When my wife bought me this CD for Christmas I knew I was laying my hands on a piece of art, but never imagined I was in possession of a piece of musical history. From 'Thousand Years' to 'Brand New Day' the whole album takes you by your hand and leads you through a maze of unstoppable experimentation. Here you will hear of eternal love, 'Thousand Years', of magic dreams, 'Desert Rose', of comic self-deception, 'Big Lie, Small World', of self-determination, 'Tomorrow We'll See', of optimism, 'Brand New Day'. On the whole the CD is Sting at his finest, completely at ease (look at the cover and you'll know why) and in full control of what he wants to do. Here's a man who doesn't release singles or albums every year, and yet, he never gets old. Or does he? If ageing implies quality, like wine, definitely Sting must be pushing his 80s. There's even time for a bit of lighhearted, makes-you-feel-good folly like 'Fill Her Up'. It makes you wonder whether you should have done THAT for THAT person on THAT occasion. Sting is an artist who, fortunately, cannot be classified. Is it rock? Is it pop? Is it jazz? IT IS MUSIC. And I'm sure that we're all grateful to him for that.