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Sting Releases Acoustic Version Of ‘Russians’: Look + Listen

Originally inspired by the Cold War and appearing on his debut album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles. Sting has released a new version of his 1985 song, “Russians.”

Featuring cellist Ramiro Belgardt with Sting (born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) on vocals and guitar, and produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, the superstar singer/songwriter shared a video of the song’s recording, showcasing him and Belgardt in an intimate studio setting.

In a statement about the re-recorded version, Sting said “I’ve only rarely sung this song in the many years since it was written, because I never thought it would be relevant again.” “But, in the light of one man’s bloody and woefully misguided decision to invade a peaceful, unthreatening neighbor, the song is, once again, a plea for our common humanity. For the brave Ukrainians fighting against this brutal tyranny and also the many Russians who are protesting this outrage despite the threat of arrest and imprisonment – We, all of us, love our children. Stop the war.”

Net profits for the new acoustic version, “Russians (Guitar/Cello Version),” will benefit Help Ukraine Center, a volunteer storage center established by Ukrainian business owners where humanitarian and medical aid can be sent from all over the world.

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Author: Al Denté

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