Sting ‘Bring on the Night’

Posted 02 Oct 2012 in Albums of 1986, Albums of the 80s, Jazz/Rock, Live


Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#788 in the Series)Saturday Night Series) is Sting, Bring on the Night.This entry is slightly different. Bring on the Night is a live soundtrack to the movie of the same name.

Have you seen the movie? No, then get to Netflx as soon as you can.

Near the beginning of the film Sting explains why this concert movie is different.  He says, paraphrasing, that this film is different because most concert films are often about a band’s career ending or about them breaking up. This is about a band coming together.

So here we see the rehearsals and some performances of Sting putting together his band for his tour for Dream of the Blue Turtles. His band members are Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, Omar Hakim, Darryl Jones along with Janice Pendarvis and Dolette McDonald on backing vocals. The band is what makes this special. Like Sting mentioned, a movie about a band coming together is quite unique, especially when you consider that these musicians are mainly jazz players and they’re going to be playing rock and jazz with a musician that’s mostly known for rockin’ out. We really saw a different side of Sting on that Blue Turtles album and then this live capture of that tour. 

The band kicks off with a smoking two song medley of “Bring on the Night” and’ “When the World Is Running Down You Make the Best of What’s Still Around.”  Other highlights are “Consider Me Gone,” “Driven to Tears,” “Dream of the Blue Turtles/Demolition Man.”

I was able to find quite a few a few videos from the movie and put them in a playlist below. Make sure you check out the first one at least!

Sting won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Go check this one out.  You’ll like it.

Track listing

All songs written by Sting, except where noted.

Side one
  1. “Bring on the Night/When the World Is Running Down You Make the Best of What’s Still Around” – 11:41
  2. “Consider Me Gone” – 4:53
  3. “Low Life” – 4:03
Side two
  1. “We Work the Black Seam” – 6:55
  2. “Driven to Tears” – 6:59
  3. “Dream of the Blue Turtles/Demolition Man” – 6:08
Side three
  1. “One World (Not Three)/Love Is the Seventh Wave” – 11:10
  2. “Moon Over Bourbon Street” – 4:19
  3. “I Burn for You” – 5:38
Side four
  1. “Another Day” – 4:41
  2. “Children’s Crusade” – 5:22
  3. “Down So Long” (Alex Atkins, J. B. Lenoir) – 4:54
  4. “Tea in the Sahara” – 6:25


  • Sting – guitar, basses, vocals
  • Darryl Jones – bass guitar
  • Branford Marsalis – saxophones
  • Kenny Kirkland – keyboards
  • Omar Hakim – drums
  • Janice Pendarvis – backing vocals
  • Dolette McDonald – backing vocals

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