'Moon Over Bourbon Street' appears on Sting's debut solo album, 1985's 'The Dream Of The Blue Turtles'. There's a moon over Bourbon Street tonightI see faces as they pass beneath the pale lamplightI've no choice but to follow that callThe bright…. I think we got enough spontaneity on the record and yet enough discipline to have gone into areas that most pop records don't go. The brim of my hat hides the eyes of a beast. The songs, all written by Sting, are filled with allusions to nuclear war, pollution, despair and other concerns of our era. Then 'Fortress Around Your Heart' cloes the album with a fantastical allegory on the risks of past mistakes.Though Sting's poetry has become more detailed and immediate, it is not necessarily any more revealing. I don't want to be in that kind of prison. I have to be inspired before I write, but then when you're writing about issues like the miners' strike, the proliferation of nuclear power, and the arms race, then you have to have a certain responsibility to those issues. By going through this process with this band, I shall destroy a lot of easy options. Nearness of you (The) On the sunny side of the street I wanted to escape that and present a whole plethora of possibilities. On this record I've recruited some of the best young players in America but I think I'm the best songwriter, so I'm not being immodest, the band has a good pedigree, and I'm part of the pedigree. People took solos, took the spotlight. Sting avoids pretension with bitingly energetic and wide-ranging music. If I believe that music is a force for good in this world, then what better way of demonstrating it than musicians of black and white working together. The most artistically successful of these recent fusions, the jazz-based band Weather Report and the pop group Steely Dan, succeeded in part because they largely eschewed improvisation, swing and the three-chord simplicities of traditional rock in favor of angular riffs and pastel tone poems.Though Sting follows a similar approach, it works only fitfully. Then there's Darryl, whom I'm trying to teach to play the bass. More recent - and self-conscious - examples include Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell and the currently popular British singer Sade. Just friends. Body and Soul vers.1. So it's not entirely stupid, there's a grotesque logic somewhere. "Sky Magazine, 11/87On accusations that he used black musicians to enhance his credibility..."We're using Wynton's (Marsalis) argument that I've stained the purity of black music. The naively beautiful 'Russians', in which Sting salves his nuclear fears with a "hope the Russians love their children too," swells with a synthesized snatch of Prokofiev.Then comes 'Children's Crusade', a mournful look back to World War I ("Poppies for young men/such bitter trade... all for a children's crusade") that equates its legacy with the drugged hopelessness of Britain's modern youth, Marsalis' horn an elegiac underscore. Basin Street Blues. Englishman In New York (2) Mad About You. Reply; 2 votes. Sting has said that he composed the song in New Orleans and that it was inspired by Anne Rice's gothic noir novel Interview with the Vampire which is partially set in the French Quarter of the city. Blue Skies. These foolish things. C-jam blues vers.2 (first: 2:38) Caravan. Moonlight Lyrics 5:21 . See more ideas about bourbon street, after dark, jazz blues. More than you know. I don't know what rock & roll is, or if it's valid anymore. The song laments the deadly byproducts of the nuclear industry from the angry, unsung viewpoint of mine workers ("One day in a new clear age/they may understand our rage/Build machines that they can't control/and bury the waste in great big hole...").But there's a lighter touch here as well. I put this on the record and thought, "This is really going to put the cat among the pigeons - how are they going to play it in their format" And they did. Klemmer & Lewis - Just Friends. The bright lights, the people, and the moon and all . It's only a jam session between the lines, where Marsalis answers Sting's voice with slyly ubiquitous fanfares and curlicues and epigrams.Sting still writes short, modal melody lines, and sometimes he plays around with the Police's quiet marches (??