Brand New Day (album)

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Brand New Day
Studio album by Sting
Released: 1999-09-27 (Germany & Sweden)

1999-09-28 (France & USA)

Recorded: Summer 1998 - Summer 1999
Length: 48:49
Label(s): A&M
Producer(s): Sting & Kipper
Studio(s): Il Palagio, Figline Valdarno, Italy

Mega Studios, Suresnes, France


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Additional personnel

  • Stevie Wonder, harmonica
  • James Taylor, vocal
  • Cheb Mami, vocal
  • Branford Marsalis, clarinet
  • Mino Cinelu, percussion
  • Dave Hartley, string arranger and conductor (tracks 3 and 6), Hammond organ
  • B.J. Cole, pedal steel guitar
  • Kathryn Tickell, Northumbrian pipes, fiddle
  • Don Blackman, Hammond organ
  • Sté, vocal
  • Gavyn Wright, string leader (tracks 3 and 6)
  • Joe Mendez, background vocals
  • Janice Pendarvis, background vocals
  • Althea Rodgers, background vocals
  • Marlon Saunders, background vocals
  • Veneese Thomas, background vocals
  • Darryl Tookes, background vocals
  • Ken Williams, background vocals
  • Tawatha Agee, background vocals
  • Dennis Collins, background vocals
  • Ettamri Mustapha, darbouka
  • Farhat Bouallagui, string arrangement (track 2), conductor and leader
  • Moulay Ahmed, string player
  • Kouider Berkan, string player
  • Salem Bnouni, string player
  • Sameh Catalan, string player

Track listing

All songs written by Sting, unless otherwise indicated.

US release:

  1. "A Thousand Years" (Kipper, Sting) 5:57
  2. "Desert Rose" (featuring Cheb Mami) 4:45
  3. "Big Lie Small World" 5:05
  4. "After The Rain Has Fallen" 5:03
  5. "Perfect Love...Gone Wrong" 5:24
  6. "Tomorrow We'll See" 4:47
  7. "Prelude To The End Of The Game" 0:20
  8. "Fill Her Up" 5:38
  9. "Ghost Story" 5:29
  10. "Brand New Day" 6:19

Singles released

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Variants, special editions and re-releases

The European release features all the songs from above plus an EPK (video) as track 11.

The Australian release also has the EPK as track 11, but instead of Prelude To The End Of The Game there's actually the song The End Of The Game (6:36) on the record.

The Japanese release has the same tracks as the US release, but there's also Windmills Of Your Mind (4:19) and the EPK on the record.

The US dts 5.1 audio-DVD doesn't feature the EPK, but also offers The End Of The Game (6:36) instead of the Prelude To The End Of The Game. And obviously all the tracks are in 5.1 DTS surround sound !



Year Chart Country Position
1999 Billboard 200 U.S.A. 9
1999 Top Canadian Albums Canada 19
1999 Top Internet Albums 3


Year Song Chart Country Position

Awards, nominations, and certifications


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Year Winner Award Category
1999 "Brand New Day" The Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
1999 Brand New Day The Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Albums


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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY


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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Quotations and trivia

German ads:

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US ads:

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Dutch ad:

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UK ad:

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See also

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External links and reviews


  • Sting. Discography, Brand New Day.
  • Sting. Brand New Day. (1999) [Audio recording], A&M Records.
  • Wikipedia. Brand New Day.
  • German ad for German release date
  • Sweden promo CD with release date on sticker
  • French press sheet for French release date
  • promo postcard for US release date