Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984–1994
(1994), not rated
I don’t want to rate this, because I think his individual albums are a better buy; this compilation emphasises his awkward attempts at hit singles like ‘We’ll Be Together’ and ‘Love is the Seventh Wave’. But the two new songs are both solid; ‘When We Dance’ is a pretty romantic ballad, and ‘This Cowboy Song’ is upbeat and introspective. There are differing versions out there – the international version omits ‘Fortress Around Your Heart’ for some bizarre reason.