¬? Cheek to cheek. Download Joseph Kosma Autumn Leaves sheet music. Basin Street Blues. Fields of Gold. Click here for a list of all website songs (pdf) To search for songs on the pdf pages, press the Ctrl and F keys together and type in key words in the display. His more serious moments are impressive too, as in the evocative 'Moon Over Bourbon Street': "The brim of my hat hides the eye of a beast/I've the face of a sinner but the hands of a priest." It's not going to fit terribly well on radio formats, for example. Marsalis' job is to add a soulful edge where Sting has neglected it, and his soprano sax is a vital element on 'Love Is The Seventh Wave' and 'Children's Crusade'. Reply; 2 votes. It will be interesting to see how radio adjusts to it. It's only a paper moon. 'Moon Over Bourbon Street', a recasting of the standard Autumn Leaves, might be called "Confessions of a Wayward Vampire." What made that band sound so good was not so much their deft musical style, but Sting's rasping lead vocals.Still, 'The Dream Of The Blue Turtles' is one remarkably fine album. Sting - Englishman In New York. I didn't want to extend what the Police had done because that would have sounded like a Police album. Kirkland's synthesizers provide orchestrally thick padding, though the pompous Slavic theme of Russians would have been better served by an authentic brass choir.By sandwiching experimental numbers such as 'Children's Crusade' and the title track between more conventional, pop-oriented material, Sting has created a coherent, seamless work bonded by a sense of looseness. 1 vote. Johnny Rivers - Positively 4th Street No 10. Suddenly the bricks from the wall exploded into the garden and I turned to see the head of an enormous turtle emerging from the darkness, followed by four or five others. It was my intention all along to have a band, not a super-session bunch of hirelings. Blue Monk. Bob Dylan. Many of your Real Book favorites can be found here and in the iGigBook iOS and Android App. Last updated on 02.05.2014 Corcovado. I was even tearful before. I have to say the sense of freedom in not having to tailor songs to accommodate a three-piece, even one as versatile as the Police, was like opening a window in a closed room. The first album was a new position for me. Nicki Parrott. I want to be able to change what I do. I was trapped in this life like an innocent lamb. 'The Dream of the Blue Turtles' is a collection of 10 somewhat-experimental, fiercely focused pop compositions performed by a crack team of young jazz talent. Show More Show Less. I¬íd left the Police, I felt like a duck out of water. An easy option is to make a Police record. They start doing back flips and somersaults, and in the process they destroy this garden, just wreck it. And 'Moon Over Bourbon Street' - inspired by Anne Rice's novel, 'Interview With the Vampire' - has the timeless sound and perfect melody of a pop standard, as Sting's double-bass paces an arrangement that hints of an infernal Mardi Gras and his voice superbly enacts the tale of an ambivalent bloodsucker.Even hard-core Police fans will respond to the album's closer, 'Fortress Around Your Heart', which kicks in a stirring rock chorus and cements the album's theme of building bridges with love and reassessment. And I'll need a drummer, saxophonist, and maybe a trombone...and a bass player. Preview. Autumn Leaves (Remastered Album Version;O.S.T. Review from The Times by Richard WilliamsTo his great credit Sting has opted in his first solo album for the spontaneity that has made the Police an exceptional group. Lyrics. "This cast of characters comes from the debut solo project by Sting, bass-playing leader of the rock trio The Police, scheduled for nationwide release today by A&M records. They're too proud to be that, and I'm too clever to want that. Song: Interpret: kleinste Besetzung für diesen Song My intention was to use musicians who had the finesse of playing jazz, but to make music without that label. Moon Over Bourbon Street appears on Sting's 1985 debut solo album ‘The Dream of the Blue Turtles’. 5,472. "NME, 6/85"This new band is more clearly defined. Show More Show Less. You'd know exactly what to expect and how it would sound. Pour prévisualiser une partition, cliquez sur le bouton . Keith Jarrett - Memories of Tomorrow. Moon Over Bourbon Street, chanson internationale des Années 80. Review from Billboard magazine by author unknownPerhaps the most anticipated release of the summer, and the wait proves well worth it: Police vocalist/bassist's solo collection features 10 tunes, and not a throwaway in the batch. Moon Over Bourbon Street Sting. Confined within tight arrangements, his musicians rarely have a chance to cut loose. Donovan - Sunny Goodge Street No 7. All the 10 tracks sound as though they were recorded by a small group of musicians playing