THE POLICE

OUTLANDOS D'AMOUR (1978)

Outlandos D'Amour US cover
Outlandos D'Amour US cover

OUTLANDOS D'AMOUR RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates: Began January 13, 1978
Release Date: November 17, 1978
Notes: The album cost only $6,000 to produce.
Original Formats: Vinyl album, cassette, 8-track tape, compact disc

OUTLANDOS D'AMOUR MUSIC CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #6
Canada Chart: #19
US Billboard Pop Chart: #23

Outlandos d'Amour audiophile album Canada                   Outlandos d'Amour Japanese album

Audiophile album Canada                  Japanese album with obi

TRACK TITLE SONGWRITER TIME
  1. Next to You
  2. So Lonely
  3. Roxanne
  4. Hole in My Life
  5. Peanuts
  6. Can't Stand Losing You
  7. Truth Hits Everybody
  8. Born in the 50's
  9. Be My Girl-Sally
10. Masoko Tanga
Sting
Sting
Sting
Sting
Stewart Copeland, Sting
Sting
Sting
Sting
Sting, Andy Summers
Sting
2:50
4:49
3:12
4:52
3:58
2:58
2:53
3:40
3:22
5:40

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Argentina
Argentina
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Brazil
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Canada
Canada
Canada
France
France
Germany
Germany
Italy
Italy
Japan
27336
394 753
AML 36814
L 36814
6069493643
6069493672
6069493706
395 753
394 753
AMLH 68502
AMP 6039
CDA 68502
CDMID 126
SP 4753
SP 69991
6069493706
394 753
AMLH 68502
394 753
6069493706
394 753
AMLH 68502
20157
AMP 6039
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Netherlands
New Zealand
Portugal
Singapore
US
US
US
US
US
Venezuela
Zimbabwe
D25Y 3278
D33Y 3022
D33Y 3401
POCM 1835
UICY 3740
UICY 6575
UICY 90030
UICY 93189
UICY 95015
UICY 9026
UICY 90738
UICY 93834
AMLH 68502
L 36814
1PSP 4753
SP 4753
75021 3311
SP 3311
SP 4753
6069493595
6069493602
500.055
L 36814

ROXANNE

Roxanne, US sleeve Roxanne Japanese sleeve

ROXANNE RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: April 7, 1978 in the UK and Fall 1978 in the US
Notes: Miles Copeland optioned Roxanne to A&M Records in March 1978.
Roxanne sold over 500,000 units in the US.

ROXANNE CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: Did not chart in original release
Netherlands Chart: #21
Roxanne '97 peaked at #38
US Billboard Pop Chart: #32

 

Roxanne, Spain           Roxanne, Spain           Roxanne, Britain

Roxanne was released with two different picture sleeves in Spain (top photos). Bottom photo is the British Roxanne picture sleeve.


COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Australia
Canada
K 7376
AM 2096
Germany
Mexico
390 341
CDP 729
B SIDE--BRING ON THE NIGHT
France AMS 7687

B SIDE--CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU
Japan
Netherlands
AMP 1029
AMS 9211
US

AMS 8622

B SIDE--DEAD END JOB
US 2096

B SIDE--EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE/MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Germany 390 563

B SIDE--PEANUTS
Britain
Britain
Britain
Canada
AMPP 6001 P
AMS 7346
AMS 7348
AMS 7348
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
AMS 7348
AMS 6603
AMS 7348
AMS 6603
B SIDE--SYNCHRONICITY II
Britain
Canada
AM 363
AM 363
Germany
Spain
392 161
392 161

CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU

Can't Stand Losing You, Britain
British sleeve of Can't Stand Losing You

CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: September 1978


CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #42
Netherlands Chart: #9
US Billboard Pop Chart: Did not chart
Re-released in UK in June 1979 and peaked at #2.

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Australia
Australia
Canada
K 7259
K 7381
POLJP 1
Japan
US

POCM 1126
2119

B SIDE--DEAD END JOB
Britain
Britain
Canada
AMPP 6001 L
AMS 7381
AMS 7381
France
Germany
Netherlands
AMS 6642
AMS 6642
AMS 6642
B SIDE--NO TIME THIS TIME
Canada AM 2147 US 2147
B SIDE--VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD/ROXANNE
Britain 31458 1037

SO LONELY

So Lonely, Britain
British picture sleeve

SO LONELY RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: November 1978

SO LONELY CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #6
Netherlands Chart: #31
US Billboard Pop Chart: Did not chart

So Lonely, Germany
German picture sleeve

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Australia K 7873

B SIDE--THE BED'S TOO BIG WITHOUT YOU
Germany AMS 7886

B SIDE--NO TIME THIS TIME
Britain
Britain
France
AMPP 6601O
AMS 7402
31458 0093
France
Netherlands
New Zealand
AMS 6890
AMS 6890
K 7873

AWARDS, RADIO, TOUR

AWARDS
Australia--Gold Record--Outlandos d'Amour
Canada--Gold Record--Outlandos d'Amour
Britain--Platinum Record--Outlandos d'Amour
Netherlands--Platinum Record--Outlandos d'Amour
Netherlands--Musical Express Readers Poll--Best LP--Outlandos d'Amour
US--Gold Record--Outlandos d'Amour
US--Platinum Record--Outlandos d'Amour
RADIO
New Musical Express (2 appearances)
Superstars In Concert
John Peel Sessions
TOUR
The Police financed their first US tour of 23 club dates beginning in New York City on October 23, 1978 followed by a tour of Great Britain. Outlandos was not yet released. From January 18, 1979 through September 30, 1979, The Police played 97 concerts touring the UK from January to March, the US and Canada from March through May, and Great Britain and Europe from June through September when they first appeared as a headlining act in England.

REGGATTA DE BLANC (1979)

Reggatta de Blanc, US Reggatta de Blanc, Canada

RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates: Began February 13, 1979
Release Date: October 10, 1979
Notes: Initial order for Reggatta in the US was 200,000 units; sold 400,000 units in the first 90 days.
US special 10-inch double album sold 70,000 copies.
Sold over 600,000 copies in the first two years of release in the US.

CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #1
Canada Chart: #3
US Billboard Pop Chart: #25

TRACK TITLE SONGWRITER TIME
  1. Message in a Bottle
  2. Reggatta de Blanc
  3. It's Alright for You
  4. Bring on the Night
  5. Deathwish
  6. Walking on the Moon
  7. On Any Other Day
  8. The Bed's Too Big Without You
  9. Contact
10. Does Everyone Stare
11. No Time This Time
Sting
Police
Stewart Copeland, Sting
Sting
Police
Sting
Stewart Copeland
Sting
Stewart Copeland
Stewart Copeland
Sting
4:49
3:14
3:05
4:16
4:13
4:59
2:56
4:24
2:39
3:49
3:18

Reggatta de Blanc, Japan

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Argentina
Argentina
Argentina
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Brazil
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Canada
Canada
France
France
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Italy
Italy
Japan
8753
20127
27337
394 792
L 37068
6069493644
6069493565
6069493705
170.033
394 792
CAM 65792
CDA 64792
CDMID 127
AMC 24103
AMLH 64792
SP 4792
SP 69992
AMLH 64792
394 792
CDMID 127
CDA 64792
394 792
6069493563
394 792
AMLH 64792
D32Y 3023
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Portugal
Spain
Turkey
Uruguay
US
US
US
US
US
US
US
US
Yugoslavia
D33Y 3402
POCM 1834
D25Y 3279
AMP 6065
UICY 3741
UICY 90031
UICY 9004
UICY 93104
UICY 90739
UICY 93835
AMLS 48009
AMLH 64792
L 37068
1PSP 4792
AMLH 64792
8105
SAML 70631
75021 3312
SP 3312
SP 3713
SP 4792
SP 6018
SP 3213
6069493596
6069493603
2220059

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

Message in a Bottle, US picture disc     Message in a Bottle, US

RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: September 1979
Notes: Sold over 150,000 copies in the US.

CHART PERFORMANCE
Austria Chart: #24
Britain Pop Chart: #1
Canada Chart: #8
Netherlands Chart: #2
Sweden Chart: #20
US Billboard Pop Chart: #74

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Australia
Italy
K 7639
JC 15016
US PR 4400
B SIDE--DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA
Japan AM 776 Japan AMP 776
B SIDE--LANDLORD
Brazil
Brazil
Britain
Britain
Canada
France
Germany
663575
31C006
AMPP 6001 I
AMS 7474
AM 2190
AMS 7632
390 266
Germany
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Spain
US
US
AMS 7632
AMS 7632
AMP 1052
AMS 7632
AMS 7632
2190
SP 17122

Message in a Bottle, Japan Message in a Bottle, Britain

WALKING ON THE MOON

Walking on the Moon, Japan Walking on the Moon, Spain
RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: November 1979

CHART PERFORMANCE
Britain Pop Chart: #1
Netherlands Chart: #9
US Billboard Pop Chart:

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Britain
Canada
Italy
DJ 109
AM 1975
JC 15028
South Africa
US
Zimbabwe
AMRS 1307
SP 17449
AMRS 1307
B SIDE--BRING ON THE NIGHT
Canada AM 488    
B SIDE--NO TIME THIS TIME
US 2908

B SIDE--VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD
Australia
Britain
Britain
Britain
France
Germany
K 7722
AMPP 6001 C
AMS 7494
AMSP 7194
AMS 7642
AMS 7642
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Portugal
Spain

AMS 7642
AMP 1075
AMS 7642
PAMS 7494
AMS 7669

THE BED'S TOO BIG WITHOUT YOU

The Bed's Too Big Without You, Britain>

RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date:

CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #12
US Billboard Pop Chart: #11

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Poland R 1062

B SIDE--THE TRUTH HITS EVERYBODY
Britain AMPP 6001 E

BRING ON THE NIGHT

Bring on the Night, France>

BRING ON THE NIGHT RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: 1979

BRING ON THE NIGHT CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart:
US Billboard Pop Chart:

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--BRING ON THE NIGHT
Germany AMS 7689

B SIDE--VISIONS OF THE NIGHT
US 2218

NO TIME THIS TIME

No Time This Time, Britain

NO TIME THIS TIME RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: 1979

NO TIME THIS TIME CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart:
US Billboard Pop Chart: #46


COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--BRING ON THE NIGHT
Germany AMS 7689

AWARDS, RADIO, TOUR

AWARDS
Belgium (Humo Pop Poll)--Best LP--Reggatta de Blanc
Britain--Platinum Record (3M)--Reggatta de Blanc
Britain (Record Mirror Readers Poll)--Best LP--Reggatta de Blanc
Canada--Platinum Record--Reggatta de Blanc
France--Gold Record--Reggatta de Blanc
France (Les Pris de La Critique Francaise)--Best LP--Reggatta de Blanc
Netherlands (Countdown/National TV)--Best LP--Reggatta de Blanc
Netherlands (Musical Express Journalists Poll)--Best LP--Reggatta de Blanc
US--Grammy--Best Rock Instrumental Performance--Reggatta de Blanc
US--Gold Record--Reggata de Blanc
US--Platinum Record--Reggatta de Blanc
RADIO
Profiles in Rock
Klein Radio
TOUR
Continued 12-month world tour begun in June 1979. Between October 1970 and October 1980, The Police performed 118 concerts. From October to December 1979, they toured the US and ended the year in Europe and the UK. They returned to the US for a tour in January and February. During March they played Australia, India, Egypt and Greece. April through August was another tour of Europe.

GHOST IN THE MACHINE (1981)

GHOST IN THE MACHINE ALBUM

Ghost in the Machine, JapanGhost in the Machine, Japan

GHOST IN THE MACHINE RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates: Began June 15, 1981
Release Date: October 6, 1981
Notes: Released simultaneously on regular vinyl and as a digitally remastered audiophile release.

GHOST IN THE MACHINE CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #1
Canada Chart: #1
US Billboard Pop Chart: #2

TRACK TITLE SONGWRITER TIME
  1. Spirits in the Material World
  2. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  3. Invisible Sun
  4. Hungry for You
          (J'Aurais Toujours Faim de Toi)
  5. Demolition Man
  6. Too Much Information
  7. Rehumanize Yourself
  8. One World (Not Three)
  9. Omegaman
10. Secret Journey
11. Darkness
Sting
Sting
Sting
Sting
Sting
Sting
Stewart Copeland, Sting
Sting
Andy Summers
Sting
Stewart Copeland
2:58
4:20
3:43
2:52
5:54
3:42
3:10
4:45
2:47
3:32
3:11

Ghost in the Machine, US
Ghost in the Machine, US

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Argentina
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Brazil
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Canada
Czechoslovakia
France
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
393 730
393 730
RML 53011
6069493646
6069493655
6069493703
170.065
393 730
AMLK 63730
CDA 63730
CDMID 162
SP 3730
1113 3268
393 730
393 730
CDMID 162
HAM 8
6069493646
393 730
AMLK 63730
AMP 28043
D25Y 3281
D32Y 3025
D33Y 3404
POCM 1832
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Netherlands
Netherlands
Philippines
Portugal
Portugal
Portugal
Spain
Turkey
Uruguay
Uruguay
US
US
US
US
Yugoslavia
UICY 3743
UICY 6578
UICY 7030
UICY 90033
UICY 93192
UICY 9028
UICY 90741
UICY 93837
SEL 200 522
AMLS 48045
393 730
AMLK 63730
SP 3730
1PSP 3730
2PSP 3730
POP 3730
AMLK 63730
8109
20241
393 730
75021 3730
SP 3730
6069493598
6069493605
AMLK 63730

INVISIBLE SUN

Invisible Sun, Britain

INVISIBLE SUN RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: September 1981

INVISIBLE SUN CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #2
US Billboard Pop Chart: Not released in the US

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Italy JC 15057      
B SIDE--FLEXIBLE STRATEGIES
Italy   Netherlands  
B SIDE--SHAMBELLE
Britain
Italy
AMS 8164
AMS 8164
Netherlands

AMS 8164

EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, US Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Japan

EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: September 15, 1981

EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #1
Canada Chart: #1
Netherlands Chart: #1
Norway Chart: #5
US Billboard Pop Chart: #3

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Britain Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Brazil

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Argentina 23275 Italy JC 15053
B SIDE--FLEXIBLE STRATEGIES
Britain AMS 8174    
B SIDE--SHAMBELLE
Australia
Brazil
Canada
France
Italy
K 8454
47038
AM 2371
AMS 9170
AMS 9170
Japan
Netherlands
Spain
US

AMP 734
AMS 9170
AMS 9170
2371

B SIDE--SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD
US AM 8633

SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD

Spirits in the Material World, US Spirits in the Material World, Japan

SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: January 1982


SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #12
Canada Chart: #11
Netherlands Chart: #6
US Billboard Pop Chart: #11

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Britain
Canada
AMS 9194
AM 2390
Germany

AMS 9186

B SIDE--FLEXIBLE STRATEGIES
Japan AMP 740 US 2390
B SIDE--LOW LIFE
Australia
Brazil
Britain
Britain
K 8647
7040
AMS 8194
AMS 9176
France
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
AMS 9176
AMS 9176
AMS 9176
AMS 9176

Spirits in the Material World, Brazil

ONE WORLD (NOT THREE)

One World (Not Three), US

ONE WORLD (NOT THREE) RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: 1981

ONE WORLD (NOT THREE) CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart:
US Billboard Pop Chart:

COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--TOO MUCH INFORMATION
US SP 17173

SECRET JOURNEY

Secret Journey, US

SECRET JOURNEY RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: April 1982

SECRET JOURNEY CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart:
US Billboard Pop Chart: #46

COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--DARKNESS
US 2408

AWARDS, VIDEO, RADIO, TOUR

AWARDS
US--Gold Record--Ghost in the Machine
US--Platinum Record--Ghost in the Machine
US--Platinum Record--Ghost in the Machine (2M)
US--Platinum Record--Ghost in the Machine (3M)
PROMO VIDEO
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
RADIO
New Musical Express
BBC Rock Hour (2 appearances)
Special of the Week
Retro Rock (2 appearances)
Casey's Top 40
American Top 40
What's It All About
Creative Factor
Rock & Roll Vault
In Concert
Continuous History of Rock & Roll
Inside Track
TOUR
From October 1981 to September 1982 the Police gave 98 concerts. From October 1981 to January 1982 they played Britain and Europe; January-February was another US tour; in late February they performed in Brazil and Chile, and from March until September, they toured the US again.

ZENYATTA MONDATTA (1980)

ZENYATTA MONDATTA ALBUM

Zenyatta Mondatta Nautilus Half-Spped Master, US

ZENYATTA MONDATTA RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates: July 7 to August 9, 1980
Release Date: October 1, 1980
Notes Zenyatta was the biggest selling album in Britain in 1980.
Zenyatta had initial orders of 250,000 copies in the US and 900,000 copies shipped within three months of release.
Total sales over two million in the US and 5 million worldwide.

ZENYATTA MONDATTA CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #1
Canada Chart: #1
US Billboard Pop Chart: #5

Zenyatta Mondatta, Japan Zenyatta Mondatta, Japan

TRACK TITLE SONGWRITER TIME
  1. Don't Stand So Close to Me
  2. Driven to Tears
  3. When the World Is Running Down
  4. Canary in a Coalmine
  5. Voices Inside My Head
  6. Bombs Away
  7. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  8. Behind My Camel
  9. Man in a Suitcase
10. Shadows in the Rain
11. Other Way of Stopping (the)
Sting
Sting
Sting
Sting
Sting
Stewart Copeland
Sting
Andy Summers
Sting
Sting
Stewart Copeland
4:03
3:21
3:33
2:24
3:51
3:07
4:09
2:53
2:15
5:09
3:21

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Argentina
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Brazil
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Canada
Canada
France
France
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
20135
393 720
L 37377
6069493645
6069493654
6069493704
170.008
393 720
AMLH 64831
CAM 64831
CDA 64831
CDMID 128
6069493645
SP 3720
SP 4831
393 720
AMLH 64831
393 720
AMLH 64831
CDA 64831
CDMID 128
393 720
AMLH 64831
AMP 28011
UICY 90740
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Mexico
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
Spain
Uruguay
US
US
US
US
US
US
Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
D25Y 3280
D32Y 3024
D33Y 3403
POCM 1833
UICY 3742
UICY 6577
UICY 90032
UICY 93191
UICY 90344
UICY 9027
UICY 93836
AMLS 48018
393 720
AMLH 64831
L 37377
AMLH 64831
127283
75021 3720
SP 3720
SP 4831
6069493597
6069493604
6025177531
64831
2220407

DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA

De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da, Netherlands

RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: October 20, 1980
Notes: Sold 700,000 copies in the US.
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da in Japanes/Spanish sold 20,000
copies in the US.


CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #5
Canada Chart: #5
US Billboard Pop Chart: #10

De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da, US De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da, Brazil

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Argentina
Canada
Italy
Japan
23220
AM 2275
JC 15042
PODM 9901
Netherlands
Peru
Portugal
US
AMS 9118
CSR 1153
1PAM 2500H
25000
B SIDE--BEHIND MY CAMEL
Japan AMP 713
 
B SIDE--DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME
Brazil 58002 US AM 8631
B SIDE--FRIENDS
US 2275

B SIDE--MAN IN A SUITCASE
Brazil 47006

B SIDE--A SERMON
Australia
Britain
Canada
France
Italy
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
Spain

AMS 7578
AMS 9110
K 8136
AMS 9110

B SIDE--SYNCHRONICITY II
Japan S12Y 3011

DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME

Don't Stand So Close to Me, US Don't Stand So Close to Me, US

DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: January 23, 1981

DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart #1
Canada Chart: #6
US Billboard Pop Chart: #10

