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Mercury Falling has so many good moments,
This review is from: Mercury Falling (Audio CD)
When I was a kid, I used to play Sting's fifth solo album 'Mercury Falling' to death on cassette, and I was so happy to stumble across a copy on CD recently. I remembered it all almost word perfect.
I do feel now though that it sometimes seems to lack the energy, the power of the songs, and the energy in the vocals that many of Sting's other releases have. But tracks like the deliberately haunting 'The Hounds of Winter' (with it's lyrics and background music fitting so well together), the tragic story telling 'I Hung My Head' (later covered by Johnny Cash), the uplifting 'I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying' and the bluesy 'All Four Seasons' ensure that this is a mostly a very strong record.
'Mercury Falling' was a good nostalgic trip for me, and after almost twenty years after it's release, I still think that it's holds up as a relaxing, well-crafted album with mellow and intriguing songs. It doesn't appear to be his best known work by any means, but I'll always have a real fondness for it.