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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Sting  (Guitar, Vocals, Bass)
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  Наименование CD :
   ..Nothing Like The Sun



Год издания : 1987

Компания звукозаписи : Mobile Fidelity, Dora, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Album Rock

Время звучания : 55:10

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Pop (Ballads)      

If Dream of the Blue Turtles was an unabashedly pretentious affair, it looks positively light-hearted in comparison to Sting's sophomore effort, Nothing Like the Sun, one of the most doggedly serious pop albums ever recorded. This is an album where the only up-tempo track, the only trifle - the cheerfully stiff white-funk "We'll Be Together" - was added at the insistence of the label because they believed there wasn't a cut on the record that could be pulled as a single, one that would break down the doors to mainstream radio. And they were right, since everything else here is too measured, calm, and deliberately subtle to be immediate (including the intentional throwaway, "Rock Steady"). So, why is it a better album than its predecessor? Because Sting doesn't seem to be trying so hard. It flows naturally, largely because this isn't trying to explicitly be a jazz-rock record (thank the presence of a new rhythm section of Sting and drummer Manu Katche for that), and because the melodies are insinuating, slowly working their way into memory, while the entire record plays like a mood piece - playing equally well as background music or as intensive, serious listening. Sting's words can still grate - the stifling pompousness of "History Will Teach Us Nothing" the clearest example, yet calls of "Hey Mr. Pinochet" also strike an uneasy chord - but his lyricism shines on "The Lazarus Heart," "Be Still My Beating Heart," "They Dance Alone," and "Fragile," a quartet of his very finest songs. If Nothing Like the Sun runs a little too long, with only his Gil Evans-assisted cover of "Little Wing" standing out in the final quarter, it still maintains its tone until the end and, since it's buoyed by those previously mentioned stunners, it's one of his better albums.

- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Andy Newmark (Drums)
Andy Summers (Guitar)
Branford Marsalis (Saxophone)
Dollette McDonald (Background Vocals)
Eric Clapton (Guitar)
Fareed Haque (Guitar)
Gil Evans (Conductor)
Hiram Bullock (Guitar)
Ken Helman (Piano)
Kenny Kirkland (Keyboards)
Kenwood Dennard (Drums)
Manu Katche (Drums)
Mark Egan (Bass, Guitar)
Mark Knopfler (Guitar)
Mino Cinelu (Percussion)
Renee Geyer (Background Vocals)
Ruben Blades (Guitar, Vocals)
Vesta Williams (Background Vocals)


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   1 The Lazarus Heart     T       0:04:36 Sting
   2 Be Still My Beating Heart     T       0:05:34 -"-
   3 Englishman In New York     T       0:04:27 -"-
   4 History Will Teach Us Nothing     T       0:05:00 -"-
   5 They Dance Alone     T       0:07:16 Cueca Solo - Sting
   6 Fragile     T       0:03:56 Sting
   7 We'll Be Together     T       0:04:56 -"-
   8 Straight To My Heart     T       0:03:55 -"-
   9 Rock Steady     T       0:04:28 -"-
   10 Sister Moon     T       0:03:48 -"-
   11 Little Wing     T       0:05:10 Hendrix
   12 The Secret Marriage     T       0:02:05 Eisler / Sting

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