Moon Over Bourbon Street (2:55)

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Moon Over Bourbon Street appears on Sting’s 1985 debut solo album ‘The Dream of the Blue Turtles’. The track became the fourth and final track from the album to be released as a single, peaking the #44 position in the UK. Played throughout the 1985/86 tour, a live version of the track recorded in Arnhem can be found on the ‘Bring on The Night’ album. The song made a surprise but welcome reappearance on the ‘Brand New Day’ tour, where it was given a new lease of life thanks to Chris Botti’s trumpet and Sting’s gravelly vocals - a cross between Tom Waits and Louis Armstrong.

In 2003, Sting re-recorded ‘Moon’ as a B-side on the CD-single ‘Send Your Love’, which hit as high as #30 in the UK music charts. The re-recording includes a solo acoustic guitar accompanying the vocals, giving the song a modern combination of blues and latino rhythms. TBS chose ‘Moon’ as the ending theme song for the Japanese drama Loved to Love, probably to fit the dancing style of Kuroki Hitomi’s character in the series.

“Moon Over Bourbon Street’ was originally written to describe a character from Anne Rice’s “Interview with a Vampire”.

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