Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Doors-Strange Days[1967]

Strange Days is the second album released by American rock band The Doors. The album earned a gold record and reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 200, but its producer, Paul Rothchild, considered it a commercial failure, even if it was an artistic triumph. "We all thought it was the best album. Significantly, it was also the one with the weakest sales. We were confident it was going to be bigger than anything The Beatles had done. But, there was no single. The record died on us." he said. Against this view, one could argue that the album still sold well, managing two top 30 hits, a top 3 placing on the US charts and a platinum certification. "Strange Days" certainly did nothing to derail the overall success of the Doors, as demonstrated the next year by their chart-topping Waiting for the Sun album.
"Strange Days" partially consists of songs that did not make it onto their debut album. This album imposes an eerie, bizarre feeling, containing some of The Doors' most psychedelic songs. It includes songs such as "Strange Days", "People Are Strange", "Love Me Two Times" and "When the Music's Over". The latter is an epic poem that is comparable to the famous "The End".
The album also includes "Moonlight Drive", which was one of the first songs written by Jim Morrison for The Doors. The song was recorded in 1965 (demo) and 1966 (intended for their first album). In 1967 a final version was recorded and released on this album.
The album was #3 in the US in 1967, and is #407 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. "People Are Strange" shot to #12 on the US chart, and "Love Me Two Times" followed it, going to #25, thus proving The Doors' staying power after the runaway success of their debut.

All songs written by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore.
1.Strange Days" – 3:11
2.You're Lost Little Girl" – 3:03
3.Love Me Two Times" – 3:18
4.Unhappy Girl" – 2:02
5.Horse Latitudes" – 1:37
6.Moonlight Drive" – 3:05
7.People Are Strange" – 2:13
8.My Eyes Have Seen You" – 2:32
9.I Can't See Your Face in My Mind" – 3:26
10.When the Music's Over" – 10:58

The Doors-Waithing For The Sun[1968]

Waiting for the Sun is The Doors' third studio album. It was released in 1968 and became the band's first and only number one album and spawned their second number one single, "Hello, I Love You." With the exception of two songs, the material for this album was written after the band's initial songs from the formation of the group had been recorded for their debut album and second album, Strange Days. The highlight of this album was supposed to be the lengthy theatrical piece "Celebration of the Lizard", but in the end only the "Not to Touch the Earth" section was used. Critics have argued that the Doors suffered from "the third album syndrome," meaning that by the time they had to make this album, their creativity was very limited.

All songs written by The Doors (John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison).

1.Hello, I Love You" – 2:14
2.Love Street" – 2:53
3.Not to Touch the Earth" – 3:56
4.Summer's Almost Gone" – 3:22
5.Wintertime Love" – 1:54
6.The Unknown Soldier" – 3:25
7.Spanish Caravan" – 3:03
8.My Wild Love" – 3:01
9.We Could Be So Good Together" – 2:26
10.Yes, the River Knows" – 2:36
11.Five to One" – 4:26


Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Police - Ghost In The Machine[1981]

This article is about the 1981 album by The Police. For other uses, see Ghost in the Machine (disambiguation).
Ghost in the Machine is the fourth album by The Police, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). Much of the material in this album was inspired by Arthur Koestler's The Ghost in the Machine, which also donated the title.

  1. Spirits in the Material World" – 2:59
  2. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" – 4:22
  3. Invisible Sun" – 3:44
  4. Hungry for You (J'aurais Toujours Faim de Toi)" – 2:53
  5. Demolition Man" – 5:57
  6. Too Much Information" – 3:43
  7. Rehumanize Yourself" (Sting, Stewart Copeland) – 3:10
  8. One World (Not Three)" – 4:47
  9. Ωmegaman" (Andy Summers) – 2:48 ("Omegaman" on some editions)
  10. Secret Journey"– 3:34
  11. Darkness" (Copeland) – 3:14

The Police - Outlandos D'Amour[1978]

