…Nothing Like the Sun


1987: A&M CD 6402/DX 2163

  1. The Lazarus Heart
  2. Be Still My Beating Heart
  3. Englishman In New York
  4. History Will Teach Us Nothing
  5. They Dance Alone / Cueca Solo
  6. Fragile
  7. We’ll Be Together
  8. Straight To My Heart
  9. Rock Steady
  10. Sister Moon
  11. Little Wing
  12. The Secret Marriage

I’ve had a copy of this on cassette (taped off my own vinyl copy of the LP, no bootlegging) for over 15 years, and only recently (late summer 2005) did I realize it was time to get a CD of it. Acquiring it has meant a complete reassessment of the album, so I’ll have to hold off on true commentary for now, rather than voicing my hitherto-held notions about it.

One thing I do want to note right off the bat, though: “The Lazarus Heart” is not only a gorgeous song, it’s also a dazzlingly effusive tribute by Sting to his recently-deceased mother, full of symbolism and fluid movement.