The Dream of the Blue Turtles

Sting - The Dream of the Blue Turtles
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Based on 2 reviews
1985 Ratings: #30 / 95
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Based on 29 ratings
Liked by 2 people
June 1, 1985 / Release Date
LP / Format
A&M / Label
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features the most stupid pseudo-politically conscious song that made the liberals shed their crocodile-tears:
Russians featuring the Refrain:

Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

He was already rich enough to hold some jazz-musicians captive to decorate his country-house
This album is lacking the memorable vocal melodies of later Sting songs and earlier tunes by The Police, but it does continue the socially and politically conscious messages from Sting's earlier work and features some interesting jazz flourishes here and there, so, even though I don't even like jazz, extra points for variety. Sting is starting to come into his own as a solo artist, but while some people love this record, it's just missing something in my view. As a song that I might want to ... read more
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The Dream of the Blue Turtles is as much a work of world literature as it is a pop album. A brilliant pairing of stories and feelings with performances of nuance and virtuosity. The album occupies a unique sonic space as well- you are unlikely to hear music that sounds like this anywhere outside of Sting's canon. The jazz-inflected playing of Branford Marsalis, Omar Hakim, Kenny Kirkland, and others is transplanted to a landscape of lush 80s adult contemporary synthesizers and ambiance. ... read more
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Track List

  1. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  2. Love Is The Seventh Wave
  3. Russians
  4. Children's Crusade
  5. Shadows In The Rain
  6. We Work The Black Seam
  7. Consider Me Gone
  8. The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
  9. Moon Over Bourbon Street
  10. Fortress Around Your Heart
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Added on: December 7, 2014