The album starts off with "Next To You", a punk number with a slide guitar solo in the middle. "So Lonely", a song about loneliness with a reggae beat follows. "Roxanne", about a prostitute, was written by Sting after visiting a red-light district in Paris and is (along with "Every Breath You Take") one of the Police's best-known songs. It is followed by "Hole in My Life", another reggae-type song about loneliness, and "Peanuts", a Sting-Stewart Copeland collaboration with a strong punk influence. "Can't Stand Losing You" and "Truth Hits Everybody", a pair of ominous songs detailing love gone wrong, begin Side Two of the original LP. "Born in the 50's", which is about the experiences of Sting and Copeland's generation (Andy Summers was born in 1942), and "Be My Girl -- Sally", a combination of a half-finished song sung by Sting, and a short Andy Summers poem about a blowup doll (one of the rare songs with Andy on lead vocals). This leads into the album's semi-instrumental closer, "Masoko Tanga".
Police manager Miles Copeland III originally wanted to name the album Police Brutality. However, after hearing "Roxanne" and then envisioning a more romantic image for the band, he proposed Outlandos d'Amour instead. This title was derived from "Outlaws of Love", which was merged with the word "commandos" and then given an exotic-sounding French translation.

1.Next to You" – 2:50
2.So Lonely" – 4:49
3.Roxanne" – 3:12
4.Hole in My Life" - 4:52
5.Peanuts" (Sting, Stewart Copeland) – 3:58
6.Can't Stand Losing You" – 2:58
7.Truth Hits Everybody" – 2:53
8.Born in the 50's" – 3:40
9.Be My Girl - Sally" (Andy Summers, Sting) – 3:22
10.Masoko Tanga" – 5:40

Friday, December 12, 2008

Stone Temple Pilots-Core[1992]

Core is the debut album by American hard rock band Stone Temple Pilots. It was released on September 29, 1992, by Atlantic Records. The album was certified 8x platinum by the RIAA, and is both STP's best-selling record and one of the best-selling albums of all time in the United States.[citation needed] Album sales were propelled by the hit singles "Plush", which won a Grammy Award in 1994, "Creep", "Sex Type Thing", and "Wicked Garden", all of which have since become modern and alternative rock radio staples. According to a 2007 interview with Rolling Stone, Core and Velvet Revolver's 2007 album Libertad were the only albums singer Scott Weiland has written sober.

3.Dead & Bloated
4.Naked Sunday
5.No Memory
6.Piece Of Pay
8.Sex Type Thing
10.Wet My Bed
11.Where The River Goes
12.Wicked Garden

Franz Ferdinand-Franz Ferdinand[2004]

Franz Ferdinand is the debut album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released in early 2004. It entered the United Kingdom album charts at number three in February 2004 and contains three UK top ten singles: "Take Me Out", "This Fire" (on the download chart) and "The Dark of the Matinée" (often referred to simply as "Matinée"). Franz Ferdinand won the 2004 Mercury Music Prize. The album has since sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide. This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions.

2.Tell Her Tonight
3.Tacem Out
4.The Dark Of The Matinee
6.Cheating On You
7.This Aire
8.Dart Of Pleasure
10.Come On Home

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Coldplay-A Rush Of Blood To The Head[2002]

A Rush of Blood to the Head is the second studio album by English alternative rock band Coldplay, released on 26 August 2002 in the United Kingdom by record label Parlophone. Produced by the band and British record producer Ken Nelson, the recording of the album began a week after the September 11 attacks in the United States, which gave the band a fresh perspective on songwriting. The songs featured in the album have a greater use of piano and guitar than Coldplay's debut album, Parachutes.
The album was a commercial success, debuting at number one in the United Kingdom and later placing at number seven of the country's 20 biggest-selling albums in the 21st century. The British Phonographic Industry has since certified the album eight-times platinum for its accumulated sales of over 2.6 million units. The album has spawned the hit singles "In My Place", "The Scientist", "Clocks", and "God Put a Smile upon Your Face". A Rush of Blood to the Head has been praised by the critics, considering it better than Parachutes. It won the 2002 Grammy for Best Alternative Album and Record of the Year for the song "Clocks", becoming Coldplay's largest hit to date.

