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  • Summary: Did you know this guy used to be in the Police?
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  1. There is some real grime and songwriting grit in these songs, that while outfitted in lush production, faux-soul effects and banal duets, rock harder than anything Sting has offered in ages.
  2. The radiant Sacred Love is a vivid and frequently gorgeous reminder that Gordon Sumner is first and foremost a talented singer-songwriter.
  3. Not his strongest album, but another relatively strong effort.
  4. Easier to admire than actually like. [Oct 2003, p.114]
  5. If you're a fan, you'll likely find this is a fine addition to his oeuvre; it's poetic, sophisticated, jazzy, and occasionally even funky. [3 Oct 2003, p.71]
  6. 60
    It's an honourable outcome for such overreaching ambition to fall inevitably short, but not flat on its face. [Oct 2003, p.110]
  7. Rife with hyper-marketable flamenco guitars and jazz pianos, it's world music for people whose idea of adventure is a trip to Banana Republic.

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