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Sting|The Soul Cages (Expanded Edition)

The Soul Cages (Expanded Edition)

Sting

  • Released on 17/01/1991 by A&M
  • Main artist: Sting
  • Genre: Rock
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Emboldened by the enthusiastic response to the muted Nothing Like the Sun and reeling from the loss of his parents, Sting constructed The Soul Cages as a hushed mediation on mortality, loss, grief, and father/son relationships (the album is dedicated, in part, to his father; its predecessor was dedicated to his mother). Using the same basic band as Nothing Like the Sun, the album has the same supple, luxurious tone, stretching out leisurely over nine tracks, almost all of them layered mid-tempo tunes (the exception being grinding guitars of the title track). Within this setting, Sting hits a few remarkable peaks, such as the elegant waltz "Mad About You" and "All This Time," a deceptively skipping pop tune that hides a moving tribute to his father. If the entirety of The Soul Cages was as nimbly melodic and urgently emotional as these two cuts, it would have been a quiet masterpiece. Instead, it turns inward -- not just lyrically, but musically -- and plays as a diary entry, perhaps interesting to those willing to spend hours immersing themselves within Sting's loss, finding parallels within their own life. This may be too much effort for anyone outside of the devoted, since apart from those two singles (and perhaps "Why Should I Cry for You"), there are few entry points into The Soul Cages -- and, once you get in there, it only rewards if your emotional state mirrors Sting's.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Island Of Souls
00:06:40

Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
All This Time
00:04:54

Branford Marsalis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenny Kirkland, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Kathryn Tickell, Pipe, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Summers, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - David Sancious, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Munyungo Jackson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Manu Katche, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Scheuble, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Cooper, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Keen, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Al Stone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Simon Osborne, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vinx, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Efren Herrera, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yves Jajaget, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Cowieson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Willing, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paola Paparelle, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Skip Burney, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Vacca, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Mad About You
00:03:53

Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Jeremiah Blues (Part 1)
00:04:54

Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Why Should I Cry For You? (Radio Mix)
00:04:46

Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Saint Agnes And The Burning Train
00:02:42

Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
The Wild Wild Sea
00:06:41

Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
The Soul Cages
00:05:52

Branford Marsalis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenny Kirkland, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Kathryn Tickell, Pipe, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Summers, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - David Sancious, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Munyungo Jackson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Manu Katche, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Scheuble, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Cooper, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Keen, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Al Stone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Simon Osborne, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vinx, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Efren Herrera, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yves Jajaget, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Cowieson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Willing, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paola Paparelle, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Skip Burney, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Vacca, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
When The Angels Fall
00:07:48

Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer - DOMINIC MILLER, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
I Miss You Kate
00:03:42

Sting, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Come Down In Time
00:03:45

Bernie Taupin, ComposerLyricist - Elton John, ComposerLyricist - Sting, MainArtist

℗ 1991 A&M Records Inc.

12
Tempted (Live)
00:04:42

Chris Difford, ComposerLyricist - Glenn Tilbrook, ComposerLyricist - Sting, Producer, MainArtist - Kim Turner, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Ne Me Quitte Pas (Live)
00:03:32

Jacques Brel, ComposerLyricist - Sting, Producer, MainArtist - Kim Turner, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Oo La La Hugh
00:02:45

Sting, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - DOMINIC MILLER, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Mad About You (Original Remix)
00:04:33

Sting, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
Mad About You (Remix Edit)
00:04:05

Sting, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

17
Mad About You (12" Remix)
00:05:43

Sting, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
Mad About You (Italian Version)
00:03:57

Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
Why Should I Cry For You? (Spanish Version)
00:04:48

Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer - Karl Cameron Porter, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

20
Why Should I Cry For You? (Extended Mix)
00:07:22

Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

21
The Soul Cages (Edit)
00:04:26

Branford Marsalis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenny Kirkland, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Kathryn Tickell, Pipe, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Summers, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - David Sancious, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Sting, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Munyungo Jackson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Manu Katche, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Scheuble, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Cooper, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce Keen, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Al Stone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Simon Osborne, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vinx, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Efren Herrera, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yves Jajaget, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Cowieson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Willing, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paola Paparelle, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Skip Burney, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Vacca, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

22
All This Time (Edit)
00:03:59

Sting, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Producer

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

Emboldened by the enthusiastic response to the muted Nothing Like the Sun and reeling from the loss of his parents, Sting constructed The Soul Cages as a hushed mediation on mortality, loss, grief, and father/son relationships (the album is dedicated, in part, to his father; its predecessor was dedicated to his mother). Using the same basic band as Nothing Like the Sun, the album has the same supple, luxurious tone, stretching out leisurely over nine tracks, almost all of them layered mid-tempo tunes (the exception being grinding guitars of the title track). Within this setting, Sting hits a few remarkable peaks, such as the elegant waltz "Mad About You" and "All This Time," a deceptively skipping pop tune that hides a moving tribute to his father. If the entirety of The Soul Cages was as nimbly melodic and urgently emotional as these two cuts, it would have been a quiet masterpiece. Instead, it turns inward -- not just lyrically, but musically -- and plays as a diary entry, perhaps interesting to those willing to spend hours immersing themselves within Sting's loss, finding parallels within their own life. This may be too much effort for anyone outside of the devoted, since apart from those two singles (and perhaps "Why Should I Cry for You"), there are few entry points into The Soul Cages -- and, once you get in there, it only rewards if your emotional state mirrors Sting's.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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