torsdag 26. september 2013

Sting - And Yet

Sting's first album of newly written material in ten years, The Last Ship, has just been released, and I'm not kidding when I say it's one of his best. The Last Ship is a song cycle that "explores the central themes of homecoming and self-discovery, drawing upon his memories of growing up in the shadow of the Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend. His personal reminiscences illuminate universal truths – the complexity of relationships, the passage of time and the importance of family and community – to form an affecting, complex parable for our modern times."

OK, so this is turning into a play with the same name that debuts at Broadway in 2014, and if that's not your cup of tea you should still listen to the songs. Below you'll find a link where you can see Sting and his fellow musicians, including Jimmy Nail on harmony vocals, performing "And Yet" on the British TV show Later... with Jools Holland last week. It's a wonderful song and one of the album's highlights.

Watch and listen


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