Full Solo Career-Spanning Box Set with New Vinyl Masters Cut at Abbey Road Studios!
Encompassing the entirety of Sting's illustrious solo studio album catalog on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl – from his 1985 debut album The Dream Of The Blue Turtles through to the latest 57th & 9th – The Complete Studio Collection is the first ever complete anthology of Sting's unparalleled solo career. The Complete Studio Collection includes all of the A&M/Interscope Records catalog plus his Deutsche Grammophon discography – Songs From The Labyrinth (2006), If On A Winter's Night... (2009) and Symphonicities (2010) – in addition to his newest album 57th & 9th; bringing together all 12 solo studio albums for the very first time.
Containing 16 x 180g LPs, The Complete Studio Collection is the natural successor to 2016's sold-out The Studio Collection, which brought all of Sting's A&M albums together in one place. "I loved the first box set. I thought it was beautifully put together and packaged and everything," Sting says, though he admits to being "kind of disappointed" that it only told part of his story. "There were a couple of albums that I really like that weren't included," he continues, adding, "I could see the logic behind it, because these albums were slightly left of field, if you like." All of the included catalog LPs are presented in meticulous reproductions of their original artwork with new vinyl masters cut at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios to ensure the highest possible audio quality throughout.
The Complete Studio Collection highlights the incredible full range of Sting's seminal songwriting, inimitable storytelling, and awe-inspiring arrangements through a myriad of musical styles. From the jazz-infused politically-charged The Dream Of The Blue Turtles to the deft pop songcraft of ...Nothing Like The Sun, the globetrotting Brand New Day to the evocative electronica of Sacred Love, through to the exploration of complex classical forms in Songs From The Labyrinth, expanding in magnitude and concept on If On A Winter's Night..., and further developing into the genre-melding orchestral expanse Symphonicities, before finally culminating in the triumphant return to pop/rock on 57th & 9th; The Complete Studio Collection showcases all facets of the ever-evolving and truly inspirational artistry of Sting.
For fans who purchased the original The Studio Collection box set, a separate bundle has been specially created entitled The Studio Collection: Volume II that contains the 4 newly added albums – Songs From The Labyrinth, If On A Winter's Night..., Symphonicities and 57th & 9th – with space within the set for all of the remaining albums to create The Complete Studio Collection.