Vinyl collectors take note: iconic new wave band The Police is releasing a six-disc vinyl LP box set, Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings, on Nov. 16. The collection will feature each of the band’s studio albums in addition to a 12-track disc called Flexible Strategies, which includes exclusive bonus material of B-sides and non-album recordings.
The limited-edition set has been remastered into 180-gram heavyweight vinyl by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Its release coincides with the band’s 40th anniversary of their first album, Outlandos d’Amour.
The vinyl box set also includes a 24-page, 12” x 12” book with rare and never-before-seen photographs plucked from the band’s personal archives. It’s contained in a hardcover box. It retails for US$122 on Amazon.
Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers formed the English rock band in 1977. They were known for their unique sound—a fusion of punk, reggae and jazz. Their five studio albums are: Outlandos d’Amour (1978), Reggatta de Blanc (1979), Zenyatta Mondatta (1980), Ghost In The Machine (1981) and Synchronicity (1983).
The band split up in 1986, but they have sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Their final album hit number one in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Following their 2008 reunion tour, The Police became the world’s highest-earning musicians of the year.
The Police won six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
Sting went on to launch a successful solo career and has collaborated with artists including Dire Straits, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Alison Krauss. He has sold a combined 100 million records solo and with The Police.
Guitarist Andy Summers also launched a solo career, teamed up with other musicians, and composed several film scores, such as 2010, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, and Weekend at Bernie’s. He played in the band Circa Zero and most recently in the Police tribute band, Call The Police.
Drummer Stewart Copeland used his talents to produce film and video game soundtracks. He has also written several music pieces for ballet, opera and orchestra. In 2017 he formed the supergroup Gizmodrome with Adrian Belew (King Crimson); Italian pianist, producer, conductor, and arranger Vittorio Cosma; and Mark King (Level 42).