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Old 06-19-2005, 07:03 AM   #61
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didn't he also have some cowriting credits?

i seem to recall him cowriting murder by numbers, but maybe that was stewart. my police cds are packed away

i do not like the song desert rose.

Yes Khanada, you're right about the song "Murder By Numbers" ...

I was actually playing albums yesterday, so I checked my albums
for the references in my above post. "Murder By Numbers was NOT on The Police's "Synchronicity" ALBUM ... it was only put on the CD version. After re-checking my CD, I noticed that song and was going to add it here today, but I was obviously beaten to it !!

As for "Desert Rose" ... I'm not going to "flame" you ... but I don't
share your opinion. That song was brilliant ! ... I love it !!
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I don't see anything wrong with Desert Rose. It has Cheb Mami's middle eastern vocals and is a pretty sexy song a la Fast Cars by U2.
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what does everyone think are the top 10 Police songs?
I would list all their hits as top Police songs ...
Therefore, not in any order ...
I believe these 14 songs should cover it::

Roxanne
Can't Stand Losing You
Message In A Bottle
Walking On The Moon
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Don't Stand So Close To Me
Spirits In The Material World
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Invisible Sun
Secret Journey
Synchronicity ll
Every Breath You Take
King Of Pain
Wrapped Around Your Finger
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Y'know, if Sting wrote all of Andy's guitar lines, then how was poor Andy able to make all those solo records without Sting there to write his guitar parts for him?
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What shows did you see? Which tour and where? What did you not like about the second show you saw?
Ok, these were both more than 20 years ago, keep that in mind; my memories may have been a bit compromised (and I went to tons of concerts).

The first time was at either the Forum or the Sports Arena in LA, and it was on the Zenyatta tour I think because Sting wore a Beat t-shirt in the Don't Stand video and I wore my Beat t-shirt to the concert. I remember thinking at the time how good the concert was because of how good they were playing.


The second time was at Hollywood Park (in LA) of all places, an outdoor racetrack. It was before U2 played the Memorial Coluseum (I can't spell that word, so I've given up on it) and I swore off outdoor shows. I should have listened earlier. Video screens at concerts were new, and the band seemed more fascinated with the video screens than making music. They took a break in the middle of the show to go backstage and perform antics that were broadcast on the screen. I can't remember what tour is was. I didn't keep track of things like that back then. A new album came out, I went to see the concert.
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"Murder By Numbers was NOT on The Police's "Synchronicity" ALBUM ... it was only put on the CD version.
It must have been a b-side then, because I know that song, and I only have Zenyatta on cd and the rest on vinyl.
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the song "Murder By Numbers" ...

I was actually playing albums yesterday, so I checked my albums
for the references in my above post. "Murder By Numbers was NOT on The Police's "Synchronicity" ALBUM ... it was only put on the CD version.

Yes martha, it was a b-side too ...
I've just checked my 45s and saw that the song was also on the "Every Breath You Take" single as well as the Synchronicity CD ...
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Yes martha, it was a b-side too ...
I've just checked my 45s and saw that the song was also on the "Every Breath You Take" single as well as the Synchronicity CD ...
A-ha! So I'm not crazy!!



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A-ha! So I'm not crazy!!


... Oh no, I don't think so !!
I sometimes tend to "forget" about the good old 45s ... even my albums are NEVER quite played enough anymore !!
Actually, it's just more of a "hassle" to take them out of their jackets and throw 'em on that blasted turntable !!
Well, I guess I'm trying to "preserve" that turntable for as long as possible now ...
You know, one of these days I get the feeling it's gonna "quit playing" FOR GOOD !!
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The second time was at Hollywood Park (in LA) of all places, an outdoor racetrack. It was before U2 played the Memorial Coluseum (I can't spell that word, so I've given up on it) and I swore off outdoor shows. I should have listened earlier. Video screens at concerts were new, and the band seemed more fascinated with the video screens than making music. They took a break in the middle of the show to go backstage and perform antics that were broadcast on the screen. I can't remember what tour is was. I didn't keep track of things like that back then. A new album came out, I went to see the concert.
That was the Synchronicity Tour.
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That was the Synchronicity Tour.



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That was the Synchronicity Tour.
That sounds right.
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I would list all their hits as top Police songs ...
Therefore, not in any order ...
I believe these 14 songs should cover it::

Roxanne
Can't Stand Losing You
Message In A Bottle
Walking On The Moon
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Don't Stand So Close To Me
Spirits In The Material World
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Invisible Sun
Secret Journey
Synchronicity ll
Every Breath You Take
King Of Pain
Wrapped Around Your Finger

Also adding "Bring On The Night" and "Driven To Tears" ...
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how can you forget "So Lonely"
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I like the Omegaman > Secret Journey > Darkness combo

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me too^

i would rate the albums

Regatta dBlanc
Ghost in the machine
Outlandos d'amour
Syncronicity
Zenyatta Mondatta

the live album is great too , mostly the first cd...the second cd is i dont like much because of the backupsingers
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Funny. Your bottom two are my top two.

Zenyatta Mondatta
Synchronicity
Regatta
Ghost
Outlandos
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hehehe, thats funny...i love all albums but if i had to rank them that would be it,
i love regatta cause it has the wonderful grooves of their early stuff but slightly better album overall [not Be My Girl Sally] and Ghost because the music had developed by then and i overall i like it betetr than syncronicity and zenyatta.
zenyatta lyrics were a bit too silly at times, whereas Ghost had a more balanced blend of good lyrics and good music. Syncronicity i like but i guess i could go w/o miss grandeko, mother, tea in the sahara....king of pain, murder by numbers, and wrapped around your fingers are definitelt soem of my fave police songs overall.
Regardless, i can listen to all albums straigh through wihtout getting tired of them, I love the Police and if it weren't for them i would have never gotten into U2, they were my favorite band until i slowly but surely discovered U2 and went through their entire catalog which eventually pushed The police into second place.
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I like the Omegaman > Secret Journey > Darkness combo


Such a GREAT combination, indeed !!
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