Sting-Best of 25 Years

The Sting box set 25 Years has been distilled into a two-cd Best Of 25 Years which chronicles the singer/songwriter’s post-Police work from 1985’s The Dream of the Blue Turtles on through The Soul Cages in 1991 , Ten Summoner’s Tales in ’93 , Brand New Day at the doorstep of the new millennium , all the way up to the present . In this In The Studio classic rock interview , Sting covers a lot of ground , including paying his dues pre-Police by playing in cabarets and backing stand-up comedians ; the pejorative term “Third World countries” and the “Catch 22” of developing nations ; the alarming lack of heroes in our society today , and the failure of politicians to provide leadership ; ecology , global warming , and threat of pandemic disease ; how fatherhood changed his relationship with his own father ; losing both parents at the height of international stardom; his favorite pop songwriter ; the Nordic myth that inspired “The Soul Cages” ; and the satisfaction he derives from writing such timeless songs as “Roxanne”, “Message in a Bottle”,”Every Breath You Take”,”King of Pain”, “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free”,”Fortress Around Your Heart”,”All This Time”,”If I Ever Lose My Faith in You”,”Fields of Gold”,” and “Brand New Day” .-Redbeard