Complex, Yet Infectious
Sting has never shyed away from a challenge, and in this case, I think he and Dominic Miller challenged themselves to create a collection of stories and introspective musings that were both complex in their arrangements, while at the same time, being stripped to soul-bearing simplicity. It's obvious he was not going for hooks on the Bridge (save for a nod to his past in Rushing Water) and it works beautifully. You'll find yourself wanting to play it again and again to uncover with every spin, more musical and lyrical nuance. Like a fine Tuscan wine, Sting's musical talent has aged most gracefully.
ALMOST BOUGHT IT?
By sally seashor
After Listening to the Tracks a Few Times I Realized This Is Way To Sleepy and SImilar To Other Stingky Songs...
Track 1 Is The Best and Then It Drags
A return to form
I was a massive Sting fan back in the day. LOVED LOVED LOVED his solo work in the 80s and 90s. Saw Sting at the Hollywood Bowl on his birthday many moons ago and that was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. With the exception of The Last Ship however his music of the last 20 years just hasn’t clicked with me for whatever reason. But this album seems like a return to form. Hooray! Really enjoying it. Guess I’m back on the Sting train!
Return To Form
If you think of the time period that included Sting’s The Soul Cages, Ten Summoners Tales and Mercury Falling and crafted an album that has echoes of all of those albums you would have The Bridge. The songs are shorter and maybe not as cinematic as his earlier work (the details here are much more subtle)but it’s very enjoyable. You can hear references to Fortress Around Your Heart, This Cowboy Song, even The Pirates Bride. Sometimes it’s just an instrument that sounds familiar and other times it’s a familiar theme but either way it’s a welcome return.
Limited Shelf Life
Sting seems to have lost some of his vocal range, most likely due to aging. This is a decent effort but to me, solo Sting was best when he was more immersed in a jazz phase. The instrumentation and music on these don’t do much to compliment his vocals as they did on other albums in the past.
Fav album since Ten Summers Tales
Now this is an awesome CHILL STING ALBUM that us old cats have been accustomed to from the past ! 2 sting albums in a row now “57th “ and this one .. no I don’t include the shaggy album the least bit.. for a 70 year old man.. Sting is still very much Sting ! If this is his last proper “chill Rock album “ I’m content !
Ensure the Enduring
By Lei Indiana
I’m compassionate, frankly if his long span as a defined popularity. His revels, outplay an emotive confession. Surreal, subliminal, & characterizing of the importance to, dwell, design, & deviate against norms, the prospect is his problem we’re forever younger, then what we seem to become, it’s up to anyone, to forge delegation. “Loving You” & “If It’s Love”’Best tracks of the continuation, is singles serving as the follow up’s.
Mature and inspired
By Gerhard Holz
Sting has put together a set of great new songs. Songs like “the book of numbers”, “harmony road”, or “for her love” show his wide range and skills as a songwriter and singer.
His voice sounds has not sounded better in years and it is a fantastic album.
Sting still a master of his craft!
By Alares Rock
This album is so beautiful.
I have to say Harmony Road is such a Masterpiece.
Captain Bateman it’s another gem!
Rushing Water and If it’s Love are very pop oriented and give a good balance to the album.
Sting always surprise me, listen to “Hills on the Border” it’s just Amazing!
I compare Sting to a great red wine, it gets better with time!
I recently saw Sting and Dominc Miller interview with Rick Beato on you tube and they spoke about this album.
Great interview, if you’re a musician watch it! If you’re a Fan watch this interview!
Dominic Miller guitar in this album is superb! Great tones!
Gracias Maestro por este álbum tan hermoso! 🙏🏻