I have been listening to \"All This Time\" by Sting and I think it would be really cool if Sting was to score a movie. If I ignore the voice, the music itself is really good in many tracks. Anyone else think that? Or is it just me...
Well, I personally think that Sting is amongst the finest composers in any genre. Yeah, I know that must sound ridiculous to those of you coming from a predominntly classical backround. But he has been singularly innovative both rhythmically and the way he has blended original jazz sorts of arrangments into pop music. And personally I find his lyrics infinitely more interesting than most of the trite, urbane unmentionable chaffe that is produced these days. Unfortunately he is an easy guy to dislike; my wife hears nothing but arrogance.
I didn\'t know Sting has done instrumental scores! Although I don\'t claim to be an all-knowing fan, just a casual one. I will definitely have to try and find these!
Runamuck, yes I think Sting is exceptionally good. There are so many melodies that would just be perfect for a film score. Like the excellent song \"Shape of my Heart\". It featured beautifully at the end of the Leon movie. They had an instrumental part before the song starts, and I don\'t no if this was Eric Serra using the theme from the song or it was Sting composing it. Basically I hear some really good melodies in his songs that I would love to hear more of.
I only heard his Oscar song on while watching the Oscars, I don\'t remember the name of it but I remember thinking it was really really great as well.
btw, did anyone notice he used that Metamorphosis groove at the start of the All this Tine version of \"Fragile\" [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I think he also some stuff from Heart of Asia, maybe.
PS: Dont suppose any of you know what synth he uses at the beginning of \"fragile\" \"Fields of Gold\" \"If I ever loose my faith in you\" (All This Time version)etc. ?
Originally posted by Ed: PS: Dont suppose any of you know what synth he uses at the beginning of \"fragile\" \"Fields of Gold\" \"If I ever loose my faith in you\" (All This Time version)etc. ?
<font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Ed, I think he used the \"Warmth\" patch on the Roland JV/XP series modules. It is C-59 on my XP-50. At least, that\'s what I always used to get this kind of pad sound.