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  • Audio CD (1 Sept. 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: A&M Records
  • ASIN: B000005RYQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)
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Lista utworów: 1. ROXANNE 2. CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU 3. SO LONELEY 4. MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE 5. WALKING ON THE MOON 6. THE BED'S TOO BIG WITHOUT YOU 7. DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME 8. DE DO DO DO DE DA DA DA 9. EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC 10. INVISIBLE SUN 11. SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD 12. SYNCHRONICITY II 13. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE 14. KING OF PAIN 15. WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER 16. TEA IN THE SAHARA

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There are quite a few Police/Police-Sting compilations doing the rounds at the moment. Avoid all of them and buy this ! Greatest Hits is just that, a sixteen-track, chronologically correct retropsective which provides us with all the big hit singles, plus a couple of classic album cuts such as Beds To Big Without You, Tea In The Sahara and the utterly brilliant power-pop of Synchronicity II (a US single). With Sting's ever-thoughtful lyrics, Andy Summers' sublime muscianship (he was the real cornerstone of the band) and Stuart Copeland's brilliantly tight percussion, there is something here for everyone. From the reggae-esque Roxanne (1978), the gorgeous simplicity of the bass-line on Walking On The Moon (1979), the pure pop joy of Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (1981) to their all time classic single Every Breath You Take (1983), you can really begin to appreciate the musical evolution of the band over the years, with the quality control never letting-up throughout.
They probably had another classic album or two in them after 1983 but by then they were all fist-fighting in the studio, couldn't stand the sight of each other and Sting was being rapidly lulled by the A&M money men into his solid if not a little dull solo career. They briefly reformed in 1986, and as a prequel to a new album, cut a poor remake of their 1980 single Don't Stand So Close To Me, which the compilists have thankfully not tagged onto the end of this collection. Once again the punch-ups and musical differences prevailed and The Police were finally and lamentably laid to rest.
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Incredible. I love every track on this album; pure listening pleasure. This is the only album I have that is truly consistent - I adore every track. I would never press skip to hear the next track because they are all equally superb!! Now how many of you reading this can say the same about any other album in your possession?? Every track is pure gold on this CD.
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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a superb collection of Police singles, from the early days of Roxanne and Can't Stand Losing You - both of which were considered controversial songs because of their subject matter. The Police very successfully integrated reggae rhythms into their sound, as demonstrated by the aforementioned and by later smashes like Message In A Bottle and Don't Stand So Close To Me. My other favourites include Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Spirits In The Material World and Every Breath You Take. Not everything here has stood the test of time well - De Do Do Do is one those irritating novelty numbers that I skip when listening to this album. These songs, although mostly simple and catchy, are a cut above simple pop because of their clever lyrics that often contain a twist or two, innovative rhythmic patterns and the band's professionalism. This greatest hits album is perfect for the casual listener although hardcore fans might want to get all the band's output on CD. There is also the 1997 collection The Best Of Sting And The Police with a slightly different track listing, containing more of Sting's ballads.
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key tracks:-
can't stand losing
dont stand so close to me
every breath you take
message in a bottle

i've always been a fan of the police, and this greatest hits collection is the best place to start. all the hits are here, and they still sound great today. its worth noting that this is the only greatest hits cd i could find that contained the original version of 'don't stand so close to me' which i think is much better than the slower re-released version and this was the information i was looking for when i was trying to find the right cd, so i hope this helps you too
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By D J F TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 27 Mar. 2015
Format: Audio CD
15 big hit singles in not quite chronological order and a popular album track make for a genuine Greatest Hits package of top quality covering the hit singles from all five of their studio albums. For any casual fan of The Police you would be hard stretched to find a better compilation unless you wish to have some of Sting's solo hits included too - and probably that's just the market this is designed for. It's easy to forget how big this group were, and how much they did to help popularize reggae amongst a punk audience, with breakthrough track "Roxanne" kicking off proceedings.

There are plenty of classic radio staples here, with "Can't Stand Losing You", "Message In A Bottle" and later hit "Every Breath You Take" all present and correct. Stylistically there's development of the sound to a more polished product over time. It's a fine reminder of how much time The Police spent in the charts and how many excellent songs they produced. An essential addition for any fan of the post-punk era, and a superb introduction for anyone born too late the first time around.
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From about 1979 to 1983 The Police were one of the biggest bands on the planet and here's why, their fusion of New Wave pop sensibilities and white boy Reggae laid the foundations for their success, gradually developing into a more sophisticated AOR sound. The skank of "Roxanne" mixes with the (for 1984 anyway) cutting edge of "Synchronicity" by which time Andy Summers was practically redundant and ego clashes ended the band. The Police did have some interesting album cuts showing their quirkier side but these hits are what the band are remembered for and rightly so. A good reminder that the early '80s wasn't all about cross-dressers and New Romantics.
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