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1. One of Sting's biggest hit songs from his 1987 album ". . . Nothing like the Sun" ends with echoes of lyrics from his 1985 song "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free". What is the title of this 1987 hit, a title that suggests a situation contrary to what's advised by the title of the 1985 song?
2. Various individuals are credited with playing guitar on different songs on Sting's ". . . Nothing like the Sun", such as Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler. However, very noticeable are the guitar sounds on two of the songs found on this 1987 album. What is the name of the guitarist from The Police who reunited with Sting to record these two songs?
3. One of the songs on Sting's 1987 album ". . . Nothing like the Sun" is dedicated to Ben Linder, a civil engineer from America who was in Nicaragua in 1987 working on a project when he was killed by Contra rebels. It begins, "If blood will flow when flesh and steel are one / Drying in the color of the evening sun, / Tomorrow's rain will wash the stains away / But something in our minds will always stay". What is the name of this signature song that Sting often uses to close his concerts?
4. This musician and songwriter is credited with playing drums on Sting's 1987 ". . . Nothing like the Sun" album. Before that he played drums for Peter Gabriel on his 1986 album "So". He has also released recordings of his own work on albums such as "It's About Time" and "Neighbourhood". Who is this French musician whose parents were from Cote d'Ivoire?
5. In this song from the 1987 album ". . . Nothing like the Sun", Sting condemns Augusto Pinochet, the Chilean dictator, for his corrupt and tyrannical rule. What is the name of this song that captures the tragedy of the women of Chile who were attempting to express their grief and anger over the disappearances of their husbands, fathers, and sons?
6. These two vocalists credited on Sting's 1987 ". . . Nothing like the Sun" album also contributed to his 1986 "Bring on the Night" live album as well as his first solo studio album "The Dream of the Blue Turtles". What are the names of these two women who began working with Sting as back-up singers during the "Synchronicity" tour when Sting was with The Police?
7. Sting found inspiration for one of the singles from his 1987 album ". . . Nothing like the Sun" from his friendship with Quentin Crisp--a writer and raconteur who struggled against discrimination in mid-twentieth century England because of his being gay. What is the name of this song with such lines as "It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile / Be yourself no matter what they say" and "At night a candle's brighter than the sun"?
8. One of the songs on Sting's 1987 album ". . . Nothing like the Sun" was specifically written about his acceptance of the death of his mother, Audrey Sumner, and the struggle to understand death in general. Which particular Biblical character is alluded to in this song's title?
9. The title of Sting's 1987 album comes from the first line of Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare: "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun". Within one of the songs on the album Sting sings this exact line. What is the name of this song in which Sting also sings these words: "I'm a stranger to the sun / My eyes are too weak/ How cold is a heart / When it's warmth that he seeks? / You watch every night, you don't care what I do / I'd go out of my mind but for you"?
10. Which song from Sting's 1987 ". . . Nothing like the Sun" album at one point alludes to the Nietzschean idea that "God is dead" and contains the following lyrics: "Our written history is a catalog of crime / The sordid and the powerful, the architects of time / The mother of invention, the oppression of the mild / The constant fear of scarcity, aggression as its child"?
11. While the words of this song found on Sting's 1987 album ". . . Nothing like the Sun" were written by Sting, the music is Sting's adaptation of a melody composed by Hanns Eisler, who along with Bertolt Brecht came to America to escape Nazi persecution. What is the title of this song, which begins, "No earthly church has ever blessed our union / No state has ever granted us permission / No family bond has ever made us two"?
12. One of the songs from ". . . Nothing like the Sun", Sting's 1987 album, has a theme that focuses on society's continuing attempts to replace love with hedonism and scientific, technological, and materialistic substitutes. However, the singer dismisses these so-called advancements with these words: "But why ever should we care / When there are arrows in the air / Formed by lovers' ancient art". What is the title of this song?
13. On Sting's 1987 album ". . . Nothing like the Sun" is a song that relies on a parody of the story of Noah's ark to criticize contemporary Christian evangelism; an old bearded man convinces a couple to sail away with him on "a big wooden ship" loaded with animals after telling them that "he'd heard God's message on the radio". What is the name of this song, a title which seems to give the couple confidence in the boat and in the old man?
14. One of the more successful singles released from Sting's 1987 album ". . . Nothing like the Sun" was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Which song is this, one which includes the following lyrics: "I sink like a stone that's been thrown in the ocean / My logic has drowned in a sea of emotion / Stop before you start"?
15. Which song on Sting's 1987 album ". . . Nothing like the Sun" is a cover of a Jimi Hendrix song appearing on his 1967 "Axis" album and contains the following lyrics: "Butterflies and zebras / And moonbeams and fairy tales / That's all she ever thinks about / Riding with the wind"?
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