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|1. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free|
|2. Love Is The Seventh Wave|
|4. Children's Crusade|
|5. Shadows In The Rain|
|6. We Work The Black Seam|
|7. Consider Me Gone|
|8. The Dream Of The Blue Turtles|
|9. Moon Over Bourbon Street|
|10. Fortress Around Your Heart|
From one spin of The Dream of the Blue Turtles, Sting's first solo release, it's obvious that for him there would be life beyond the Police. Teamed with a band of top jazz players, he presents his musical visions that had gone unrealized while he was still constrained by his former ensemble. In style and subject matter, it's a decidedly diverse collection of songs and the playing is excellent throughout. The love songs are mostly focused on endings or escapes, and it's quite possible to interpret much of the imagery in reference to the bitter breakup of the Police. Sting's concern with history and politics is in evidence: he makes a father's plea for sanity and restraint in the nuclear age, takes up for the U.K.'s much-abused coal miners, and relates the savage stupidity of World War I to the destructive effects of adolescent heroin addiction. Songs that seem elaborately constructed and recorded contrast with others that are presented as one-take jams. Seen as a whole, The Dream of the Blue Turtles is eclectic, ambitious--sometimes pretentious--but altogether worth owning. --Al Massa
After four albums with the Police,Gordon Sumner aka Sting retired from the force and went out on his own. Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by andy8047
Just listen to it, and you'll hear why 5 stars are not enough. One of the eternal "10 desert island albums".Published on June 4 2004
This one is the must get of all Sting solo albums. Sadly, I stopped buying Sting CD's in the early 90's because I thought they each gradually got worse and worse. Read morePublished on April 23 2004
i'm a number one sting's fan.
this CD is the most powerfull for me and i tell you why.
the firist time i hear the song:"fortress around your heart"
i feal... Read more
Sting's first solo album is also Sting's best. This is definitely his most upbeat work. Every song is good and "We work the Black Seam" and "Fortress Around Your... Read morePublished on Dec 22 2003 by "beetlejuice3000"
This is one of the best stings album ever...after he left the Police nobody thought that he will return to more jazz/soul oriented music and that he will make a modern pop... Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2003 by Mike Chadwick
Sting shot and was all net on this release. Scored big time. I think every song worked. And whether they are melody, or this or that, all these songs are great. They are jazzy. Read morePublished on June 17 2003 by Hutch