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180-gram gatefold double LP plus poster
Sting's new album My Songs, contains "re-imagined" versions of some of his favorite Police and solo compositions.
Sting explained how the idea came to him after reworking his song "Brand New Day." In a new interview with Billboard, he said, "I'm constantly tinkering and I'm always wanting to make the songs as contemporary as they can possible be, because I think they are good songs. Sometimes songs are identified by the technology they were recorded with — recording techniques, the sound of synthesizers or the drum sound. They all date a song, so we just want to re-contemporize the stuff."
He said the new album made use of both old and new recordings, with arrangements based on how the music had evolved during live performances over the years.
"My voice has more interesting overtones than it did when I was 25," he noted. "It's a less pure sound, but I think it has this richness to it. The songs change every night when I sing them, and I'm always hearing something I haven't actually discovered there. It's discovery within that repetition too."
|1. Brand New Day|
|2. Desert Rose|
|3. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free|
|4. Every Breath You Take|
|5. Demolition Man|
|6. Can’t Stand Losing You|
|7. Fields of Gold|
|8. So Lonely|
|9. Shape of My Heart|
|10. Message in a Bottle|
|12. Walking on the Moon|
|13. Englishman in New York|
|14. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You|
|15. Roxanne (Live)|