Sting will release his Duets collection on November 27th. The album, which also features the former-Police leader's instrumental collaborations, will be available on vinyl on December 18th. Duets features Sting's teamups with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Charles Aznavour, Mylène Farmer, Shaggy, Melody Gardot, Gashi and more.
Duets also includes the new, never-before-released song, “September” which pairs Sting with Italian icon Zucchero.
Among the highlights on Duets is Sting's 2000 hit “Desert Rose” featuring Egyptian vocalist Cheb Mami. A while back Sting told us he was proud that “Desert Rose” was such a big hit, with the assist of a well-timed commercial for Jaguar that featured the song: “It's an unusual song. It begins with Cheb Mami singing in Arabic, which people were very afraid of at first when they heard it. They thought that that would be an impossible task, getting it on the radio, so I feel proud that we did it. I'm glad we did it. I'm glad we took the risk.”