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Sting: Nothing Like The Sun

Review by Dave Rimmer, Q, November 1987

"WITHOUT FREEDOM FROM the past," sings a typically philosophical Sting on one track called 'History Will Teach Us Nothing', "things will only get worse." ...

I Ask The Questions by Sylvie Simmons: Sting

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Mail On Sunday, 1996

STING – pop star, actor, philisopher , father, Rover car salesman and generally all-round bit of a god – is trying to steal my job. ...

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Sting (1993)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, December 1993

The erstwhile Gordon Sumner talks about his place in the pop world; on Paul Gascoigne and being a Geordie; being solo, in a band and the end of the Police; his relationship with Copelands père et fils; the nature of celebrity and the State of the World.

File format: mp3; file size: 57.5mb, interview length: 1h 02' 45" sound quality: ****

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Making It: Last Exit

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, January 1977

Any band with fire in its belly sooner or later has to gamble on that make-or-break trip to London. This is an account of how ...

Sting: Coming Home

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Time Out, 1982

A DECADE AFTER The Police pioneered pop punk, Sting's latest solo album explores Jung's theories of sexuality and is dedicated to the memory of his ...

Sting: A Policeman's Guide To Good And Evil...

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, September 1982

YOU MIGHT NOT have noticed, but there's been little activity on the Police front recently. This year, apart from a few sporadic live appearances, has ...

Sting: The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (A&M)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, October 1985

O SOLO STINGO ...

Black Like Me: Sting Brings On The Night

Film/DVD/TV Review by John Mendelsohn, Creem, 1986

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, in his infamous Outspoken Period, Elvis Costello allowed as how Sting ought to be cuffed mercilessly about the ears until he quit ...

Sting: Bring On The Night

Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, June 1986

RENEWED ENTHUSIASM may have been the spur for Sting's world tour and mating with pedigree jazzers last year, but the release of this live double ...

Pretentious? Sting?

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Q, 1987

Sting holds court not in the music room with the sofas and grand piano nor in the oak-panelled study with the leather-topped desk and racing ...

Sting: Nothing Like The Sun

Review by Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone, December 1987

Nothing Like The Sun – a powerful, often hypnotic album that blends jazz and rock styles into a thoughtful suite of twelve songs about love, ...

Sting: Kathleen Turner Doesn’t Turn Me On

Interview by Steve Turner, You, February 1988

Erstwhile teacher turned pop musician Sting spent a week writhing naked on a bed with Kathleen Turner for his new film Julia and Julia. His ...

Sting Has No Answers

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, March 1988

HELL, AT LEAST he's trying. Plenty have called him pretentious – quoting Shakespeare to drunks, diddling Jung, sporting philosophers and musicians like designer accessories – ...

Sting : Where The Hell Have You Been?

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, February 1991

"I HAD A FUNNY experience a couple of months ago when I took my eldest son. Joe, to see England versus Hungary," says Sting – ...

Sting: Help The Caged!

Interview by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, April 1991

Who is rock chameleon Sting today? High priest of Jungian jazz rock? Rain Forest warrior? Posing Thespian? Geordie homecomer? Bruce Springsteen's mate? On one matey? ...

Sting: Lord Of The Lake

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Observer, The, January 1994

ON THE DRIZZLY Monday morning before Christmas, I'm sitting in an oak-panelled room in deepest Wiltshire, awaiting the entrance of the owner of a Jacobean ...

Sting: The South Will Rise Again

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1995

It is the biggest dilemma in the caring career of Pop's Very Own Captain Conscience. Sun City: should I stay or should I go? Sting ...

Sting: Mercury Falling (A&M)

Review and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, May 1996

Sting cannot be escaped. He's on TV (a commercial for Rover cars) in a film (The Grotesque), on two movie soundtracks (Leaving Las Vegas and ...

Sting

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, 1999

Between a midnight skyful of stars and the sparkling carpet of Seattle’s city lights a small jetplane winks and twinkles. Within, knee to knee in ...

The Rake's Progress: Sting: Brand New Day (A&M) ****

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, August 1999

Still looking after himself — in and out of the studio ...

Sting: Sumner Holiday

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, November 1999

Sometimes even Q needs a break. Usually this means a week in a prefab on Selsea Bill, but this year Signor Sting – Tuscan summer ...

Sting: Back On The Beat

Profile and Interview by Robin Eggar, Radio Times, Summer 2003

A YEAR AGO, as Sting was preparing to perform at a charity party in Cannes, Bono introduced him. "He is one of the most talented ...

Sting: LSO St Luke's, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, October 2006

STING'S LATEST artistic venture, despite being pregnant with pratfall potential, is a remarkable triumph. ...

Vinyl Icon: The Police's Synchronicity

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, November 2009

IN 1977, a virtually unknown trio called The Police recorded their debut album, Outlandos D'Amour, in a village hall that had been converted to a ...

see also Last Exit (UK)

see also Police, The

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