Copyright KASSKARA / DGIf you are really so eager to listen to Sting’s new album featuring compositions from John Dowland (1563 – 1626), entitled “Songs from the Labyrinth”, then we are glad to help you out. With the album being released on 16 October on the Deutsche Grammophon label, this label also provided a nice online listening session which is accessible to everyone. So enjoy it!

CORRECTION: the files are apparently not available yet to listen at … sorry for that.

On a sidenote, Sting has adapted the Police’s “Message in a Bottle” and his own “Fields of Gold” for lute and will also perform this during his forthcoming concerts to support the launch of the new album.

Also, the recording credits state the following, …. yes yes Kipper is back again:
Produced by Sting & Edin Karamazov
Engineered and Mixed by Donal Hodgson
Sound Designer: [b]Kipper Eldridge[/b]
Recorded at Steerpike Studios, Il Palagio, Italy
Additional Recording & Mixing at Metropolis Studios
Assistant at Metropolis Studios: Iain Gore
Mastered by Ian Cooper
Lutes provided by Cezar Mateus and Klaus Jacobson
Management: Kathryn Schenker/KSM, Inc.
A&R: Martin Kierszenbaum

Sting also says that he is very particular about adding “organic” sounds to his music, and that that is the reason why he shunned a studio for the recording of his lates album “Songs From The Labyrinth”. “This particular album I made in our home in Tuscany. I don’t work in any thematically soundproofed room. I like ambient noises – fire crackling, birds singing, church bells. It’s organic,” he says.

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