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STING: 25 YEARS 3CD/1DVD BOX SET – update

imageHere are the details as released by Cherrytree/A&M Records/Universal Music Group:

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

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.

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, New York City ? 5/14/2005
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

Disc 1, Tracks 1-5 from The Dream of the Blue Turtles (A&M, 1985)
Disc 1, Tracks 6-8 from Bring on the Night (A&M, 1986)
Disc 1, Tracks 9-15 from ?Nothing Like the Sun (A&M, 1987)
Disc 2, Tracks 1-5 from The Soul Cages (A&M, 1991)
Disc 2, Tracks 6-10 from Ten Summoner?s Tales (A&M, 1993)
Disc 2, Track 11 from Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994 (A&M, 1994)
Disc 2, Tracks 12-15 from Mercury Falling (A&M, 1996)
Disc 3, Tracks 1-4 from Brand New Day (A&M, 1999)
Disc 3, Tracks 5-7 from Sacred Love (A&M, 2003)
Disc 3, Tracks 8-9 from If on a Winter?s Night? (Deutsche Grammophon, 2009)
Disc 3, Tracks 10-12 from Symphonicities (Decca, 2010)
Disc 3, Tracks 14-15 from Live in Berlin (Decca, 2010)

While the set is missing archival material (B-sides, etc.), the set will include nine newly-remixed tracks (as yet unspecified) by engineers Robert Orton and Steve Fitzmaurice (mixers of Lady Gaga?s ?Just Dance? and Seal?s ?Kiss from a Rose,? respectively).

For those interested, this was the entire setlist of Sting live at Irving Plaza, New York City. Pity they only release half of it.
1. Message In A Bottle
2. Demolition Man
3. Spirits In The Material World
4. Synchronicity II
5. I Hung My Head
6. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
7. End Of The Game
8. Driven To Tears
9. Heavy Cloud No Rain
10. Invisible Sun
11. Why Should I Cry For You?
12. Fields Of Gold
13. A Day In The Life
14. Soul Cages/King Of Pain
15. Voices Inside My Head/When The World Is Running Down
16. Roxanne
17. Next To You
18. Lithium Sunset

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