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on 10 May 2011
This is a very moving album, written by Sting shortly after is parents died within a few short months of each other, it deals with death and grief so is quite dark and haunting. His lyrics are full of description you nearly feel you are standing on the dock like Billy in Island of souls watching the massive vessel slide down the ramp off to discover the world while he is destined to work the shipyards like his father before him. Very moving songs and a wonderful album even 20 years on.