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STING: 25 YEARS The Definitive Box Set Collection

Three CDs Featuring 45 Remastered Tracks Spanning Sting’s Solo Career Plus a DVD Containing Previously Unreleased Live Concert Footage

Accompanied by a Comprehensive Book Featuring Intimate Photos, Complete Lyrics and a Written Introduction by Sting

To Be Released September 27, 2011
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Cherrytree/A&M Records/Universal Music Group is pleased to announce 'Sting: 25 Years', the definitive box set collection slated for release on September 27, 2011. Featuring three CDs comprised of 45 remastered tracks personally curated by Sting, a previously unreleased live concert DVD and a comprehensive hardcover book, this retrospective captures for the first time both the highlights and rarities of Sting’s enduring solo career.

This consummate collection contains selections spanning his entire solo catalog, from his 1985 debut album, 'The Dream Of The Blue Turtles', to his latest release, Live in Berlin. Highlights include all of Sting’s top 40 hits as well as Grammy® winners 'Brand New Day', 'The Soul Cages', 'If I Ever Lose My Faith In You', and 'Whenever I Say Your Name' featuring Mary J. Blige (full track listing included below).

Sting: 25 Years was produced by Rob Mathes and Executive Produced by Sting’s longtime manager, Kathryn Schenker. The box set also contains nine songs remixed by Robert Orton and Steve Fitzmaurice exclusively for this collection.

Rough, Raw & Unreleased: Live At Irving Plaza, the previously unreleased live concert DVD, features 10 tracks culled from newly unearthed raw performance footage filmed in New York City on the final night of Sting’s U.S. 'Broken Music' tour in 2005.

The discs are housed in a beautiful, lavish hardcover book containing intimate and rare photos from world renowned photographers, complete lyrics, personal commentary and a newly written introduction by Sting.

Richly diverse in musical content and visually captivating, 'Sting: 25 Years' is a compelling tribute to the restless spirit of an artist who continues to evolve and explore new musical territory.

STING: 25 YEARS

Disc One:
1. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
2. Love Is The Seventh Wave
3. Consider Me Gone
4. Moon Over Bourbon Street
5. Fortress Around Your Heart
6. Bring On The Night (Live)
7. Driven To Tears (Live)
8. I Burn For You (Live)
9. Be Still My Beating Heart
10. They Dance Alone
11. Englishman In New York
12. Fragile
13. We’ll Be Together
14. Sister Moon
15. Secret Marriage

Disc Two:
1. All This Time
2. Mad About You
3. Why Should I Cry For You?
4. The Soul Cages
5. When The Angels Fall
6. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
7. Fields Of Gold
8. Seven Days
9. It’s Probably Me
10. Shape Of My Heart
11. When We Dance
12. I Hung My Head
13. I Was Brought To My Senses
14. You Still Touch Me
15. I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying

Disc Three:
1. A Thousand Years
2. Desert Rose
3. Ghost Story
4. Brand New Day
5. Send Your Love
6. Whenever I Say Your Name
7. Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)
8. Soul Cake
9. The Hounds Of Winter
10. Next To You
11. We Work The Black Seam
12. The Pirate’s Bride
13. Never Coming Home
14. Russians (Live)
15. The End Of The Game (Live)

Disc Four: Rough, Raw & Unreleased: Live at Irving Plaza
1. Message In A Bottle
2. Demolition Man
3. Synchronicity II
4. Driven To Tears
5. Heavy Cloud, No Rain
6. A Day In The Life
7. Voices Inside My Head/When The World Is Running Down
8. Roxanne
9. Next To You
10. Lithium Sunset

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Answer the following trivia question for the chance to win an autographed copy of Sting's album Songs From The Labyrinth! For years, Sting was asked to perform the music of 16th century English composer John Dowland. The idea finally came to fruition after he met the Bosnian lute player Edin Karamazov, who worked with Sting extensively on the project. Sting calls Dowland "the archetype for the traveling musician."

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Interview: the thing about Sting… is that he is arrogant, stubborn, hypocritical and pretentious. Or is he? As he approaches his 60th birthday, Elizabeth Day joins him in France and discovers just how wrong you can be... Sting is sitting on a bar stool in a white T-shirt and grey camouflage-patterned combat trousers, playing a harmonica. In front of him, a 20-piece orchestra is half-way through a classical arrangement of one of his songs, producing a swelling crescendo of sound that fills the stage. Behind him rise the steep, stone-hewn seats of a Roman amphitheatre in Lyon where, later tonight, Sting will play to a packed crowd of French fans as part of his Symphonicity world tour...

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Looking at Sting in the flesh, it's nearly impossible to believe he turns 60 a week today. Lean, muscular, tanned and looking ridiculously fit, he has just returned from a bike ride around his adopted home of New York City. Years of clean living and yoga have left him with the body and energy levels of a man half his age. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the former Police front man is also struggling with the fact he is about to enter his seventh decade. "I can't quite believe it," he muses from his apartment balcony overlooking Central Park. "It doesn't quite compute for me being 60. I still feel like I am 14. I think I have maintained my curiosity about the world and my sense of wonder at it. If that is what feeling young is about then I feel young. I am not jaundiced by the world - I still find it fascinating..."

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Answer the following trivia question for the chance to win an autographed copy of Sting's album Sacred Love, which Rolling Stone called "…a vivid and frequently gorgeous reminder that Gordon Sumner is first and foremost a talented singer-songwriter." Please submit your answer to the following question using the form below by 11AM/EST tomorrow. Each correct response will be entered into a drawing and winner will be selected, at random, and announced during the next day's post. Please note, each member may only enter once...

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