I looked forward to this book as an augmentation to Sting's original pieces, which often are creatively thoughtful. However, these piano arrangements, though long enough to tempt one to expect a little intrigue or at least some interest just around the corner, are overly simplistic and boring, with each repetition of a section merely repeating what has already gone before without any new interest or significant embellishment. Oh, they do contain written out complicated rock/pop rhythms, which a beginner might find hard to read, if he/she didn't already know the sound of the song. But the overall sound of the arrangements doesn't measure up, nor would you get any real exercise of pianistic skills when playing them. Instead what you get is something that sounds as if it was dashed off without much contemplation, painting Sting's music with a hollow, lack-luster brush. This might be enjoyed by someone with limited piano ability, or you could try adding some other instruments to the mix, but then, these are supposed to be piano SOLOS, and standing alone, for anyone with even medium or more ability, these arrangements lack interest or challenge. You would have to fill them out or vary them on your own in order to create enough interest which would last throughout the piece. Instead of buying this book, any real pianist could probably do better by just buying the CD's and creating one's own sound of the music from diligent listening. You would have to do that anyway in order to make these renditions sound good.