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Album: Sting, If on a Winter's Night...(Deutsche Gram)

In which our lute-toting born-again curator of Early Music puts the Police comeback to bed and releases an album of broadly winter-themed songs which combine the words of dusty old scribes with the music of equally antediluvian composers.

It's a project which might have potential, but in the hands of the world's most pompous and self-satisfied man after 15 tracks, you'll find yourself grasping for another modern adaptation of a classic text, from the late, great Steven Wells: 1 Corinthians 15:55 (anag).