|Title:||A Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins - various artists|
|Release date:||September 26, 2000|
Sting contributed to the project being produced by Jason Miles entitled A Love Affair - The Music of Ivan Lins. He performs She Walks This Earth, a song written by the Brazilian composer Ivan Lins and Brenda Russell. Also featured on the track is Vinnie Colaiuta.|
A Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins is the brainchild of producer Jason Miles, a lifelong fan and friend of Lins, who says he got the idea of a tribute CD from Miles Davis about three months before his death. The CD is contemporary in nature and features Lins' complex and beautiful lyrics in English, with one exception: Lins himself sings Somos Todos Iquais Nesta Noite in his glorious Portuguese.
Jason Miles: "Ivan sent me a cassette tape with some new songs on it. When I heard one of the songs named "Soberana Hasa" I knew it was the song for Sting. It had that special vibe that I felt Sting could capture. Since the song only had Ivan at the keyboards with a drum machine behind it, I spent a couple of days thinking what kind of feeling I wanted the track to convey. I sent the track to Sting to do lyrics. I got a call from his assistant who said, "Sting is so busy he can't really spend the time to really give the lyrics the attention that they need. Could I get a lyricist to write something?" I immediately said, "yes" and proceeded to call Brenda Russell. She was so excited because she is a huge Ivan fan and a huge Sting fan. It was her dream. She proceeded to write a truly wonderful lyric. They felt like a Sting song and it proved to be true by the truly wonderful performance he did on the CD" (from: Jazz Review).
Brenda Russell: "Working on this project provided me with one of my most fun and stimulating musical experiences. I was able to work with two of my top three favorite artists, Ivan Lins and Sting! Writing a lyric for Sting was nothing short of thrilling, and it is always liberating and stimulating to write lyrics to any music written by Ivan. I also had the added treat of performing on the CD as well. All in all, I had a blast."