Dire Straits-On The Night[1993]

On the Night is the second live album by Dire Straits. It was released in 1993, after Alchemy which was released in 1984 and Live at the BBC which while released in 1995 was recorded much earlier. It features many of their later hits, including the successful singles "Walk of Life" and "Money for Nothing." "On the Night" is a collection of recordings from two different concerts during the On Every Street tour.
The musical virtuosity of all players can clearly be heard, and the album also makes best use of Paul Franklin's pedal steel guitar skills, and Chris White's saxophone solos. These two musicians had previously appeared on the album On Every Street; On the Night highlights their talents more prominently.

1.Calling Elvis
2.Walk of Life
3.Heavy Fuel
4.Romeo and Juliet
5.Private Investigations
6.Your Latest Trick
7.On Every Street
8.You and Your Friend
9.Money for Nothing" (Knopfler, Sting)
10.Brothers in Arms

Mark Knopfler(Dire Straits)-Golden Heart[1996]

Depeche Mode-Black Celebration[1986]

Black Celebration is the fifth proper studio album by Depeche Mode. Released by Mute Records on March 171986, it further cemented the darkening sound that was initially hinted towards on their album Construction Time Again.

Black Celebration is considered to be a fan-favourite, despite (or because of) its darkness and lack of "notable" singles. It didn't do as well as other albums did and none of the three singles were big hits. The album is one of their darkest as well, and focuses more on the band's bleak side.

Black Celebration is the Depeche Mode album that has the most songs with Martin Gore on lead vocals: "A Question of Lust", "Sometimes", "It Doesn't Matter Two", and "World Full of Nothing". The remaining tracks are sung by David Gahan.

The track "Fly on the Windscreen" had already been released as the B-side of the "It's Called a Heart" single. The band decided to rework the song (adding new effects and making it more stereophonic) and released it as the "Final" version on this album. It was later performed live, and given a slight hip hop edge during the 1993 Devotional Tour. A recorded performance of this version is featured in the live video Devotional and a special live single of "In Your Room".

  • "Black Celebration" – 4:55
  • "Fly on the Windscreen (Final)" – 5:18
  • "A Question of Lust" – 4:20
  • "Sometimes" – 1:53
  • "It Doesn't Matter Two" – 2:50
  • "A Question of Time" – 4:10
  • "Stripped" – 4:16
  • "Here Is the House" – 4:15
  • "World Full of Nothing" – 2:50
  • "Dressed in Black" – 2:32
  • "New Dress" – 3:42

  • Depeche Mode-A Broken Frame

    A Broken Frame is Depeche Mode's second proper studio album and was released on September 27, 1982. This record was written in the absence of Vince Clarke after his departure to form Yazoo with singer Alison Moyet. Alan Wilder was part of a second tour in the United Kingdom occurring prior to the release of this album, but he had not officially joined the band, and thus, does not appear on the album.A Broken Frame never aged well with the band, possibly due to Martin Gore being thrust into position of chief songwriter after Clarke's departure. (Gore would eventually hone his songwriting skills to become Depeche Mode's sole album songwriter from 1986 to 2001). In the documentary that appears on the DVD that came with the 2006 reissue, Gore describes the record as "our worst album". None of the singles had long-term success compared to most of Depeche Mode's other albums' singles. At the time of their releases/debut show, A Broken Frame was the only album not represented on 101 and Remixes 81 - 04. Prior to 2006, the last song from the album to be played live was "Leave In Silence" in 1986. There have been rumours that the song was going to be played live in Depeche Mode's cancelled 2002 tour. Mr. Wilder wanted "The Sun & The Rainfall" to be played during the Devotional Tour in 1993, but the idea was not supported by any of the other band members. "Leave in Silence" finally made its return, as an acoustic rendition, in a Paris Touring the Angel show in February 2006.A special limited edition live album based on A Broken Frame recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon on the 25th October 1982 was also released early in 1983 which also included a special 12" version of Get The Balance Right on the B-Side.

