Reeling from the loss of his parents, Sting constructed The Soul Cages as a hushed mediation on mortality, loss, grief, and father/son relationships.
The Soul Cages is the third full-length studio album released by Sting. Released in 1991,the album was dedicated to Sting's recently deceased father who died in the late 1980s.
The album spawned four singles: "All This Time," "Mad About You," "Why Should I Cry for You," and "The Soul Cages". The title track won Sting the first ever Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1992.
The set is packaged in an exact replica of the original artwork, on 180g heavyweight vinyl. The new vinyl master was cut at the legendary Abbey Road Studios to ensure exceptional audio quality.
"...the album has the same supple, luxurious tone, stretching out leisurely over nine tracks, almost all of them layered mid-tempo tunes (the exception being grinding guitars of the title track). Within this setting, Sting hits a few remarkable peaks, such as the elegant waltz 'Mad About You' and 'All This Time,' a deceptively skipping pop tune that hides a moving tribute to his father." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
Mastered by Abbey Road Studios
Packaged in an exact replica of the original artwork
1. Island Of Souls
2. All This Time
3. Mad About You
4. Jeremiah Blues (Part 1)
5. Why Should I Cry For You?
1. Saint Agnes And The Burning Train
2. The Wild Wild Sea
3. The Soul Cages
4. When The Angels Fall