Crazy Jamaican Combo: Sting and Shaggy Team on Album ’44/876′




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Sting and Shaggy, an odd couple with surprisingly good songs, will release their hot new island-inspired album, called 44/876, on April 20.

Fans can pre-order the collection and receive an instant download of the brassy reggae track “Morning Is Coming” as well as the sexy, Caribbean-style single “Don’t Make Me Wait.”

Check out the music and pre-order here:Sting and Shaggy

 

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Sting and Shaggy Influenced by Jamaica

The Sting and Shaggy team is an unusual pairing that seems to work. Sting wove Jamaican rhythms into his work with The Police. Shaggy, born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, cut his musical teeth in the dance hall clubs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. They joined forces to record “Don’t Make Me Wait” as a tribute to the Caribbean sounds that influenced them both.

“Don’t Make Me Wait” was released on Jan. 25. The release was followed by a performance on the 60th Annual Grammy Awards as well as the NFL’s Super Bowl Tailgate event that aired on NBC Super Bowl Sunday.

Filmed in Kingston, Jamaica, the video for “Don’t Make Me Wait” was directed by Gil Green (Nicki Minaj, Drake) and celebrates the duo’s mutual love of the country.

Tropkillaz Remix

Sting & Shaggy also added Brazilian flair with a new Tropkillaz remix of “Don’t Make Me Wait” released Feb. 23 worldwide. “Don’t Make Me Wait” (Dave Audé Rhythmic Radio Remix) and “Don’t Make Me Wait” (iLL Wayno Remix) bring additional dance floor and dance hall treatments to the infectious song.

Sting and Shaggy European Tour

Sting and Shaggy will bring their collaboration to the road this summer when the two Grammy-award winning artists embark on a European tour of various historic venues, performing their most celebrated hits as well as selections off their forthcoming album.

44/876 was recorded in Jamaica and New York with Sting & Shaggy being joined by various musicians and writers including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, Morgan Heritage, Branford Marsalis, Agent Sasco and Sting’s longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller as well as writers Taranchyla, Dwayne “iLL Wayno” Shippy, Shane Hoosong, Machine Gun Funk and Patexx.

The sessions were produced in part by Sting International (“Oh, Carolina,” “Boombastic” and “It Wasn’t Me,”) and by Martin Kierszenbaum who has previously written/produced songs for Sting, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Sting International, Robert “Hitmixer” Orton, and Tony Lake mixed 44/876.

See below for all configurations and complete track listing for 44/876:

44/876 STANDARD ALBUM:

1    44/876 (ft. Morgan Heritage and Aidonia)

2    Morning Is Coming

3    Waiting For The Break Of Day

4    Gotta Get Back My Baby

5    Don’t Make Me Wait

6    Just One Lifetime

7    22nd Street

8    Dreaming In The U.S.A.

9    Crooked Tree

10    To Love And Be Loved

11    Sad Trombone

12    Night Shift

 

44/876 SUPER DELUXE ALBUM:

Disc One:

1    44/876 (ft. Morgan Heritage and Aidonia)

2    Morning Is Coming

3    Waiting For The Break Of Day

4    Gotta Get Back My Baby

5    Don’t Make Me Wait

6    Just One Lifetime

7    22nd Street

8    Dreaming In The U.S.A.

9    Crooked Tree

10    To Love And Be Loved

11    Sad Trombone

12    Night Shift

 

Disc Two:

Live at Shaggy & Friends, Kingston, Jamaica 

1    Englishman In New York – Sting

2    Fields Of Gold – Sting

3    Message In A Bottle – Sting ft. Agent Sasco

4    Don’t Make Me Wait – Sting & Shaggy

5    Roxanne – Sting & Shaggy

    6    Cherrytree Radio Interview with Sting and Shaggy

 

44/876 DIGITAL DELUXE ALBUM & TARGET PHYSICAL EXCLUSIVE:

1    44/876 (ft. Morgan Heritage and Aidonia)

2    Morning Is Coming

3    Waiting For The Break Of Day

4    Gotta Get Back My Baby

5    Don’t Make Me Wait

6    Just One Lifetime

7    22nd Street

8    Dreaming In The U.S.A.

9    Crooked Tree

10    To Love And Be Loved

11    Sad Trombone

12    Night Shift

Bonus Tracks:

13    If You Can’t Find Love

14    Love Changes Everything

15    16 Fathoms

16    Don’t Make Me Wait (Dave Audé Rhythmic Radio Remix)

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For further information, please visit:

www.sting.com

www.shaggyonline.com

www.cherrytreemusiccompany.com