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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