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Sting – The Last Ship | Streaming

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AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson makes a guest appearance on “The Last Ship”, a soundtrack primarily featuring Sting for a Broadway production of the same name. Johnson can be heard on the song “Sky Hooks and Tartan Paint”, which is one of eight bonus tracks on the super deluxe edition of the album.

“The Last Ship” explores the central themes of homecoming and self-discovery, drawing upon Sting’s memories of growing up in the shadow of the Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend. His personal reminiscences illuminate universal truths — the complexity of relationships, the passage of time and the importance of family and community — to form an affecting, complex parable for our modern times.

The play, in which Sting has been creatively immersed for nearly three years, debuts on Broadway in 2014 and is a collaboration with Tony Award winners Joe Mantello (director; “Wicked”, “Other Desert Cities”), John Logan (writer; “Red”, “Skyfall”) and Brian Yorkey (writer; “Next to Normal”). “The Last Ship” tells the story of the demise of the shipbuilding industry in 1980s Newcastle which had, for so long, shaped and overshadowed the city, its development, and its community.

Due on September 24, “The Last Ship” album is produced by Rob Mathes (Sting, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Lou Reed, Carly Simon) and engineered and mixed by Donal Hodgson.

Brian-JohnsonThe Last Ship is the eleventh studio album by English musician Sting, released on 20 September 2013 in Germany, and on 24 September 2013 in the United Kingdom. The album features guest artists with roots in the northeast of England, including Brian Johnson from AC/DC, Jimmy Nail, The Unthanks, The Wilson Family and Kathryn Tickell.

The Last Ship is the first full-length LP of original material released by Sting since his 2003 album Sacred Love. The album is inspired by Sting’s forthcoming play of the same name, scheduled to debut on Broadway in 2014. It will explore the themes of homecoming and self-discovery, drawing upon Sting’s memories of growing up, and reminiscencing universal truths – the complexity of relationships, the passage of time and the importance of family and community.

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