Don't Stand So Close to Me, Brazil Don't Stand So Close to Me, Japan

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Argentina
Italy
392 133
JC 15034
US
US
2295
31458 2612
B SIDE--FRIENDS
Argentina
Australia
Britain
Canada
France
France
Italy
23202
K 8042
AMS 7564
AMS 9001
AM 508
AMS 7564
AMS 9001
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Peru
Portugal
Spain

AMS 7564
AMP 709
AMS 9001
CSR 1144
PAMS 7564
AMS 9001

B SIDE--KING OF PAIN
US 31458 1424

B SIDE--A SERMON
US 2301

B SIDE--VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD
Brazil 47011

B SIDE--WALKING ON THE MOON
Japan AM 777 Japan AMP 777

Don't Stand So Close to Me, Japan

VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD

Voices Inside My Head, Britain

VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: June 1980

VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart:
US Billboard Pop Chart

COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Britain 31458 1060

WHEN THE WORLD IS RUNNING DOWN

WHEN THE WORLD IS RUNNING DOWN RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: June 1980
Promotional only

WHEN THE WORLD IS RUNNING DOWN CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart:
US Billboard Pop Chart:

COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Canada AM 521
SP 17137

THE POLICE SIX PACK

Six Pack, Britain Six Pack, Britain

THE POLICE SIX PACK RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: June 1980
Notes: British only limited edition set of six 7-inch singles in picture sleeves all housed in a plastic case suitable for hanging on a wall or from a ceiling.

THE POLICE SIX PACK CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #17
US Billboard Pop Chart:

Six Pack, Britain

B SIDE COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Roxanne/
So Lonely/
Can't Stand Losing You/
Message in a Bottle/
Walking on the Moon/
Don't Stand So Close to Me
Britain AMPP 6001
(with single letter suffix spelling POLICE)

AWARDS, VIDEO, RADIO, TOUR

AWARDS
Austria--Platinum Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
Australia (RAM Magazine)--Best Group
Belgium--Gold Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
Britain--Platinum Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
Britain (Music Readers Poll)--Best Band
Britain (Evening News Readers Poll)--Best Band
Canada--Platinum Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
France--Gold Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
Germany--Gold Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
Germany (Phono Akademie Award)--Discovery of the Year
Italy--Gold Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
Japan--Platinum Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
Japan (Radio Popular Disc Awards)--Excellent Group
Japan (Music Life Readers Poll)--Brightest Hope of the Year
Japan (Music Life Readers Poll)--Best Artists of the Year
Netherlands--Platinum Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
Netherlands (Musical Express Readers Poll)--Best Group
Netherlands (Hit Rant)--Best Group
Netherlands (Countdown/National TV)--Best Group
New Zealand--Platinum Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
Norway--Silver Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
South Africa--Gold Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
Spain--Gold Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
Switzerland--Gold Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
US (Rolling Stone Critics Poll)--Best New Artist of the Year
US (Record World Singles Awards)--Top New Male Group
US (Grammy Award)--Best Rock Performance by Duo or Group--Don't Stand So Close to Me
US (Gramy Award)--Best Rock Instrumental Performance--Behind My Camel
US--Gold Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
US--Platinum Record--Zenyatta Mondatta
US--Platinum Record--Zenyatta Mondatta (2M)

PROMO VIDEO
Don't Stand So Close to Me
RADIO
BBC Rock Hour
New Musical Express
Police Tapes
Special of the Week
Off the Record
TOUR
From October 1980 to October 1981 the Police gave 80 concerts. From October, they played North America. In December they toured Argentina and Britain. In January 1981, they played the US and the Japan into early February. New Zealand, Australia and Venezuela followed through July. In September, they began another tour of Britain and Europe.

SYNCHRONICITY (1983)

SYNCHRONICITY ALBUM

Synchronicity Audiophile album, US Synchronicity album, US

SYNCHRONICITY RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates: Began December 1982
Release Date: June 17, 1983

SYNCHRONICITY CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #1
Canada Chart: #1
Swiss Chart: #15
US Billboard Pop Chart: #25
        Stayed on Billboard Pop Album Chart for over one year.

TRACK TITLE SONGWRITER TIME
  1. Synchronicity I
  2. Walking in Your Footsteps
  3. O My God
  4. Mother
  5. Miss Gradenko
  6. Synchronicity II
  7. Every Breath You Take
  8. King of Pain
  9. Wrapped Around Your Finger
10. Tea in the Sahara
11. Murder by Numbers
Sting
Sting
Sting
Andy Summers
Stewart Copeland
Sting
Sting
Sting
Sting
Sting
Sting, Andy Summers
3:23
3:35
4:00
3:03
2:00
5:04
4:13
4:59
5:12
4:11
4:31

Synchronicity, Japan Synchronicity album, Japan

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Argentina
Argentina
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Brazil
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Britain
Canada
France
Germany
Germany
Germany
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
20383
27329
393 735
AML 53102
RML 53102
6069493657
6069493656
6069493702
170.077
393 735
AMLX 63735
CDA 63735
CDMID 186
CXM 63735
6069493656
SP 3735
393 735
985839
393 735
CDMID 186
393 735
AMLX 63735
AMC 28054
AMP 28075
D25Y 3282
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Mexico
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Zealand
Philippines
Portugal
Spain
US
US
US
US
US
Yugoslavia
S32Y 3026
D33Y 3405
POCM 1831
POCM 2078
UICY 3744
UICY 6579
UICY 90034
UICY 93193
UICY 7031
UICY 9029
UICY 93838
UICY 90742
AMLS 48066
AMLS 48466
AMLK 63735
AMLX 63735
L 38054
SP 3735
AMLX 63735
SP 3735
75021 3735
6069493599
6069493606
082893873517
2420139

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE

Every Breath You Take, Brazil Every Breath You Take, US

RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: May 1983

CHART PERFORMANCE
Austrian Chart: #8
British Pop Chart: #1
Canada Chart: #1
Netherlands Chart: #6
Swiss Chart: #6
US Billboard Pop Chart: #1
#1 in US for eight weeks.

