The Band's First Double-Disc CD Collection of Greatest Hits and Fan Favorites

The Police
The Police will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their recording debut with their first double-disc CD "Best of" collection entitled, The Police (A&M/UMe), to be released June 5, 2007. The 28 songs bring together the biggest hits from the band's five original studio albums and includes their very first single, 1977's "Fall Out."

From that rarity to one of the most-remembered and most performed rock ballads of the '80s, 1983's "Every Breath You Take," The Police spans the group's six-year journey from sweaty clubs to sold-out stadiums - establishing them as one of the definitive and most popular rock groups in the world.

Now, 30 years after the group's first recording--and as the band announced opening the Grammys--"We are The Police, and we are back!"

Disc One
1. Fall Out
2. Can't Stand Losing You
3. Next To You
4. Roxanne
5. Truth Hits Everybody
6. Hole In My Life
7. So Lonely
8. Message In a Bottle
9. Reggatta De Blanc
10. Bring On The Night
11. Walking On The Moon
12. Don't Stand So Close To Me
13. Driven To Tears
14. Canary In A Coalmine

Disc Two
1. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
2. Voices Inside My Head
3. Invisible Sun
4. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
5. Spirits In The Material World
6. Demolition Man
7. Every Breath You Take
8. Synchronicity I
9. Wrapped Around Your Finger
10. Walking In Your Footsteps
11. Synchronicity II
12. King Of Pain
13. Murder By Numbers
14. Tea In The Sahara

Check out JamBase's exclusive interview with Stewart Copeland HERE.


[Published on: 6/6/07]

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theRabble Tue 6/5/2007 01:57PM
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just get all of the albums separately. there are great songs that are not on this best of album.

fydo1974 Tue 6/5/2007 02:12PM
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Or get the "Message In A Box" set and the "Live!" album and you'll have everything.

This 2-CD set looks pretty good, but the biggest oversight is "When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around."

Jaguar83 starstarstar Tue 6/5/2007 02:16PM
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OK, I like The Police's music as much as anyone...but ANOTHER best of album????? These guys must really be hurting for money (even though you'd figure charging obscene ticket prices was enough). They haven't released any new material since the last one!!!! How should we repay these 'kind' souls for offering up yet another best of album? By downloading all of their music for free, of course.
My mantra:
Support current music (like MOST of the bands reviewed here) and download everything for free of washed up musicians who don't put out new (or good) material! My money will NEVER willingly go to the retirement funds of celebrities, HELL NO!
Flame away.

BRabbit Tue 6/5/2007 02:16PM
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or burn every album ever made by these fucking douches bags. dont hate me for not liking these guys. hate me for loving better music. STING IS DUMB.

vida421 Tue 6/5/2007 02:31PM
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i'm not sure if his dumb...but he's a hell of an a-hole!

torn&treyed Tue 6/5/2007 02:40PM
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no way sting is hurtin for any money....... in fact, no way any of them are hurting for any money.

Jaguar83 Tue 6/5/2007 02:43PM
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Not to mention Stuart Copeland's comments on jazz music. Or the fact that he looks like he would be enjoy taking a bath with Andy Dick from his picture above. Grrr...I like their music, cannot STAND these celebrities. Although Oysterhead was pretty cool on Halloween years ago in Denver.

jackstraw1984 Tue 6/5/2007 03:42PM
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jaguar thanks for that about copeland's bashing on jazz. i couldnt believ it that someone would bash miles davis and coltrane like that. what a trio of tools. especially copeland. no no, especially sting. or copeland... or sting... i dunno they both suck. i gues andy summers is ok, but i'm not even sure if that's his name so i guess he doesn't have as much pull as the other two...

Samzo Tue 6/5/2007 04:32PM
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Flat5 Tue 6/5/2007 08:46PM
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i feel sick...excuse me

DBang Tue 6/5/2007 09:53PM
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Jaguar83...I usually don't post here, but why is it that you think an artist is not due any proceeds for his work after it's not 'current?' I mean should we not pay Bob Dylan for any of his albums other than the most recent one? If you dont' like 'best of...' compilations, that's cool, no one is forcing you to buy one, but if an artist's most recent release is the only one worth paying for, than what's the point of copywriting anything?

toeknee420 Wed 6/6/2007 05:19AM
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Oh, I get it! They're on tour because they want to pimp out this album. Silly me. I thought they just wanted money from the gates.

toeknee420 Wed 6/6/2007 05:19AM
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Is it me, or does Sting's hairline start at his ASS in the picture up there?

Maestro star Wed 6/6/2007 05:34AM
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I think Sting's inner tool surface in that cut off shirt above...

