The Police - Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings (4 CD Boxset)

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This arresting four-volume box set contains all five Police studio albums, rare B-sides and live tracks.
Categories
RockBoxSetsMusic
Category
  1. Boxed Set
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. New Wave
Number of Discs
4
Title
Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings [Box]
BarCode
731454015028
Country of Origin
USA
Label
A&M (USA)
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
731454015028
Previews

Rolling Stone (11/11/93, p.77) - "...hearing the growth between OUTLANDOS D'AMOUR and ZENYATTA MONDATTA only underscores how innovative [The Police's] best work was..."
Vibe (12/99, p.160) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
Musician (1/94, p.94) - "...MESSAGE IN A BOX appeals directly to the completist...a rapturous chronicle..."

Tracks

DISC 1:
Fallout
Nothing Achieved
Dead End Job
Next To You
So Lonely
Roxanne
Hole In My Life
Peanuts
Can't Stand Losing You
Truth Hits Everybody
Born In The 50's
Be My Girl-Sally
Masoko Tanga
Landlord - (live)
Next To You - (live)
Landlord
Message In A Bottle
Reggatta De Blanc
It's Alright For You
Bring On The Night
Deathwish

DISC 2:
Walking On The Moon
On Any Other Day
Bed's Too Big Without You, The
Contact
Does Everyone Stare
No Time This Time
Visions Of The Night
Bed's Too Big Without You, The - (mono)
Truth Hits Everybody - (live)
Friends
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
Other Way Of Stopping, The

DISC 3:
Sermon, A
Driven To Tears - (live)
Shambelle
Spirits In The Material World
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Invisible Sun
Hungry For You (J'Aurais Toujours Faim De Toi)
Demolition Man
Too Much Information
Rehumanize Yourself
One World (Not Three)
Omegaman
Secret Journey
Darkness
Flexible Strategies
Low Life
How Stupid Mr Bates
Kind Of Loving, A

DISC 4:
Synchronicity I
Walking In Your Footsteps
O My God
Mother
Miss Gradenko
Synchronicity II
Every Breath You Take
King Of Pain
Wrapped Around Your Finger
Tea In The Sahara
Murder By Numbers
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 '86

Studio
Universal Music
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Fallout
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Nothing Achieving
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Dead End Job
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Next to You
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] So Lonely
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Roxanne
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Hole in My Life
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Peanuts
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Can't Stand Losing You
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Truth Hits Everybody
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Born in the 50's
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Be My Girl - Sally
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Masoko Tanga
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Landlord
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Next to You
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Landlord
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Message in a Bottle
  18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Reggatta de Blanc
  19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] It's Alright for You
  20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Bring on the Night
  21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Deathwish
  22. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Walking on the Moon
  23. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] On Any Other Day
  24. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Bed's Too Big Without You, The
  25. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Contact
  26. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Does Everyone Stare
  27. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] No Time This Time
  28. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Visions of the Night
  29. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Bed's Too Big Without You, The - (mono)
  30. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Truth Hits Everybody
  31. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Friends
  32. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Don't Stand So Close to Me
  33. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Driven to Tears
  34. [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still
  35. [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Canary in a Coalmine
  36. [ Disc 02 Track 15 ] Voices Inside My Head
  37. [ Disc 02 Track 16 ] Bombs Away
  38. [ Disc 02 Track 17 ] De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  39. [ Disc 02 Track 18 ] Behind My Camel
  40. [ Disc 02 Track 19 ] Man in a Suitcase
  41. [ Disc 02 Track 20 ] Shadows in the Rain
  42. [ Disc 02 Track 21 ] Other Way of Stopping, The
  43. [ Disc 03 Track 01 ] Sermon, A
  44. [ Disc 03 Track 02 ] Driven to Tears
  45. [ Disc 03 Track 03 ] Shambelle
  46. [ Disc 03 Track 04 ] Spirits in the Material World
  47. [ Disc 03 Track 05 ] Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  48. [ Disc 03 Track 06 ] Invisible Sun
  49. [ Disc 03 Track 07 ] Hungry for You (J'Aurais Toujours Faim de Toi)
  50. [ Disc 03 Track 08 ] Demolition Man
  51. [ Disc 03 Track 09 ] Too Much Information
  52. [ Disc 03 Track 10 ] Rehumanize Yourself
  53. [ Disc 03 Track 11 ] One World (Not Three)
  54. [ Disc 03 Track 12 ] Omega Man
  55. [ Disc 03 Track 13 ] Secret Journey
  56. [ Disc 03 Track 14 ] Darkness
  57. [ Disc 03 Track 15 ] Flexible Strategies
  58. [ Disc 03 Track 16 ] Low Life
  59. [ Disc 03 Track 17 ] How Stupid Mr. Bates
  60. [ Disc 03 Track 18 ] Kind of Loving, A
  61. [ Disc 04 Track 01 ] Synchronicity I
  62. [ Disc 04 Track 02 ] Walking in Your Footsteps
  63. [ Disc 04 Track 03 ] O My God
  64. [ Disc 04 Track 04 ] Mother
  65. [ Disc 04 Track 05 ] Miss Gradenko
  66. [ Disc 04 Track 06 ] Synchronicity II
  67. [ Disc 04 Track 07 ] Every Breath You Take
  68. [ Disc 04 Track 08 ] King of Pain
  69. [ Disc 04 Track 09 ] Wrapped Around Your Finger
  70. [ Disc 04 Track 10 ] Tea in the Sahara
  71. [ Disc 04 Track 11 ] Murder by Numbers
  72. [ Disc 04 Track 12 ] Man in a Suitcase
  73. [ Disc 04 Track 13 ] Someone to Talk To
  74. [ Disc 04 Track 14 ] Message in a Bottle
  75. [ Disc 04 Track 15 ] I Burn for You
  76. [ Disc 04 Track 16 ] Once upon a Daydream
  77. [ Disc 04 Track 17 ] Tea in the Sahara
  78. [ Disc 04 Track 18 ] Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
Country
USA
Notes