Every Breath You Take, Japan Every Breath You Take, Japan

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Brazil
Britain
Britain
Canada
Canada
France
Germany
393 902
393 902
EVERC 1
AM 2542
AM 8640
SDC 11021
983415
Germany
Italy
Japan
Japan
US
US
Yugoslavia
856 318
JC 15095
D25Y 3283
D32Y 3117
31458 2618
SP 17230
B SIDE--MURDER BY NUMBERS
Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Britain
Britain
Canada
France
Germany
DEP 288
K 9104
47063
AM 117
AMX 117
AM 117
AMS 9287
AMS 9287
Italy
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Peru
Spain
US

AMS 9267
AMS 9287
AMP 763
AMS 9287
CSR 1255
AMS 9287
2542

B SIDE--ROXANNE
Japan AMP 782

B SIDE--WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER
US AM 8640

SYNCHRONICITY II

Synchronicity II, Brazil Synchronicity II, Netherlands

RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: October 1983

CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #17
Canada Chart: #35
US Billboard Pop Chart: #16

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Mexico AM 42072

B SIDE--KING OF PAIN
US AM 8649

B SIDE--ONCE UPON A DAYDREAM
Britain
Britain
AM 153
AMX 153
Spain
US
AMS 9748
2571
B SIDE--THE TRUTH HITS EVERYBODY
Britain AMS 9747 Netherlands AMS 9747
B SIDE--WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER
Argentina DEP 315 Brazil 47076

WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER

Wrapped Around Your Finger, USWrapped Around Your Finger, Britain

RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date: December 1983

CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #7
Canada Chart: #27
Netherlands Chart: #17
Norway Chart: #9
US Billboard Pop Chart: #8

Wrapped Around Your Finger, Spain Wrapped Around Your Finger, Britain

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--NONE LISTED
Netherlands AMS 9701 Italy JC 15018
B SIDE--MURDER BY NUMBERS
US SP 17264

B SIDE--ONCE UPON A DAYDREAM
US 2573

B SIDE--SOMEONE TO LOVE
Britain AM 117 Britain AMP 127
B SIDE--SOMEONE TO TALK TO
Australia
France
Germany
K 9189
AMS 9299
AMS 9299
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
AMS 9299
AMS 9299
AMS 9299
B SIDE--SOMEONE TO TALK TO/I BURN FOR YOU
Britain AMX 127 Netherlands AMS 12.9701
B SIDE--TEA IN THE SAHARA
Canada AM 2614 US 2614

SYNCHRONICITY I

Synchronicity I, Japan

RECORDING NOTES
Recording Dates:
Release Date:

CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #12
US Billboard Pop Chart: #11

COUNTRY STOCK NO.
B SIDE--SOMEONE TO TALK TO
Japan AMP 784

AWRDS, VIDEO, RADIO, TOUR

AWARDS
Britain (BRIT Awards)--Best British Group
Britain (Ivor Novello Awards)--Best Pop Song--Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Britain (Ivor Novello Awards)--Best Song Musically and Lyrically--Every Breath You Take
Britain (Ivor Novello Awards)--Most Performed Work--Every Breath You Take
US (American Video Awards)--Best Group Video--Every Breath You Take
US (MTV Music Video Awards)--Best Cinematography--Every Breath You Take
US (Grammy Award)--Song of the Year--Every Breath You Take
US (Grammy Award)--Best Pop Performance by Duo or Group with Vocal--Every Breath You Take
US (Gramme Award)--Best Rock Performance by Duo or Group--Synchronicity
US--Gold Record--Every Breath You Take
US--Gold Record--Synchronicity
US--Platinum Record--Synchronicity
US--Platinum Record--Synchronicty (4M)
US--Platinum Record--Synchronicity (8M)
US--Billboard's Year in Music Survey--Top Single--Every Breath You Take
US--Radio & Records All-Time Charts AC (#6)--Every Breath You Take
US--Radio & Records All-Time Charts CHR/Pop (#10)--Every Breath You Take
US--Radio & Records All-Time Charts AOR/Hot Tracks (#4)--Every Breath You Take
US--Radio & Records All-Time Charts AOR/Hot Tracks (#1)--King of Pain
US--Radio & Records All-Time Charts AOR Albums (#2)--Synchronicity
US--Radio & Records All-Time Charts AOR/Hot Tracks (#9)--Synchronicity II
PROMO VIDEO
Every Breath You Take
Synchronicity I
Synchronicity II
Wrapped Around Your Finger
RADIO
Royalty of Rock
Casey's Top 40 (2 appearances)
BBC Rock Hour
London Wavelength (2 appearances)
Rock Over London (5 appearances)
American Top 40 (9 appearances)
Guest DJ!
Off the Record (2 appearances)
Countdown America (3 appearances)
Startrak Profile
Dr. Demento Show
NBC Source
TOUR
From March 1983 through April 1984 The Police performed 106 concerts. From Jne through September they toured North America. September and October found them in Europe, October through December they were back in the US. From December until February they played Europe and finished February and March in the US. March 4, 1984 was the last concert they gave as an active recording group.

THE POLICE GREATEST HITS & COMPILATION ALBUMS

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE: THE SINGLES

Every Breath You Take:  the Singles, US Every Breath You Take:  the Singles, US

Every Breath You Take:  the Singles, Japan

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: October 27, 1986

CHART PERFORMANCE
Britain Pop Chart: #1
Canada Chart: #7
US Billboard Pop Chart: #7

TRACK TITLE TIME
  1. Roxanne
  2. Can't Stand Losing You
  3. Message in a Bottle
  4. Walking on the Moon
  5. Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
  6. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  7. Every Little Things She Does Is Magic
  8. Invisible Sun
  9. Spirits in the Material World
10. Every Breath You Take
11. King of Pain
12. Wrapped Around Your Finger
3:11
2:47
4:50
5:01
4:40
4:06
4:19
3:44
2:58
4:13
4:57
5:14

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Argentina
Argentina
Australia
Australia
Australia
Britain
Britain
Canada
393 902
27363
RML 53218
393 902
6069493607
EVECD 1
EVERY 1
SP 3902
Germany
Italy
Japan
Japan
Japan
Philippines
US
US
393 902
5000739
POCM 1990
D33Y 3406
D32Y 3283
AMC 1036
75021 3902
SP 3902

POLICE COMPACT HITS

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Compact Hits, Britain

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: June 1988

CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart:

TRACK INFORMATION
TITLE TIME
  1. Can't Stand Losing You
  2. Canary in a Coalmine
  3. Roxanne
  4. Bed's Too Big Without You (the)





COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Britain AMCD 905

POLICE THEIR GREATEST HITS

Police Their Greatest Hits, Britain

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: June 1990
Reissue of Every Breath You Take: the Singles

CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart:
Swiss Chart: #21
US Billboard Pop Chart:

TRACK TITLE TIME
  1. Roxanne
  2. Can't Stand Losing You
  3. So Lonely
  4. Message in a Bottle
  5. Walking on the Moon
  6. Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
  7. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  8. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  9. Invisible Sun
10. Spirits in the Material World
11. Every Breath You Take
12. King of Pain
13. Wrapped Around Your Finger





COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Britain
Germany
397 096
397 096
Spain

397 096

GREATEST HITS

Greatest Hits, Canada

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: September 1992
Reissue of Every Breath You Take: the Singles

CHART PERFORMANCE
Britain Pop Chart: #10
Canada Chart: #21
US Billboard Pop Chart:

