Very Best of Sting & the Police - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- New Wave
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- The Very Best of Sting & the Police [Remaster]
- Country of Origin
- Mono / Stereo
Rolling Stone (11/14/02, p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The songs are sturdy and companionable....With efficiency and literary verve intact on every note..."
Q (4/02, p.137) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...These 18 songs attest to Sting's strike rate of hit singles..."
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK (ALBUM VERSION)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] SEVEN DAYS
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] WALKING ON THE MOON
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] FIELDS OF GOLD
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] FRAGILE
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] DE DO DO DO DE DA DA DA
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY SET THEM FREE
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] BRAND NEW DAY
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] DESERT ROSE
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] IF I EVER LOSE MY FAITH IN YOU
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] WHEN WE DANCE (EDIT)
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] ROXANNE
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] SO LONELY
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Message in a Bottle
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Can't Stand Losing You
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Englishman in New York
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Every Breath You Take
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Seven Days
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Walking on the Moon
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Fields of Gold
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Fragile
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Brand New Day
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Desert Rose
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] When We Dance - (edit)
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Don't Stand So Close to Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Roxanne
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] So Lonely
- Pop / Rock
- South Africa
Personnel includes: Sting (vocals, guitar, bass); Cheb Mami (vocals);
Andy Summers (guitar); Branford Marsalis (saxophone); Kenny Kirkland,
David Sancious (keyboards); Darryl Jones (bass); Stewart Copeland, Vinnie Colaiuta, Omar Hakim (drums); Mino Cinelu (percussion).
Producers include: The Police, Nigel Gray, Hugh Padgham, Sting, Kipper.
Personnel: Full Force (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander ; Hugh Padgham; Neil Dorfsman; Simon Osborne.
Audio Remasterer: Dave Collins .
Audio Remixer: Sean "Puffy" Combs.
Photographers: Duane Michaels; Brian Aris; William Claxton.
Arrangers: Sting; The Police.
During two decades in the music business, Sting has always been about genre-busting. The Police imbued their reggae-influenced brand of rock music with a truly literary lyrical sensibility, distancing themselves from the Tolkien-tinged meandering which tended to pass for "thoughtful lyrics" in the seventies. The ill-advised sci-fi garb of SYNCHRONICITY notwithstanding, they brought vibrancy, imagination, and intelligence into the dumbed-down world of arena rock. THE VERY BEST OF STING & THE POLICE represents their work with unquestionably classic cuts such as "Message In A Bottle," "Can't Stand Losing You," and "Every Breath You Take."
On his own, Sting moved into the even headier realms, assembling a supergroup of young jazzers and further indulging the bookworm within. "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" and "Englishman In New York" display the mellower, calmer Sting. You want erudite? The album's only co-writing credit is "Russians," based on a little something by Prokofiev. Closing with the hugely successful Puff Daddy remix version of "Roxanne," THE VERY BEST OF STING & THE POLICE provides an overview of his progression from schoolmaster to rock icon and back again.
- 78m 24s
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Sting/The Police
- Date Released
- Universal Distribution
- "Prince Charles" Alexander; Hugh Padgham; Chris Gray; Jim Scott; Nigel Gray; Pete Smith; Simon Osborne
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