Sting

Sting

Before the Police were officially disbanded, Sting began work on his first solo album late in 1984, rounding up a group of jazz musicians as a supporting band. Moving from bass to guitar, he recorded his solo debut, 1985's The Dream of the Blue Turtles, with Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, and Omar Hakim. The move wasn't entirely unexpected, since Sting had played with jazz and progressive rock bands in his youth, but the result was considerably more mature and diverse than any Police record. The album became a hit, with "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free," "Love Is the Seventh Wave," and "Fortress Around Your Heart" reaching the American Top Ten. Sting brought the band out on an extensive tour, which was captured on a documentary called Bring on the Night, which appeared in 1986, along with a live double album of the same name. That year, Sting participated in a half-hearted Police reunion that resulted in only one new song, a re-recorded version of "Don't Stand So Close to Me."

POPULAR ALBUMS
Sting - 'The Best Of 25 Years' image Sting - 'Bring On The Night (Remastered) (2 CD)' image Sting - 'Bring On The Night [DVD]' image Sting - 'Brand New Day Tour: Live From Universal Amphitheatre [DVD]' image Sting - 'Brand New Day' image Sting - 'Mercury Falling' image Sting - 'Fields Of Gold: The Best Of Sting' image