In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Sting has released a digitally expanded version of his 1991 album, The Soul Cages. Originally released on January 22nd, 1991, the new “Expanded Edition” features the original nine-song album plus 13 bonus tracks that consist of remixes, extended mixes, and a pair of songs sung in Spanish and Italian incarnations. Seven of these bonus tracks have not been previously available for digital download or streaming. The Soul Cages, which was Sting’s third solo studio set, topped the album charts in five countries, including the UK and Canada, hitting Number Two on the U.S. Billboard 200. The album’s lead single, “All This Time,” peaked at Number Five on the Billboard Hot 100; Number One on both Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts, and Number Nine on Adult Contemporary chart. The title track, “The Soul Cages,” won a Grammy for Best Rock Song in 1992, and it climbed to Number Seven on Mainstream Rock and Number Nine on the magazine’s Modern Rock list.
Sting has never been shy to break new ground by writing and recording in different genres or reinventing his past works. He told us that ultimately, he has no regrets regarding the musical decisions he’s made over the years since leaving the Police: [“I don’t think if you do good work with integrity and care, it’s never wasted. It always feeds the reservoir, it feeds the creative soul. That’s more important than bums on the seats, or, y’know, CD sales, or whatever. But I have no complaints of it in any regard.”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . in any regard)
Sting: The Soul Cages – Expanded Edition (digital only):
“Island Of Souls
“All This Time
“Mad About You
“Jeremiah Blues (Part 1)”
“Why Should I Cry For You”
“Saint Agnes And The Burning Train”
“The Wild Wild Sea”
“The Soul Cages”
“When The Angels Fall”
“I Miss You Kate (Instrumental)” – Bonus Track
“Come Down In Time” – Bonus Track
“Tempted (Live)” – Bonus Track
“Ne Me Quitte Pas (Live)” – Bonus Track
“Oo La La Hugh” – Bonus Track
“Mad About You (Original Remix)” – Bonus Track
“Mad About You (Remix Edit)” – Bonus Track
“Mad About You (12″ Remix)” – Bonus Track
“Mad About You (Italian Version)” – Bonus Track
“Why Should I Cry For You (Spanish Version)” – Bonus Track
“Why Should I Cry For You (Extended Mix)” – Bonus Track
“The Soul Cages (Edit)” – Bonus Track
“All This Time (Edit)” – Bonus Track
SOURCE: Press release
- Just released is Sting‘s Duets collection. The album, which also features the former-Police leader’s instrumental collaborations, features Sting’s teamups with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Charles Aznavour, Mylène Farmer, Shaggy, Melody Gardot, Gashi and more.
- Out now is Sting’s latest concert album, titled My Songs: Live. The collection, culled from a string of 2019 shows is a companion piece to the studio set, My Songs, in which he updated 15 of his solo and Police classics.
- Among the tunes featured on the new 11-track live album are such favorites as “Message In A Bottle,” “Brand New Day,” “Wrapped Around Your Finger,” “Desert Rose,” and “Every Breath You Take, among others.
CHECK IT OUT: Sting in 1991 performing The Soul Cages‘ “All This Time”: