|1. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You|
|2. Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven)|
|3. Fields Of Gold|
|4. Heavy Cloud No Rain|
|5. She's Too Good For Me|
|6. Seven Days|
|7. Saint Augustine In Hell|
|8. It's Probably Me|
|9. Shape Of My Heart|
|10. Something The Boy Said|
|11. Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me)|
Rarely is an album, when taken as a whole, as complete and integral as this one. Some others that come to mind: The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's; the 70's era Pink Floyd albums. There are a few others that I'm not able to recall at the moment. The point is, for all the individuality each song on this album carries, when I think of this CD, the thought isn't "I want to hear this song, or that one," it is "I want to hear that CD." To me, that is the criteron that makes this CD an absolute classic of its genre.
Sting is the rare artist who can define so purely his genre, pop, that he transcends it completely, extending the definition to places one never thought it could go.
Many Sting fans proclaim this his best CD as each song sounds like a top ten hit yet none of them sound alike. He did have many popular hits off of this album but those that weren't played on the radio are equally as enjoyable.
I love Ten Summoner's Tales, yet it seems to be one of Sting's less experimental works. The bass fills my need to feel the music in my soul while the lyrics engage my mind and imagination.
--Probably the best CD I own.
As for the rest of the cd, the other tracks are incredible. There really is no way to categorize his music, nor do I want to ( Sting probably doesn't either).
My other recommendation is to also purchase the full surround sound DTS version of this timeless recording (providing your player and or receiver have the DTS chip to decode the channels). It's simply a must have for any true music and eclectic avid collector's library...