MESSAGE IN A BOX contains tracks from the group's five studio albums, rare B-sides, and live tracks. It also includes a 64-page booklet with extensive liner notes, a discography, the band's commentary on the b-sides and other obscure tracks, rare photographs and a Police time-line.
The Police: Sting (vocals, saxophone, keyboards, acoustic & electric bass); Andy Summers (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Stewart Copeland (keyboards, drums, percussion, background vocals).
Producers include: The Police, Stewart Copeland, Nigel Gray, Tim Summerhayes, Hugh Padgham.
Compilation producer: Stewart Whitmore.
Engineers: The Police, Tim Summerhayes.
Includes liner notes by Phil Sutcliffe.
Digitally remastered by David Collins (A&M Mastering Studios).
Adapter: Syd Brak.
Personnel: Sting (vocals); Henri Padovani, Andy Summers (guitar); Stewart Copeland (drums).
Audio Mixers: The Police; Tim Summerhayes.
Liner Note Author: Phil Sutcliffe.
Photographers: Lynn Goldsmith; Duane Michals; Chris Craske; James Wedge; Adrian Boot; Watalu Asanuma; Danny Quatrochi; Miles Copeland; Paul Cox; Jill Furmanovsky; Janette Beckman; Simon Fowler.
Unknown Contributor Roles: John Bauldie; Mark Mazzetti; Joe Bennett.
Although the Police lasted for less than a decade, they recorded enough material to fill out the four CDs that make up MESSAGE IN A BOX. In addition to everything on their five studio albums, this box set contains soundtrack material, singles and demos featuring the contributions of guitarist Andy Summers' predecessor Henri Padovani (on the band's first single "Fallout" b/w "Nothing Achieving"). The Police's most consistent quality was their anomalousness.
Their path started in the punk environs of mid-'70s London despite the fact that all three were older and had considerably better chops (due to varying jazz backgrounds) than their rebellious contemporaries. Despite these differences, the Police combined biting lyrical imagery with a musical fusion of reggae, punk and pop that resulted in material as mainstream as "Don't Stand So Close To Me" and "King Of Pain" and as wonderfully quirky as "Be My Girl-Sally" and "On Any Other Day." Along the way, the Police released songs about generational differences ("Born in the '50s"), Irish politics ("Invisible Sun") and the ultimate ode to manipulation and their only number one hit ("Every Breath You Take").

Artists
  1. POLICE
  2. The Police
Distributor
Universal Distribution
Studio / Live
Mixed
Video Disabled
0
Performer
The Police
Year
1993
Duration
285m 32s

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