Sting Performs A Brilliant Live Version Of “Every Breath You Take” At His Italian Vineyard

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, famously known as “Sting,” captivates audiences in the video below as he delivers a live rendition of his iconic hit “Every Breath You Take” at his vineyard nestled in the picturesque region of Tuscany.

Originally penned by Sting himself and released by his band “The Police” in 1983, “Every Breath You Take” soared to unparalleled success, becoming the biggest hit of the year in both the US and the UK. This chart-topping single dominated the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 consecutive weeks, marking the band’s sole No. 1 hit on the chart, while also reigning atop the UK Singles Chart for 4 weeks. Accompanying Sting in this remarkable performance are:

– Cinzia Re on vocals
– Marco Aiolfi on keyboards
– Edoardo Daidone on guitar
– Marco Confetti on drums

In a separate video featured below, the audience is treated to a delightful surprise as Isabel Suckling pays tribute to Sting at his esteemed wine estate in Italy. Sting himself joins her on stage for an impromptu rendition of “Englishman In New York,” accompanied by the talented Ernán López-Nussa trio, delivering a truly unique and memorable performance.

Adding to the song’s illustrious history, “Every Breath You Take” achieved yet another remarkable milestone in 2019 when BMI recognized it as the “most played song in radio history,” having garnered over 15 million radio plays. Sting was duly honored with an official BMI award for this outstanding achievement.

Reflecting on the inspiration behind the song, Sting revealed that he penned it during a period of personal turmoil, following the end of his marriage to Frances Tomelty and the beginning of a new relationship with Trudie Styler. Seeking solace in the serene ambiance of Jamaica, Sting found himself compelled to translate his emotions into music. Little did he realize then the profound impact “Every Breath You Take” would have, with its seemingly comforting melody belying its underlying themes of surveillance and control, resonating with audiences worldwide.

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