10.24.06 Classic FM in conversation with... Sting


As his new album 'Songs From The Labyrinth' is released - Classic FM talk to Sting about why he's turned to the music of Elizabethan composer and lutenist John Dowland. Hear Sting talk about why, for him, Dowland's works are pop songs written at the turn of the 17th century. Why he thinks musicians today owe a debt to John Dowland and why recording the album has been a challenging, fascinating journey for him as well as a labour of love...

You can listen again to Classic FM's interview with Sting either on their website or via a downloadable podcast at www.classicfm.com.
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