Songs from the Labyrinth Sting's latest attempt to prove he is more than just a rock star is also his most eccentric. Songs From the Labyrinth finds the ex-Police… Songs from the Labyrinth Sting's latest attempt to prove he is more than just a rock star is also his most eccentric. Songs From the Labyrinth finds the ex-Police… 2006-10-10 Sting Pop
Music Review

Songs from the Labyrinth (2006)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Oct 10, 2006; Lead Performance: Sting; Genre: Pop

Sting's latest attempt to prove he is more than just a rock star is also his most eccentric. Songs From the Labyrinth finds the ex-Police man faithfully tackling the 400-year-old oeuvre of John Dowland, songwriter and official lute player to the court of Britain's James I. The often hymnlike songs are tolerable enough, thanks largely to the exquisitely skilled contributions of lutenist Edin Karamazov. But when Sting simply reads excerpts of a Dowland-penned letter, the shadow of Spinal Tap looms over the proceedings.

Originally posted Oct 06, 2006 Published in issue #901-902 Oct 13, 2006 Order article reprints
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