Thee are just so many people out there that admire Sting for who he really is. I can't deny it without any preference, he is truly one of the most brilliany singer-songwriters that've ever made it into this business. Unfortunately, that didn't come into position, all the way. When Sting released his 1993 record, Ten Summoner's Tales, he redefined his career as a solo act. But to follow up that position isn't that easy. I couldn't say more than meets the eye.
The 1996 album, Mercury Falling, shows a little bit of difficulty within the record itself. Although the music does seem to range quite smoothly, it doesn't seem to have that legacy Ten Summoner's Tales made. Although there are some good tracks to the mix on here like Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot, and I Hung My Head. Still, there are some songs that could've been upgraded on the record. One song, I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying, was released twice by Sting, once solo and the other as a duet with Toby Keith. The duet seemed to be a bigger hit than Sting solo, and could've been added to this record as well.
Still, there are so many words to describe Sting, except improvements with his records. Thankfully, he has made better albums like Brand New Day and Sacred Love. Still, Sting has came a long way, but this record wasn't one of them. Hopefully, he will try this on a better Greatest Hits collection than the last one released in 2002.