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1995 finally saw the release of the Police's long-rumored first official live album, the two-CD Live!. The first CD was recorded back in 1979 in Boston, for an FM broadcast during the tour for their second album, Reggatta de Blanc, while the second disc is from their final tour in 1983 during a tour stop in Atlanta. While the first disc is excellent -- it captures the Police at their most frantic and energetic -- the second disc is pretty darn uninspired (Sting's vocals in particular), as evidenced by the unnecessary and annoying backup singers that are detected throughout. Highlights abound on disc one, including early faves like "Next to You," "So Lonely," "Bring on the Night," "The Bed's Too Big Without You," "Roxanne," "Walking on the Moon," and "Can't Stand Losing You." And while disc two contains a few standouts ("Tea in the Sahara," "Every Breath You Take"), those dastardly backup singers make most of the songs sound like blah lounge versions ("King of Pain," "Synchronicity I," "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"). Still, the first disc of Live! makes it a recommended purchase to the serious Police fan.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2008
Label: Imports
UPC: 0606949365721
catalogNumber: 745820
Rank: 22528

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Police   Primary Artist
Michelle Cobbs   Background Vocals
Dollette McDonald   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tessa Niles   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Stewart Copeland   Contributor
Police   Executive Producer
Sting   Contributor
Andy Summers   Producer
David Foster   Tape Research
Margaret Goldfarb   Reissue Production Coordination
David Tickle   Remixing
Vartan   Art Direction
Norman Moore   Art Direction
Meire Murakami   Reissue Design
Jane Hitchin   Tape Research
David Lascelles   Tape Research
Zoe Roberts   Tape Research
Brendan Morris   Tape Research
Randy Aronson   Tape Research
Miles Copeland   Executive Producer

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Live! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
This set consists of early and late period Police concerts. I have had it for a decade plus and don't listen to it very often. The 1979 show features Sting with a cold and is on the raw side. The 1983 concert is more to my liking. Both recordings give Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers a chance to show their chops. The studio is a better place to experience the band.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey, The Police, U better put me in handcuffs because I JUST CANT' GET YOU OFF MY MIND!!!!!!!! This album is 1 of my favorites