The Soul Cages / Sting
1. Island of Souls 2. All This Time 3. Mad About You 4. Jeremiah Blues (Part 1) 5. Why Should I Cry for You 6. Saint Agnes and the Burning Train 7. The Wild Wild Sea 8. The Soul Cages 9. When the Angels Fall
Digitally remastered reissue of the 1991 album includes one bonus video track 'This Time'. Recorded at Studio Guilaume Tell, Paris, France and Villa Salviati, Migliarino, Italy. Sting's most personal solo album (it was written in response to the death of his father), the Soul Cages is also his most ambitious. Many of the tracks ('Island of Souls', 'Mad About You') verge (impressively) on classical art song territory. For some, however, the good news here is that Sting is playing bass again; his simple yet effective lines are heard to particular advantage on the upbeat pop gem 'All This Time'. Another high point is 'Saint Agnes and the Burning Town', a flamenco-inflected instrumental tour de force unlike anything in Sting's catalogue. 2005.