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Sting|The Bridge (Deluxe)

The Bridge (Deluxe)

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It was a film with Maurice Chevalier that is said to have inspired Sting to do the whistling on his feelgood song If It's Love: the same film seems to have inspired the ambiance of this whole album. In Rouben Mamoulian's Love Me Tonight (1932), like a contagious disease, the song Isn't It Romantic passes from 'voice to voice', eventually linking the two protagonists of the film, played by 'Momo' and Jeannette MacDonald. It is this image of music as a bridge (between people or between two phases of a life) that Sting is reflecting on in his 15th studio album. Conceived during the Covid19 pandemic, the album unveils portraits of characters going through more or less painful ordeals: from a betrayed husband in Loving You to a man caught between life and death in The Bells Of St. Thomas. With kindness and empathy, Sting builds bridges towards a liberating future. With his usual rich palette—jazz (The Bells Of St. Thomas), pop rock (Rushing Water, which will delight Police nostalgics) or folk (The BridgeThe Hills On The Border)—the Brit once again reveals his incomparable sense of melody through this series of "bridges over troubled waters" that defy adversity. © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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1
Rushing Water
00:03:17

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer, Organ, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Gavin Brown, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Josh Freese, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sting, Producer, Vocals, Bass, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Gene Noble, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Renaudin, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 A&M Records

2
If It's Love
00:03:14

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer, String Arranger, Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Synth Bass, Drum Programming, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Josh Freese, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Shaggy, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Sting, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Synthesizer, Clapping, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Donal Hodgson, AssociatedPerformer, Electronic Percussion - Gene Noble, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Melissa Musique, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 A&M Records

3
The Book of Numbers
00:03:18

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer, Organ, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Fretless Bass, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Donal Hodgson, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Noble, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Melissa Musique, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 A&M Records

4
Loving You
00:04:23

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Producer, Vocals, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Maya Jane Coles, Producer, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Gene Noble, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Melissa Musique, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 A&M Records

5
Harmony Road
00:03:17

Branford Marsalis, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer, Keyboards, Percussion, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Josh Freese, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 A&M Records

6
For Her Love
00:03:45

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer, Keyboards, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Producer, Vocals, Bass, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jo Lawry, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Noble, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Melissa Musique, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 A&M Records

7
The Hills on the Border
00:04:16

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Producer, Vocals, Synthesizer, Fretless Bass, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Donal Hodgson, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Tickell, Fiddle, AssociatedPerformer - Julian Sutton, Mellotron, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Renaudin, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 A&M Records

8
Captain Bateman
00:04:13

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer, Keyboards, Synth Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Producer, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer, Fretless Bass, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Manu Katche, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Donal Hodgson, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Jo Lawry, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Tickell, Fiddle, AssociatedPerformer - Laila Biali, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 A&M Records

9
The Bells of St. Thomas
00:04:08

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Producer, Double Bass, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Manu Katche, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Lake, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Renaudin, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 A&M Records

10
The Bridge
00:02:33

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 A&M Records

11
Waters of Tyne
00:02:09

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 A&M Records

12
Captain Bateman's Basement
00:03:40

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer, Keyboards, Synth Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Producer, Vocals, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Manu Katche, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 A&M Records

13
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
00:02:53

Martin Kierszenbaum, Producer, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Otis Redding, ComposerLyricist - Steve Cropper, ComposerLyricist - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 A&M Records

Album Description

It was a film with Maurice Chevalier that is said to have inspired Sting to do the whistling on his feelgood song If It's Love: the same film seems to have inspired the ambiance of this whole album. In Rouben Mamoulian's Love Me Tonight (1932), like a contagious disease, the song Isn't It Romantic passes from 'voice to voice', eventually linking the two protagonists of the film, played by 'Momo' and Jeannette MacDonald. It is this image of music as a bridge (between people or between two phases of a life) that Sting is reflecting on in his 15th studio album. Conceived during the Covid19 pandemic, the album unveils portraits of characters going through more or less painful ordeals: from a betrayed husband in Loving You to a man caught between life and death in The Bells Of St. Thomas. With kindness and empathy, Sting builds bridges towards a liberating future. With his usual rich palette—jazz (The Bells Of St. Thomas), pop rock (Rushing Water, which will delight Police nostalgics) or folk (The BridgeThe Hills On The Border)—the Brit once again reveals his incomparable sense of melody through this series of "bridges over troubled waters" that defy adversity. © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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