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Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994
     

Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994

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by Sting
 

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Early in his solo career, Sting defined himself as a man of taste, choosing to work with jazz musicians instead of rockers. Inevitably, this meant he walked the thin line between sophisticated pop and adult contemporary, but he did it with grace from 1985's Dream of the Blue Turtles to 1993's

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Early in his solo career, Sting defined himself as a man of taste, choosing to work with jazz musicians instead of rockers. Inevitably, this meant he walked the thin line between sophisticated pop and adult contemporary, but he did it with grace from 1985's Dream of the Blue Turtles to 1993's Ten Summoner's Tales. Unfortunately, Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting doesn't illustrate what a deft trick he pulled off with that quartet of albums. Naturally, Fields of Gold concentrates on his hit singles, just like any other greatest-hits collection, but Sting's material sounds surprisingly tame in this context. Sure, there is a number of great songs here -- enough to state his case as a fine songwriter or to satisfy his casual fans. Still, these songs are safe choices and all share a similarly tranquil quality, which means the collection itself becomes a little monotonous. Nevertheless, Fields of Gold performs the necessary service of rounding up all of the big hits -- "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free," "All This Time," "Fortress Around Your Heart," "They Dance Alone," "If Ever Lose My Faith in You," "Fragile," and an alternate version of "We'll Be Together" -- and offering them on one disc, which is reason enough to make it worthwhile, even with its flaws.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/1994
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0731454026925
catalogNumber:
540269
Rank:
8715

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Sting   Primary Artist

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Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Sting collection is wonderful. Sting has a soulful, sexy voice and is a wonderful performer as well. I have had the opportunity to see him live. Anyone who is a fan of the Police would like this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whoever set up the online track clips list made a mess! None of the titles actually match the songs! If I were Sting's advertising and marketing people I'd feel more than a little annoyed ...
Clicquet More than 1 year ago
Sting pulled me in with Soul Cages.After 3 nearly front row concerts w/the likes of Mr.Wynton Marsalis and unexpected Mr.Bruce Hornsbey casually,yet shy to play the electric organ @ Hampton Coliseum was hooked.Sting should have every person see the DVD in Tuscany from September 2001.Achingly beautiful and we all really "get him" w/the sensitivity of that high gears to a more reverant after news from America.Dragged tho' I was intially after The Police.His voice now like aged Scotch is finally his own Soul.
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