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Format: CD
Label: A&M
Catalog: 540150
Rel. Date: 09/28/1993
UPC: 731454015028

Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings [Box]
Artist: The Police
Format: CD
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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
15. Next to You
16. Landlord
17. Message in a Bottle
18. Reggatta de Blanc
19. It's Alright for You
20. Bring on the Night
21. Deathwish


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, The - (mono)
9. Truth Hits Everybody
10. Friends
11. Don't Stand So Close to Me
12. Driven to Tears
13. When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Stil
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


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


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
15. I Burn for You
16. Once upon a Daydream
17. Tea in the Sahara
18. Don't Stand So Close to Me '86


Boxed Set


''Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings'' is a four-CD boxed set by The Police, containing all of their studio albums in chronological order, as well as singles, B-sides, and tracks from various compilation albums and the ''Brimstone and Treacle'' soundtrack.

Disc 1 opens with the band's first single, "Fall Out"/"Nothing Achieving", featuring Henry Padovani on guitar and another track previously unavailable on CD, "Dead End Job". It proceeds with the contents of their first album, ''Outlandos d'Amour'', followed by live renditions of "Landlord" and "Next to You" (recorded at the Bottom Line, New York on 4 April 1979 and originally broadcast on WNEW-FM, New York), and the studio version of "Landlord". The first half of the group's second album ''Reggatta de Blanc'' concludes the disc.

Disc 2 starts with the rest of ''Reggatta de Blanc''. It is followed by the B-side "Visions of the Night", a mono mix of "The Bed's Too Big Without You", a mono live version of "Truth Hits Everybody," and another B-side, "Friends". Completing the disc are the contents of The Police's third album, ''Zenyattŕ Mondatta''.

Disc 3 opens with the B-side, "A Sermon", a live version of "Driven to Tears" (recorded live at at Les Arenes, Frejus, France, 28 August 1980 and featured in ''Urgh! A Music War'', and the non-album instrumental track "Shambelle". Then it moves to the band's fourth album, ''Ghost in the Machine'' and then concludes with four more bonus tracks: the instrumental "Flexible Strategies", "Low Life", and two songs from the soundtrack of the 1982 movie ''Brimstone and Treacle'', "How Stupid Mr. Bates", and "A Kind of Loving".

Disc 4 contains the band's last album, ''Synchronicity'', plus many bonus tracks: "Someone to Talk To", sung by Andy Summers, a live recording of "Message in a Bottle", "I Burn for You" (also from ''Brimstone and Treacle''), "Once Upon a Daydream", and a live version of "Tea in the Sahara". The boxed set concludes with "Don't Stand So Close to Me '86", originally released on the compilation ''Every Breath You Take: The Singles''.

Contrary to its title, these are ''not'' the complete recordings to 1986. "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" was released in 1980 as a double A-side 7" with Japanese-sung lyrics on one side, Spanish on the other (AM-25000). Also released was a 12" single for "Don't Stand So Close to Me '86" which featured both an additional remix and live version of the song. Neither was included on the boxed set. - Wikipedia

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