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Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles FLAC album


Performer: Sting
Genre: Jazz / Rock
Title: The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
Country: UK
FLAC version ZIP size: 1137 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1717 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1644 mb
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The Dream of the Blue Turtles is the first solo album by English musician Sting, released in the United States on 1 June 1985. The album reached number three on the UK Albums Chart. It reached number two on the Billboard 200. In the US the album spawned four singles, "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free", "Fortress Around Your Heart", "Russians" and "Love Is the Seventh Wave".

The Dream Of The Blue Turtles. UMG (от лица компании "A&M"); CMRRA, UBEM, LatinAutor, SOLAR Music Rights Management, BMI - Broadcast Music In. LatinAutor - SonyATV, Sony ATV Publishing, ASCAP, EMI Music Publishing" и другие авторские общества (10). UMG (от лица компании "A&M"); EMI Music Publishing, UBEM, SOLAR Music Rights Management, LatinAutor - SonyATV, LatinAutor, BMI - Broadcast Music In. CMRRA" и другие авторские общества (5). Композиция.

The title of the album came from a dream that woke me up on my first night in Barbados. I dreamed I was sitting in the walled garden behind my house in Hampstead, under a lilac tree on a well manicured lawn, surrounded by beautiful rosebushes. Suddenly the bricks from the wall exploded into the garden and I turned to see the head of an enormous turtle emerging from the darkness, followed by four or five others. Is the album any good I don't know anymore. My voice, it's so weak.

Sting – Love Is The Seventh Wave 1985. Sting (The Dream of the Blue Turtles, 1984-85) – 8. The Dream Of the Blue Turtles. Sting – We Work The Black Seam Together. Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles – The Dream Of The Blue Turtles. Sting – The Dream Of The Blue Turtles - Demolition.

Printed inner sleeve as well as a foldout sheet with lyrics and pictures.

But except for Shadows, the bluesy Consider Me Gone and an instrumental, Blue Turtles, that grafts progressive 1960s jazz onto a Weather Reporty march, The Dream of the Blue Turtles is a pop record above all. It’s only a jam session between the lines, where Marsalis answers Sting’s voice with slyly ubiquitous fanfares and curlicues and epigrams. I’m all for political songs, and there’s no better vehicle for them than a megastar album. Yet Sting sabotages his own good intentions when he gets preachy or spacey or sanctimonious. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free is a postgrammatical, T-shirt sentiment and a denunciation of possessiveness that would be a lot more convincing issued by someone other than a millionaire.

Sting's The Dream of the Blue Turtles, his first solo album, is an interesting historical document. It reflects an uneasy period in British and world history, even as it marks an important transition point in Sting's own life and career. It's also a pretty good album that holds up well today, more than forty years later. By 1985, The Police were one of the most successful bands in the world

Tracklist

1 If You Love Somebody Set Them free
2 Love Is The Seventh Wave
3 Russians
4 Children’s Crusade
5 Shadows In The Rain
6 We Work The Black Seam
7 Consider Me Gone
8 The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
9 Moon Over Bourbon Street
10 Fortress Around Your Heart

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Distribution Code: 2223031

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DREAM 1 Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records DREAM 1 UK 1985
CS 3750 Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ‎(Cass, Album, Club) A&M Records CS 3750 US 1985
SP-3750 Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ‎(LP, Album, Club) A&M Records SP-3750 US 1985
SP-3750 Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ‎(LP, Album, Ele) A&M Records SP-3750 US 1985
SP-3750 Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ‎(LP, Album, Ind) A&M Records SP-3750 US 1985

Tracklist

A1 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 4:14
A2 Love Is The Seventh Wave Trombone – Frank Opolko 3:30
A3 Russians 3:57
A4 Children's Crusade 5:00
A5 Shadows In The Rain 4:46
B1 We Work The Black Seam 5:40
B2 Consider Me Gone Congas – Eddy Grant 4:21
B3 The Dream Of The Blue Turtles 1:15
B4 Moon Over Bourbon Street Arranged By [Assistant] – Dominic Muldowney Double Bass – Sting 3:59
B5 Fortress Around Your Heart 4:48

Notes

Mixed at Blue Wave Recording Studios, St. Philip, Barbados and at Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec.

℗ 1985 A&M Records Inc.
© 1985 A&M Records Inc.

Made in Holland / Distrubution Polydor

All songs © 1985 Magnetic Publishing Ltd., represented by Reggatta Music/Illegal Songs, Inc. except for Shadows In The Rain published by Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
All titles © 1985 G. M. Sumner except Shadows In The Rain © 1980 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DREAM 1 Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records DREAM 1 UK 1985
CS 3750 Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ‎(Cass, Album, Club) A&M Records CS 3750 US 1985
SP-3750 Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ‎(LP, Album, Club) A&M Records SP-3750 US 1985
SP-3750 Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ‎(LP, Album, Ele) A&M Records SP-3750 US 1985
SP-3750 Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ‎(LP, Album, Ind) A&M Records SP-3750 US 1985