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Sting: The Last Ship

Sting’s Live Performance: “Shipyard”

Sting and his band and Jimmy Nail perform “Shipyard” from his album and upcoming musical, The Last Ship, live at the Public Theater in New York City. Watch Sting Live: “Shipyard” The song introduces various characters in the shipbuilding community. In this excerpt from the performances, Sting sings the part of a shop steward. “Ah, […]

Sting: The Last Ship

Sting Interview on Creative Process

Sting talks to Paula Zahn of NYC-ARTS about his creative process for The Last Ship, which took place after a near decade-long hiatus from songwriting. His Broadway-bound musical is based on the shipbuilding history of his home town. Watch Sting Interview

Sting: The Last Ship

Sting Live: “What Have We Got?”

Sting performs “What Have We Got?” from his album and upcoming musical, The Last Ship, live at the Public Theater in New York City. Backing him is singer and actor Jimmy Nail, who will be a lead in the musical. Newcastle slang in the lyrics below include “wor” (for “our”) and “nowt” (for “nothing”). Lyrics […]

Sting: The Last Ship

Sting Live: “Show Some Respect”

Sting performs “Show Some Respect” from his album and upcoming musical, The Last Ship. He is backed by a 14-piece band and actor and singer Jimmy Nail, who will appear in the upcoming stage production. The Last Ship is set against the demise of the local Wallsend shipbuilding industry and tells the story of a […]

Sting: The Last Ship

Highlights from The Last Ship

See images from Sting’s home town and hear him perform songs from his new album and forthcoming musical The Last Ship. The 16-time Grammy Award-winning musician shares an intimate evening of music and storytelling live at The Public Theater in New York City. Sting: The Last Ship will air on Great Performances, Friday, February 21, […]

Sting: The Last Ship

Full Episode

Sting: The Last Ship will air on Great Performances, Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9 p.m., ET on PBS (check local listings) and features the 16-time Grammy Award-winning musician performing songs from his new album, The Last Ship, and forthcoming play of the same name in an intimate evening of music and storytelling live at […]

Creating the Concert

In this short video, Sting explains his creative process in choosing songs for “A Winter’s Night…,” the process of recording one of his quietest albums with the largest band he’s ever worked with, and the experience of performing live in the Durham Cathedral. In between the conversation with Sting, also see excerpts from the concert […]

In Conversation With Sting

By Jennifer Melick. Originally published for WNET.org’s SundayArts blog. I’ve been obsessively listening to “The Hounds of Winter,” one of the tracks on “If on a Winter’s Night,” Sting’s latest CD, a winter-themed album. The song isn’t new—it first came out more than a decade ago on Sting’s Mercury Falling—but it’s a superb new arrangement […]

Preview of the Concert

Composer, singer, actor, activist – Sting has won universal acclaim in all of these roles, but he defies easy labeling. He’s best described as an adventurer and risk-taker. As he himself has said, “I love to put myself in new situations. I’m not afraid to be a beginner.” Recorded on location at the magnificent Durham […]