The album is now available for pre-order. It was recorded with Sting's long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and includes contributions from drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n' Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros.
57th & 9th came together impulsively, with sessions completed in just a few weeks. "It happened very quickly, very spontaneously," Sting said. "My idea always is to surprise myself and the people I'm working with-and, hopefully, the listeners."
The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, takes its title from the Manhattan street corner that Sting crossed each day as he walked to the studios in Hell's Kitchen where the recordings were done.
Sting notes that if there is a theme in the lyrics of 57th & 9th, it is the idea of travel and motion.
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