The Police – Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers – have announced they will be reissuing re-mastered 180-gram heavyweight vinyl of their hit albums Reggatta de Blanc, Zenyatta Mondatta, Ghost in the Machine and Synchronicity, as well as a six CD boxset Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings that brings together all their studio albums with the addition of a bonus disc of B-sides entitled Flexible Strategies.
All titles will be released on November 8, 2019, and are available to pre-order here:
Reggatta de Blanc – Originally released in 1979, this is the band’s second album and their first album to reach No. 1 in the U.K. It features the band’s first two chart-topping hit singles – “Message in a Bottle” and “Walking on the Moon,” while the albums title-track received the GRAMMY® Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980. In 2012, Rolling Stone magazine named it one of their 500 greatest albums of all time.
Zenyatta Mondatta – The third Police album, released in 1980, is regarded as one of the finest rock albums of all time and again reached No. 1 in the U.K. album chart , as well as No. 5 in the U.S., and features two classic hit singles – “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da.” The album won two GRAMMY® Awards including Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Behind My Camel.”
Ghost in the Machine – Originally released in 1981, their fourth studio album was No. 1 on the U.K. album chart, No. 2 in the U.S. and is a multi-platinum bestseller. It features three hit singles – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Invisible Sun” and “Spirits in the Material World.” Their jazz influences became more pronounced, but the album had a very strong, sophisticated pop appeal. This album was also included in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 greatest albums of all time.
Synchronicity – The fifth and final studio album was released 1983 and was the band’s most commercially successful album. This album made The Police global superstars, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and generating no less than four classic hit singles – “Every Breath You Take,” “King of Pain,” “Wrapped Around Your Finger,” and “Synchronicity II.” At the 1983 GRAMMY® Awards, the album was nominated for a total of four awards, including Album of the Year, and won for Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal for the title track “Synchronicity” and Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal for “Every Breath You Take.” ‘Synchronicity’ is considered one of the most important albums of all-time consistently appearing in “Greatest Album Lists” and earning an induction into the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame in 2009.
Following the 40th-anniversary vinyl box of the same name, ‘Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings’ is a limited edition 6-CD box set, featuring all five studio albums plus a bonus 12-track disc – ‘Flexible Strategies’ – comprised of non-album b-sides (including a very rare remix of “Truth Hits Everybody”). All albums are full-color gatefold CD digipak wallets housed in a lift-off lid clamshell-style box and have been remastered at Abbey Road. The Police’s studio albums include – ‘Outlandos d’Amour’ (1978), ‘Reggatta de Blanc’ (1979), ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ (1980), ‘Ghost in the Machine’ (1981) and ‘Synchronicity’ (1983).