May 24th, 2019 – Today, Sting has released ‘My Songs’, a new album comprised of the 17-time Grammy Award winner’s most celebrated hits from his unparalleled career, each reshaped and reimagined for 2019.
‘My Songs’ (Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records/Polydor) is available in multiple formats, including a deluxe edition featuring bonus content (see below for track listings).
Speaking on his approach to the new album, Sting says: “‘My Songs’ is my life in songs. Some of them reconstructed, some of them refitted, some of them reframed, but all of them with a contemporary focus.”
‘My Songs’ includes modernized recordings, faithful to the original arrangements and celebrates Sting’s illustrious musical career as one of the world’s most distinctive and influential artists. Since forming The Police in 1977 with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, Sting has evolved into one of the world’s most iconic artists, selling 100 million records and earning the highest accolades along the way. Most recently, Sting was honoured at the BMI Pop Awards for his enduring hit single “Every Breath You Take,” which has become the Most Performed Song, with 15 million radio plays, from BMI’s catalog of over 14 million musical works.
On ‘My Songs,’ fans can expect to hear Sting’s own fresh approach to hits including “Englishman In New York,” “Fields Of Gold,” “Shape Of My Heart,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Roxanne,” “Message In A Bottle” and many more.
The album is accompanied by new liner notes written by Sting, in which he shares the personal stories behind each song and provides insight into how some of the most enduring songs of all time were written.
Never one to stand still, in the summer of 2018, following his collaborative album release with Shaggy — the Grammy Award-winning chart-topping record ‘44/876’ – the iconic duo launched a world tour through North America, South America and Eastern Europe. The pair are currently touring a series of intimate UK shows, closing May 25th at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.
Opening night at London’s Roundhouse was dubbed “a heartwarming and hugely entertaining celebration of music” in The Telegraph’s five star review, and “irrepressibly good fun” by The i Newspaper. The Daily Star also proclaimed in their five star review, “Sting and Shaggy brought the house down.”
These collaborative performances will be followed by Sting’s own, solo ‘My Songs’ tour this summer — a dynamic show featuring the most beloved songs written by Sting spanning his prolific career, accompanied by an electric, rock ensemble.
Sting has also just announced a ‘My Songs’ Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum in Caesar’s Palace, beginning May 22, 2020 with tickets currently on sale at www.ticketmaster.com/stingvegas
‘My Songs’ was produced and A&R’d by Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Lady Gaga, Robyn), Dave Audé (Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez) and Jerry Fuentes (The Last Bandoleros). The album was mixed by Robert Orton (Lana Del Rey, Mumford & Sons) and engineered by Tony Lake (Sting, Shaggy).
‘My Songs’ is available now on CD, vinyl, and a deluxe edition including live recordings of ‘Synchronicity II’, ‘Next To You’, ‘Spirits In the Material World’ and ‘Fragile’. An exclusive edition for Japan also features a live recording of ‘I Can’t Stop Thinking About You’, and an exclusive for France includes an extended version of ‘Desert Rose’.