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Bring on the Night [2005 Reissue]
     

Bring on the Night [2005 Reissue]

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by Sting
 

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Sting really got carried away with the idea that his supporting crew for Dream of the Blue Turtles was a real jazz band, and technically, he was kind of right. He did pluck them straight out of Wynton Marsalis' backing band (thereby angering Wynton and emboldening his anti-rock stance, while flaring up a sibling rivalry between the trumpeter and his saxophonist

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Sting really got carried away with the idea that his supporting crew for Dream of the Blue Turtles was a real jazz band, and technically, he was kind of right. He did pluck them straight out of Wynton Marsalis' backing band (thereby angering Wynton and emboldening his anti-rock stance, while flaring up a sibling rivalry between the trumpeter and his saxophonist brother Branford -- a veritable hat trick, that), and since he was initially a jazz bassist, it seemed like a good fit. At the very least, it seemed like a monumental occasion because he documented the entire development of the band and the making of Dream with a documentary called Bring on the Night, releasing a double live album as its soundtrack just a year after the debut hit the stores. The live album feels like a way of showcasing Sting's jazz band and jazz chops. Most of the songs run around five minutes long and there are no less than three melodies, two of which marry an old Police number with a tune from Dream. Arriving as a second solo album, it can't help but feel a little unnecessary, although the loose, rather infectious performances show what Sting was trying to achieve with his debut. [A&M reissued the album in 2005.]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2005
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0602498803653
catalogNumber:
000430502

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sting   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Omar Hakim   Drums
Kenny Kirkland   Keyboards
Darryl Jones   Bass Guitar
Branford Marsalis   Saxophone
Dollette McDonald   Background Vocals
Janice Pendarvis   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

J.B. Lenoir   Composer
Sting   Composer,Audio Production
Alex Atkins   Composer
Peter Brandt   Engineer
Billy Francis   Road Manager
Janice Pendarvis   Contributor
Danny Quatrochi   Guitar Techician
Gerd Rautenbach   Engineer
Jim Scott   Engineer
Kim Turner   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Management
Billy Thompson   Drum Technician
Joan Lader   Contributor
Tam Fairgrieve   Bass Technician
Tony Blanc   Engineer
John Roden   Engineer
Miles Copeland   Management

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Bring on the Night [Bonus DVD] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Sting started out as a fusion bassists, so this jazz flavored live set was not as weird as it first seemed. In retrospect, his only mistake was playing guitar instead of bass and giving that slot to someone else. His playing got buried among the virtuoso musicians around him. His vocals were excellent, however. The mix of reworked Police songs and numbers from Dream Of The Blue Turtles worked well. We Work The Black Seam has always been a personal favorite. I found Bring On The Night as an expensive import double LP over 20 years ago. Upgrading to CD was actually less pricey than the original album.