When I say this is the best 'individual' Sting CD, what I mean is, aside from Sting's greatest hits collection, this CD ranks best.
Two of the songs were, in fact, on the Greatest Hits collection. Although, I am convinced that the producers of Sting's greatest hits refrained from including one of Sting's greatest songs ever written; namely, 'Seven Days,' which is on this CD.
The arrangement of the songs, as they play in sequence on this CD, is wonderful. Every songs seems to follow the other like a nicely flowing logical statement. There is actually not a bad song in the entire lot. However, some of the better songs, in my opinion are: Fields of Gold, Seven Days and, Shape of My Heart.
Lyrically, Sting is strong. All the songs, in perfect Sting fashion, tell a nice story, make a certain point, or discuss a certain issue. Sting proves that good music can also have a good point.
If you are just getting acquainted with Sting, or are a big Police fan, then you will not want to be without this CD. However, if you are big fan of Sting's then I am merely preaching to the choir on this one.