An album of Sting songs is now at number 4 in the charts, played on the instrumental sound of the 1980's, Slap Bass.
The sound, most noticeable in the theme to Seinfeld was made famous by such players as Level 42's Mark King, and a number of bassists who were sick of the singers and guitarists getting all of the notices.
Gordon Sumner, a rich bassist in his late fifties, just recently returned from a short tour with a band he played with in the 1970's and 1980's told us: 'This is just what the world needs. Sting's songs done in a fashion like this. Personally, as the writer of all of these hits, I will be coining it in myself'
The songs featured on the album include a solo bass rendition of 'Fields of Gold' and full band arrangements of 'Fortress Around my Heart', 'Englishman in New York' and 'Fragile'. We are led to believe that the compiler of the CD does not know any of Sting's songs that begin with letters after G.
A Jew's Harp version of Police Songs is set to be released in the early Spring, all things being equal.