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Every Breath You Take (The Classics) [SACD, Import]

The Police Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (7 April 2009)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: SACD, Import
  • Label: A & M
  • ASIN: B00008UAHN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,776 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate Police collection 25 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
Just how SACD should be..great multi-channel mixes (surround sound).
In 5.1, the classic songs on this album do take a bit of getting used to, but I reckon are ultimately an improvement on the original. As a hybrid cd, this CD can also be played on an ordinary cd player in old fashioned stereo.
Great value and a great example of the new(ish) technology and how we will listen to the next generation of albums.
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56 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent new mix for a classic album 1 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a review of the DTS (Digital Theatre Surround) version of 'Every breath you take, The Classics' by the Police. For those who don't know, this is an audio CD of the album, re-mixed for a 5.1 DTS capable surround processor. DTS is the more recent, and far more superior in terms of sound quality, system used in movies for surround sound. This disc is not a DVD with a DTS soundtrack - it has no video content - but is a re-mastered and mixed version of the album first available in 1995.
My original CD compilation of the Police dates from 1986, and my comments on the new version therefore reflect comparisons with that version. First of all, how can you play this new disc? You will need either a CD or DVD player with a digital output linked to a surround amplifier or processor which can decode the DTS soundtrack. If you do not have this capability, it is possible to play it on a DVD player that has an on-board DTS decoder, (not to be confused with a player that can only output a DTS signal) and then you can connect it through your player's analogue output to the line input on a stereo amplifier. This will give you a high quality stereo mix, but not the full 5.1 mix.
Now to the music. My first listen was with the surround effects switched off, giving a stereo image. Compared to my 1986 compilation, the first thing that hit me was the altogether more realistic sound. The comparison would be the difference between listening to the band perform on stage behind the curtain, and then with the curtain raised. Sting's vocals are more focused with greater clarity and you can hear the breath in his voice. Andy Summer's guitar takes on a bell-like quality, his riffs coming through loud and clear.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Beware! 18 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD
I bought this thinking it was a DVD-Audio disc. IT IS NOT. It is a DTS-encoded CD, which means surround sound but not fantastic quality. I've since noticed there's a SACD of the same album available on Amazon - buy that one instead if you have an SACD player.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Note on the format 26 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
I'll quickly say this a great album and well mixed for 5.1, and if you're looking to buy this you probably already know that.

Now, the disc format - it is a DTS Music Disc, in other words it is a redbook CD with 5.1 DTS track on it. You will need a DTS capable decoder connected by SPDIF (optical or coaxial) to a standard CD player or DVD player. If you play this in a standard CD player connected by a stereo analogue cables to a standard amp you will only hear white noise.

It is NOT a DVD-Audio disc, as Amazon have stated. I repeat, it is NOT a DVD-Audio disc.

I hope this helps clear up Amazon's very confusing and inaccurate description.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SACD gem 10 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For the owners of SACD players and Police Fans,this compilation is a must.Hidden away on the multi channel 5.1 layer is a new version of "De do do do,De da da da" that this listener has never heard before.The surround mixes of all the well known tracks are pretty good too so if you're a big fan then do yourself a favour and upgrade your sound system to SACD.The experience is a joy to be heard and worth the expense to hear this little gem!

post note.This title is also available as a Dts cd(playable in most decent dvd players and home theatre set-ups) minus tracks 13 & 14.Worth tracking down if you can find one as the SACD is becoming rare.The Police - Every Breath You Take [DTS 5.1 CD]
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my first sacd 7 Dec 2005
By job
Format:Audio CD
WOW. my first taste of sacd and what a great album !. All the classic tracks heard in a way that is truly mindblowing. The 5.1 mixes are genius and if you have not heard the delights of sacd then you are really missing something special.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sting every breath you take (SACD) 21 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
this is the first sacd that i have bought and it won't be the last. the 5.1 surround sound is much better than the sound quality of a dvd disc and is 10 times better than a normal cd played through 5.1.
you haven't heard music until you hear sacd, top marks:)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 5.1 mix breathes new life into old classics 9 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
One of the better Police compilations on the go. The 5.1 mix reveals a warmth and spaces that may have been lost on the original mixes and demonstrates the new technology to good effect. The stereo mix is equally good. A sound move to bring it out as a hybrid disc so that it will also play on conventional cd players in addition to sacd. One star though has to be deducted due to the omission of "So Lonely" and "Synchronicity II" which would have made it a more complete "Best of".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent quality! Every bit the classic it is said to be.
Published 1 month ago by Sreekanth Dakaraju
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing mix lets down timeless classics.
The 5.1 doesn't add much, apart from separating out the reverb returns into the surround. The reverb itself is poorly balanced and distracting. Read more
Published 7 months ago by H & A
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album
Good quality SACD some songs do sound better than others but is worth the money! Especially if you are a Police fan
Published 14 months ago by Ian986
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
I bought this as a present for my son so haven't heard it myself. He is very pleased with it and says it's worth the extra cost for the quality of sound.
Published 17 months ago by suedude
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Absolute rubbish . No decent songs at all , and apart from a good drummer , this group has nothing going for it at all . Read more
Published on 22 July 2012 by theplanets
5.0 out of 5 stars The Police - Every Breath You Take - SACD
Great price! even better record - excellent reproduction especially in 5.1 surround sound gives it a new depth. Everything I wanted in the record and more.
Published on 4 May 2012 by techguy
5.0 out of 5 stars Super!
Nice nice nice.

This 80's recording is really well updated for this SACD.
If you like the Police, buy this SACD, and pogo in your room!
Published on 30 Sep 2011 by nickfray
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!
An excellent and recommended package. Singles CD has perfect sound quality, Live CD likewise and the DVD makes interesting watching, especially the Special Features which are very... Read more
Published on 8 Sep 2010 by Mr. B. May
5.0 out of 5 stars Infelizmente não recebi o produto
Esperei por 60 dias e, não tendo recebido o produto, meu pedido acabou cancelado pela Amazon, que prontamente me restituiu o valor pago. Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2010 by Wilson Capelli Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars All of the classic Police hits I remember from my youth
Back in the 1980s, I sort of took The Police for granted. They had some good songs, and I never changed the station when one of those songs started playing, but I never had any... Read more
Published on 27 Oct 2008 by Daniel Jolley
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