Paul Cavalconte with Sting (photo by Jose Ozoria)
An Englishman In New York! Sting is slated for a show at Hammerstein Ballroom Tuesday night (Wednesday snow-date, if public transportation is down on Tuesday night). His current album, 57th And 9th, marks a return to the comfortable pop-rock signature sound of his early solo works, and with plenty of Police-inspired grace notes. The songs are reflective, tackle topics, and will sound like home to long-time fans.
I visited Sting at his Manhattan digs, where his easy, gracious manner was perfectly framed by the swank surroundings. There's no missing the fact that this is a deeply accomplished man, a world class entertainer, writer and intellect. We chat about the new songs, look back at his achievements in activism and social awareness, and reminisce a bit about The Police — FUV Essentials!