Earlier this week I went to see Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Apollo in Manchester. Believe me when I say it’s definitely in my top 5 gigs of all time.
I wasn’t sure what to expect and soon found that he was doing all of The Police hits. I love watching someone sing the songs I’ve listened to the majority of my life but to hear them with an orchestra is just amazing. It was breathtaking and it made me want to share some of my favourite songs from the album.
If On A Winter’s Night has allowed Sting to take a different route and it’s one steeped in authenticity winter mystery.
There’s no doubt some Sting-haters out there, but then any male who has success making music as a solo artist after success with a band, seems to get a lot of bitter reviews from those lacking in any musical depth. This happens more to musicians that didn’t have a premature end to their life and are comfortably aging. This seems quite a narrow minded way of judging music, whether or not you personally like a song, you should be able to rise above your own ideal of what constitutes as ‘cool’ and give credit where it’s due.