Sting - Mercury Falling

Mercury Falling

First Appeared in The Music Box, July/August 1996, Volume 3, #5

Written by John Metzger


Sting is back with yet another strong outing. Branford Marsalis reunites with Sting on a few songs, and in some cases, adds a nice subtle touch to them. Mercury Falling is quite catchy, more so than anything Sting has recorded thus far. Instead of having just a few songs that stick in your head for weeks, every single track on this effort will drop in from time to time. The style is all over the map as well, from the country influenced I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying to off-beat I Hung My Head to the gospel Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot. If you had a chance to catch the album-debut radio special, Marsalis interviewed Sting as he discussed each of the songs on this album. It was one of the best interviews I've ever heard, and it built upon the strength of this release. starstarstarstar

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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!


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