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Australia
Britain
Canada
Equador
Germany
31454 0030
31454 0030
31454 0030
LP 88073
31454 0030
Netherlands
Poland
Turkey
US

31454 0030
SPB CD 004
31454 0030
31454 0030


TRACK TITLE TIME
  1. Roxanne
  2. Can't Stand Losing You
  3. So Lonely
  4. Message in a Bottle
  5. Walking on the Moon
  6. Bed's Too Big Without You (the)
  7. Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
  8. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  9. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
10. Invisible Sun
11. Spirits in the Material World
12. Synchronicity II
13. Every Breath You Take
14. King of Pain
15. Wrapped Around Your Finger
16. Tea in the Sahara




MESSAGE IN A BOX: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS

Message in a Box, US

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: September 28, 1993

CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart:
US Billboard Pop Chart: #79

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Australia
Britain
Germany
31454 0150
31454 0150
31454 0150
Japan
Japan
US
POCM 9526/9
POCM 9501/4
31454 0150

TITLE TIME TITLE TIME
DISC 1
  1. Fallout
  2. Nothing Achieving
  3. Dead End Job
  4. Next to You
  5. So Lonely
  6. Roxanne
  7. Hole in My Life
  8. Peanuts
  9. Can't Stand Losing You
10. Truth Hits Everybody
11. Born in the 50's
12. Be My Girl--Sally
13. Masoko Tanga
14. Landlord (live)
15. Next to You (live
16. Landlord
17. Message in a Bottle
18. Reggatta de Blanc
19. It's Alright for You
20. Bring on the Night
21. Deathwish

2:04
1:56
3:35
2:52
4:51
3:14
4:54
4:01
3:01
2:54
3:44
3:23
5:43
2:36
3:11
3:09
4:50
3:06
3:13
4:16
4:11
DISC 2
  1. Walking on the Moon
  2. On Any Other Day
  3. Bed's Too Big Without You (the)
  4. Contact
  5. Does Everyone Stare
  6. No Time This Time
  7. Visions of the Night
  8. Bed's Too Big Without You (mono)
  9. Truth Hits Everybody (live)
10. Friends
11. Don't Stand So Close to Me
12. Driven to Tears
13. When the World Is Running Down
14. Canary in a Coalmine
15. Voices Inside My Head
16. Bombs Away
17. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
18. Behind My Camel
19. Man in a Suitcase
20. Shadows in the Rain
21. Other Way of Stopping (the)

5:02
2:57
4:25
2:38
3:46
3:19
3:05
3:29
2:26
3:36
4:03
3:20
3:36
2:26
3:52
3:06
4:09
2:54
2:19
5:02
3:23

TITLE TIME TITLE TIME
DISC 3
  1. Sermon (a)
  2. Driven to Tears (live)
  3. Shambelle
  4. Spirits in the Material World
  5. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  6. Invisible Sun
  7. Hungry for You
  8. Demolition Man
  9. Too Much Information
10. Rehumanize Yourself
11. One World (Not Three)
12. Omegaman
13. Secret Journey
14. Darkness
15. Flexible Strategies
16. Low Life
17. How Stupid Mr. Bates
18. Kind of Loving (a)

2:33
3:29
5:00
2:58
4:20

3:43
2:52
5:57
3:42
3:10
4:46
2:47
3:33
3:14
3:43
3:45
2:41
2:03
DISC 4
  1. Synchronicity I
  2. Walking in Your Footsteps
  3. O My God
  4. Mother
  5. Miss Gradenko
  6. Synchronicity II
  7. Every Breath You Take
  8. King of Pain
  9. Wrapped Around Your Finger
10. Tea in the Sahara
11. Murder by Numbers
12. Man in a Suitcase
13. Someone to Talk To
14. Message in a Bottle (live)
15. I Burn for You
16. Once Upon a Daydream
17. Tea in the Sahara (live)
18. Don't Stand So Close to Me '86

3:23
3:36
4:02
3:05
2:00
5:03
4:13
4:59
5:13
4:13
4:36
2:17
3:08
4:51
4:49
3:31
5:06
6:24

THE POLICE LIVE

Police Live, US

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: June 13, 1995

CHART PERFORMANCE
Britain Pop Chart: #25
Canada Chart: #59
US Billboard Pop Chart: #88

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Australia
Australia
Australia
Britain
Britain
Canada
Canada
Germany
Germany
6069493648
6069493657
6069493699
LIVECD 1
31454 0222
6069493608
31454 0222
31454 0222
22248
Germany
Japan
Japan
Japan
Malaysia
Spain
US
US
US
22224
POCM 1090/1
POLICE 2
UICY 9057/8
UICY 93839
6069493657
31454 0222
6069493601
6069493608

TRACK TITLE TIME TITLE TIME
DISC 1
  1. Next to You
  2. So Lonely
  3. Truth Hits Everybody
  4. Walking on the Moon
  5. Hole in My Life
  6. Fall Out
  7. Bring on the Night
  8. Message in a Bottle
  9. Bed's Too Big Without You (the)
10. Peanuts
11. Roxanne
12. Can't Stand Losing You
13. Landlord
14. Born in the 50's
15. Be My Girl--Sally

2:58
7:33
2:33
4:49
4:08
2:46
5:16
4:27
8:51
3:08
4:42
7:54
2:27
4:18
4:51
DISC 2
  1. Synchronicity I
  2. Synchronicity II
  3. Walking in Your Footsteps
  4. Message in a Bottle
  5. O My God
  6. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  7. Wrapped Around Your Finger
  8. Tea in the Sahara
  9. Spirits in the Material World
10. King of Pain
11. Don't Stand So Close to Me
12. Every Breath You Take
13. Roxanne
14. Can't Stand Losing You
15. So Lonely

2:53
4:44
4:55
4:35
3:36
4:32
5:21
4:52
2:57
5:53
3:46
4:37
6:10
6:48
7:25

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE: THE CLASSICS

Every Breath You Take, US Every Breath You Take

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: September 12, 1995

CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart:
US Billboard Pop Chart:

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Argentina
Australia
Australia
31454 0380
31454 0380
6069492501
US
US
US
31454 0380
6069492501
6069493607

TRACK TITLE TIME
  1. Roxanne
  2. Can't Stand Losing You
  3. Message in a Bottle
  4. Walking on the Moon
  5. Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
  6. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  7. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  8. Invisible Sun
  9. Spirits in the Material World
10. Every Breath You Take
11. King of Pain
12. Wrapped Around Your Finger
13. Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
14. Message in a Bottle (New Classic Rock Mix)
3:12
2:58
4:49
4:59
4:03
4:09
4:20
3:43
2:58
4:13
4:59
5:12
4:49
4:50

