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Sting Releases 35th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of ‘…Nothing Like The Sun’

=A&M/UMe recently released a digital-only 35th-anniversary expanded edition of Sting‘s critically acclaimed 1987 solo album, …Nothing Like the Sun.

The album’s title was adopted from Shakespeare‘s “Sonnet No. 130” (“My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”).

The 26-track Expanded Edition features the original 12 songs on the album plus 14 bonus tracks that consist of B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and instrumentals.

Building on the momentum of his 3x platinum debut solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, …Nothing Like the Sun tackled a litany of deeply rooted and profoundly personal subjects.

“I look back on this album, and I realize that the record is about my mother, although I didn’t see it at the time. It’s about mothers and daughters, mistresses and wives, sisters… Every song has one of these themes. It surprised me,” Sting reflects in the liner notes.

…Nothing Like the Sun was Sting’s first digital recording.

Its up-tempo lead single, “We’ll Be Together,” featuring Annie Lennox, was an instant chart hit.

Produced by Sting, Hugh Padgham, Bryan Loren, and Neil Dorfsman, …Nothing Like the Sun featured a variety of A-list guitarists.

…Nothing Like the Sun has been certified 2x platinum by the RIAA, topped the album charts in two countries, the U.K. and Japan, and peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200.

Visit to listen or purchase Sting’s …Nothing Like the Sun – Expanded Edition.

(Photo: Eric Ryan Anderson)

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