An Album of the Year Grammy nominee and triple Platinum seller, this album didn’t produce any runaway hits but it is Sting’s top-selling album. Singles ‘If I Ever Lose My Faith in You’ and ‘Fields of Gold’ reached #17 and #23, respectively, on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Neither of these artists is a slam dunk favorite of mine, but both have put out music I absolutely adore. And both have trailed off later in their careers, making this more of a nostalgia pick.
I think a lot of people dislike Sting because of his music, while I generally like his music but dislike him for his personality.
His solo career from the mid-80s to early 90s was rock solid, not to mention his best work with The Police. After that it was pretty much all downhill. He certainly didn’t do himself any favors with that lute album.