Not since the Beatles had a band exited the international stage at the zenith of their popularity like The Police following 1983’s Synchronicity   album and eighteen month tour, so to say that Police singer/ songwriter Sting‘s first solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles,   was highly anticipated is quite an understatement. Musical direction-wise it surprised some who did not know Sting’s pre-punk jazz roots at college, but in no way did it disappoint, with “If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free”, “Russians”, and “Fortress Around Your Heart” framed by sophisticated arrangements showcasing the lilting soprano sax of Branford Marsalis. Sting is my guest here In the Studio  for The Dream of the Blue Turtles  classic rock interview on its thirty-fifth anniversary the week of May 18. –Redbeard