together at the same time, exploring material undulled by over-familiarity, mixed on to tape more or less as they stood.This, presumably, is what Sting was after when he drew into the project young American jazz musicians of the calibre of Branford Marsalis (saxophones), Darryl Jones (bass), Kenny Kirkland (piano) and Omar Hakim (drums). The whole idea is to keep people confused, because that allows you freedom. I see faces as they pass beneath the pale lamp light 2. My threshold for boredom is very, very low. It adds a new dimension to the fierce appeal of its creator. They started doing back- flips and other acrobatics, in the process utterly destroying my garden. Review from The Miami Herald by Tom MoonUsing opium as the connecting image, a historian draws sharp parallels between the loss of young life during World War I and drug abuse today. The songs are more didactic than they've ever been before. That's not the idea..."NME, 6/85"It wasn't my intention to draw comparisons between the Police and this record, I'm just playing with different musicians. Instead, Sting meshes with a jazzy four-man group: drummer Omar Hakim, bassist Darryl Jones, keyboardist Kenny Kirkland and saxophonist Branford Marsalis, whose precisely inspired lyricism carries the album's wealth of mood.Marsalis is a star attraction, certainly, yet the album is no less Sting's triumph. I had been in a band before, where everyone didn't decide who was what until much later. You know? Autumn leaves. Suddenly, out of a hole in the wall came these large, macho, aggressive and quite drunk blue turtles. Karaoke. As the primary architect for The Police, Sting developed a sound that was urgent and irresistible. You've got a friend. I think time is running out. AUTUMN LEAVES - Key of Am - Chords & Lyrics AVALON - Key of F with Verse - Chords & Lyrics AY! The man behind this remarkably passionate, thoughtful album is, of course, on leave from the Police. I didn't want them to just slip into their jazz mould and go off and do what they can do falling off a log. "Moon over Bourbon Street" is a great example of how he put these seasoned jazz musicians to work. Members only: 2: MY LUCKY DAY (Bruce Springsteen) yes. Artist: Sting Song: Moon Over Bourbon Street Additions: This is a tab of a rare recording as seen in Jools Holland's BBC documentary ''Walking to New Orleans''. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. And I'm not precious about my ability as a musician. Jul 4, 2020 - This Pin was discovered by With Grace II. Body and Soul vers.2. So we shared the royalties. On the rowdy 'Shadows in the Rain', young Marsalis sounds both amused and pleased by being asked to impersonate Clarence Clemons, a task he achieves with honours.The worst of it meanders in a dream, grasping at Sting's own cliches - the melodies of 'Russians' (despite its acknowledged borrowing from Prokifiev), 'Children's Crusade' and the streamlined reggae of 'Love is the Seventh Wave' - and grappling inconclusively with Big Themes. I'm from my own kind of ghetto. I'm working with musicians who are technically much, much better than I am. I'm not a spoiled, middle-class rich kid. I was trapped in this life like an innocent lamb C B7 Em 1. Add in Sting's tendency to preach ("There is a deeper world than this/That you don't understand" from 'Love Is the Seventh Wave'), and 'The Dream of the Blue Turtles' ends up an only partly successful experiment. The song has the same melody as Autumn Leaves Actions. "For instance Sting's song 'Moon Over Bourbon Street' is very close to the jazz classic Autumn Leaves,'" she explains. Yet that's exactly what Sting has done with 'The Dream of the Blue Turtles', his solo debut.Unlike the outside projects of his cohorts Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, this is no mere Policeman's holiday, for what Sting has attempted is a marriage of pop and bop that pushes beyond the traditional notion of fusion music.Rather than try to mix and match the two styles, Sting works a middle ground that leaves room enough for a walking bass and aggressive solos and, at the same time, sticks plenty close to the melody. And I wanted it to be as commercial as possible. Lyle Mays - James. I had conceived the album before it was recorded, so that wasn't part of it. 