This "Fields of Gold" collection enables us to take a glimpse at Sting's brilliant songwriting and awesome vocal performance. Every song on the CD is solid and thought-provoking.
Sting expertly mingled different genres of music, making the CD full of varieties, such as the jazzy "Englishman in NY," the rock flavored "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free," and the melancholy "Fragile." The two new additions "When We "Dance" and "This Cowboy Song" are as excellent, very creative works. I certainly found enlightenment from listening to the songs.
In addition to music, the lyrics are moving and poetic. I was on the verge of tears when I read the lyrics of "Be Still My Beating Heart" and "Fields of Gold." The words of "Fragile" are probably the most genuine portrayal of human life.
The only drawback is that the collection is not complete. Some of Sting's most moving songs, such as "Mad about You" (my favorite), "Shape of My Heart" are missing. In sum, if you have not listened to lots of Sting's songs, the collection can serve as as a guide. For me, a loyal fan, it is a CD that continually reminds me of Sting's surpassing expertise in music.