19 Songs, 1 Hour 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Certifiable boasts a whopping 19 songs from the Police's 2007 reunion concert at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Right from the first verse of "Message In a Bottle," Sting is singing with the well-preserved voice of a young man, hitting his high-notes with an effortless cool even more noticeably on the opening howls at the beginning of "Synchronicity II." Similarly, Stewart Copeland's drumming prowess hasn't lost any luster as evidenced by "Walking On the Moon" and technically he's a better player in that those live tempos don't speed up when letting loose on his signature reggae and ska-inspired fills. (If you've ever seen old live footage of guitar player Andy Summers yelling at Copeland to slow down, you might notice this right away). By "Roxanne" it's apparent that some of these songs are being played in a lower key so that Sting can hit the falsettos, but other songs like "King of Pain" and "Every Breath You Take" sound like the band hasn’t changed since 1983.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Certifiable boasts a whopping 19 songs from the Police's 2007 reunion concert at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Right from the first verse of "Message In a Bottle," Sting is singing with the well-preserved voice of a young man, hitting his high-notes with an effortless cool even more noticeably on the opening howls at the beginning of "Synchronicity II." Similarly, Stewart Copeland's drumming prowess hasn't lost any luster as evidenced by "Walking On the Moon" and technically he's a better player in that those live tempos don't speed up when letting loose on his signature reggae and ska-inspired fills. (If you've ever seen old live footage of guitar player Andy Summers yelling at Copeland to slow down, you might notice this right away). By "Roxanne" it's apparent that some of these songs are being played in a lower key so that Sting can hit the falsettos, but other songs like "King of Pain" and "Every Breath You Take" sound like the band hasn’t changed since 1983.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings
62 Ratings
JABERARD ,

Astounding

Certifiable is a must have record for any serious fan of The Police. Recorded during the band's 2007 reunion tour over two nights in Argentina; the live recording and mixing is masterful. The band's densely layered arrangements of some of their best known material plus a few prized deep cuts offers a perfect blend of songs which span across their five studio albums. What is most satisfying is how The Police have managed to make these songs which are close to 30 years old sound amazingly alive and new all over again. This album has a lot of unexpected musical surprises and flourishes and does not disappoint.

Scottyladdy ,

Great stuff

I saw The Police many years ago at Cobo Hall in Detroit. They sound just as good in this new album.

James M. V. ,

Mistake in the official iTunes Review

Who wrote this iTunes Review?!! Andy Summers is the GUITAR player in the Police, STING is the bass player. Even someone with a passing knowledge of the Police knows this. Sheesh!

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