Sacred Love

[Updated: November 3, 2009]

Sacred Love

Title:Sacred Love
Medium:1CD
Label:A&M Records
Catalogue number:-
Release date:Sept. 10, 2003 (Japan); Sept. 22, 2003 (International (except USA/ Canada)); Sept. 30, 2003 ( USA/ Canada)
Tracks:
Japan
  1. Inside
  2. Send Your Love
  3. Whenever I Say Your Name
  4. Dead Man's Rope
  5. Never Coming Home
  6. Stolen Car
  7. Forget About The Future
  8. This War
  9. The Book Of My Life
  10. Sacred Love
  11. Send Your Love (Dave Aude remix)
  12. Shape Of My Heart (Live - from All This Time sessions)
  13. Like A Beautiful Smile
  14. Moon Over Bourbon Street (Cornelius Mix)
International (except USA/ Canada)
  1. Inside
  2. Send Your Love
  3. Whenever I Say Your Name
  4. Dead Man's Rope
  5. Never Coming Home
  6. Stolen Car
  7. Forget About The Future
  8. This War
  9. The Book Of My Life
  10. Sacred Love
  11. Send Your Love (Dave Aude remix)
  12. Shape Of My Heart (Live - from All This Time sessions)
  13. Like A Beautiful Smile
USA/ Canada
  1. Inside
  2. Send Your Love
  3. Whenever I Say Your Name
  4. Dead Man's Rope
  5. Never Coming Home
  6. Stolen Car
  7. Forget About The Future
  8. This War
  9. The Book Of My Life
  10. Sacred Love
  11. Send Your Love (Dave Aude remix)
Remarks: Sacred Love was produced by Sting and Kipper, who handled keyboards and drum programming on Brand New Day. Send Your Love features Vincente Amigo on Flamengo guitar. Mary J. Blige guests on the track Whenever I Say Your Name, while Anoushka Shankar appears on Book of My Life.


Album credits:

Inside (4:46)
  • Vinnie Colaiuta - drums
  • Dominic Miller - electric guitar
  • Kipper - loops, pads, strings, wurlitzer, bass
  • Jeff Young - hammond organ
  • Jason Rebello - piano
  • Sting - acoustic guitar, clarinet, arabian horn

Send Your Love (4:38)
  • Manu Katché - drums
  • Dominic Miller - electric guitar
  • Victor Calderone - loops, effects
  • Kipper - drum program, loops, synths, bass
  • Jeff Young - hammond organ
  • Jason Rebello - bass synth
  • Rhani Krija - percussion
  • Donal Hodgson - effects
  • Vicente Amigo - flamenco guitar
  • Levon Minassian - darduk
  • Valerie Denys - castanets
  • Sting - bass

Whenever I Say Your Name (5:25)
  • Manu Katché - drums
  • Dominic Miller - acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Mary J. Blige - vocals
  • Kipper - drum program, loops, bass, clavinet, hammond organ, pads, strings, textures, effects
  • Dave Hartley - piano
  • Choir - Choeur de Radio France
  • Katreese Barnes & Ada Dyer - backing vocals
  • Sting - bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, clavinet, hammond organ

Dead Man's Rope (5:43)
  • Vinnie Colaiuta - drums
  • Kipper - drum program, percussion program, bass, pads, effects
  • Jason Rebello - piano
  • Rhani Krija - percussion
  • Choir - Choeur de Radio France
  • Lance Ellington, Joy Rose & Donna Gardier-Elliot - backing vocals
  • Sting - acoustic guitar, obx sequencer

Never Coming Home (4:58) extended version (7:50)
  • Dominic Miller - electric guitar
  • Brian Transeau (B.T.) - drum loop, bass, effects
  • Kipper - drum loop, bass, atmospheres, pads, effects
  • Jeff Young - hammond organ
  • Jason Rebello - piano
  • Rhani Krija - percussion
  • Donal Hodgson - effects, pads, percussion
  • Joy Rose - backing vocals
  • Sting - acoustic guitar

Stolen Car (3:56)
  • Kipper - drum program, loops, pads
  • Rhani Krija - percussion
  • Donal Hodgson - percussion
  • Sting - bass, guitar

Forget About The Future (5:12)
  • Manu Katché - drums
  • Dominic Miller - electric guitar, clavinet
  • Kipper - drum program, synth bass, wurlitzer, loops, pads, effects, clavinet
  • Chris Botti - trumpet
  • Clark Gayton - trombone
  • Christian McBride - upright bass
  • Sting - guitar

This War (5:29)
  • Manu Katché - drums
  • Dominic Miller - electric guitar
  • Kipper - pads, effects
  • Jeff Young - hammond organ
  • Rhani Krija - tambourine
  • Sting - bass

The Book Of My Life (6:15)
  • Manu Katché - drums
  • Dominic Miller - acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Anoushka Shankar - sitar
  • Kipper - bass pads, atmospheres, hi-hat loop, synths, strings
  • Rhani Krija - percussion
  • Donal Hodgson - bells, percussion, effects
  • Aref Durvesh - tabla
  • Jacqueline Thomas - cello
  • Sting - acoustic guitar

Sacred Love (5:43)
  • Manu Katché - drums
  • Dominic Miller - electric guitar
  • Kipper - drum program, bass, loops, atmospheres, effects
  • Jeff Young - hammond organ
  • Jason Rebello - piano, fender rhodes
  • Rhani Krija - percussion
  • Chris Botti - trumpet
  • Clark Gayton - trombone
  • Donal Hodgson - effects
  • Katreese Barnes & Ada Dyer - backing vocals
  • Sting - guitar

The lyrics of Like A Beautiful Smile are based on Sonnet XVIII (Sonnet 18) of William Shakespeare:
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

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