Friday, August 3, 2012

Sting • Fields Of Gold


In the continuing series on songs for the London 2012 Olympic Games, this morning I bring you a song that might be the soundtrack of many an Olympian's dreams, Sting and his gorgeous "Fields of Gold". It is found on his brilliant 1993 album, Ten Summoner's Tales. It was the second song off the album, following "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You". It was a quiet, more ethereal song, yet it still made it into the Top 40, topping out at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

The song went on to be covered by others, including an exceptional version by the late Eva Cassidy on her album Live at Blues Alley. You can purchase Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting (1984 - 1994), with the song "Fields if Gold", on iTunes and Amazon.


  1. Every time I hear this song I feel like Sting is giving me a big hug.

    1. I think that might be wishful thinking. I should know, I think I'm being hugged all the time....



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