René Kannegieter from Holland

1- Name - Surname - Nickname - age - city - country ?
My name is René Kannegieter, I’m 39 years old and I’m from Holland.

2- What did you do for living?
I’m a teacher at a public school.

3- Sting or Police?
Sting as a member of The Police (hahaha). Difficult to say. I think Sting as a singer songwriter and Police as a band.

4- When did you start to collect Sting items and why?
After seeing him in Arnhem 21-12-1985. That show was a great live show!!! Emotionally, the best I’ve seen so far!!!

5- What do you collect (everything, just CD, vinyl…)?
I started with vinyl singles and 12” made for the Dutch market. Now I collect CD-singles as well from all over the world.

6- What is the item your are the proudest to have?
The recordings of the COMPLETE Arnhem show (on tape) and two selfmade t-shirt signed by Sting and Dominic; one during a Dutch TV-show (1999) and the other after his gig at Plan C in Rotterdam (2000).

7- What is the item your definitely want to have?
I don’t know. A lot of things cross my mind. The Newcastle CD-Box, demo recordings (Like the Ghost ones!!!!)

8- What is your best remember about Sting and/or collecting?
Meeting him before the Plan C concert in Rotterdam and the concert itself (also taped it on video!!GREAT!!!)

9- How many time did you see sting/Police live?

The Police not once but Sting 10 times. The first one in 1985 in Arnhem and the last one, so far, in 2004 in Rotterdam. I sang in different Police-covers band so I felt the atmposhere of the livesongs.

10- Your 5 favourites songs /your order of preference of the album?

1. Shape of my heart
2. Bring on the night/When the world is running down (live)
3. I hung my head
4. Message in a bottle
5. Low life (live)

11- list the 7 Sting studio album (or police ones if you prefer police) in order of preference
Mercury Falling
The Soul Cages
The Dream of the Blue Turtles
Ten Summoner Tales
... Nothing Like The Sun
Brand New Day
Sacred Love

12- what other sting recording is a MUST for you (unplugged, acoustic concert, non album songs...)
?All Thease Time (2CD-Unplugged), Tempted (live from Mad About You CD-single), Plan-C recording

13- what is your favourite tour and why?
Mercury Falling, I saw him three times (Paradiso, Rotterdam, Den Haag (when STEWART COPELAND came on stage!!!)

14- what is your favourite album or single cover ?
The one for the Brand New Day promo single

15- if it was not Sting, who would it be?

Paul McCartney

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