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Dream of the Blue Turtles
Sting
Dream of the Blue Turtles
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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From one spin of The Dream of the Blue Turtles, Sting's first solo release, it's obvious that for him there would be life beyond the Police. Teamed with a band of top jazz players, he presents his musical visions that had...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Sting
Title: Dream of the Blue Turtles
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 21
Label: A&M
Original Release Date: 1/1/1985
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Dance Pop, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative, Soul, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075021375024

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From one spin of The Dream of the Blue Turtles, Sting's first solo release, it's obvious that for him there would be life beyond the Police. Teamed with a band of top jazz players, he presents his musical visions that had gone unrealized while he was still constrained by his former ensemble. In style and subject matter, it's a decidedly diverse collection of songs and the playing is excellent throughout. The love songs are mostly focused on endings or escapes, and it's quite possible to interpret much of the imagery in reference to the bitter breakup of the Police. Sting's concern with history and politics is in evidence: he makes a father's plea for sanity and restraint in the nuclear age, takes up for the U.K.'s much-abused coal miners, and relates the savage stupidity of World War I to the destructive effects of adolescent heroin addiction. Songs that seem elaborately constructed and recorded contrast with others that are presented as one-take jams. Seen as a whole, The Dream of the Blue Turtles is eclectic, ambitious--sometimes pretentious--but altogether worth owning. --Al Massa

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