STING: My Funny Valentine


Album Details:

TYPE: Albums
LABEL: A&M
RELEASE DATE: 23 March 2005
RELEASE COUNTRY: JAPAN
Track List
  1. My Funny Valentine Lyrics
  2. Englishman In New York Lyrics
  3. Shape Of My Heart Lyrics
  4. The Windmills Of Your Mind Lyrics
  5. My Funny Friend And Me Lyrics
  6. Freak The Mighty (Remix) Lyrics
  7. Until Lyrics
  8. All For Love Lyrics
  9. The Secret Marriage Lyrics
  10. Someone To Watch Over Me Lyrics
  11. It's Probably Me Lyrics
  12. Angel Eyes Lyrics
  13. Moonlight Lyrics
  14. My One And Only Love Lyrics
  15. Fragile Lyrics
  16. Murder By Numbers Lyrics
  17. Valparaiso Lyrics
  18. Demolition Man Lyrics

Backgrounder

Liner Notes

Sting's varied interests in differing cultures, directions and personal growth have shaped his music into songs that are easily envisioned and used for many different moods, methods and formats. His prolific output has made his work some of the most integrated in mediums other than radio; hence this fitting collection of songs used in conjunction with motion pictures. Sting's instantly recognizable voice, coupled with his sophisticated melodic sense and lyrics as poetic, thoughtful and stirring as any in contemporary music, make his material a natural for the many differing moods and passions of film.

The title track for this collection - 'My Funny Valentine' - is a terrific reading of this much-loved standard and Sting presents a vocal interpretation that is heartfelt and warm. Many associate this song with the late great Miles Davis. The slight break heard in Sting's voice during the first verse was left as is, much in the way Miles' emotional performances of this favorite ballad were often articulated. There's also a 4-bar musical nod to Miles by the incomparable Herbie Hancock during his solo turn, with support from Steve Jordan on drums that is both subtle & tasteful.


This Japanese only release (but available on import) is a wonderful collection of Sting tracks that have been used in movie soundtracks. In terms of artwork it closely copies that of the 1997's 'Sting At The Movies' release but has some notable track changes from the earlier release.

Changes include the addition of 'My Funny Valentine', 'Until', 'My Funny Friend Amd Me', The Mighty' and 'The Windmills of Your Mind'.

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