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This review is from: If On A Winter's Night (Gatefold Cover) (Audio CD)
I'm sad to see the bad reviews as this album is beautiful. After Songs from the Labyrinth it would have been nice to have a new 'rock' album from Sting, but nevertheless, this album shows the usual care and attention Sting brings to his music. The traditional songs are anything but pretentious, and I wonder if the reviewers who find them so are just objecting to being educated a little, surely if these are pretentious then so are the Christmas carols we sing every year? The album also includes 'Lullaby for an anxious child' a B side I've been hunting for since I lost my cassette copy of the single it was on - so that's worth it alone!
Sting doesn't need to ever produce any new music every again, and I like to be taken on these little adventures into the past with him every now and again. Bring on Christmas, snow, log fires and all those traditional Christmas carols and now these forgotten winter songs.
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Initial post: 14 Dec 2009 09:18:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Dec 2009 16:12:07 GMT
Dr. Mabuse says:
Your wish has already been granted! Sting hasn't produced any 'new music' for a very long time. Just to let you know, 'The Snow It Melts The Soonest' is not a forgotten winter song. It's been covered by quite a few folk who made much better renditions of it! The next time you go on a little adventure into the past with Sting, leave him there (and make sure he has no access to any bottles, otherwise he might be rescued!).
'De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da', one of Sting's classic 'folk' records (according to him!). No doubt when he went through his 'Branford Marsalis phase', he described it as a classic skat recording! Sting is a legend in his own kitchen. Oh, Lordy! I've given him an idea! His next venture will include kitchen utensils as instruments and being accompanied by Delia Smith on strangulated vocals! Mia Culpa!
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