Favorite Police Recording?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Bassline1414, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. What's up all...
    I just Ghost in the Machine the other day, which means the only ones I don't have are Synchronicity and Police Live! So far, my favorite is probably Regatta De Blanc because of songs like "Bring on the Night" (LOVE that guitar part) and "Message in a Bottle". What's yours? :)
  2. Comakazi

    Comakazi Guest

    May 3, 2001
    Midwest US
    Murder by Numbers. Absolutely great.
  3. Ah, that must be on Synchronicity, I really need to get that album. :(
  4. zenyatta mondatta

    JHMAVRO Guest

    May 29, 2000
    hooksett NH USA
    I'd have to say The Police Live, Becuase you can here them f- up and that make me feel so much better about myself:D
  6. Is Police Live! any good? I heard the first cd was great, but the second one blew because they weren't putting anything into the show.
  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    If I hadda choose-
    1)Zenyatta Mondatta...love "Bombs Away", "Canary In A Coal Mine", "Man In A Suitcase", "Shadows In The Rain".
    And how 'bout that nasty guitar solo on "Driven To Tears"? ;)
    2)Synchronicity..."Tea In The Sahara", "Walking In Your Footsteps"; love Summers' rhythm guitar part during the "King Of Pain" chorus.
    At one point in time, "Murder By Numbers" was a CD-ONLY/BONUS track...if you're old enough to remember, record companies sometimes added 'bonus cuts' in order to entice consumers to spend the extra $$$ & buy the CD version.
  8. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Synchronicity is my favorite
    There is so many GREAT song on that album.
  9. Dammit, everyone's picking Synchronicity...I need 15 bucks! :D
  10. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck Guest

    Sep 26, 2000
    Message in a Bottle... if only for the bass part Sting plays right after he sings "Message in booottle..." Bum bum bum... bum bumbumbubum bum...
  11. By-Tor

    By-Tor Guest

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Ghost in the Machine.

    I haven't heard it in ages, but I remember I realy liked it.

    I also like Message in a Bottle.
  12. Regatta de Blanc or Zenyatta Mondata. Great songs (particularly on the latter) and tasty basswork from Mr. Sumner.

    The production on Synchronicity is way too '80s for my taste and has not aged well. It's a shame, because many of the songs are excellent--both "Synchronicity" tracks, "Every Breath You Take," and "Tea in the Sahara" are my faves.
  13. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Regatta de Blanc, mostly because of the heavy reggae vibe...Bed's Too Big Without You and Walking on the Moon especially

    I'm also partial to a tape of them playing at Hatfield Polytechnic in the UK. Taped it off the radio, most of the set is from the first LP but a few tunes from Reggatta which had not yet come out.

    I'm dating myself here, my copy of Regatta is actually the rare 10" double EP pressing. Hard to believe it's almost 25 years old!
  14. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    "Message in a Box". Why choose? It's all good!
  15. What do you guys think of all the members side project works? (i.e. Andy Summers' and Sting's solo careers and Stewart Copeland's Oysterhead)
    I haven't heard any of Andy Summers, but Sting has had some pretty cool songs, in my opinion. The Oysterhead cd was kind of cool but it didn't meet my expectations (which were probably too high :D).
  16. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Sting's 'solo' stuff is fine, though, LATELY(IMO) he's settled more into an Adult Contemporary market.

    Andy Summers? You need to check his 'solo' stuff out...definitely of the more 'taking chances' variety.
    The first one I picked up was Worlds Apart...sorta a 'mellow World' disc(?). Victor Bailey, Eliane Elias, Tony Levin, etc. People like that are backing up Summers.
    Summers' The Last Dance Of Mr. X...a guitar-bass-drums trio doin' Jazz Classics in a Rock-Jazz way.
    Then followed Summers' tribute to Monk, Green Chimneys...more 'nice' stuff.
    His latest is a Mingus tribute(I haven't heard it, yet).

    Not too familiar with Copeland's 'solo' things(outside his soundtrack work)...
  17. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I like Sting solo album, like Jim, lately it's not as good as it used be. Dream of a blue turtle was great.
    I saw Andy Summer at the montreal jazz festival a couple of years ago (with Darryl Jones on bass) it was pretty good. A little weird though.

    And Stewart, outside his movie soundtrack, never heard anything.
  18. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    When the world is running down, and Murder by numbers.
    As for solo stuff, listen to the song "Don't Box Me In" from the Rumble Fish soundtrack with /stew Copeland and Stan Ridgeway
  19. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear

    Aug 14, 2000
    I'm partial to Walking in your footsteps, or Canary in a coal mine.
  20. Winston TK

    Winston TK Hairpiece Adventurer

    Oct 8, 2001
    Burnaby, BC Canada
    Ghost In The Machine is a great album. It's probably the Police's most underrated disc, which is unfortunate. They really branched out with synth usage on that one. Nothing too overpowering, just cool.

    "Invisible Sun", believe it or not, is my favourite Police song. Sure, all their hits are great, but there's just something about that particular cut. Very haunting. The pumping bass synth line gets me every time. And, it's one of the very rare times when Andy Summers actually does a solo. Gotta love that "seagull screaming" kind of thing.