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"The Last Ship has an intelligence, beauty and pitch-black wit that makes it both a worthy solo project and a solid blueprint for something to be fleshed out later on stage." — New York Daily News
The Last Ship is inspired by Sting's forthcoming play of the same name and explores the central themes of homecoming and self-discovery, drawing upon his memories of growing up in the shaddw ol the Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend. His personal reminiscences illuminate universal truths — the complexity of relationships, the passage of time and the importance of famiiy and community — to form an affecting. complex parable for our modern times.
The play. in which Sting has been creatively immersed for neany three years, debuts on Broadway in 2014 and is a collaboration wiih Tony Award winners Joe Mantello (director; "Wicked," "Other Desert Cities"). John Logan (writer; Red, Skyfall) and Brian Yorkey (writer; Next to Normal). The Last Ship tells ihe story of the demise of the shipbuilding industry in 1980s Newcastle wnich had for so long, shaped and overshadowed the city, its development and its community.
The Last Ship is produced by Rob Mathes (Sting, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Lou Reed, Carly Simon) and engineered and mixed by Donal Hodgson.
|1. The Last Ship|
|2. Dead Man's Boots|
|3. And Yet|
|4. August Winds|
|5. Language Of Birds|
|6. Practical Arrangement|
|7. The Night The Pugilist Learned How To Dance|
|8. Ballad Of The Great Eastern|
|9. What Have We Got?|
|10. I Love Her But She Loves Someone Else|
|11. So To Speak|
|12. The Last Ship|
|14. It's Not The Same Moon|
|16. Sky Hooks And Tartan Paint|
|17. Show Some Respect|