Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles

Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl LP + Digital Download

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The Dream of the Blue Turtles is the debut solo studio album by English musician Sting, originally released in June 1985 via A&M Records.

After the release of The Police’s 1983 album Synchronicity and subsequent stadium tour, the band decided to go on hiatus and Sting launched his solo career.

His debut album The Dream of the Blue Turtles moved into new musical territory as he put together a touring band with whom he recorded the album, who were all well-known jazz musicians; Branford Marsalis (saxophone), Kenny Kirkland (piano), Omar Hakim (drums) and Darryl Jones (bass). Sting moved from bass to playing guitar for his new solo adventure, marking a major shift from his role in the Police.

The songs cover an eclectic mixture of topics from traditional love songs (“Consider Me Gone”, “Fortress Around Your Heart”) to political current affairs (“Russians”, “We Work The Black Seam”), and historical commentary (“Children’s Crusade”). The song “Moon Over Bourbon Street” was composed while Sting was in New Orleans and he has said that it was inspired by Anne Rice’s gothic noir novel “interview with the Vampire”, which is partially set in the French Quarter of the city.

Five singles were released from the album; "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free", "Fortress Around Your Heart", "Russians", "Love Is the Seventh Wave" and “Moon Over Bourbon Street”.

The album reached #2 on the US Billboard 200, #3 on the UK and #1 on the Australian albums chart.

This album is a 2016 reissue on 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl with a printed inner sleeve, remastered audio and download code, pressed in Europe via A&M Records.

(10975)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

If You Love Somebody Set Them Free

4:14

A2

Love Is The Seventh Wave

3:30

A3

Russians

3:57

A4

Children's Crusade

5:00

A5

Shadows In The Rain

4:56

B1

We Work The Black Seam

5:40

B2

Consider Me Gone

4:21

B3

The Dream Of The Blue Turtles

1:15

B4

Moon Over Bourbon Street

3:59

B5

Fortress Around Your Heart

4:48

SKU 10975
Record Label A&M Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 0082839375016
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 13 October 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 01 June 1985
Barcode # 082839375016
Shipping Weight 0.3000kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Replicated Original Artwork, Remastered Audio, Reissue, Digital Download Code, New Vinyl Master Cut at Abbey Road Studios
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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