Sting: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold

Sting: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold

by Paul Carr

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Overview


Gordon Sumner was born in a mainly working-class area of North Tyneside, England, in 1951. Decades later, we would come to know him as Sting, one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Sting was the lead singer of the Police from 1977 to 1984 before launching a hugely successful solo career. In Sting:From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold, popular music scholar Paul Carr argues that the foundations of Sting’s creativity and drive for success were established by his birthplace, with vestiges of his “Northern Englishness” continuing to emerge in his music long after he left his hometown.

Carr frames Sting’s creative impetus and output against the real, imagined, and idealized places he has occupied. Focusing on the sometimes-blurry borderlines between nostalgia, facts, imagination, and memories—as told by Sting, the people who knew (and know) him, and those who have written about him—Carr investigates the often complex resonance between local boy Gordon Sumner and the star the world knows as Sting. Published to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the formation of the definitive line-up of the Police, this is the first book to examine the relationship between Sting’s working class background in Newcastle, the life he has consequently lived, and the creativity and inspiration behind his music.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780238135
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Paul Carr is professor of popular music analysis at the University of South Wales. He has worked as a professional musician with the James Taylor Quartet and former Miles Davis sideman Bob Berg.

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