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Sting - Mercury Falling (1996) Retail CD
In a fit of artistic creativity (or perhaps for simpler non-aesthetic reasons), the title of the album Mercury Falling appears in the first line of the album's opening track, as well as in the last line of the closing song. Maybe it's all forward planning on Sting's part, but the beginning and closing lines create symbolic bookends between which all of the songs snugly fit. The balance is also found on the songs: they are less depressing than Sting's first three solo albums, but at the same time more melancholic than his last release Ten Summoner's Tales. The opening track "The Hounds of Wintermore…" is a dark depressing soundscape, complete with synthesised dog howls. Reflecting the symmetry, the compositions do lighten up later with the country inspired "I Was Brought To My Senses" and "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying". --John Galilee
|1||Hounds of Winter|
|2||I Hung My Head|
|3||Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot|
|4||I Was Brought to My Senses|
|5||You Still Touch Me|
|6||I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying|
|7||All Four Seasons|
|8||Belle Dame Sans Regrets|
- Sting - Mercury Falling (1996) Retail CD
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