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Editors’ Notes

The Best of 25 Years distills Sting’s extensive 25 Years collection into 12 quick doses of everything he does so well. It includes the 2011 remixes of “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free,” “We’ll Be Together,” and “Never Coming Home,” as well as three live cuts from New York’s Irving Plaza. The live cuts, in their 2011 remixed forms, are bright, alluring, and diverse. The Police’s “Message in a Bottle” is crisp pop, with tough guitars giving the song its necessary brawn. “Demolition Man”—which Sting wrote for Grace Jones and recorded on his own for the Sylvester Stallone/Wesley Snipes film of the same name—is dense hard rock. “Heavy Cloud No Rain” gives up an easy funk. “Whenever I Say Your Name,” featuring Mary J. Blige, won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The megahits “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You” and “Fields of Gold” from Ten Summoner’s Tales and “Desert Rose” from Brand New Day round out this solo-career summary.

Customer Reviews

25 years???

This is the best of 25 years from Sting?? Is this some kind of joke.??There is only 12 songs on this album! and 3 are Live so they don't even really count. That's pretty sad...

Sting 25 years

This is an excellent group of songs from a truly gifted artist. Not only the songs, but the sound quality is truly amazing. If you are an audiophile, and have a top quality sound system, this is absolutely going to blow your mind. Not only is the stereo imaging incredible, but you will be amazed at the 3 dimensional imaging. You can absolutely tell where each instrument is meant to be, both left and right, front of the sound stage to the back. On several songs, you can tell when Sting is moving towards the microphone before he even sings. It's truly remarkable.


Born: October 02, 1951 in Wallsend, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After disbanding the Police at the peak of their popularity in 1984, Sting quickly established himself as a viable solo artist, one obsessed with expanding the boundaries of pop music. Sting incorporated heavy elements of jazz, classical, and worldbeat into his music, writing lyrics that were literate and self-consciously meaningful, and he was never afraid to emphasize this fact in the press. For such unabashed ambition, he was equally loved and reviled, with supporters believing that he was at...
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