Used to love, love, love The Police and Sting’s early solo stuff, but for me, this and the last few albums suggest that he has lost his magic. How many tracks from his last few albums would you include on a Best Of album? I rest my case. This pointless release will do him no favours either. Most of these new interpretations sound lazy. Fresh? I don’t think so. What’s the point of releasing an album of some of your best songs when they sound far inferior to the original. Pointless.
Crap Mixes, and lame regurgitation of some of my al time favourite tunes. None of which have the freshness and quality of their originals. Pressure from the label to rake in more cash I expect. This is rank.
Missed Opportunity !
By Graham Lacey
I would like to think that i am Sting's biggest fan having followed him avidly for the past 40 years. I was really anticipating these renergised songs but whilst Sting's velvet smooth vocals remain and rich in quality, sadly some of the music is a little lame. Outstanding tracks for me are " Walking On The Moon" and "So Lonely" whilst everything else is just ok when normally the quality of Sting is so much higher.
Fair enough as Sting proclaims it is " My Songs" and it's his choice but what a missed opportunity to enhance classics like " Bring On The Night", "Beds Too Big Without You", Don't Stand So Close To Me" and so many more rather than some drab choices on here. Not much seems to be reimagined as there is not too much difference to what has been offerd before and does not experiment enough or stray from their original.
Vocally brilliant but the musical arrangement is a million miles away from Messrs Summers & Copeland sadly !
Difficult to tell the difference
By British Mac
I've always been a huge fan, but this really is a 'best of Sting'. I was hoping for some new material, but you close your eyes it's difficult to tell the difference between the new version and the old. This is nothing against Sting, I think he's a creative genius - but I'd love some new stuff.
By The Codman
These are great songs from a great artist, no doubt, but the difference between the new versions and the originals are minimal to say the least, and in my opinion they add nothing. The deluxe version has live versions of some songs, and whilst these are more interesting it is not worth splashing out the extra money for them - when they are available on another live album.
Sting has shown that he can create good new music, and doesn't have to rely on his own back catalogue or that of the police, so I would much prefer a new original album than a lazy repackage effort - that said, obviously, let's forget the Shaggy collaboration....
By Dan B Morris
Sounds good up to now! Looking forward to hearing more, I think hearing the new twists to some of these songs will start to grow on me, particularly ‘desert rose’
There’s nothing wrong with makeover a new versions of already great songs and try to make them better and fresher it’s working for me 👏🏼
Hasn't Sting got enough money already.