    1.Leave in Silence" – 4:51
    2.My Secret Garden" – 4:46
    3.Monument" – 3:15
    4.Nothing to Fear" – 4:18
    5.See You" – 4:34
    6.Satellite" – 4:44
    7.The Meaning of Love" – 3:06
    8.A Photograph of You" – 3:04
    9.Shouldn't Have Done That" – 3:12
    10.The Sun and the Rainfall" – 5:02

    Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    Jeff Buckley-Grace[1994]

    1.Mojo Pin" (Jeff Buckley, Gary Lucas) – 5:42
    2.Grace" (Jeff Buckley, Gary Lucas) – 5:22
    3.Last Goodbye" (Jeff Buckley) – 4:35[5]
    4.Lilac Wine" (James Shelton) – 4:32
    5.So Real" (Jeff Buckley, Michael Tighe) – 4:43
    6.Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) – 6:53
    7.Lover, You Should've Come Over" (Jeff Buckley) – 6:43
    8.Corpus Christi Carol" (Benjamin Britten) – 2:56
    9.Eternal Life" (Jeff Buckley) – 4:52
    10.Dream Brother" (Jeff Buckley, Mick Grondahl, Matt Johnson) – 5:26

    Grace is the only complete studio album by Jeff Buckley, released on August 23, 1994 (see 1994 in music). The album is named after the title track, "Grace," co-written by Buckley and Gary Lucas. While the album initially had poor sales, only peaking at #149 in the U.S., it received wide critical acclaim. It has now sold over 2 million copies worldwide. An extended version of the album (subtitled Legacy Edition) celebrating its tenth anniversary was released on August 24, 2004, and it peaked at #44 in the UK.
    Musicians such as Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Matthew Bellamy of Muse list Buckley among their influences, and the album has been lauded by veteran artists such as Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Neil Peart of Rush, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree, and Bob Dylan.

    Tuesday, December 9, 2008

    Tose Proeski-Igri Bez Granici[2007]

    1.Dusa ostana
    2.Nikoja kako tebe ne baknuva
    3.Boze cuvaj ja od zlo 
    5.Igri bez granici
    6.Srekna li si ti
    7.Najdraga moja
    8.Jas ne sum vinoven
    -Ostala si uvijek ista
    -Volim osmijeh tvoj(with A.Solja)
    -Feeling good
    -Vezi me za sebe
    -Srce nije kamen

