. Epilogue (Nothing ‘Bout Me)

MERCURY FALLING (Original Release: 1996)
Side A:
1. The Hounds Of Winter
2. I Hung My Head
3. Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot
4. I Was Brought To My Senses
5. You Still Touch Me

Side B:
6. I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying
7. All Four Seasons
8. Twenty Five To Midnight
9. La Belle Dame Sans Regrets
10. Valparaiso
11. Lithium Sunset

BRAND NEW DAY (Original Release: 1999) **available on vinyl for the first time
Side A:
1. A Thousand Years
2. Desert Rose (feat. Cheb Mami)
3. Big Lie Small World

Side B:
4. After The Rain Has Fallen
5. Perfect Love…Gone Wrong

Side C:
6. Tomorrow We’ll See
7. Prelude To The End Of The Game
8. Fill Her Up

Side D:
9. Ghost Story
10. Brand New Day

SACRED LOVE (Original Release: 2003) **available on vinyl for the first time
Side A:
1. Inside
2. Send Your Love (feat. Vicente Amigo)
3. Whenever I Say Your Name (feat. Mary J. Blige)

Side B:
4. Dead Man’s Rope
5. Never Coming Home
6. Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)

Side C:
7. Forget About The Future
8. This War
9. The Book Of My Life (feat. Anoushka Shankar)

Side D:
10. Sacred Love
11. Send Your Love (Dave Audé Remix)

THE LAST SHIP (Original Release: 2013)
Side A:
1. The Last Ship
2. Dead Man’s Boots
3. And Yet
4. August Winds
5. Language Of Birds
6. Practical Arrangement

Side B:
7. The Night The Pugilist Learned How To Dance
8. Ballad Of The Great Eastern
9. What Have We Got? (feat. Jimmy Nail)
10. I Love Her But She Loves Someone Else
11. So To Speak (feat. Becky Unthank)
12. The Last Ship (Reprise)

Artist: Sting
Set: The Studio Collection
Label: Interscope
Release Date: Sept. 30, 2016

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