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1. The title of Sting's 1993 album "Ten Summoner's Tales" not only creates a pun with Sting's legal name Gordon Sumner, but it is also an allusion to a piece of literature written by which classic English author?
2. Nominated in 1994 for Grammys for both "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year", which highly successful single from Sting's album "Ten Summoner's Tales" contains the following lyrics: "I never saw no miracle of science / That didn't go from a blessing to a curse / I never saw no military solution / That didn't always end up as something worse"?
3. In which song with a country/western flair from the 1993 album "Ten Summoner's Tales" does Sting borrow from the two films "The Magnificent Seven" and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" to tell the story of seven cowboys who decide to help the people of a terrorized town in Mexico after each one is promised a bride but who then turn on each other when they discover there is only one woman eligible for marriage?
4. In a song from Sting's 1993 "Ten Summoner's Tales", the singer complains about how his lover does not like most of his behavior and characteristics. For example, "She don't like to hear me sing", "the way I look", "the things I say", "the jokes I make", "the friends I got", "the clothes I wear", or even "the way I smell". Neither does she "want to meet my folks" or "be my wife". Which title is the correct one for this song, one that seems to be the most fitting?
5. Which single from Sting's 1993 album "Ten Summoner's Tales" climbed to number two on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and captures a powerful passion with lines like "In his arms she fell as her hair came down" and "Feel her body rise when you kiss her mouth"?
6. On Sting's 1993 "Ten Summoner's Tales" album, Dominic Miller and David Sancious return from Sting's previous album "The Soul Cages" to play guitar and keyboards, respectively. However, which percussionist, famous for his critically-acclaimed work with Frank Zappa, played drums on this album and many others of Sting's afterwards?
7. Which song from Sting's 1993 album "Ten Summoner's Tales" is a humorous lament from a man who cannot persuade his lover to join him in a romantic tryst and mentions in one verse how a royal astrologer is despondent that he cannot offer a weather forecast that would delay Louis XVI's beheading?
8. "Seven Days", one of the songs from Sting's 1993 "Ten Summoner's Tales" album, tells of a man's procrastination as he hesitates to commit fully to a relationship when a physically stronger rival appears to challenge him for his lover's affections. The song ends echoing the words of an earlier Police song written by Sting: "Do I have to tell the story / Of a thousand rainy days / Since we first met? / It's a big enough umbrella / But it's always me that ends up / Getting wet". From what song found on The Police's 1981 "Ghost in the Machine" album do these words come?
9. "She walked into the room / On the arm of my best friend / I knew whatever happened / Our friendship would end". Thus, the singer of this song embarks on a journey of all-consuming desire that leads him face-to-face with Satan, who attempts to comfort the sinner with the fact that he is not alone in Hell as it is full of "high court judges, failed saints, . . . cardinals, archbishops, barristers, certified accountants, music critics . . . ". What is the title of this song from Sting's 1993 album "Ten Summoner's Tales", one in which the singer significantly prays, "Make me chaste but not just yet"?
10. This next song from Sting's 1993 album "Ten Summoner's Tales" appears on the version of the album released in Europe but not in Canada and the United States. The song is about a man who is ridiculed by all around him, friends included, for falling in love with a woman; however, after all these others have left him behind and then fallen from whatever heights they reached, he has this woman, the love of his life. In the end, the others and their thoughts do not matter. What song is this?
11. The co-producer of Sting's "Ten Summoner's Tales" has been an integral part of Sting's recording career. He helped produce the last two Police studio albums "Ghost in the Machine" and "Synchronicity", and he helped produce four of Sting's solo studio albums, including the one already mentioned as well as ". . . Nothing like the Sun", "The Soul Cages", and "Mercury Falling". Who is this individual who is credited with the creation of the "gated drum" effect, which can be heard in Phil Collins' song "In the Air Tonight"?
12. Which song from "Ten Summoner's Tales", Sting's 1993 studio album, tells the story of soldiers who, while marching to battle, are haunted by the prophetic words of their captain's son: "You'll never see our faces again / You'll be food for a carrion crow"?
13. Which song from Sting's 1993 "Ten Summoner's Tales" album was originally a collaboration among Sting, Eric Clapton, and Michael Kamen and was released as a single from an earlier 1992 soundtrack that accompanied the film "Lethal Weapon 3"?
14. What song from Sting's fourth studio album "Ten Summoner's Tales" was later included as part of the soundtrack to "Leon" (or "The Professional" as it was titled in the U.S.), which starred Jean Reno and Gary Oldman and was Natalie Portman's film debut? (The song's lyrics create a metaphor between a particular man's approach to life and to playing cards).
15. This single from Sting's 1993 album "Ten Summoner's Tales" wasn't released until February of 1994. It is subtitled "Epilogue" and is always placed as the last song of the album, no matter the version or release date, to serve as a response to all listeners and critics who believe they understand who Sting is. What is the title of this song?
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