Thursday, June 6, 2013

AND THE CHAOS OF CAGES WHERE THE CRAYFISH LIE:  Having failed to exhaust the topic of  the decline of Newcastle shipbuilding for 1991's The Soul Cages, Sting will release a new album this year entitled The Last Ship with songs he has written for a pending Broadway musical on the subject. In other words, think The Capeman, but wetter and with bigger words.


  1. Adam B.2:43 PM

    Yes, I have written this post solely to bait one regular reader of this blog.

  2. Adam B.3:13 PM

    Okay, two, I do love that quote.

  3. Haters gonna hate. :) Actually, I've read articles on this with slightly different facts. Those articles suggest that the play is just a play, not a musical, and that these are just songs inspired by the play. But I agree that musical makes more sense for Sting. Notably, this will be his first "pop" album in almost exactly 10 years, and will coincide with my daughter's 10th birthday.

  4. Adam B.4:04 PM

    If it's a play, then it's Billy Elliott without the singing and dancing. And wetter, with longer words.

  5. Benner4:04 PM

    The music he's made over the years . . .I don't really listen to it, but I respect that he puts it out there.

    Mark Knopfler covered this topic better in Why Aye Man.

  6. Tosy and Cosh8:08 PM

    I have long thought Soul Cages (my favorite Sting album, and one of my favorite albums, period) would make a great musical, and originally had heard that some of it was the basis for this musical. Either way, I am interested in new Sting music - hoping for a return to form.