In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Sting has released a digitally expanded version of his 1991 album, The Soul Cages. Originally released on January 22nd, 1991, the new “Expanded Edition” features the original nine-song album plus 13 bonus tracks that consist of remixes, extended mixes, and a pair of songs sung in Spanish and Italian incarnations. Seven of these bonus tracks have not been previously available for digital download or streaming.
The Soul Cages, which was Sting's third solo studio set, topped the album charts in five countries, including the UK and Canada, hitting Number Two on the U.S. Billboard 200. The album's lead single, “All This Time,” peaked at Number Five on the Billboard Hot 100; Number One on both Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts, and Number Nine on Adult Contemporary chart. The title track, “The Soul Cages,” won a Grammy for Best Rock Song in 1992, and it climbed to Number Seven on Mainstream Rock and Number Nine on the magazine's Modern Rock list.
Sting has never been shy to break new ground by writing and recording in different genres or reinventing his past works. He told us that ultimately, he has no regrets regarding the musical decisions he's made over the years since leaving the Police: “I don't think if you do good work with integrity and care, it's never wasted. It always feeds the reservoir, it feeds the creative soul. That's more important than bums on the seats, or, y'know, CD sales, or whatever. But I have no complaints of it in any regard.”