Songs From The Labyrinth

Universal Music GmbH
Release date
10 Oct 2006
Running length
23 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Edin Karamazov - Walsingham 0:38 4,621
2 Sting - Can She Excuse My Wrongs? 2:36 4,805
3 Sting - "Ryght Honorable: As I Have Bin Most Bounde Unto Your Honor..." 0:40 3,870
4 Sting - Flow My Tears 4:39 2,682
5 Sting - Have You Seen The Bright Lily Grow 2:35 17,043
6 Sting - "...Then In Time Passing One Mr. Johnson Died..." 0:32 2,933
7 Edin Karamazov - The Most High And Mighty Christianus The Forth, King Of Denmark, His Galliard 3:01 2,600
8 Sting - The Lowest Trees Have Tops 2:16 11,852
9 Sting - "...And Accordinge As I Desired Ther Cam A Letter..." 0:55 9,208
10 Sting - Fine Knacks For Ladies 1:50 12,733
11 Sting - "...From Thence I Went To The Landgrave Of Hessen..." 0:24 208
12 Edin Karamazov - Fantasy 2:43 3,831
13 Sting - Come Heavy Sleep 3:46 1,716
14 Edin Karamazov - Forlorn Hope Fancy 3:08 2,205
15 Sting - "...And From Thence I Had Great Desire To See Italy..." 0:28 431
16 Sting - Come Again 2:56 12,142
17 Sting - Wilt Thou Unkind Thus Reave Me 2:40 12,468
18 Sting - "...After My Departure I Caled To Mynde Our Conference..." 0:29 1,058
19 Sting - Weep You No More, Sad Fountains 2:39 4,196
20 Sting - My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home 1:34 9,729
21 Sting - Clear Or Cloudy 2:48 9,214
22 Sting - "...Men Say That The Kinge Of Spain Is Making Gret Preparation..." 1:01 2,495
23 Sting - In Darkness Let Me Dwell 4:08 8,663

About this album

Songs from the Labyrinth is a 2006 album of recordings of the music of John Dowland by Sting and Bosnian/Croatian lutenist Edin Karamazov. It entered the UK Official Top 75 Albums Chart at #24 and reached #25 on the Billboard 200. They are strong charting peaks for a classical record on the pop album charts, although the release was a slow seller for a Sting album.

The album was released and re-released in several versions: LP vinyl and CD editions with 23 tracks, a CD/DVD edition with 8 tracks on the CD and a DVD documentary (released in both “CD size” and “DVD size” packaging), and a CD re-release with 26 tracks (including live versions of Sting’s own “Fields of Gold” and “Message in a Bottle”, originally recorded with the Police). To date, no edition exists containing the complete 26-track extended CD program and the DVD documentary.

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  • seyma__

    Well this is...different.

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • soapy_q

    I think this was a good effort.

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
  • headey

    what about this in a similar style L'Amor Dona Ch'io Te Porto

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • Jason1087

    "...And From Thence I Had Great Desire To See Italy..." 这也是我想说的。我也大爱意大利。Italia。

    2 Jan 2011 Reply
  • rustedempire

    Can She Excuse My Wrongs? is such a great song!

    3 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Vaaram

    Well. Considered musically, this recording is a flop. But on the other side, it has got its advantages: it has made the Bosnian lutenist Edin Karamazov public even more. And maybe it has (hopefully) inspired some listener for renaissance music! Incidentally, there are around 25 streamable albums with (unexceptional more succeded) music by Dowland at lastfm! Look & listen here:

    9 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Vaaram

    Sting: divine voice. This album: failed project. [@MarinasMusic: John Dowland would NOT have liked this, THAT is nearly sure! ;) ]

    9 Oct 2009 Reply
  • ugau2

    MusicBrainz says that the album "Songs From the Labyrinth" was relased by Deutsche Grammophon in 2006 and that the artists are Sting & Edin Karamazov - where is the correction feature for this album entry?

    7 Oct 2009 Reply
  • maninalift

    Oh my god this is so awful. I really didn't expect this to be so bad. Stop murdering these songs with your simpering, smug mid-Atlantic smirk of a voice. Sing them with a raw honest voice or with beautiful clarity but don't sing them like you thing you're a rock star. !Yuk!

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • sadeviitta

    This is so beautiful. They should perform more old sounds and classical together.

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
  • MarinasMusic

    John Dowland would have liked this, that's for sure :-)

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Vivnsect

    Strangely amazing.

    25 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Satyrane

    It's odd, but songs like Wilt Thou Unkind Thus Reave Me really stick with you. I really like this album, weird as it is.

    7 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Dejital

    The lute is fantastical, but Sting's voice is such an awkward fit...

    31 Jul 2008 Reply
  • outerotter

    Yuck. It's great that he likes Dowland, but his singing on these is painful.

    18 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Er4zor

    ye olde emo ROTFL

    3 Jul 2007 Reply
  • mhall1401

    I enjoy this.

    21 Jun 2007 Reply
  • stukast1

    It grows on you

    7 Dec 2006 Reply
  • stikeymo

    i like it. even though i feel i shouldn't.

    31 Oct 2006 Reply
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