|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|
|7. Saint Augustine In Hell|
|8. It's Probably Me|
|9. Everybody Laughed But You|
|10. Shape Of My Heart|
|11. Something The Boy Said|
|12. Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me)|
|13. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You|
The successor to the morbid "The Soul Cages", an album excessively derided by the critics, "Ten Summoner's Tales" turned the tables for Sting and showcased his skills as one of the most talented musicians anywhere. Armed with a trio of infallible session musicians, (drummers might like to note Vinnie Colaiuta's inimitable contribution here) Sting set about creating his most musical, listenable and amusing album to date.
The opener, "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" is a great pop song, carried along by an infectious groove, and accompanied by a simplicity which makes it instantly listenable. "Fields of Gold" provides a mellow mood, and is a firm favourite from the album. Other noteable tracks are the fantastic "Seven Days", the sublime "Shape of My Heart" and the moving "Something The Boy Said". Really though, there is only one way to enjoy this album, and no review is going to do it justice. So do yourself a favour, and stick in the CD player. After several listenings I'm sure you'll agree that this is the Sting album.
The stand-out track has to be "Shape of my Heart" which is a beautiful masterpiece, but there are some other classics including more narrative pieces such as "Love is stronger than justice" and "Saint Augustine in Hell" and the joyous fun of "Seven Days" which includes the great line "asked if I am mouse or man; the mirror squeaked, away I ran". Great stuff!
Definately not typical Sting and not a good intro to his lighter, pop abilities but still his best work represented here in the depth of lyrics, depth of music, atmosphere and oh I'm running out of words... just buy it and hear for yourself!
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