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NEW ALBUM: Sting & Shaggy "44.876"
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STING & SHAGGY  "44/876"

Spotify listen:

well I didn't see this one coming and I most certainly didn't expect it.....!
an album between the ex Police frontman and the reggae rapper....
I guess both based their early careers on the sounds of reggae so a common ground exists...
this album works, and it works a treat...
good to hear Sting getting back into a reggae jive, something he forgot how to do after 1985...
I always loved Shaggy's deep vocal sounds also...
a surprisingly good album and one for the 'to purchase' list for sure...

the single:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0xKz5TsYb0

my favourite:



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Wonder what 44/876 means???
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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i don't know Jerome, I did try to find an explanation but drew a blank
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^^Found the answer. Those are the country calling codes for England and Jamaica, respectively.  Smile
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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leave it to Ruby to persevere

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^Lol! Professor Google at our service ... Big Grin
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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"in Ruby we trust"
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The whizz kid strikes again!
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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ive been reading a lot of reviews of the album from experts and also the opinions of Sting fans....

this is causing as much division as the whole Metallica/Lou Reed experiment a few years ago, with people either loving
or hating the project...

I guess time will tell whether it works commercially or not...

give the album a listen guys, I want to know what you all think of it...!
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^Since you ask so nicely … I wasn’t crazy about the title track CH but just listened to the album and to my surprise – I quite liked it. 

Reminds of Sting’s collaboration with Ranking Roger which was very fab – going way back. His and Shaggy’s voices provide a great foil for one another, it seems like a slick production, and most importantly, it sounds as though they’ve really enjoyed making it – well produced but nice and loose – something of a lark and a break from earnestness for Sting. Huh! Who’da thunk?? Also calls to my mind Linton Kwezi Johnson (maybe for obvious reasons, i.e. Shaggy’s baritone and the rhyming) – someone I’ve not listened to, or thought about in many a moon. 

As you say, Mr Sumner always did have reggae leanings so it kinda makes sense. The rendition of “Love Changes Everything” is a revelation I could have lived without, but I expect that's because I’m most decidedly not an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan. Just goes to show – you can fit pretty much anything to a reggae beat, lol!! On the whole, I’d say it’s fun, and not to be taken too seriously – no deep critique.
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