Fields of Gold (1993) – Sting

Apart from Every Breath You Take, this is my favourite track from Sting. By the way if you haven’t seen the duet of Sting and Bruce Springsteen’s performance of Every Breath (at the 1988 Human Rights concert).. then you’re just letting the best pass you by. Now back to Fields of Gold which was one of Stings most famous songs in the 90’s. I also enjoy hearing Eva Cassidy’s version of this.

Sting said: ‘In England, our house is surrounded by barley fields, and in the summer it’s fascinating to watch the wind moving over the shimmering surface, like waves on an ocean of gold. There’s something inherently sexy about the sight, something primal, as if the wind were making love to the barley. Lovers have made promises here, I’m sure, their bonds strengthened by the comforting cycle of the seasons’.

I just love the sound layout and tranquility of this song. It just flows and the imagery propels me to a foreign land I haven’t seen. It’s wonderfully mellow and Stings intimate vocals are excellent. Paul McCartney even said that “Fields of Gold” was a song he wished he’d written himself. I am not across much of Sting’s discography, but Fields of Gold is a glorious peaceful ballad. It appeared on his fourth studio album, Ten Summoner’s Tales (1993) and reached No. 16 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 23 on the US Billboard:

You’ll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in fields of gold

So she took her love
For to gaze a while
Upon the fields of barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down
Among the fields of gold

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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6 comments on “Fields of Gold (1993) – Sting
  1. I love this song, which is one of my favorites among Sting’s solo hits.

  2. achimbornemann says:

    Love the song and … the Image above is from my Hometown.. Hildesheim.. time flies – great !

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