08.02.10 Sting interviewed on PBS' NewsHour - watch here...


On July 30 PBS's Jeffrey Brown talked to Sting about moving from pop to classical and about the challenge and pleasure of re-invention. Watch the video below:
Ever since his debut solo album 'Dream of the Blue Turtles' in 1985, Sting has pushed himself to be taken as more than just a rocker. Sure the title was pretentious, but the album showed the jazz standard side of him with a new kind of singing that was more akin to pop standards, but always with his distinctive voice.
Sting plus strings equals excitement... Sting first came to Boston in late 1978 with the Police. The trio played a multinight residency at the Rat, the dingy Kenmore Square basement punk club, and stayed at a cheap Kenmore Square hotel. WBCN was making 'Roxanne' a hit that would propel its singer into the stratosphere of fame.
A whimsical statement of maturity - Sting indulges his fans by reworking his repertoire as an easy-listening evening... It was three years ago almost to the day that Sting and his old bandmates Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland played the Bell Centre for the first time in decades as part of the Police reunion tour.
Sting's tunes, with a classical twist... It's not every former punk rocker who can offer you an intimate, sultry summer's evening by the lake with his favourite orchestra.