On the musical front,
Sting's career began it's international phase of prominence as a member
of the rock group The Police. There are plenty of sites on the web to give
you accurate information about that phase of his career, though. On his
solo career, Sting has released a total of 7 solo albums. They include,
"The Dream of Blue Turtles", "Bring on the Night", "...Nothing Like the
Sun", "The Soul Cages", "Ten Summoner's Tales", "Fields of Gold", and his
latest solo effort, "Mercury Falling".
In addition to his
solo work, Sting has performed on the soundtracks to various films from
"Leaving Las Vegas" to "The Living Sea" to "Lethal Weapon 3". Beyond that,
he has graced the recordings of other artists ranging from Pavorotti to
Dire Straits to Elton John to Julio Iglesias.
Sting is married
to film director/producer, Trudie Styler and they live with their 6 children
in a castle about an hour outside of London, not far from Stonehenge. Part
of what keeps this man going and doing all these things mentioned is his
daily regimen of yoga. Introduced to the discipline in 1990 during the
"Soul Cages" recording sessions, Sting has become a well known advocate
of yoga's many benefits.
To catagorize the
man's musical style into one field would equivalent of saying that Picasso
painted using white. Sting's recordings
have ranged from hard rock to country, from raggae to bossanova. And yet
the talent to always land on his feet, no matter what the musical style.
Sting also proves himself an artist unafraid of admitting flaws. He is
constantly rearranging existing songs into different styles or tempos to
get a better feeling for them. He has often said he hopes to always be
striving to become a better musician.
A musician, an activist,
an actor, a composer, a perfectionist, a husband, a father, a man. Whichever
label you choose for Sting, he is admirable and a man of great talent.
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