    Proeski, was born in Prilep,[5] Republic of Macedonia, to Dominika and Nikola Proeski from Kru?evo, his hometown,[5] where he spent most of his childhood. He raised in 32 Tome Nikle street in Kru?evo. After his musical talent was discovered at the age of 12, he was chosen to perform at the popular children's song festival Zlatno Slavej?e in Skopje.[6] [7] This was his first public music performance; however, his successful career began in 1996 when he participated in the teenage music festival Melfest in Prilep.
    Following this public exposure, he was awarded for his strong vocal capabilities. This led to his rise to fame when he participated in the music festival Makfest in ?tip with the song "Pusti Me" ("Let Me Go") in 1997. His fanbase quickly grew and he continued to make use of festivals, such as SkopjeFest and OhridFest, as a platform for promotion and publicity. Proeski collaborated with one of Macedonia’s acclaimed lyricists and composers, Grigor Koprov, to produce some of the greatest hits of his career such as "Usni na Usni" ("Lips on Lips") and "Sonce vo Tvoite Rusi Kosi" ("The Sun in Your Golden Hair"). In 1999, he released his debut album, Nekade vo Nokta (Somewhere in the Night), which contained eleven tracks. In the summer of the same year, Proeski performed his first solo concert in Skopje.To improve his singing, Proeski took classes in New York from maestro William Riley, who was also coach to famous tenor, Luciano Pavarotti. When he returned, Proeski held humanitarian concerts throughout the Republic of Macedonia. He was awarded with the Mother Theresa Humanitarian Award and in 2003 he became a Regional UNICEF Ambassador.
    In 2004, MKTV chose Proeski to represent Macedonia at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul, Turkey, and in February, he performed eight songs, where a jury, televote, and his own opinion chose the song. The song "Angel Si Ti" ("You’re an Angel") was chosen by all three. In April, Proeski released his album "Den Za Nas" ("A Day For Us"), which featured the eight songs from the Eurovision selection in Macedonian.
    The Serbian edition "Dan Za Nas" featured only six of the national final songs in Serbian and "Life" in English. This song was not recorded in Serbian.
    In May, Proeski finished 14th with the song "Life", which was the English version of "Angel Si Ti”. Prior to the contest he was popularised by reporters due to his tremendous opera singing ability, at his press conferences.
    All eight songs were recorded in English, but only the winning song of the national final "Life" was released. During the TV national final show, after each song was performed, a clip of the song was played in English to show viewers how it would sound if that song won the contest and was performed in English at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 final.
    In 2004 Proeski was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and recorded the song "This World" which became the UNICEF anthem. Proeski signed a contract with Dallas Records so his next album could be released in Croatia and Slovenia. To establish himself in these countries, Proeski recorded "Krajnje Vreme” with Slovenian singer, Anja Rupel. In 2005, To?e’s fifth album Po Tebe (After You) was released throughout ex-Yugoslavia. Po Tebe, was one of the most successful Balkan albums ever. It topped music charts for months in the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    Bo?ilak (Rainbow), was a compilation of 14 selected traditional Macedonian songs arranged by Sasa Nikolovski Gjumar, Ilija Pejovski and Soni Petrovski. The artist was backed up by a symphony orchestra on the album.
    His last album Igri Bez Granici (Macedonian title)/'Igra Bez Granica' (Croatian title) ("Game Without Borders") was released all over ex-Yugoslavia in August, 2007.
    Apart from songs in Macedonian and Serbian or Croatian language, he also recorded one song in Slovenian, "Moja" ("Mine") in 2007, and one in Italian, "Aria" ("Air"), with Italian superstar, Gianna Nannini. List of artist who collaborated with Proeski include Anja Rupel, Antonija ?ola, Bora ?orba, Karolina Go?eva, Esma Red?epova, Gianna Nannini, Goca Tr?an, Grigor Koprov, Jeff Beck, Tony Cetinski, ?eljko Joksimovi? and other notable musicians. Prior to his death, he was a student in his final year in the solo singing department of the Skopje Music Academy.During the early morning of October 16, 2007, at 6:20 a.m., Proeski died in a car accident on the Zagreb–Lipovac highway near Nova Gradi?ka, Croatia. He was a passenger along with his manager Ljiljana Petrovi? in a Volkswagen Touareg driven by Georgij Georgijevski. The Touareg crashed into the back of a truck and then into the median barrier, killing Proeski instantly, crushing the third vertebrae of the neck, although the truck sustained no damage. Proeski was asleep in the front passenger seat at the time of the crash.[10] Of the other two passengers, only the driver suffered serious injuries (head trauma).
    Proeski's body arrived at midnight in Skopje by helicopter of the Macedonian army, and was transported by car to his home town Kru?evo. Grieving citizens gathered to pay their last respects at the airport and also in Macedonia Square. The Embassy of the United States of America, the USAID and the Diplomatic mission of the European Union published official statements on the death of To?e Proeski.[11][12][13] October 17 was pronounced a national day of mourning in Macedonia.[4] The three days following his death were pronounced days of mourning in the City of Kru?evo.[14]
    After his death, the government of the Republic of Macedonia, gave him the title "Honorable citizen of Macedonia.

    The Cranberries - Bury The Hatchet[1999]

    Bury the Hatchet was the fourth album by The Cranberries, released in 1999. All lyrics by Dolores O'Riordan, and all music by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan except tracks 3, 8, 10 and 13 by Dolores O'Riordan. In the US, the album has sold 377,000 copies as of April 2007.

    It's the first album released by the band after their (first) hiatus which started back in 1996. Dolores had taken that time to heal from stress-induced diseases, and also had her first child, Taylor, during this period. This last fact reflected on some of the tracks in the album, mainly on "Animal Instinct" and "You and Me".

    The sound of the band had matured. It wasn't the melancholic and nostalgic feel of their first two albums, and it steered far apart of the anger shown in To the Faithful Departed. The themes of the songs vary, from maternity and children, to divorce and child abuse.

    "Promises", the first single, talked about divorce, a theme that was bugging Dolores, who had time to rest in her home country, Ireland. She said she wrote it when divorce was becoming particularly popular there. She was of course fearful for her own marriage, not because she had any troubles with her husband Don, but because now she had to have something else in mind: her son.

