Cherrytree / Interscope / A&M Records announce a new album of original material from Sting, entitled The Last Ship, scheduled for release on September 24, 2013 (internationally on September 23, 2013).
The album is inspired by Sting’s forthcoming play of the same name and explores the central themes of homecoming and self-discovery, drawing upon his memories of growing up in the shadow of the Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend.
His personal reminiscences illuminate universal truths – the complexity of relationships, the passage of time and the importance of family and community – to form an affecting, complex parable for our modern times.
The Last Ship album is produced by Rob Mathes (Sting, Eric Clapton , Elton John, Lou Reed, Carly Simon) and engineered and mixed by Donal Hodgson.
The Last Ship will be available as both a digital and physical release in two configurations – a 12-song version and a 2-disc deluxe version featuring 5 additional tracks.