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Editors’ Notes

This compilation was the first to blend hits from The Police with solo recordings from frontman Sting. "Message in a Bottle" serves as a solid reminder that The Police were one of the first pop bands to fuse reggae with new wave, albeit with a unique style punctuated by Stewart Copeland's progressive rhythms. From Sting's solo career, the gloomy "Russians" is a Cold War time capsule.

Customer Reviews


If you think "message in the Bottle" is a song about redemption, listen again. This is song about loneliness and how in our search for empathy, we find there are others struggling along with us. “One hundred million Castaways searching for a home.” If you think “Walking on the Moon” is some ode to Neil Armstrong, listen again, it’s a true Police love song. No fluff. If you think “Can’t Stand Losing You” is a song about a Lover’s heartbreak, listen again, it’s a song about a person with Borderline Personality Disorder! If you think “Every Breath You Take,” is a cute song about lovers that are meant to be and you had it played at your wedding as ‘your song,’ listen again, it a song about a Stalker. If you think, “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da,” is some meaningless ramble. Listen again, it about our society and our politics and the part we play in it. Simple lyrics, but so deep! That’s The Police.

Record of a Legend

Sting has been making quality songs since the start of his career with the Police. Many of his best were done during that time, such as the stalker-esque "Every Breath You Take" and everyone's favorite, "Roxanne". This disc highlights some lesser known cuts as well as the bigger hits like "Message in a Bottle". While his affinity for potent lyrics is a definite forté, Sting still manages to present catchy melodies, like with the tambourine-laden "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free", that will have you humming it all day. Overall, this is an exceptional chronology of Sting's work and is highly recommended.

The Best Band!!!!!!!

This CD has all of the Police's best hits, it has all the necessary songs! Trust me, when you buy it, you will never get tired of the songs. Sting is at his greatest and so is the rest of the band. BUY!!!! You won't regret it!!!!! 5 best songs: 1) Roxanne 2) Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 3) Message In A Bottle 4) Walking On The Moon 5) Can't Stand Losing You


Born: October 2, 1951 in Wallsend, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After disbanding the Police at the peak of their popularity in 1984, Sting quickly established himself as a viable solo artist, one obsessed with expanding the boundaries of pop music. Sting incorporated heavy elements of jazz, classical, and worldbeat into his music, writing lyrics that were literate and self-consciously meaningful, and he was never afraid to emphasize this fact in the press. For such unabashed ambition, he was equally loved and reviled, with supporters believing that he was at...
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