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STING SHOWS HOW TO PLAY THE LUTE ON THE BBC

Sting talked about his obsession with it, and offers some tips on how to play the ancient instrument.

Part 1 (05.15)
Part 2 – Message In A Bottle on the lute (01.08)
Part 3 – Have You Seen The Bright Lily Grow? (00.52)

In addition, the new issue of the Songs Of The Labyrinth (2008 issue UK ‘Deluxe Edition’ CD album) now comes expanded with 3 Bonus Recordings including ‘Message In A Bottle’ & ‘Have You Seen The Bright Lily Grow’ recorded at the Lincoln Center, New York City on October 9th, 2006 for XM Satellite Radio’s ‘Artist Confidential’ Series, and ‘Fields Of Gold’ which was recorded in Sting’s studio in Tuscany in August 2006. Tracklist is as following:
1. Walsingham
2. Can She Excuse My Wrongs?
3. “Ryght Honorable: As I Have Bin Most Bounde Unto Your Honor…”
4. Flow My Tears
5. Have You Seen The Bright Lily Grow
6. “…Then In Time Passing One Mr. Johnson Died…”
7. The Most High And Mighty Christianus The Forth, King Of Denmark, His Galliard
8. The Lowest Trees Have Tops
9. “…And Accordinge As I Desired Ther Cam A Letter…”
10. Fine Knacks For Ladies
11. “…From Thence I Went To The Landgrave Of Hessen…”
12. Fantasy
13. Come Heavy Sleep
14. Forlorn Hope Fancy
15. “…And From Thence I Had Great Desire To See Italy…”
16. Come Again
17. Wilt Thou Unkind Thus Reave Me
18. “…After My Departure I Caled To Mynde Our Conference…”
19. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains
20. My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home
21. Clear Or Cloudy
22. “…Men Say That The Kinge Of Spain Is Making Gret Preparation…”
23. In Darkness Let Me Dwell

Bonus Recordings:
24. Fields Of Gold – Recorded in Sting’s studio in Tuscany in August 2006
25. Message In A Bottle – Recorded for XM Satellite Radio at Lincoln Center, New York City on October 9th, 2006
26. Have You Seen The Bright Lily Grow – Recorded for XM Satellite Radio at Lincoln Center, New York City on October 9th, 2006

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