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Nothing Like the Sun [Import]

Sting Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Composer, singer, author, actor, activist – Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five albums, earned six Grammy awards, and in 2003 was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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  • Audio CD (8 Sep 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B000026H0L
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,753 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun..." 16 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
I've just got back into the tantric one's music having had the benefitof seeing "The Police" playing live last week. Yes Mr Sumner can do no wrong but this is probably my favourite of his solo albums. The album opens with the jazz tinged "Lazarus Heart" guitar courtesy of Mr Andrew Summers no less. This is jazz inflected genius where the tempo shifts mid song due to exceptional bass and percussion."be still my beating Heart" is excellent "Englishman in New York" is quintissentially British and a marvel to behold. "History will teach us Nothing" is okay but "Fragile" is astoundingly beautiful We'll be together is funk at its best, "sister Moon" is Languid jazzy brilliance closely followed by an astounding version of "Little Wing" and is finished with by "The Secret Marriage" which was dusted off for the four weddings soundtrack. Sting is in fine musical form and in good company. Mark knopfler and Eric Clapton pop up through the album.
The sleevenotes are highly entertaining and eloquent. Sting advocated the quotation of Shakespeare to rid oneself of inebriates. When "accosted by a drunk in Notting Hill who demanded to know how full was the moon that night Sting replied that his Mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun." A Good answer" replied the drunk who lurched on like a "listing galleon" absolutely fantastic!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Sting - every song a winner.... 22 Oct 2001
Format:Audio CD
One of my favourite albums of all time - the songs are classic, timeless. Sting's voice is reminiscent of the sunshine on a sultry summer's day; caressing your psyche into blissful lethargy (but maybe this is just me!) :)
I love 'Little Wing' too (best rendition I've heard in a long while), and 'Secret Marriage' is brief but breathtakingly beautiful. 'Fragile' may be overplayed, but you can see why - it is moving, haunting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Combining influences DOES work..... 21 July 2006
Format:Audio CD
This album is now nearly 20 years old, and although one or two tracks have dated a little, due to the excesses of 1980's production, as a previous reviewer has noted, the album as a whole is a very enjoyable ride, through a variety of styles. Its great Summer music, to have on in the background, chilling out in the garden.

Not perfect, but the most complete album by Sting, and highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "History WILL Teach Us ..." 16 Mar 2008
By Nicholas Casley TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Sting's second studio album overall does not live up to the strengths of his first, but has many glittering gems nonetheless. Its sun in its title largely reflects past and present glories rather than illuminates future vistas. There's no doubting the strengths of the supporting session artists, many of which were used on the previous album. But this is quite a self-indulgent album. Opportunities have been wasted, and the production is a little disappointing. But I do not want to appear too negative: this is a very good album, beating many of his contemporaries hands-down with its subtle arrangements and thoroughbred lyricism.

So what of the songs themselves? The least appealing to me are the opening track "The Lazarus Heart"; the reggae "History Will Teach Us Nothing"; the Latino-edged "Fragile" (a good feel to the song but an uninspiring arrangement, despite the truth of lyrics such as "Nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could"); "Straight To My Heart" (complex but ultimately tedious rhythms and Sting's voice too far back in the mix); the hackwork "Rock Steady" (too steady - I'm bored now); and the limp, bland, unfinished closing track, "The Secret Marriage".

For me, the gems are "Be Still My Beating Heart" with its insistent rhythm and atmospheric piano; "Englishman In New York" with its pizzicato string beat and meandering high sax; the strangely hollow and colourless, yet moving "They Dance Alone" ("One day we'll dance on their graves": in the intervening twenty years time has been thankfully kinder to Latin America); "Sister Moon", an intimate but sparsely-produced song enhanced by a wailing saxophone; and "Little Wing", written by Jimi Hendrix and played with the Gil Evans orchestra.
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5.0 out of 5 stars c.d review 28 Dec 2013
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Sting's Nothing Like The Sun I've had on L.P for years,decided to upgrade to C.D.In my view it's a superb piece of songwriting from an age when you understood what the artiste was actually singing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best... 22 Nov 2013
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This is certainly one of my favourites, so ok i'm biased, but in my mind, it seems that a lot of Sting's earlier work leads to this album.
It's somehow complete in itself and beautifully crafted. One for the collection in my opinion...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album 9 Oct 2013
By wallsie
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Bought this album as I had it when it was first released but lost it whilst moving house ! Brought back good memories !
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