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The Police (album)

The Police
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Compilation album by
Released 5 June 2007
Recorded February 1977 – February 1983
Genre New wave, punk rock, rock
Length 118:48
Label A&M
Producer The Police, Nigel Gray, Hugh Padgham
The Police chronology
The Very Best of Sting & The Police

(2002)
The Police

(2007)
Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires

(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [2]

The Police is a self-titled compilation album released by The Police on June 5, 2007, to accompany their reunion tour. It contains 28 tracks over two discs, a mixture of hit singles and fan favourites. All the singles are included, with the exception of "Secret Journey" and '"Don't Stand So Close to Me '86" (however, the original version of the song is included). International editions contain two bonus tracks, "The Bed's Too Big Without You" from Reggatta de Blanc and "Rehumanize Yourself" from Ghost in the Machine. The band's non-studio album debut single, "Fall Out" (with original guitarist Henry Padovani), is also included; other than Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings (1993) the song has never been included on any other Police compilation album.

Despite being the fifth compilation album by the band in less than twenty years, The Police debuted at number 11 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 58,000 copies in its first week.[3] As of July 11 2007, once the Northern American leg of their tour had started, the album had sold 180,558 copies in the US.

Track listing [ edit ]

All songs written by Sting except where noted.

Disc one [ edit ]

  1. "Fall Out" (Copeland) – 2:03 (non-album single, 1977)
  2. "Can't Stand Losing You" – 2:58 (from Outlandos d'Amour, 1978)
  3. "Next to You" – 2:50 (from Outlandos d'Amour)
  4. "Roxanne" – 3:12 (from Outlandos d'Amour)
  5. "Truth Hits Everybody" – 2:55 (from Outlandos d'Amour)
  6. "Hole in My Life" – 4:49 (from Outlandos d'Amour)
  7. "So Lonely" – 4:49 (from Outlandos d'Amour)
  8. "Message in a Bottle" – 4:49 (from Reggatta de Blanc, 1979)
  9. "Reggatta de Blanc" (Copeland, Sting, Summers) – 3:14 (from Reggatta de Blanc)
  10. "Bring on the Night" – 4:16 (from Reggatta de Blanc)
  11. "Walking on the Moon" – 4:59 (from Reggatta de Blanc)
  12. "The Bed's Too Big Without You" – 4:25 (from Reggatta de Blanc) *
  13. "Don't Stand So Close to Me" – 4:03 (from Zenyatta Mondatta, 1980)
  14. "Driven to Tears" – 3:21 (from Zenyatta Mondatta)
  15. "Canary in a Coalmine" – 2:27 (from Zenyatta Mondatta)

Disc two [ edit ]

  1. "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" – 4:10 (from Zenyatta Mondatta)
  2. "Voices Inside My Head" – 3:53 (from Zenyatta Mondatta)
  3. "Invisible Sun" – 3:44 (from Ghost in the Machine, 1981)
  4. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" – 4:20 (from Ghost in the Machine)
  5. "Spirits in the Material World" – 2:58 (from Ghost in the Machine)
  6. "Demolition Man" – 5:55 (from Ghost in the Machine)
  7. "Rehumanize Yourself" (Copeland, Sting) – 3:10 (from Ghost in the Machine) *
  8. "Every Breath You Take" – 4:14 (from Synchronicity, 1983)
  9. "Synchronicity I" – 3:22 (from Synchronicity)
  10. "Wrapped Around Your Finger" – 5:13 (from Synchronicity)
  11. "Walking in Your Footsteps" – 3:36 (from Synchronicity)
  12. "Synchronicity II" – 5:05 (from Synchronicity)
  13. "King of Pain" – 4:59 (from Synchronicity)
  14. "Murder by Numbers" (Sting, Summers) – 4:33 (B-side of "Every Breath You Take", 1983, and from Synchronicity (cassette and CD versions only))
  15. "Tea in the Sahara" – 4:19 (from Synchronicity)

* Bonus tracks on UK edition.

Personnel [ edit ]

Charts [ edit ]

Chart (2007) Peak

position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 56
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 16
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[7] 6
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 78
Irish Albums (IRMA)[10] 2
Italian Albums (FIMI)[11] 26
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[12] 4
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 8
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[14] 16
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[15] 11
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[16] 20
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 29
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 20
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 3
US Billboard 200[20] 11
Chart (2008) Peak

position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[21] 17

Certifications [ edit ]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA)[22] Gold 15,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[23] Gold 50,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[24] 2× Platinum 30,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[25] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
  3. ^ Katie Hasty, "T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney", Billboard.com, June 13, 2007.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Police – The Police" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Police – The Police" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Police – The Police" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "Top 40 Albums - 35 / 2007". Tracklisten. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Police – The Police" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  9. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  10. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 25, 2007". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  11. ^ "Classifiche". FIMI. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – The Police – The Police". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Police – The Police". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  14. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  15. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – The Police – The Police". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  16. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – The Police – The Police". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Police – The Police". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Police – The Police". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  19. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  20. ^ "The Police Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  21. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Police – The Police". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  22. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 2007". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  23. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Police – The Police". Music Canada. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  24. ^ "Irish album certifications – The Police – The Police". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  25. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". Radioscope. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  26. ^ "British album certifications – Police – The Police". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved February 21, 2013.Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Police in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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