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This is a very personal song written by Sting. He had recently separated from his first wife and was not getting along with the other 2 members of the band.
Sting wrote this in Jamaica at the house where Ian Flemming wrote the James Bond books.
Sting: "I conjured up symbols of pain and related them to my soul. A black spot on the sun struck me as being a very painful image."
This was a tough song to record. Sting didn't accept most of the suggestions from Andy Summers and Stuart Copeland.
The Police recorded this on the Caribbean Island of Monserrat. There was a great deal of tension in the band, and this was their last album.
Weird Al Yankovic recorded a parody of this song called "King of Suede." It's about a guy who is really good at selling suede. (thanks, Cliff - Burkesville, KY)
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
Tom Keifer of Cinderella
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Only Madonna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and Rihanna have more #1 Dance hits than Kristine.
Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"
"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always