Stewart Copeland, The Equalizer and Other Cliff Hangers (1988)
I had that boxset of The Police’s music, all of it, Message In A Box – and I loved that. Played it over and again. But I was obsessed with finding out as much about the outside music from Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, I knew they had contributed songs to The Police and I knew Sting’s solo career (was a fan for a time there, not so much now). But reading the bios in that book attached to the box I couldn’t believe just how much Copeland and Summers had done since the band busted up in the mid-80s. Then I started noticed Copeland’s names on some TV and film scores. I love his drumming – but the fact that he was composing scores, ballets, operas…that had me hooked on finding out whatever I could from this guy. I had this on CD for a while. But I didn’t play it all that much. Not sure how often the vinyl will – really – get a spin. But I do like this. And I like having it. He’s a talented guy is Stewart Copeland. That’s an easy fact right there.
Sample Track: Lurking Solo
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