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Sting – Come Again

John Dowland,Sting,Edin Karamazov
“Come Again”

It seems as though Sting finds a way to crop up here and there from time to time. This time he’s performing a piece composed by John Dowland (1563-1626), performed by Edin Karamazov (on lute).

Sting’s Songs from the Labyrinth is not for the average listener, but it was not meant to be. It’s a must for any serious music collector. Sting not only covers these 17th century compositions, but he also joins Karamazov on a couple of the duets, and reads a bit of a letter written by John Dowland.

Suspend disbelief for just a moment — A 21st century pop artist is actually featuring works originally played for the Danish courts in the 17th century. The appreciation of classical art evolves before our ears.

From the Album: Songs from the Labyrinth (Music by John Dowland)

7 Responses to “Sting – Come Again”

  1. on 30 Mar 2007 at 12:54 pmShawna

    Sting is Sting. He just IS a cool cat. But yeah, this is is definitely not my bag, but can appreciate it.

  2. on 30 Mar 2007 at 4:14 pmMary808

    ditto, shawna, that’s pretty much exactly what i was going to say.

  3. on 31 Mar 2007 at 11:30 pmCasey

    I have to disagree with your takes, ladies. I love love love this song, and the entire album. It’s so different, so raw and unexpected. I saw Sting perform with Edin Karamazov on GMA or the Today show or something in the morning and bought the CD by that afternoon. It was such a refreshing angle and such a unique approach to the culture and music of that era that I knew I’d love it. I truly appreciated the vocals, mostly because of my choir background, especially on another track, “Fine Lacks for Ladies.” Even though the music is hundreds of years old, listening to each song for the first time was like a refreshing, cool, and new experience.

  4. on 02 Apr 2007 at 9:47 amJason

    You tell ’em Casey

  5. on 03 Apr 2007 at 8:52 pmAmanda

    I just stumbled across this site and I am very impressed-I love the musical taste, the layout, everything. Also, this song is quite incredible. Sting brings a unique aspect to the song that I think makes it very accessible yet distinctive. I want the cd!

  6. on 18 Jul 2007 at 8:58 amsue

    I teach my choir the original version of “Come Again”, so I am looking forward to teaching it this year and letting them listen to a version from a “new” perspective. It just goes to show that music that is worth something, will stand the test of time.

  7. on 11 Jan 2008 at 9:08 pmbruce

    What a surprise, to find Sting singing John Dowland! Thank you.

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