Mercury Falling

Release date
8 Mar 1996
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Hounds Of Winter 5:50 89,652
2 I Hung My Head 4:41 55,935
3 Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot 6:44 45,716
4 I Was Brought To My Senses 5:50 35,610
5 You Still Touch Me 3:47 37,005
6 I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying 3:57 34,765
7 All Four Seasons 4:28 25,249
8 La Belle Dame Sans Regrets 5:17 31,176
9 Valparaiso 5:25 25,130
10 Lithium Sunset 2:37 22,351

About this album

Mercury Falling is the fifth studio album released by Sting. The album was marked by its tight studio production and use of brass reminiscent of recordings made at FAME Studios in the 1960s. His release was considered by many fans to signal the beginning of Sting’s transition from heavier jazz-inspired rock to the adult contemporary genre.

The track “Twenty Five to Midnight” is not available on every release of the album. It is listed in the official discography tracklist, but was excluded from the American and Canadian releases.

The album begins and ends with the words “mercury falling”.

“Valparaiso” was used during the closing credits of the 1996 film White Squall.

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  • Ksimi

    Sting's last really great album [2] Fully agree

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Kosmoso_Ragana

    Shit... this really brings back memories:D

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • gsm007g

    GSM ........I Say Let Your Soul be Your more Useless information.

    17 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Szyld

    One of my favorite albums, i love especially La Belle Dame and Valparaiso - but every song here is written deep in my soul.

    18 May 2010 Reply
  • antonizvekov

    Sting the King :)) - and it's a headbanger talking here

    2 Sep 2009 Reply
  • ismahan_kemy

    mercury falling a wonderful album

    7 May 2009 Reply
  • rmfox

    "you still touch me" Oh Red, how you still touch me..."ALWAYS"

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • cerenjuli

    yeah, reminds of good old memories of the invaluable childhood.. love it

    16 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Kosmoso_Ragana

    My favorite of Sting. Brings back memories:)

    25 Jun 2008 Reply
  • heygoodlookin

    I can't even choose my favourite song. But i hung my head and i'm so happy and...oh heck, them all.

    24 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Last_jedi

    Sting's last really great album

    20 Nov 2007 Reply
  • PowerHour24

    Nah Twenty-Five to Midnight, since it didn't even make the release State-side, and it's such a great song.

    14 Jun 2007 Reply
  • KrazyIan

    Valparaiso has got to be the most underrated Sting track ever.

    1 Nov 2006 Reply

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