12.23.08 A very Happy Christmas to all Sting.com members!






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It opened with Costello singing, and beautifully, 'Every Breath You Take', a Police number, of course. Then the Policemen came on one by one, each representing a facet of the band's warring personality. Andy Summers was quiet and learned, no trouble at all. Stewart Copeland, the barmy American drummer, loudly claimed the band for himself. But the ownership dispute was quelled by the arrival of Sting, exuding authority, charisma and, less expectedly, humour. It could have been a schmaltzy love fest or nerdishly technical. It wasn't. It had lightness to it, as well as a sense of occasion. Costello, his face framed by a fedora and sideburns, proved an able interviewer, his skills honed from standing in for David Letterman...
The Creative Coalition announced today that Sting will be a featured artist performing with rock and roll legend Sam Moore at their Inaugural Ball on Tuesday evening, January 20, 2009, joining the program headlined by Elvis Costello to commemorate the presidential inauguration. The Ball is a benefit gala for The Creative Coalition (the nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) advocacy arm of the arts and entertainment communities). Confirmed hosts in attendance include Members of Congress, leaders from the entertainment industry, business, policy and media...
Despite relying on electronic amplification - considered a sacrilege in classical settings - there was the intimacy of a chamber concert. Sting sang with an immediate, straightforward approach that placed emphasis on the text. I was impressed with his singing of 'In Darkness Let Me Dwell', a slow 'ballad' where he imbued his grainy voice with a dark melancholic texture, bringing out the sadness of the music...
Sting brought life and charm to historic, brooding lute tunes from the Elizabethan era during his classical concert in Kuala Lumpur last weekend. Pop music legend Sting regaled scores of fans with a flawless show at the Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre on Sunday night. Those who feel you missed out on a evening of hits like 'Every Breath You Take', 'Roxanne', 'Englishman in New York', 'Brand New Day' and the like need not fear... you missed out on something else altogether!
After a year long break for a little thing called The Police reunion world tour, Sting's attention has returned to his celebration of the life and work of Elizabethan composer and songwriter John Dowland (1563-1626)... The 57 year old Englishman has a natural connection with the material. His instantly recognisable voice has never adopted an American accent so his singing was at once familiar and appropriate. Similarly his rather serious demeanour matches Dowland's songs which are drenched in melancholy...