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Title:
The last ship original Broadway cast recording
Author:
Sting (Musician)
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Universal Music Classics, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital : 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

Compact disc.

Lyrics on insert.
Language:
English
Contents:
Island of souls -- All this time -- August winds -- Shipyard -- If you ever see me talking to a sailor -- Dead man's boots -- Last ship, part one -- Sail away -- Last ship, part two -- What say you, Meg? -- We've got now't else -- When we dance -- Night the pugilist learned how to dance -- So to speak -- Show some respect -- It's not the same moon -- Underground flower -- Ghost story -- Last ship (finale) -- What say you Meg?
Genre:
UPC:
602547139955
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

Sting's solo recording of The Last Ship was his finest album of the new millennium, so it stands to reason that the 2014 Original Broadway Cast recording of the musical would also be strong, as it contains many of the same bones as the 2013 rendition. Indeed, the OBC version of The Last Ship is also very good, although it naturally displays a different character. Certainly, this cast recording has a more theatrical bent, both in its execution and in its pacing -- the songs are in a different order and a few older Sting hits punctuate the newer tunes, serving a bit as an anchor for the audience -- and that naturally draws attention to Sting's subtler skills as a writer, both in the short and long term. Song by song, the album is sturdy, but what's more impressive is the cumulative effect, how the songs intertwine and enliven their companions, drawing a compelling and subtly moving narrative. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


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