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Old 11-15-2004, 12:33 PM   #1
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The '86 remix of "Don't Stand So Close To Me"

Sucks. Why? The original was perfect Sting-you suck. New age wanker.
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Yeah, it is pretty much crap. Interesting enough, though, the backing vocal in the original seems to have been the basis for the remake.
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It just played on my Ipod. Gotta remember to delete that tune when I get home.
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Don't stand sooooooooooo. cloooooooooooooooooose toooooooo meeeeeeeeee.

I prefer

Don't stand, don't stand so, don't stand so close to me. Why Sting, why why why?
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Hell yeah.
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I never liked this remix.
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The reissue of the Singles, pretentiously titled "The Classics," also contained the original version. And a remix of Message in a Bottle, which wasn't nearly so horrible
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ah the police. i still say they should go on a reunion tour and give the money to charity. would that make them happy? or would they rather keep it? i don't know i just want to see them in concert!!!!
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Why just picking on Sting and not on Andy and Stewart?

From the Message In A Box booklet:
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Sting: The poor guy who produced it, he was appalled by the venom that was apparent between us by then. We hadn't seen one another for a long time. It was impossible. So I fucked off. It wasn't very nice. But still, Iiked what we did with this song. It seemed much more poignant than the original.
Andy: What can you say? That whole thing was absolutely torturous. The track is all right, but the original's much better. This version took three weeks to record. I did my guitar part on the first night and the rest of the time it was Sting and Stewart arguing about whether the Fairlight or the Synclavier was better. The attempt to record a new album was doomed from the outset. The night before we went into the studio Stewart broke his collarbone falling off a horse and that meant we lost our last chance of recovering some rapport just by jamming together. Anyway, it was clear Sting had no real intention of writing any new songs for The Police. It was an empty exercise.
Stewart: Well, my horse did a forward somersault and I was forced to dismount. I was entirely venomless, sedated as I was by painkillers, but I managed (accidentally, I swear!) to fatally insult Sting. We exchanged long, mutually abusive letters and took turns in the studio recording over each other's parts. Finally, after wasting several weeks, Miles said, 'Look, children, you will both have to share the same room to mix this track.' I had no problem with this (it was Sting who had stormed out) and was there for the mix at 10 o'clock sharp. We proceeded to mix, while waiting all day for word of our esteemed leader. I was just getting hrumphy and beginning to make speeches when Sting showed up with a rose, a hug, and a 12-inch switchblade.
As for the short answer, yeah, the remix sucks.

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interesting post Marty. I knew they always had internal struggle towards the end, but I didn't know there was THAT much hate.

But yea, the remake sucks balls.
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The reissue of the Singles, pretentiously titled "The Classics," also contained the original version. And a remix of Message in a Bottle, which wasn't nearly so horrible
Ever since I got 'The Classics', I've been wondering what the difference is between the original Message In A Bottle and the remix.
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iirc, they were supposed to record a new album. then, they decided to rework their songs. they only got like two done.

two too many, guys!
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I will also join in the suck parade.
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I love how Dick Cheney's dick is in the "Similar Threads" thing. "Don't Stand So Close To Me," indeed.
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We just come to realize that it sucks?
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