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Sting: Brand New Day

Sting: The Soul Cages (Piano-Vocal-Guitar)
(Paperback - April 1991)

Sting Piano Solos

Sting: Nothing Like the Sun, Transcribed Scores
(Paperback - December 1988)

Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
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Sting : Demolition Man : A Biography
by Christopher Sandford
With plenty of detail for Sting fans of all ages, Sting: Demolition Man traces the rise of young Brit Gordon Sumner to the international pop icon known as Sting. Focusing continually on the man's personal and professional growth, this is no sleazy-tabloid type of biography; instead, his variety of talents, beliefs, and musical styles are shown against the backdrop of his personal life. The transformation from irritable and angry young punk living in a basement to multimillionaire father and activist makes for interesting material when coupled with his dramatic changes in musical style. Equal focus is given to all stages of his adult development--the chart-topping band the Police are presented as just another side trip, albeit an important one, in Sting's career. While there's a lot of minute detail, the presentation is uniformly impersonal: after reading this book, you'll know everything about the man from his favorite hobbies to when he had his nose done, but somehow there's little sense of true motives or guiding inspiration. Old Police fans who've wondered what happened to the bleached-blond, sneering singer since his "growing up" will be relieved to learn there's a bit less self-importance behind his image than we've been led to believe. Author Christopher Sandford includes opinions about individual songs and movie scenes throughout the book (feel free to disagree), and fans wanting complete lists of Sting's accomplishments will find the timeline at the end of the book most helpful. --Jill Lightner -
Paperback: 368 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.06 x 9.04 x 6.01
Publisher: Carroll & Graf; (March )
ISBN: 0786707178 

The Best of Sting : Fields of Gold - 1984-1994
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation;

The Very Best of Sting & the Police
Fifteen hits from this supergroup and Sting's solo career: Can't Stand Losing You - Don't Stand So Close to Me - Englishman in New York - Every Breath You Take - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - Fields of Gold - If I Ever Lose My Faith in You - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot - Message in a Bottle - Roxanne - Roxanne '97 - Puff Daddy Remix - Russians - Walking on the Moon - When We Dance.

Sting : The Secret Life of Gordon Sumner
by Wensley Clarkson
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Complete Guides to the Music of the Police & Sting
by Chris Welch
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