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Outlandos D'Amour (Remastered)

Outlandos D'Amour (Remastered)

4 Mar 2003
4.6 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews

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  • Original Release Date: 4 Mar. 2003
  • Release Date: 20 Feb. 2014
  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: ℗© 2003 A&M Records
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  • Total Length: 38:18
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  • ASIN: B001KU02VQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,732 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Ah The Police - what a stormingly good little band they were – especially at the outset. I can recall hearing the Side 1 opener "Next To You" of their debut LP for the first time – a sort of cross between Rock and New Wave – old yet new – excitingly fresh and immediate. And it turned out that most of the album was cut from the same audience-winning cloth - killer tune after tune. Wish I could say the same about this barebones 2003 CD reissue/remaster - it sounds brill for sure but not much else. Here are the badges of honour...

UK released January 2003 (March 2003 in the USA) - "Outlandos d'Amour" by THE POLICE on A&M 493 652-2 (Barcode 606949365226) is an 'Enhanced CD' Remaster that plays out as follows (38:26 minutes):

1. Next To You
2. So Lonely
3. Roxanne
4. Hole In My Life
5. Peanuts
6. Can't Stand Losing You [Side 2]
7. Truth Hits Everybody
8. Born In The 50's
9. Be My Girl - Sally
10. Masoka Tanga
Tracks 1 to 10 are their debut album "Outlandos d'Amour" - released November 1978 in the UK on A&M Records AMLH 68502 and in the USA on A&M Records SP-4753. Produced by The Police - it peaked at No. 6 in the UK and No. 23 in the USA.

BONUS TRACK: Roxanne 'Video'

The gatefold slip of paper that pretends to be an inlay tells us the basics - Remaster by BOB LUDWIG (very good news) - but has nothing else for a so-called 'Enhanced' Edition. There's a ton of fan memorabilia from the period that could have been used - the British singles could have been pictured (where are those non-album B-sides as bonus tracks) - the impact of Sting and the band on the girlies of the world - but nothing is here except a Video that most won't look at.
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The best Police album and the first! I've had this for 30 years and never want to be without it!
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"Outlandos D'amour" was really the album that thrust the Police into the rock mainstream and the main reason for this was the album's huge hit "Roxanne", a track which along with "Every Breath You Take" is possibly the most famous Police track of all. The song's catchy guitar riff and nagging bass line along with Sting's high pitched vocals was certainly a winner and turned this band from a pub band to rock gods. This is definitely the most upbeat of all the early Police albums and has a positive feeling running throughout the album. I have built up my Police collection in reverse (I bought their later albums first and then slowly started picking up their early material), but I would definitely recommend that this be one of the first Police albums you get. Along with "Synchronicity" this is by far their most "commercial" sounding album and will also allow you to get a feel of what this great band is about. Look out for the tracks "So Lonely", "Can't Stand Losing You", "Truth Hits Everybody" and "Next To You", which are among the bands best work.
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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 July 2003
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This debut album by The Police is interesting although the songs are of varying quality. The best tracks include the melodic reggae-influenced numbers Can’t Stand Losing You, an emotionally gripping song about suicide, the hit Roxanne, about a lover that turns to prostitution, and So Lonely. The rythmic textures here are a novel blend of rock and reggae and these songs have tuneful hooks. Tracks like Truth Hits Everybody and Next To You are energetic rockers, whilst Masoko Tango has a more experimental feel with world music influences. This debut definitely made The Police stand out in 1978 and became a cult classic. Outlandos as a whole isn’t consistently satisfying although it certainly shows the promise that would later make them one of the most popular bands of the 1980s.
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This, the first album by The Police is a strange affair. All three musicians had their roots in musical forms that were being totally eclipsed, in terms of commercial opportunity, by the tsunami of punk and new wave.

Founder member Stewart Copeland was coming off the back of drumming for Curved Air, whilst Sting's former band, Last Exit, are still described as a jazz-fusion band. And Andy Summers, who replace original guitarist Henry Padovani, had a pedigree stretching back t the mid sixties jazz and psychedelic scenes, having played with Zoot Money, Kevin Coyne and the like. Indeed, his alternantive opportunity at the time he joined The Police was with post-Gong Proudhon called Strontium 90! All this talk of prog rock and jazz-fusion hardly sounds like the seedbed for a hyper-energetic punky power-pop trio.

It was primaryily Copeland, whose driving energetic drumming literally propels the band on both live and studio work, who saw that riding the punk bandwagon was a necessary evil in the music world of late '70s Britain. And this, their debut album, funded by a loan (of what sounds now like a paltry amount, just £1500!), from Copeland's elder brother Miles, is their most punk and new-wave suffused recording.

There are several classics, like So Lonely, and Roxanne, and others that are like anthems to Police fans, like Can't Losing You. Numbers like Born In The '50's, There's A Hole In My Life, and The Truth Hits Everybody, show that Sting already had the knack for catchy melodies, and a penchant for thoughtful lyrical themes.

As good as this is, and it's very good - I thought about giving it fours stars, but how can I with gems like... well, most of the tracks!? - it's probably my (personally speaking) lest favourite Police album.
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