'Dream of the Blue Turtles' is clearly Sting's new thing.It catches the singer/songwriter moving away from the fleeting images of Syncronicity toward sustained, long-view scenarios reminiscent of musical theater. It was many years ago that I became what I am F#m7-5 B7 Em 1. "Musician, 7-8/85During the recording of Blue Turtles... "Is the album any good I don't know anymore. Misty 1) There will never be another you . He plans to tour with this band this summer and is filming an hour-long documentary to trace the evolution of the project. Why don't you do right. There's a moon over Bourbon Street tonight I see faces as they pass beneath the pale lamplight I've no choice but to follow that call The bright lights, the people, and the moon and all I pray everyday to be strong For I know what I do must be wrong Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet While there's a moon over Bourbon Street So anyway, I'm somehow enjoying this curious spectacle, and the dream is so strong I remembered it perfectly when I woke up, to the point where it became part of my juggernaut to complete this record. Blue Lou. But nothing the Police have done - as entertaining as the group is - could have prepared anyone for this distinctive album. Sting acts worried about carbon 14, which must be easier to rhyme than plutonium.I'm all for political songs, and there's no better vehicle for them than a megastar album. And when he lights into the right kind of song - 'Every Breath You Take' or 'If You Love Somebody Set Them Free' - he manages to enliven even his most studied hits with a flash of real feeling. I hired the musicians and my function was to sing and to write the songs. Murder By Numbers Lyrics My Funny Friend And Me Lyrics 4:37 . Just the way you are. I provided the lyrics, the harmony and melody for them to explore. "Musician, 12/87"Blue Turtles had songs on it that I thought would never get on the radio, but because I was in such a position of power it was a challenge. This decision, I admit, was not particularly logical. Played throughout the 1985/86 tour, a live version of the track recorded in Arnhem can be found on the 'Bring On The Night' album. Summer 1984 found Sting in London working on his first new songs since the split of The Police. We got a jazz Grammy nomination for the album. It makes me want to give up, in a way. The spooky, dubwise reggae tune from 'Zenyatta Mondatta' now steams along like a workout by soul-jazz organist Jimmy Smith. 'Children's Crusade' makes a rather tenuous connection between soldiers in World War I and young drug users. Blue Moon. But aside from raising an eyebrow towards the charts, Sting's album has to be admired for its strong identity and wealth of ideas. I just wanted to forget the band. What is a former burlesque dancer turned vampiress to do on a moonlit New Orleans night? Cantillation We knew about space, less is more, and simplicity. While there's a moon over Bourbon Street Number the lines in the order you hear them I was trapped in this life like an innocent lamb. "The Charlotte Observer, 10/85"There was never any intention of it being a jazz record. A song like 'Bourbon Street' was a massive hit in Europe; 'Russians' was in the Top 20 here. nécessaire], comme en témoigne le contraste soudain et intentionnel de style musical de son ancien groupe. And the analogy is this band. Buy CD or download online. José Feliciano - Affirmation. Moon Over Bourbon Street. Even so, the players get their licks in. Preview. In this band it was very clear what we did. Am I the patrician white rock star Or am I the novice I really had to assess what I was. The album was released in June 1985 and quickly topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. It is not the new Police album, though at first it is hard not to imagine Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland supporting the fiery-voiced Sting (a.k.a. I woke up to the sound of Branford in the room upstairs, riffing wildly on his tenor sax, followed by his unmistakeable laughter. But if you listen to the way verses and phrases end, there are new twists, surprising extended chords by way of Steely Dan, Weather Report and Ellington. Peggy Watson - Down on the Haight Street No 11. On the live album, I paid the band royalties, because I thought a lot of the stuff was theirs too. Autumn Leaves. There are splendid contributions from keyboardist Kenny Kirkland and especially saxophonist Branford Marsalis, whose solos offer annotations to the lyrics. Sister Moon Sister Moon Karaoke - Sting . I wrote the songs, and I was more famous and I sang, so I had an advantage, but there was no way that they were my sidemen. Now I can never show my face at noon and you'll only see me walking by the light of the moon. Kurt Weill - Speak Low. 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