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British rock superstar Sting has delved into the world of classical music, releasing a series of albums such as “If On a Winter’s Night...,” released late last year, and “Songs from the Labyrinth” (2006), the artist’s take on the music of 17th-century composer John Dowland. This time, he offers “Symphonicities,” classical versions of his hit songs performed with London’s Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

The album’s title is a play on the name of The Police’s final album “Synchronicity” from 1983. The new album was released in tandem with his world tour, which began in Canada on June 2 and continues to numerous cities across North America and Europe. (No Asian destination has been announced yet.) The songs on the album, such as “Englishman in New York” or “When We Dance,” have undergone no drastic changes, but he beautifully reinvents past hits such as “Roxanne” and “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” In particular, the song “The Pirate’s Bride” stands out. It has a highly lyrical intro featuring oboe and jazz vocalist Jo Lawry’s enchanting voice blending with Sting’s.

Sting “Symphonicities”

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Genre: Pop, Classical

By Seo Ji-eun
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