Sting: Symphonicities (CD, Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Cherrytree Records: B Canada: Sell This Version: Reviews Add Review [r] Release. Edit Release All Versions of this Release New Submission. Add to. The album was produced by Rob Mathes and Sting and Rob Mathes conducts the orchestra except for 4 tracks which received conduction from Steven Mercurio. The album's artwork is made of yellow, orange, grey and blue shapes with white bars/5(). "Symphonicities", the studio album from Sting, features twelve of the artist's most celebrated songs re-imagined for symphonic arrangement. Track List: Next To You; Englishman In New York; Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic; I Hung My Head; My Ain True Love; Roxanne; When We Dance; End of the Game; I Burn For You; We Work the Black Seam; She's Too Good For Me.
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Belgian Albums Ultratop Wallonia . Canadian Albums Billboard . Dutch Albums Album Top . Finnish Albums Suomen virallinen lista . For one thing, it appears on the same label that issued his daring Sting - Symphonicities (CD deadly lute collection 'Songs from the Labyrinth' and last year's chin-stroking seasonal release 'If on a Winter's Night So the arrangements on 'Symphonicities' come as a blessed relief.
Instead of the ponderous interpretations many listeners may have dreaded, these are airy and, when appropriate, lively. The song selection is similarly inspired, avoiding most of the obvious choices. Rather, the album begins with a suitably energized treatment of the Police's 'Next to You'.
Perhaps it's too suitable. In his amusingly orgasmic liner notes, Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis claims these songs "have not simply been rearranged, but fully reimagined in orchestral terms. This is a complaint regarding the arrangers' lack of adventure, not regarding execution.
The Album) of Englishman in New York here is redundant, barely expanding on the original's elegance, but the tasteful Album) in 'I Hung My Head' enhance the murder ballad's remorse, and 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' retains its loose-limbed celebration. The noticeable attempts to fully reimagine Sting's songs are less consistent. The result is comparable to Eric Clapton's unplugged 'Layla', sapping all desperation and heat from a song that demands both.
By contrast, 'We Work the Black Seam' loses its '80s shackles and gains a rich brass arrangement that emphasizes the forlorn heart of the miners' lament. In at least this one instance, Sting has found not just a new interpretation, but a superior one. Even when 'Symphonicities' falls short of the source material, though, it may reward listeners who have been turned off by Sting's classical aspirations before.
For the first time in a long time, his solo career seems more about honouring the song than honouring the ego. Sting still experiments. Merging pop and rock with classical isn't novel, but the Briton, a. Gordon Sumner, actually makes the usually sleepy combination intriguing, deserving of repeated listens. Backed by grand classical musicians, the songs gain - not lose - intensity and energy. Then the proceedings turn a bit esoteric. Thought-provoking, but that'll take time to digest. Review from The New York Daily News by Jim Farber Sting's 'Symphonicities' finely balances old pop-rock tunes with Royal Philharmonic's classic sound - Sting's new album begins with a boo-boo so wounding, you wonder how it can possibly recover.
The arrangement makes the strings imititate a rock band rather than finding a way to reinvent it. The violins, violas and cellos hack away at the riff as if they were amped-up guitars, which only makes them sound weak and phoney by comparison. Happily, that's the project's only outright stumble. Cynics on the subject of Sting will surely be surprised by the CD's lack of pretention. Along the way, some songs find fresh character.
Mainly, though, the re-thinks emphasize what was already there. Few of the melodies get a genuine shake-up, which explains why fans won't be shocked by anything they hear. For that, you have to look to the recent work of a Sting peer. It probably helped that Gabriel left rock instruments behind entirely. By contrast, "Symphonicities," presents rock and classical forms more as respectful collegues than as true friends.
They collaborate peacefully, and likeably, without ever finding in each other any great fire. This is nothing more - or less - than the English pop-rock veteran plunging back into the gold mine of his Police-era output. He and some new friends reintroduce us to a dozen nuggets of musical magic borne of his imagination.
Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Sting - Symphonicities at Discogs. Complete your Sting collection/5(). Sting: Symphonicities (CD, Album, SHM + DVD-V, NTSC) Deutsche Grammophon, Cherrytree Records: UCCH Japan: Sell This Version: Recommendations Reviews Add Review [r] Release. Edit Release All Versions of this Release Review Changes. Add to Collection /5(64). Sting: Symphonicities (CD, Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Cherrytree Records: Russia: Sell This Version: Reviews Add Review [r] Release. Edit Release All Versions of this Release New Submission. Add to /5(2).
"Symphonicities", the studio album from Sting, features twelve of the artist's most celebrated songs re-imagined for symphonic arrangement. Track List: Next To You; Englishman In New York; Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic; I Hung My Head; My Ain True Love; Roxanne; When We Dance; End of the Game; I Burn For You; We Work the Black Seam; She's Too Good For Me.
Sting's 'Symphonicities' finely balances old pop-rock tunes with Royal Philharmonic's classic sound - Sting's new album begins with a boo-boo so wounding, you wonder how it can possibly recover. "Symphonicities" means to re-imagine some of the star's best known songs with The Police, as well as those from his solo career, in collaboration with a full symphony orchestra (namely The Royal . Given Sting ’s far-reaching ambition and interests, it was merely a matter of time before he recorded an orchestral album, but ’s Symphonicities surprises by offering symphonic arrangements of his older songs instead of a new work.7/
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Deluxe CD/DVD Edition. live album from the former Police man and solo superstar. Culled from Sting's critically acclaimed world tour, Symphonicity, this live CD/DVD compilation features many of his greatest hits, including "Roxanne," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," "King Of Pain," "Fields Of Gold," and more, all re-imagined for symphonic arrangement/5(). Find Sting discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. Find Sting discography, albums and singles on AllMusic Sting Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine + Follow Artist. Lead singer and bassist for the Police who pursued a solo career distinguished by his sophisticated blend of jazz, pop, and world music. Symphonicities: Deutsche.
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