The Police, Every Breath You Take – The Singles (1986)
I have this thing where a pang of nostalgia sometimes hits when I see a key compilation from my childhood. That was the case when I walked into the record store last week and saw this offering by The Police. My bro had the CD, I had the tape. I have every album by The Police – I don’t really need this, but it was never bettered as a compilation. They made a weird 1986-update of Don’t Stand So Close To Me to help sell this compilation in the switching-from-vinyl-to-CD-era I spose…and I liked it for a while, then hated it when I got more familiar with the original…BUT it made sense again as soon as I heard it in the context of this record – the whole compilation playing through. Can’t really explain that further, and of course don’t really need to. I love the best music by The Police. And though there are some great album tracks it’s hard to deny the power of the singles, though some are overplayed of course. Top band though, I like them for their instrumentalists more than the singer/songwriter. But he wasn’t band when he was on the right track. Most of his ‘right’ tracks are right here.
Sample Track: Can’t Stand Losing You
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