The Dream of the Blue Turtles is the first solo & debut studio album released by Sting, released in the U.S. June 1, 1985. It includes ten tracks & was released in 1985, only a year after The Police had unofficially broken up. The album features some of Sting's strongest political songs, including "Russians" (about Cold War nuclear anxieties, which had peaked in the 1980s); "Children's Crusade" (comparing the destruction of the younger generation in World War I to the devastation brought about by heroin addiction in modern-day London); and "We Work the Black Seam" (about the recent U.K. Miners' Strike).
It also includes Sting's first hit after The Police, "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"; a jazzed-up reworking of The Police song "Shadows in the Rain"; & a song inspired by Anne Rice's book Interview with the Vampire, "Moon over Bourbon Street".
The movie Bring on the Night documents some of the recording work that produced this album, as well as the subsequent tour.