Journey And The Labyrinth: The Music Of John Dowland

The Journey And The Labyrinth: The Music Of John Dowland

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by Sting
     
 
Expanding on his surprise chart-topper Songs from the Labyrinth -- a CD of Renaissance music by John Dowland -- Sting presents this CD-DVD combo package, featuring a behind-the-scenes television program about his fascination with Dowland's music (broadcast on PBS's "Great Performances" series), as well as a companion CD

Overview

Expanding on his surprise chart-topper Songs from the Labyrinth -- a CD of Renaissance music by John Dowland -- Sting presents this CD-DVD combo package, featuring a behind-the-scenes television program about his fascination with Dowland's music (broadcast on PBS's "Great Performances" series), as well as a companion CD including eight previously unreleased live tracks.

Editorial Reviews

BBC Music Magazine - Kate Bolton
There's no doubting the passion and conviction of these performances. The end results are deeply moving.
Raleigh-Durham News & Observer - David Perkins
Better are the moments when the set is dark and the camera focuses on Sting's face. You enter the special torment of these ballads, still unsurpassed for beauty among songs in the English language.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2007
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0602517231184
catalogNumber:
000844800

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The Journey And The Labyrinth: The Music Of John Dowland 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
surrealblue More than 1 year ago
This is definitely a departure from the typical pop music that made Sting famous. The consort songs of John Dowland, an early seventeenth century composer, have a melancholy quality typical of music from that time period and the Early Modern English makes for fascinating lyrics. The album features Sting and Edin Karamazov on the lute, in a live recording from their performance at St. Luke's Church in London. The quality of the recording is excellent with the acoustic properties of the lute and Sting's voice bringing out the haunting emotionality of songs such as "Flow My Tears" and "In Darkness Let Me Dwell." The album does feature one of Sting's hit pop songs played on the lute, in an interesting and enjoyable twist for long-time fans. The DVD gives a brief look at the history of Dowland's life and music, as well as scenes that are reminiscent of music videos where Sting performs some of the songs in truly beautiful settings and a behind the scenes look at the rehearsal at St. Luke's Church. This is an interesting musical exploration and very enjoyable if you have an open-mind to hear something very different from a mainstream artist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago