Sting‘s latest album My Songs, featuring reimagined versions of his solo hits and classic Police tracks, will be out May 24.
“My Songs is my life in songs,” he explains. “Some of them reconstructed, some of them refitted, some of them reframed, but all of them with a contemporary focus.”
In addition to new versions of songs like “Englishman in New York,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” “Roxanne,” “Fields of Gold,” “Every Breath You Take” and “Message in a Bottle,” the album features new liner notes by Sting, in which he relates the stories behind each song and how it was written.
My Songs will be available on CD and vinyl. A deluxe edition adds live versions of “Synchronicity II,” “Next to You,” “Spirits in the Material World” and “Fragile.”
An exclusive edition for Japan will also feature a live recording of “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You,” and an exclusive French edition includes an extended version of “Desert Rose.”
Following four shows in the U.K. in May with reggae/pop star Shaggy, Sting will kick off a solo summer tour in support of My Songs on May 28 in Paris.
He also has a number of U.S. dates lined up, including a May 10 show in Hidalgo, Texas; an August 26-28 stand in Vienna, Virginia; an August 31 concert in Salt Lake City; and appearances at KAABOO Texas festival, the Chicago-area Ravinia festival and Colorado’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival.
Here’s the track listing for My Songs:
“Brand New Day”
“If You Love Somebody Set Them Free”
“Every Breath You Take”
“Can’t Stand Losing You”
“Fields of Gold”
“Shape of My Heart”
“Message in a Bottle”
“Walking on the Moon”
“Englishman in New York”
“If I Ever Lose My Faith in You”
The Deluxe Edition adds:
“Synchronicity II” (Live)
“Next to You” (Live)
“Spirits in the Material World” (Live)
And here are the international editions’ bonus tracks:
“I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” (Live) — Japan Exclusive
“Desert Rose” (Extended Version) — France Exclusive
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