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Sting releasing LP based on shipyard musical

By | Published on Wednesday 5 June 2013


Tantric pop wasp Sting is, says the New York Times, ready to release a new LP titled ‘The Last Ship’, his first original one since 2003’s ‘Sacred Love’. He’s doing it on 23 Sep, this via a trio of UMG-affiliated labels – Cherrytree, Interscope and A&M Records.

Far from an ordinary LP, it’s an elaboration of the score to a musical, also called ‘The Last Ship’, that Sting’s been co-creating with ‘Skyfall’ screenwriter John Logan and Brian Yorkey over the past three years. Partly based on Sting’s early days in Wallsend, Newcastle, its story is based in a shipyard in the 1980s. Sting et al plan to stage the show on Broadway.

So that’s all quite fascinating, isn’t it?