March 10, 2020 – 5:34 am

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Burbank 2020 [no label, 1CD]

iHeartRadio L!VE. iHeartRadio Theater LA, Burbank, CA; January 28, 2020. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Sting’s intimate performance at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles, featuring songs from his acclaimed musical ‘The Last Ship’, and a some hits from his storied career.

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Roger Friedman;

There was always a problem with Sting’s Broadway musical, “The Last Ship.” Even though the music was par excellence, the songs beyond deliciously hummable, the story was always muddled. I’m thrilled to report that has changed, very much for the better. “The Last Ship” has been rebuilt and is eminently seaworthy. Last night’s premiere (January 22, 2020) in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theater was a triumph on so many levels but the biggest was that we finally feel like the people of Wallsend, Newcastle, UK who build ships are getting their due.

What’s changed? Some cast, although that was never a problem. The music is the same, if not better than ever. The title song is still magnificent and moving. A great number from the middle of the show, “Show Some Respect,” now comes toward the end and has taken on new meaning. But I love the ballads and the mid tempo numbers written by Sting in a manner Richard Rodgers would appreciate, of lush melodies and clever lyrics. The  standouts are “When the Pugilist Learned How to Dance” and “Dead Man’s Boots,” each of which is now staged and delivered to maximum effect.

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Thanks to indykid for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

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Track 01. Introduction by Ellen K/The Last Ship 4:30
Track 02. Q&A 4:58
Track 03. Shipyard 4:18
Track 04. Q&A 3:38
Track 05. Message In A Bottle/Englishman in New York 9:28
Track 06. Q&A/Roxanne 4:33
Track 07. August Winds (vocals by Frances McNamee) 3:18
Track 08. Dead Man’s Boots 4:09
Track 09. If You Ever See Me Talking to a Sailor (vocals by Frances McNamee) 5:08
Track 10. The Night the Pugilist Learned How to Dance (vocals by Oliver Savile) 4:00
Track 11. When We Dance (vocals by Oliver Savile & Frances McNamee) 3:41
Track 12. Every Breath You Take 5:51
58 mins

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  1. 4 Responses to “STING - BURBANK 2020”

  2. Rumor has it Sting gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Mar 10, 2020

  3. I used to masturbate to stings pictures using a cucumber when I was a teen . Sooo hot . I’m serious . I always figured he was well hung .

    By Dee Dee Longley on Mar 10, 2020

  4. Loved the police better than Sting solo . They broke up way too soon . Stewart Copeland was a great drummer.

    By Pat Grooms on Mar 11, 2020

  5. Nice “Best of”. Thanks a lot !!

    By Lodger on Mar 12, 2020

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