*just another best of album...great.*

WillieWampus Wed 6/6/2007 06:40AM
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Sting looks Bert from "Bert and Ernie" in that pic up top.

WillieWampus Wed 6/6/2007 06:41AM
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Sting looks like Bert from "Bert and Ernie" in that pic up top.

bobertjohnson Wed 6/6/2007 06:53AM
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Yeah Sting's hairline is pretty fucked up, that's bein' old for ya. And everyone! Copeland made that jazz comment as a JOKE! If you bothered to read closer you would've gathered that...(Read it again).

nuke_ticketbastard star Wed 6/6/2007 08:59AM
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gotta agree kind of lame to come back from a long hiatus and release a best of album , must not have anything new to say!!!!!!
dbang - you really can't compare these guys to Dylan - not by any means - the one big problem w/ your argument here is that dylan is still making new music ! and still making good , relevant music , don't get me wrong i do like alot of the polices older stuff , but how long til they are reduced to playing county fairs and theme parks for gigs?

craikes13 Wed 6/6/2007 09:05AM
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tommymac1965 Wed 6/6/2007 09:50AM
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The Police re-union is what is.A cash grab fueled by ego's.
Having seen the Police in theyre original incarnation,they were never a great live act.Fun show,great songs.But they dont put on much of a show.That being said,they made some great "records" and in my mind at least,they are entitled to one more go around with everyone patting them on the back and telling them how great they are.
I also heard a rumour that they went to there label about releasing some new music,and the label didnt like the demos.
I cant prove that or not.But I read that somewhere.

kirkbrew Wed 6/6/2007 10:16AM
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Cha ching!!!

Download Message in a Box.

acomma Wed 6/6/2007 05:49PM
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i still can't get over Copeland's comments about Miles Davis

m~l~m Thu 6/7/2007 12:54PM
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GET OVER IT, HATERS. Man. If you hate the police so much, why did you bother reading this article? I've seen two of their shows, and they sound friggin awesome. Creative people have every right in the world to make money off their body of work, and if you disagree that's a f***-you to every musician you love. You can subjectively say you dislike the Police, but nobody can argue that they didn't make an impact.

Jaguar83 Thu 6/7/2007 01:07PM
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Waa waa, m~l~m. You missed the point entirely. We 'bothered' reading it because of the title (the usual reason people read articles, you donkey). The point is they aren't creative anymore if they just keep re releasing greatest hits albums. Somebody made a great Dylan-counterpoint above. I said I liked their music (not the celebrities), and NOTHING about any impact of it. Musicians who consistently bend genres, come out with new songs, improvise, etc. earn my 'respect' musically (not at all necessarily, personally), and so my money. Bender would not approve of you using his image...he stands for making ignorant comments like we have all done. He would not appreciate your purse-throwing antics. Xenu commands you: change your picture to Oscar Wilde!

m~l~m Thu 6/7/2007 01:18PM
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What an idiot. Go see the show and then try to tell anyone they are not making relevant music. You are speaking from a pulpit on high, but you simply have no clothes.

Jaguar83 Thu 6/7/2007 02:52PM
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Missing the point once again. The people in this band are not 'cool.' This doesn't have anything to do with their music. And while you mentioned it, there's no way these guys are creating new 'relevant' music (ie no material in around 15 years). That's all this was about. If you had any brains in the bending robot body of yours, you would have simply made the point...these guys were broken up for 15 years (or whatever) so how could they make new music? If you want to make an argument, you have to at least argue against the original 'point' that was made.
Go back to class (where I wish I was).

bigchris starstarstarstar Thu 6/7/2007 03:54PM
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The Police's music is just as "relevant" today as it was 20 years ago, in fact it's a LOT better than most 'new' music being put out today.m~l~m is right, this is one of rock GREATEST power trios(along with Band of Gypies, Cream and the Meat Puppets)bringing it back, big time. They don't need to make more new music, what they created has stood the test of time and then some.

I'll be up front at their Oakland show on the 13th, rockin' out! Can't wait, the reviews I've read have been great(except the Van show with the messed up sound). Do you think fans will be clamoring for Umphreys Mcgee, Railroad Earth, etc. in 26 years? I think NOT. The Police rule!

....giant steps are what you take...walking on the moon....

dcbugher Thu 6/7/2007 09:49PM
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"What an idiot. Go see the show and then try to tell anyone they are not making relevant music. You are speaking from a pulpit on high, but you simply have no clothes."

None of us can afford to go to one of their shows.

The Glick Fri 6/15/2007 09:29AM
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The Glick

Wednesday's show in Oakland was GREAT!

denrayb starstar Tue 6/26/2007 10:09AM
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There was definitely something lacking from their performance at Bonnaroo (other than the 40 minutes longer that they were scheduled to play).