Category Archives: Sting

Producer: Hugh Padgham in the 80s

Hugh Padgham was the invisible catalyst behind dozens of best-selling, multi-platinum albums and was among the most successful, and sought after, music producers in contemporary British rock and pop history. We take a stroll though his work throughout the decade … Continue reading

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Top 10 Remarkable Songs Off 10 Unremarkable Albums

Here at The Press we are counting down the top 10 remarkable songs off 10 relatively forgettable albums by any given artist, with the intention to uncover some hidden gems along the way we may have otherwise sidestepped. So enjoy … Continue reading

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The Gil Evans Orchestra – Out of the Cool

In the wake of brilliant arranger Gil Evans’ emblematic triumphs of classical-jazz  collaborations with Miles Davis: Miles Ahead (1957), Porgy and Bess (1958), and Sketches of Spain (1960), this album, Out of the Cool, a title evoking his experiments in mood and form with … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

The Police – Outlandos d’Amour (1978) Janette Beckman shot this photo for the cover of the Police’s first album Outlandos d’Amour in a tunnel on London’s South Bank, near Waterloo Station, in 1978. Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland unveiled … Continue reading

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The Police – Top 50 Songs Playlist

This Top 50 Police tracks has just been posted on Spotify. Listen here.

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#11: Sting – …Nothing Like the Sun (1987)

Here at Pierce’s Press I take a look at expansive double albums and trim it back to a single, dreck-free, no filler, concise, listenable record without having to reach for the skip button or needle re-positioning. These albums can potentially … Continue reading

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