Sting And The Police: Walking In Their Footsteps by Aaron J. WestSting And The Police: Walking In Their Footsteps by Aaron J. West

Sting And The Police: Walking In Their Footsteps

byAaron J. West

Hardcover | October 1, 2015

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In Sting and The Police: Walking in Their Footsteps, Aaron J. West explores the cultural and musical impact of Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, and Sting. West details the distinctive hybrid character of The Police's musical output, which would also characterize Sting's post-Police development as a musician. Sting's long-lived solo career embodies the power of the artful appropriation of musical styles, while capitalizing on the modern realities of pop music consumption. The Police, and Sting in particular, were pioneers in music video, modern label marketing, global activism, and the internationalization of pop music in their embrace of punk, reggae, and world music.
Aaron J. West has written numerous articles on jazz and popular music. He is currently professor of music history at Collin College. A professional musician, he has performed with jazz and pop legends Arturo Sandoval, Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Title:Sting And The Police: Walking In Their FootstepsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 9.32 × 6.24 × 0.78 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810884909

ISBN - 13:9780810884908


Table of Contents

Series Editor ForewordTimelineAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: The Police and the Progressive Rock, Punk, and Reggae StylesChapter 2: The Police and the Style MosaicChapter 3: Sting and the Album MosaicChapter 4: Selling The Police and Sting to the WorldChapter 5: Sting in the Age of Global ActivismChapter 6: The Police and the Rock TrioChapter 7: The Music After The PoliceFor Further ReadingFor Further ListeningIndexAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

If you're looking for thoughtful analysis of the band's music and career Sting and the Police: Walking in Their Footsteps delivers.