Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Police: Discography of the Moment

The Police were a rock band that was formed in London England in 1977. Their music was a hybrid of rock, punk, reggae, and jazz. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2003. They were ranked #70 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and #40 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

The Police Web Links:

The Police Official website
The Police at Allmusic
The Police Wikipedia article
The Police on MySpace
The Police on Twitter
The Police on Facebook

DISCOGRAPHY

Outlandos d'Amour
Released in November 1978 by A&M Records.
Produced by The Police.
Band lineup:
Sting - bass, vocals; Andy Summers - guitar; Stewart Copeland - drums
Tracks: 10
Next to You. So Lonely. Roxanne. Hole in my Life. Peanuts. Can't Stand Losing You. Truth Hits Everybody. Born in the 50s. Be My Girl. Masoko Tanga.
Charts:
#138 on the US Billboard 200. #6 on the UK Albums Chart.



Reggatta de Blanc
Released in October 1979 by A&M.
Produced by The Police and Nigel Gray.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Message in a Bottle. Reggatta de Blanc. It's Alright for You. Bring on the Night. Deathwish. Walking on the Moon. On Any Other Day. The Bed's Too Big Without You. Contact. Does Everyone Stare. No Time This Time.
Charts:
#25 on the US Billboard 200. #1 on the UK Albums Chart.



Six Pack
Box set released in June 1980 by A&M.
Produced by Nigel Grey and The Police.
This was a collection of six 7" singles including:
Roxanne. Can't Stand Losing You. So Lonely. Message in a Bottle. Walking on the Moon. The Bed's Too Big Without You.



Zenyatta Mondatta
Released in October 1980 by A&M.
Produced by The Police and Nigel Gray.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Don't Stand So Close to Me. Driven to Tears. When the World is Running Down, You Make the
Best of What's Still Around. Canary in a Coalmine. Voices Inside My Head. Bombs Away. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da. Behind My Camel. Man in a Suitcase. Shadows in the Rain. The Other Way of Stopping.
Charts:
#4 on the US Billboard 200. #1 on the UK Albums Chart.



Ghost in the Machine
Released in October 1981 by A&M.
Produced by The Police and Hugh Padgham.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Spirits in the Material World. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic. Invisible Sun. Hungry for You. Demolition Man. Too Much Information. Rehumanize Yourself. One World. Omegaman. Secret Journey. Darkness.
Charts:
#2 on the US Billboard 200. #1 on the UK Albums Chart.



Synchronicity
Released in June 1983 by A&M.
Produced by The Police and Hugh Padgham.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Synchronicity 1. Walking in Your Footsteps. O My God. Mother. Miss Gradenko. Synchronicity 2. Every Breath You Take. King of Pain. Wrapped Around Your Finger. Tea in the Sahara. Murder By Numbers.
Charts:
#1 on the US Billboard 200. #1 on the UK Albums Chart.



Every Breath You Take
Compilation album released in October 1986 by A&M.
Various producers.
Tracks: 12
Roxanne. Can't Stand Losing You. Message in a Bottle. Walking on the Moon. Don't Stand So Close To Me. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic. Invisible Sun. Spirits in the Material World. Every Breath You Take. King of Pain. Wrapped Around Your Finger.



Greatest Hits
Compilation album released in September 1992 by A&M.
Various producers.
Tracks: 16
Roxanne. Can't Stand Losing You. So Lonely. Message in a Bottle. The Bed's Too Big Without You. Don't Stand So Close To Me. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic. Invisible Sun. Spirits in the Material World. Synchronicity 2. Every Breath You Take. King of Pain. Wrapped Around Your Finger. Tea in the Sahara.
Charts:
#10 on the UK Albums Chart.



Message in a Box
4-CD box set released in September 1992 by A&M.
Various producers.
Tracks: 78
Previously unreleased material includes:
Fall Out. Nothing Achieving. Dead End Job. Landlord. Landlord (live). Visions of the Night. Truth Hits Everybody (live). Friends. A Sermon. Driven to Tears (live). Shambelle. Hungry For You. Flexible Strategies. A King of Loving. Man in a Suitcase (live). Someone to Talk To. Message in a Bottle (live). I Burn for You. Once Upon a Daydream. Tea in the Sahara (live). Don't Stand So Close to Me (live).



Live
Live album released in June 1995 by A&aM.
Produced by Andy Summers.
Tracks: 30









The Very Best of Sting & The Police
Compilation album released in November 1997 by A&M.
Various producers.
Tracks: 15
Message in a Bottle. Can't Stand Losing You. Englishman in New York. Every Breath You Take. Walking on the Moon. Fields of Gold. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free. Let Your Soul be Your Pilot. Russians. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You. When We Dance. Don't Stand So Close to Me. Roxanne. Roxanne 97.



The Police
Compilation album released in June 2007 by A&M.
Various producers.
Tracks: 28
Charts:
#11 on the US Billboard 200. #3 on the UK Albums Chart.







Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires
Live album released in November 2008 by A&M.
Produced by Robert Orton.
Tracks: 19

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