“Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven)” is the second track of the album Ten Summoner’s Tales (1993) by Sting, with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. The interesting elements of the song are the two different time signatures, the cymbal pattern played in the intro section, and the embellishments on the hi-hat.
The verse and intro are in 7/8, with the snare played on the third and the seventh 8th note. In the chorus, Vinnie Colaiuta plays a simple 4/4 groove that gives the song a country vibe. “Saint Augustine in Hell” from the same album has a similar groove, but with the cymbal pattern played in “4” over the bar.
The note-for-note drum transcription is now available for free.