11.11.10 Deutsche Grammophon/CherryTree Records Announce New Sting CD/DVD Collection - Sting: Live in Berlin Accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Conducted by Steven Mercurio Featuring Spec


Exclusive Package Includes New Live Concert on DVD and Previously Unreleased Material, Re-Imagined for Symphonic Arrangement, on CD.

Listen to previews at www.deutschegrammophon.com.

Available November 23, 2010 (US); November 26 (Internationally).

Watch 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic'



Deutsche Grammophon/CherryTree Records, in association with Polaroid, announce a new Sting CD/DVD package, Live In Berlin, featuring The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, slated for release in the US on November 23, 2010 and internationally, November 26.

Culled from Sting's critically acclaimed world tour, Symphonicity, this exclusive live CD/DVD compilation features many of his greatest hits, including 'Roxanne', 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic', 'King Of Pain', 'Fields Of Gold', and more, all re-imagined for symphonic arrangement. Featuring special guest Branford Marsalis on select tracks, this live concert experience is quintessential Symphonicity!

Watch 'Desert Rose'



Recorded September 21 at the O2 Arena, Live in Berlin was directed and produced by the Emmy-award winning team, Jim Gable and Ann Kim of Graying & Balding, Inc., in association with Universal Music Classical Management & Productions and Executive Produced by Chris Roberts and Sting's long-time manager, Kathryn Schenker, with music produced by Rob Mathes and Sting and mixed in stereo and 5.1 by Elliot Scheiner and Thom Cadley.



Live in Berlin captures Sting, for the first time, on the acclaimed Symphonicity world tour, which has garnered rave reviews from sold-out performances in prestigious venues such as Red Rocks in Denver, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, London's Royal Albert Hall, among others:

"The real stars of the show were the arrangements: classical twists on classic hits that make Symphonicity a must-see." - Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"If you have the chance to hear Sting's greatest hits performed with a symphony orchestra, it is one that you don't want to miss." - Diena (Tallinn)

"Pairing Sting with the orchestra is brilliant synchronicity on multiple levels. He's a consummate showman and a willful storyteller." - The Denver Post

"Sting proves that he is one of the greatest living musicians." - Die Welt (Berlin)

"This is one of the must-see concerts of the year." - The New York Post

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra has previously performed with internationally renowned artists ranging from opera luminaries Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa, and the late Luciano Pavarotti to such popular cultural icons as Burt Bacharach, George Benson, Michel Legrand, Diana Krall, Tina Turner, and Randy Newman. The 45-piece orchestra are featured throughout the Symphonicity world tour.

Sting is also joined by a group of accomplished musicians comprised of Dominic Miller (Sting's longtime guitarist), Rhani Krija (Sting's longtime multi-genre percussionist), David Cossin (a multi-percussion specialist in new and experimental music and featured member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars), Jo Lawry (vocalist) and Ira Coleman (bassist).

LIVE IN BERLIN TRACKLISTING:

CD
If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
Englishman In New York (*)
Fields Of Gold
Why Should I Cry For You?
All Would Envy
Tomorrow We'll See
The End Of The Game
Whenever I Say Your Name (*)
Shape Of My Heart
Moon Over Bourbon Street
Mad About You
King Of Pain
Desert Rose
Fragile

DVD
A Thousand Years
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Englishman in New York (*)
Roxanne
When We Dance
Russians
I Hung My Head
Why Should I Cry For You?
Whenever I Say Your Name (*)
This Cowboy Song
Tomorrow We'll See
Moon Over Bourbon Street
The End of the Game
You Will Be My Ain True Love
All Would Envy
Mad About You (*)
King of Pain
Every Breath You Take (*)
Desert Rose (*)
She's Too Good For Me
Fragile
I Was Brought to my Senses (Intro)

(*) features Branford Marsalis (courtesy of Marsalis Music)

For complete Tour and Ticket information, Fan Club Memberships, Merchandise and more, visit: www.sting.com & www.livenation.com

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