One of my favorite musicians turns 60 today, so I figured I’d write a bit about him.
Sting was one of the first people I recognized as a musical genius – you’re free to disagree, but you can’t say that he’s played it safe throughout his career, especially lately as he has rendered his music symphonically (Symphonicities); recorded the music of John Dowland, a Renaissance composer (Songs from the Labyrinth); and released a “winter” record (If On a Winter’s Night…) – no carols or reindeer, here.
The albums pictured above are from his early solo career, which is the part of his solo career that I connected with the most, however, his work with The Police will always be my favorite, especially songs like “So Lonely” and “Bring On the Night“.
So happy birthday, Sting-y. Thanks for all the great music.