Sting Reached For Different Feel On New Live Album

By | November 19, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Out Tuesday (November 20) is…All This Time, the live album Sting recorded in Tuscany, Italy, on September 11. The tone of the performance was, of course, affected by that day’s terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., and Sting pulled a planned webcast of the concert after performing just one song, “Fragile,” as a tribute to the victims.

Using a larger band that includes string and horn players, Sting employs different arrangements on most of the album’s 15 songs, and he said that throughout his career he’s felt the freedom to tinker with even his biggest hits. “I’ve always managed to do exactly what I want, and largely it’s coincided with popular tastes, which I like-rather than, say, ‘OK, what’s the formula here? How do I sound like Britney Spears this week, or *NSYNC?’ Well, I can’t, and I don’t, so I just really make the record for myself and my friends and musicians. If it flies up the flagpole, great. If it doesn’t, we’ll have another go a couple of years later.”

The full tracklisting for…All This Time includes: “Fragile,” “1000 Years,” “Perfect Love Gone Wrong,” “All This Time,” “Hounds Of Winter,” “Don’t Stand So Close To Me,” “When We Dance,” “Dienda,” “Roxanne,” “(If You Love Someone) Set Them Free,” “Brand New Day,” “Fields Of Gold,” “Moon Over Bourbon Street,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You,” and “Every Breath You Take.”

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