GREATEST HITS (BRITAIN)

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: June 30, 1998

CHART PERFORMANCE
British Pop Chart: #10
US Billboard Pop Chart:

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Argentina
Australia
Britain
Equador
31454 0380
31454 00380
31454 0380
3LP 88073
Germany
Japan
Japan

31454 0380
POCM 1010
UICY 2510


TRACK TITLE TIME TITLE TIME
ORIGINAL DISC
  1. Roxanne
  2. Can't Stand Losing You
  3. So Lonely
  4. Message in a Bottle
  5. Walking on the Moon
  6. Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
  7. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  8. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  9. Invisible Sun
10. Spirits in the Material World
11. Every Breath You Take
12. King of Pain
13. Wrapped Around Your Finger

3:14
3:30
4:51
4:51
5:03
4:52
4:09
4:20
3:43
2:58
4:13
4:57
5:14
REISSUED DISC
  1. Roxanne
  2. Can't Stand Losing You
  3. Message in a Bottle
  4. Walking on the Moon
  5. Don't Stand So Close to Me
  6. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  7. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  8. Invisible Sun
  9. Spirits in the Material World
10. Every Breath You Take
11. King of Pain
12. Wrapped Around Your Finger
13. Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
14. Message in a Bottle (New)

3:14
3:03
4:51
5:03
4:02
4:09
4:20
3:43
2:58
4:13
4:57
5:14
4:52
4:50

VERY BEST OF STING & THE POLICE

Very Best of Sting & The Police, US

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: November 25, 1997
Reissued: February 18, 2002 (Britain) and October 1, 2002 (US)

CHART PERFORMANCE
Britain Pop Chart:
Canada Chart: #61
Swiss Chart: #17
US Billboard Pop Chart:

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Argentina
Japan
31454 0428
POCM 1552
US

31454 03428


TITLE TIME TITLE TIME
ORIGINAL DISC
  1. Message in a Bottle
  2. Can't Stand Losing You
  3. An Englishman in New York
  4. Every Breath You Take
  5. Walking on the Moon
  6. Fields of Gold
  7. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  8. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  9. Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot (Edit)
10. Russians
11. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
12. When We Dance (Edit)
13. Don't Stand So Close to Me
14. Roxanne
15. Roxanne '97 (Puff Daddy Remix)

4:51
3:01
4:28
4:13
5:03
3:40
4:22
4:16
4:30
3:59
4:30
4:18
4:01
3:14
4:33
REISSUED DISC
  1. Message in a Bottle
  2. Can't Stand Losing You
  3. An Englishman in New York
  4. Every Breath You Take
  5. Seven Days
  6. Walking on the Moon
  7. Fields of Gold
  8. Fragile
  9. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
10. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
11. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
12. Brand New Day
13. Desert Rose
14. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
15. When We Dance (Edit)
16. Don't Stand So Close to Me
17. Roxanne
18. So Lonely

4:51
3:01
4:28
4:!3
4:39
5:03
3:40
3:54
4:21
4:08
4:16
6:22
4:47
4:30
4:18
4:00
3:10
4:07

POLICE

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: June 5, 2007


CHART PERFORMANCE
Britain Pop Chart:
Canada Chart:
Swiss Chart:
US Billboard Pop Chart:

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Britain
Japan
602498495087
UICY 1033/4
US

602498495087


TRACK TITLE TRACK TITLE
DISC 1
  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 2
  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

AWARDS FOR POLICE COMPILATION ALBUMS

AWARDS
US--Gold Record--Message in a Box
US--Gold Record--Live
US--Platinum Record--Live
US--Platinum Record--Message in a Box
US--Platinum Record--Every Breath You Take: The Classics (5M)

VIDEOS

THE POLICE AROUND THE WORLD

The Police Around the World, US

RECORDING NOTES
VHS Release Date: 1983
DVD Release Date: April 14, 2003

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Australia

60694936719

US
US
IRS Video 001
75026 1722

TRACK INFORMATION
  1. Next to You
  2. Bewitched
  3. Walking on the Moon
  4. Born in the 50's
  5. So Lonely
  6. Man in a Suitcase
  7. Can't Stand Losing You
  8. Bring on the Night
  9. Canary in a Coalmine
10. Voices Inside My Head
11. When the World Is Running Down
12. Shadows in the Rain
13. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
14. Don't Stand So Close to Me
15. Truth Hits Everybody
16. Roxanne



SYNCHRONICITY CONCERT

Synchronicity Concert, US

RECORDING NOTES
VHS Release Date: November 1, 1984
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2005

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Australia
Britain
US
US
44008 985839
AMV 858
BC 21002
VC 61002
US
US
US
US
VC 61701
75026 1701
6024987358
6024983104

TRACK INFORMATION
VHS
  1. Synchronicity 1
  2. Walking in Your Footsteps
  3. Message in a Bottle
  4. Walking on the Moon
  5. Wrapped Around Your Finger
  6. Hole in My Life
  7. King of Pain
  8. One World
  9. Tea in the Sahara
10. Oh My God
11. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
12. Every Breath You Take
13. Can't Stand Losing You
14. Spirits In the Material World
15. So Lonely




DVD
  1. Intro
  2. Synchronicity I
  3. Walking in Your Footsteps
  4. Message in a Bottle
  5. Walking on the Moon
  6. Wrapped Around Your Finger
  7. Hole in My Life
  8. King of Pain
  9. One World (Not Three)
10. Tea in the Sahara
11. O My God
12. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
13. Every Breath You Take
14. Can't Stand Losing You
15. Spirits in the Material World
16. So Lonely
17. Credits

Multi-Angle Tracks Atlanta 1983:
  1. Synchronicity II
  2. Roxanne
  3. Invisible Sun
  4. Don't Stand So Close to Me

Synchronicity Concert Trailer
Interview in Melbourne, Australia 1984

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE

Every Breath You Take, US

RECORDING NOTES
VHS Release Date: VHS: November 3, 1986
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2003

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Britain
Canada
Japan
US
US
AM 857
60694936409
E24Y 3001
BC 21709
BC 61022
US
US
US
US
VC 61022
VC 61709
75026 1709
60694936409

TRACK INFORMATION
VHS:
  1. Roxanne
  2. Can't Stand Losing You
  3. So Lonely
  4. Message in a Bottle
  5. Walking on the Moon
  6. Bed's Too Big Without You (the)
  7. Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
  8. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  9. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
10. Invisible Sun
11. Spirits in the Material World
12. Synchronicity II
13. Every Breath You Take
14. King of Pain
15. Wrapped Around Your Finger
16. Tea in the Sahara








GREATEST HITS 2003

Greatest Hits 2003, Britain

RECORDING NOTES
VHS Release Date: 1992
DVD Release Date: January 28, 2003

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Britain
Canada
44008 9552
B00008DDSY
US

