Sting – “Fields of Gold” – (1993)

This song would’ve been popular in the 80s – but it has one very 90s thing going for it. And that is the almost Enigma-like use of the Northumbrian smallpipes. That’s right, name another song using that instrument. Don’t forget Sting’s vocal touch: lyrics that are soft and well-delivered and decipherable followed immediately by some word you cannot understand. Ten Summoner’s Tales, for my money, was Sting’s last great album (the lead single from Brand New Day) notwithstanding. And this is about as good as solo Sting comes (again, “Desert Rose” notwithstanding).