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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
The somber, personal Soul Cages is a testament to Sting's strength as a storyteller. Each song creates its own dark, lonely world with recurring themes of sea, ships, and filial love. The album opens with the wistful, virt... more »
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The somber, personal Soul Cages is a testament to Sting's strength as a storyteller. Each song creates its own dark, lonely world with recurring themes of sea, ships, and filial love. The album opens with the wistful, virtually mist-drenched "Island of Souls," a tale of a shipbuilder's son orphaned by an accident who dreams of the open sea. Later, that sea becomes a prison for a lovelorn sailor in "Why Should I Cry for You?" Throughout, Sting dispenses with the conventions of pop lyrical structure. Saxophones, oboe, and Northumbrian pipes reinforce the folksy feel of the instrumentation. Arguably the best song on the album, "Mad About You" is a mystical ballad about a king who has everything except the woman he loves. Grand, elegiac, and allegorical, Soul Cages stands as one of Sting's most downcast recordings, and one of his most compelling. --Courtney Kemp
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Beverly N. from PORTLAND, OR
Reviewed on 8/19/2009...
Not my cup of tea
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Astoundingly haunting and powerful, even after 20 years!!!
Andrea Faiman | 02/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember that the song "When The Angels Fall" - which closes this album - used to completely do me in. It still does. The mood on this record is incredible - so much so you're carried off into the seas with his father and you are there with the shipbuilders. There is a sense of longing, of history and of passing time. I think Sting was mourning his father's death - and what came out of that was very powerful. Soul Cages also marks the first time Dominic Miller played with Sting on an album."