The Police : Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings [4 CD Box Set]

The Police : Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings [4 CD Box Set]

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The definitive 4-disc collection of Police recordings from 1978 to 1983 including Every Breath You Take; Roxanne; Wrapped Around Your Finger; Murder By Numbers; King of Pain; I Burn for You; Invisible Sun; Driven to Tears (live), and more. 78 tracks total.
"This is it: Everything the Police released," boasts the notes in the 66-page booklet included with this box set. Obsessive fans have already written to rock magazines indignantly pointing out the omission of this or that obscurity. But everyone else will find that these four discs include all the Police they'd ever want to own. The first two discs include all of Outlandos d'Amour, Reggatta de Blanc, and Zenyatta Mondatta in their original order, interspersed with live rarities and singles B-sides. Discs 3 and 4 are more satisfying, including the band's well-crafted studio high points, Ghost in the Machine and Synchronicity, plus more outtakes and live tunes. The set ends with "Don't Stand So Close to Me '86," a dismal remake of the early favorite. By this point, the musician's egos were running rampant and they were barely speaking. If anyone wonders why the group called it quits so abruptly, this tune makes it clear that the split was smart and timely. --Jim DeRogatis

1. [2:03] Fall Out
2. [1:56] Nothing Achieving
3. [3:35] Dead End Job
4. [2:52] Next To You
5. [4:51] So Lonely
6. [3:14] Roxanne
7. [4:54] Hole In My Life
8. [4:01] Peanuts
9. [3:01] Can't Stand Losing You
10. [2:54] Truth Hits Everybody
11. [3:44] Born In The 50's
12. [3:23] Be My Girl - Sally
13. [5:43] Masoko Tanga
14. [2:36] Landlord (Live "Message In A Box Version")
15. [3:11] Next To You (Live "Message In A Box Version")
16. [3:09] Landlord
17. [4:50] Message In A Bottle
18. [3:06] Reggatta De Blanc
19. [3:13] It's Alright For You
20. [4:16] Bring On The Night
21. [4:11] Deathwish
22. [5:02] Walking On The Moon
23. [2:57] On Any Other Day
24. [4:25] The Bed's Too Big Without You
25. [2:38] Contact
26. [3:46] Does Everyone Stare
27. [3:20] No Time This Time
28. [3:05] Visions Of The Night
29. [3:29] The Bed's Too Big Without You (Mono Version)
30. [2:26] Truth Hits Everybody (Live In Boston Version)
31. [3:36] Friends
32. [4:03] Don't Stand So Close To Me (Original)
33. [3:20] Driven To Tears
34. [3:36] When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around
35. [2:26] Canary In A Coalmine
36. [3:52] Voices Inside My Head
37. [3:06] Bombs Away
38. [4:09] De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
39. [2:54] Behind My Camel
40. [2:19] Man In A Suitcase
41. [5:02] Shadows In The Rain
42. [3:23] The Other Way Of Stopping
43. [2:32] A Sermon
44. [3:29] Driven To Tears (Live "Message In A Box Version")
45. [5:00] Shambelle
46. [2:59] Spirits In The Material World
47. [4:20] Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
48. [3:44] Invisible Sun
49. [2:52] Hungry For You (J'Aurais Toujours Faim De Toi)
50. [5:57] Demolition Man
51. [3:42] Too Much Information
52. [3:10] Rehumanize Yourself
53. [4:46] One World (Not Three)
54. [2:47] Omegaman
55. [3:33] Secret Journey
56. [3:14] Darkness
57. [3:43] Flexible Strategies
58. [3:45] Low Life
59. [2:41] How Stupid Mr. Bates
60. [2:03] A Kind Of Loving
61. [3:22] Synchronicity I
62. [3:36] Walking In Your Footsteps
63. [4:02] O My God
64. [3:05] Mother
65. [2:00] Miss Gradenko
66. [5:03] Synchronicity 2
67. [4:14] Every Breath You Take
68. [4:59] King Of Pain
69. [5:13] Wrapped Around Your Finger
70. [4:13] Tea In The Sahara
71. [4:36] Murder By Numbers
72. [2:17] Man In A Suitcase (Live "Message In A Box Version")
73. [3:08] Someone To Talk To
74. [4:51] Message In A Bottle (Live "Message In A Box Version")
75. [4:49] I Burn For You
76. [3:31] Once Upon A Daydream
77. [5:06] Tea In The Sahara (Live In Atlanta Version)
78. [4:51] Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 (Dance Mix)

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