    The Cranberries - Bury The Hatchet

    01. Animal Instinct
    02. Loud and Clear
    03. Promises
    04. You and Me
    05. Just My Imagination
    06. Shattered
    07. Desperate Andy
    08. Saving Grace
    09. Copycat
    10. What's On My Mind
    11. Delilah
    12. Fee Fi Fo
    13. Dying In the Sun

    Monday, December 8, 2008

    The Beatles-Let It Be[1970]

    For the song, see Let It Be (song). For the film, see Let It Be (film). For other uses, see Let It Be (disambiguation).
    Let It Be

    Studio album by The Beatles
    Released 8 May 1970
    Recorded January 1969, Apple Studios, Savile Row;
    January 1970, March 1970, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
    Genre Rock
    Length 35:13
    Label Apple, EMI
    Producer Phil Spector

    Let It Be is the twelfth and final original album released by The Beatles. It was released on 8 May 1970 by the band's own Apple Records label, shortly after the group's announced breakup. It was ranked number 86 in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003.[1]
    Most of Let It Be was recorded in January 1969, before the recording and release of the album Abbey Road. The Beatles were unhappy with the album and it was temporarily shelved. Let It Be was later 're-produced' by Phil Spector in 1970.

    1. "Two of Us"  
    2. "Dig a Pony"  
    3. "Across the Universe"  
    4. "I Me Mine" (Harrison)
    5. "Dig It" (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)
    6. "Let It Be"   4:01
    7. "Maggie Mae" (traditional, arr. by Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)
    8. "I've Got a Feeling"  
    9. "One After 909"  
    10. "The Long and Winding Road"  
    11. "For You Blue" (Harrison)
    5. "Get Back"  

    Beatles-A Hard Day's Night[1964]

    "A Hard Day's Night" is a song by British rock band The Beatles. Written by John Lennon and credited toLennon/McCartney, it was released on the movie soundtrack of the same name in 1964. It was later released as a single, with "I Should Have Known Better" as its B-side.

    The song featured prominently on the soundtrack to The Beatles' first feature filmA Hard Day's Night, and was on their album of the same name. The song topped the charts in both the United Kingdom and United States when it was released as a single. Featuring a prominent and unique opening chord, the song's success demonstrated that The Beatles were not a one-hit wonder.

    The American and British singles of "A Hard Day's Night" as well as both the American and British albums of the same title all held the top position in their respective charts for a couple of weeks in August 1964, the first time any artist had done this.

    Sting-Ten Summoner's Tales [1993]

    1. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You 
    2. Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven) 
    3. Fields Of Gold
    4. Heavy Cloud No Rain
    5. She's Too Good For Me
    6. Seven Days
    7. Saint Augustine In Hell
    8. It's Probably Me
    9. Shape Of My Heart
    10. Something The Boy Said
    11. Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me)

    Ten Summoner's Tales is the fourth solo studio album by the rock musician Sting. The title is a combined pun of his given name, Gordon Sumner, and a character in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the summoner. Released in 1993, it explores themes of love and morality in a noticeably upbeat mood compared to his previous release, the introspective The Soul Cages.
    This album only contained two U.S. hits; "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "Fields of Gold" reached #23.
    Ten Summoner's Tales was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 1993 and nominated for the Grammy Awards Album of the Year in 1994.
    The 1998 re-release CD includes a bonus video track of "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You". Interestingly, it also features the song "Everybody Laughed But You", which was exlcuded from the original 1993 release in the US and Canada, a fact that is not mentioned on the official Sting website. The song did appear on the original release in the UK, Europe, Japan and other territories. The instrumental track for "Everybody Laughed But You" was also used with an alternate lyric and released as "January Stars" on the "Seven Days" single.
    A different version of "It's Probably Me," featuring Eric Clapton, was featured in the opening titles of Lethal Weapon 3. This version is available as a single.
    The cover of the album was photographed at Wardour Old Castle in Wiltshire, England, featuring Hr?mnir, an Icelandic horse Sting owned for a period.
    A cover version of "Fields of Gold" was released by Mary Wilson on her Up Close: Live From San Francisco CD.