B00008DDSY


TRACK INFORMATION
  1. Roxanne
  2. Can't Stand Losing You
  3. Message in a Bottle
  4. Walking on the Moon
  5. So Lonely
  6. Don't Stand So Close to Me
  7. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  8. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  9. Invisible Sun
10. Spirits in the Material World
11. Every Breath You Take
12. Wrapped Around Your Finger
13. Synchronicity II
14. Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
15. King of Pain (Live)
16. Tea in the Sahara (Live)




OUTLANDOS TO SYNCHRONICITY

Outlandos to Synchronicity, US

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: May 30, 1995

COUNTRY STOCK NO.
US 78006 3482738

TRACK INFORMATION
  1. Every Breath You Take
  2. Next to You
  3. Fall Out
  4. Message in a Bottle
  5. Reggatta de Blanc
  6. Can't Stand Losing You
  7. Roxanne
  8. So Lonely
  9. It's Alright for You
10. Bed's Too Big Without You (the)
11. Driven to Tears
12. Walking on the Moon
13. Demolition Man
14. Bring on the Night
15. King of Pain
16. Wrapped Around Your Finger
17. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic



WALKING ON THE MOON

Waling on the Mon, Australia

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: December 25, 2004

COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Australia

TRACK INFORMATION




LIVE GHOST IN THE MACHINE

Live Ghost in the Machine, Korea

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date:

COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Korea B000BRSH8E

TRACK INFORMATION
The concert at Gateshead, England on July 31, 1982.
  1. Message in a Bottle
  2. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  3. Walking on the Moon
  4. Spirits in the Material World
  5. Hungry For You (J'aurais Toujours Faim De Toi)
  6. When the World Is Running Down
  7. Bed's Too Big Without You (the)
  8. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  9. Demolition Man
10. Shadows in the Rain
11. Driven to Tears
12. Bring on the Night
13. One World (Not Three)
14. Invisible Sun
15. Roxanne
16. Don't Stand So Close to Me
17. Can't Stand Losing You/Reggatta de Blanc/Be My Girl--Sally
18. So Lonely

EVERYONE STARES THE POLICE INSIDE OUT

Everyone Stares the Police Inside Out, US

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: September 12, 2006

COUNTRY STOCK NO.
US 602498799963

TRACK INFORMATION
  1. First Two Years (the)
  2. I Got This Movie Camera
  3. And It May Sound Strange
  4. Europe Summer Festivals
  5. Next to You at Lorelei
  6. First Frenzy
  7. Chat to Camera During Show
  8. Andy at the Blue Boar
  9. Blonde Life
10. Newsreels
11. Zenyatta
12. Back to America Huge
13. Doo Doo Inna Snow Snow
14. Getting Disconnected
15. Montserrat
16. World Conquest
17. This Is What We Came For
18. Us Festival--From the Front
19. End Titles
3:44
5:31
3:50
4:40
2:27
3:50
3:51
4:33
2:53
1:18
8:22
  :59
3:36
6:35
3:48
4:37
2:45
3:28
2:42
  1. Andy in the Car
  2. Stewart vs. Sting
  3. Miles Sings "Every Breath You Take"
  4. Andy Vs. Sumo
  5. Blondes Over Los Angeles
  6. Breakfast Cafe
  7. Obsessing Over Charts
  8. Tokyo Streets
  9. On Our Way Home
10. End Titles Without Credits
11. So Lonely
12. Roxanne
13. Can't Stand Losing You
14. Roxanne
15. Fall Out
16. Landlord
17. Truth Hits Everybody
18. Walking on the Moon
19. Message in a Bottle

GREATEST VIDEO

Greatest Video, US

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: February 20, 2007

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Canada B000MQ55WA US B000MQ55WA

CERTIFIABLE

Certifiable, US Certifiable, US

RECORDING NOTES
Release Date: US: November 11, 2008 (Limited issue only from Best Buy)
                        UK: November 24, 2008
                        World: November 10, 2008

COUNTRY STOCK NO. COUNTRY STOCK NO.
Britain
Japan
Japan
B001G0E04C (DVD)
UIBA 1019
UIBA 9030 (Deluxe)
US
US
US
602517830455 (Blu-Ray)
602517830462 (Deluxe)
602517830432 (Standard)

TRACK INFORMATION
Certifiable Deluxe Ed. (2 CD, 2 DVD)
Disc 1:

Message in a Bottle
Synchronicity II
Walking on the Moon
Voices Inside My Head/
      When the World Is Running Down
Don't Stand So Close to Me
Driven to Tears 7. Hole in My Life
Truth Hits Everybody
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Wrapped Around Your Finger

Disc 2:
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Invisible Sun
Walking in Your Footsteps
Can't Stand Losing You/
      Regatta de Blanc
Roxanne
King of Pain
So Lonely
Every Breath You Take
Next to You
Certifiable Standard Edition
(1 CD, 1 DVD)

Message in a Bottle
Synchronicity II
Walking on the Moon
Voices Inside My Head/
      When the World Is Running Down
Don't Stand So Close To Me
Driven to Tears
Hole in My Life
Truth Hits Everybody
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Wrapped Around Your Finger
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Invisible Sun
Walking in Your Footsteps
Can't Stand Losing You/
      Regatta De Blanc
Roxanne
King of Pain
So Lonely
Every Breath You Take
Next to You

TRACK INFORMATION
Blu-Ray (2 CD, DVD)
Message in a Bottle
Synchronicity II
Walking on the Moon
Voices Inside My Head/
      When the World Is Running Down
Don't Stand So Close to Me
Driven to Tears
Hole in My Life
Truth Hits Everybody
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Wrapped Around Your Finger
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Invisible Sun
Walking in Your Footsteps
Can't Stand Losing You/
      Reggatta de Blanc
Roxanne
King of Pain
So Lonely
Every Breath You Take
Next to You
Blu-Ray Disc: Live In Buenos Aires + bonus footage

SOURCES

1. Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955 - 1996. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1996.
2. Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles 1955 - 1999. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2000.
3. Strong, Martin C. The Great Rock Discography 5th Edition. Edinburgh, Scotland: Mojo Books, 2000.
4. Rees, Dafydd & Luke Crampton. VH1 Music First Rock Stars Encyclopedia. New York: DK Publishing, Inc., 1999.
5. A&M Records press releases
6. Message in a Box: the Complete Recordings, 1993 A&M Records, Ltd.
7. Lwin, Nanda. Top Albums the Essential Chart Guide. Ontario: Music Data Research. 2003.
8. Lwin, Nanda. Top 40 Hits the Essential Chart Guide. Ontario: Music Data Research. 2003.