Sting: The Studio Collection – solo career-spanning vinyl box (09/30/2016)

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  1. pghmusiclover

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  2. pghmusiclover

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    A&M / Interscope Records are proud to release The Studio Collection, a career-spanning vinyl LP box set featuring all of Sting’s seminal solo studio albums brought together for the first time.

    The Studio Collection includes eight essential A&M Records albums across eleven LPs – The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (1985), ...Nothing Like The Sun (1987) (double LP), The Soul Cages (1991), Ten Summoner’s Tales (1993), Mercury Falling (1996), Brand New Day (1999) (double LP), Sacred Love (2003) (double LP) and The Last Ship (2013) – with both Brand New Day and Sacred Love available on vinyl for the first time ever.

    All of the included LPs appear in exact replicas of the original artwork presented in an exceptional slipcase package, with brand new vinyl masters cut at the legendary Abbey Road studios to ensure exceptional audio quality.

    Tracklist:
    The Dream Of The Blue Turtles

    Side A:

    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
    Side B:
    1. We Work The Black Seam
    2. Consider Me Gone
    3. The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
    4. Moon Over Bourbon Street
    5. Fortress Around Your Heart
    ...Nothing Like The Sun
    Side A:

    1. The Lazarus Heart
    2. Be Still My Beating Heart
    3. Englishman In New York
    Side B:
    1. History Will Teach Us Nothing
    2. They Dance Alone
    3. Fragile
    Side C:
    1. We'll Be Together
    2. Straight To My Heart
    3. Rock Steady
    Side D:
    1. Sister Moon
    2. Little Wing
    3. The Secret Marriage
    The Soul Cages
    Side A:

    1. Island Of Souls
    2. All This Time
    3. Mad About You
    4. Jeremiah Blues (Part 1)
    5. Why Should I Cry For You?
    Side B:
    1. Saint Agnes And The Burning Train
    2. The Wild Wild Sea
    3. The Soul Cages
    4. When The Angels Fall
    Ten Summoner’s Tales
    Side A:

    1. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
    2. Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven)
    3. Fields Of Gold
    4. Heavy Cloud No Rain
    5. She's Too Good For Me
    6. Seven Days
    Side B:
    1. Saint Augustine In Hell
    2. It's Probably Me
    3. Shape Of My Heart
    4. Something The Boy Said
    5. Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me)
    Mercury Falling
    Side A:

    1. The Hounds Of Winter
    2. I Hung My Head
    3. Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot
    4. I Was Brought To My Senses
    5. You Still Touch Me
    Side B:
    1. I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying
    2. All Four Seasons
    3. Twenty Five To Midnight
    4. La Belle Dame Sans Regrets
    5. Valparaiso
    6. Lithium Sunset
    Brand New Day
    Side A:

    1. A Thousand Years
    2. Desert Rose
    3. Big Lie Small World
    Side B:
    1. After The Rain Has Fallen
    2. Perfect Love...Gone Wrong
    Side C:
    1. Tomorrow We'll See
    2. Prelude To The End Of The Game
    3. Fill Her Up
    Side D:
    1. Ghost Story
    2. Brand New Day
    Sacred Love
    Side A:

    1. Inside
    2. Send Your Love
    3. Whenever I Say Your Name
    Side B:
    1. Dead Man's Rope
    2. Never Coming Home
    3. Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)
    Side C:
    1. Forget About The Future
    2. This War
    3. The Book Of My Life
    Side D:
    1. Sacred Love
    2. Send Your Love (Dave Aude Remix Edit Version)
    The Last Ship
    Side A:

    1. The Last Ship
    2. Dead Man's Boots
    3. And Yet
    4. August Winds
    5. Language Of Birds
    6. Practical Arrangement
    Side B:
    1. The Night The Pugilist Learned How To Dance
    2. Ballad Of The Great Eastern
    3. What Have We Got? (feat. Jimmy Nail)
    4. I Love Her But She Loves Someone Else
    5. So To Speak (feat. Becky Unthank)
     
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  3. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

    It seems like a few others should have been double-LPs in addition to the ones indicated.
     
  4. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

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    Dang i just paid ma pretty penny for a VG+ copy of mercury falling on vinyl. Any idea if these will be sold individually?
     
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  5. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

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    When I click on the link above, they're all listed and priced individually.
     
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  6. VinylRob

    VinylRob Forum Resident

    That is curious.
     
  7. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

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    You're right. A Brand New DAY and Sacred Love are it for me then.
     
  8. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

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    Don't care for the Last Ship
     
  9. dobyblue

    dobyblue Forum Resident

    Interested to hear about the source material used, but can't help but wonder if you were trying to "ensure exceptional audio quality" why you wouldn't do a 2LP for Ten Summoner's Tales vs. 24+ mins for both sides on a single LP.
     
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  10. DeRosa

    DeRosa Forum Resident

    that's a hard record to find!
     
  11. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    No "Everybody Laughed but You", on the Japanese release of Ten Summoner's Tales?
     
  12. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

    For anyone interested, according to Super Deluxe Edition these are not remastered:

    Sting / The Studio Collection vinyl box | superdeluxeedition »

    In terms of packaging, all of the included LPs will appear in ‘exact replicas’ of the original artwork and are presented in a ‘drawer’-style slipcase package. The records are 180g vinyl pressings, with brand new vinyl masters cut at Abbey Road Studios. It should be noted however, that none of the albums have been remastered.
     
  13. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I never owned this album -- is that a Japanese bonus track? These Universal box sets are pretty strict about keeping to the regular UK track listing.
     
  14. moni

    moni Forum Resident

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    It wasn't a bonus track as it's on every version of the album apart from North America for some strange reason.
     
  15. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

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    B-side on cd single here.
     
  16. NiceMrMustard

    NiceMrMustard Forum Resident

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    Too bad he left off the live album "Bring on the Night." One of the very best live albums out there.
     
  17. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    Should've been a triple album.
     
  18. Yovra

    Yovra Forum Enthusiast

    So exact replica's, not-remastered...does that mean that the "Turtles"and "Nothing Like The Sun" LPs aren't different from the original vinyl albums? I'll watch this thread for the first review and might dive in for "Soul Cages"...
     
  19. JasonA

    JasonA Forum Resident

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    Not the same as originals...not remastered, but "brand new vinyl masters cut at Abbey Road Studios"
     
  20. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    It does not say who did the mastering. They fail to say if direct from analogue for the earlier albums. Brand new Day is welcome on vinyl at last and even Sacred Love may be worth a listen on this format. Problem is have the rest as originals so these vinyl cuts will need to be done well to be worth considering.
     
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  21. DeRosa

    DeRosa Forum Resident

    From what i've read, (Michael Fremer's website) Abbey Road can only cut new lacquers from digital files, so these won't be cut from tape (for those albums were it originally existed)
     
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  22. Yovra

    Yovra Forum Enthusiast

    There's the thing; my setup is not too critical and my ears are almost 52 years; I don't think I'll hear the difference between the 'new Abbey Road Cut'' and a nice original anyway.
     
  23. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

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    Just bought a Excopy on Ebay for less than $10 with shipping.
     
  24. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    Not true. He is talking of the half speed process but for that they could use tape except Miles Showell prefers to use digital to preserve bass extension and easy de SS ing . They can cut AAA at normal speed as per The Beatles In Mono and Nick Drake titles. Which process they used for these is not stated.
     
  25. OldSkoolFool

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    Am I correct in assuming that Mercury Falling is hard to find and that Brand New Day and Sacred Love were never pressed to vinyl?
     
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