Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Released October 22, 1991. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, “Two Rooms at the End of the World”, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.
“Border Song” Eric Clapton 4:21
“Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” Kate Bush 4:57
“Come Down in Time” Sting 3:38
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” The Who 4:32
“Crocodile Rock” The Beach Boys 4:21
“Daniel” Wilson Phillips 4:03
“Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” Joe Cocker 3:57
“Levon” Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
“The Bitch is Back” Tina Turner 3:38
“Philadelphia Freedom” Hall & Oates 5:12
“Your Song” Rod Stewart 4:49
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” Oleta Adams 6:02
Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984–1994 is the first compilation issued by Sting. It features hit singles from his first four studio albums The Dream of the Blue Turtles, …Nothing Like the Sun, The Soul Cages, and Ten Summoner’s Tales. A companion music video compilation was released on LaserDisc and VHS. Released November 8, 1994.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984, and launched a solo career in 1985. He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music.
As a solo musician and a member of The Police, Sting has received 17 Grammy Awards: he won Song of the Year for “Every Breath You Take”, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male Artist in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2019, he received a BMI Award for “Every Breath You Take” becoming the most played song in radio history. In 2002, Sting received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Police in 2003. In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording. In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for services to music. He was made a Kennedy Center Honoree at the White House in 2014, and was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2017.
With the Police, Sting became one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Solo and with the Police combined, he has sold over 100 million records. In 2006, Paste ranked him 62nd of the 100 best living songwriters. He was 63rd of VH1’s 100 greatest artists of rock, and 80th of Q magazine’s 100 greatest musical stars of the 20th century. He has collaborated with other musicians on songs such as “Money for Nothing” with Dire Straits, “Rise & Fall” with Craig David, “All for Love” with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, “You Will Be My Ain True Love” with Alison Krauss, and introduced the North African music genre to Western audiences through the hit song “Desert Rose” with Cheb Mami. In 2018, he released the album 44/876, a collaboration with Jamaican musician Shaggy, which won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2019.
Brand New Day is the sixth solo studio album by British singer-songwriter Sting, released by A&M Records on 27 September 1999. Fueled heavily by the success of the second single, “Desert Rose” (which prominently features popular Algerian Raï singer Cheb Mami), the album peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 and sold over 3.5 million copies in the United States. Upon its release, Brand New Day was a critical and commercial success, and hailed as the triumphant return for Sting.
The album earned Sting a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album and his third Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the title track.
1. “A Thousand Years” Kipper, Sting 5:58 2. “Desert Rose” (feat. Cheb Mami) 4:45 3. “Big Lie, Small World” (feat. David Hartley) 5:05 4. “After the Rain Has Fallen” 5:03 5. “Perfect Love…Gone Wrong” (feat. Sté Strausz) 5:24 6. “Tomorrow We’ll See” (feat. David Hartley) 4:47 7. “Prelude to the End of the Game” 0:20 8. “Fill Her Up” (feat. James Taylor) 5:39 9. “Ghost Story” 5:29 10. “Brand New Day” 6:19
Sting – vocals, bass guitar, VG-8 guitar synthesizer Kipper – programming, keyboards Dominic Miller – guitar Manu Katché, Vinnie Colaiuta – drums Jason Rebello – piano, clavinet Chris Botti – trumpet Stevie Wonder – harmonica (track 10) James Taylor – vocals, acoustic guitar (track 8) Cheb Mami – vocals (track 2) Branford Marsalis – clarinet Mino Cinelu – percussion David Hartley – string arrangement and conducting (tracks 3 and 6), Hammond organ B. J. Cole – pedal steel guitar Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian pipes, fiddle Don Blackman – Hammond organ Sté – French rap (track 5) Gavyn Wright – string leader (tracks 3 and 6) Joe Mendez – background vocals Janice Pendarvis – background vocals Althea Rodgers – background vocals Marlon Saunders – background vocals Veneese Thomas – background vocals Darryl Tookes – background vocals Ken Williams – background vocals Pamela Quinlan – background vocals Tawatha Agee – background vocals Dennis Collins – background vocals Ettamri Mustapha – darbouka Farhat Bouallagui – string arrangement (track 2), conductor and leader Moulay Ahmed – strings Kouider Berkan – strings Salem Bnouni – strings Sameh Catalan – strings
The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the vast majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting (lead vocals, bass), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums). The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first new wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.
Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one on both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, and sold over 8 million copies in the US. The group disbanded in 1986, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour lasting until August 2008. The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards—winning Best British Group once, an MTV Video Music Award, and in 2003 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Police have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, and were the world’s highest-earning musicians in 2008, thanks to their reunion tour. (Source: Wikipedia)