The Police ‎– Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)

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A&M Records ‎– 540 150-2
Format:
4 × CD, Compilation, Remastered
Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue
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Tracklist

Program 1
1-1 Fall Out 2:03
1-2 Nothing Achieving 1:56
1-3 Dead End Job 3:35
1-4 Next To You 2:52
1-5 So Lonely 4:51
1-6 Roxanne 3:14
1-7 Hole In My Life 4:54
1-8 Peanuts 4:01
1-9 Can't Stand Losing You 3:01
1-10 Truth Hits Everybody 2:54
1-11 Born In The 50's 3:44
1-12 Be My Girl-Sally 3:23
1-13 Masako Tanga 5:43
1-14 Landlord (Live) 2:36
1-15 Next To You (Live) 3:11
1-16 Landlord 3:09
1-17 Message In A Bottle 4:50
1-18 Reggatta De Blanc 3:06
1-19 It's Alright For You 3:13
1-20 Bring On The Night 4:15
1-21 Deathwish 4:11
Program 2
2-1 Walking On The Moon 5:02
2-2 On Any Other Day 2:57
2-3 The Bed's Too Big Without You 4:25
2-4 Contact 2:38
2-5 Does Everyone Stare 3:46
2-6 No Time This Time 3:20
2-7 Visions Of The Night 3:05
2-8 The Bed's Too Big Without You (Mono) 3:29
2-9 Truth Hits Everybody (Live) 2:26
2-10 Friends 3:36
2-11 Don't Stand So Close To Me 4:03
2-12 Driven To Tears 3:20
2-13 When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around 3:36
2-14 Canary In A Coalmine 2:26
2-15 Voices Inside My Head 3:52
2-16 Bombs Away 3:06
2-17 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da 4:09
2-18 Behind My Camel 2:54
2-19 Man In A Suitcase 2:19
2-20 Shadows In The Rain 5:02
2-21 The Other Way Of Stopping 3:23
Program 3
3-1 A Sermon 2:32
3-2 Driven To Tears (Live) 3:29
3-3 Shambelle 5:00
3-4 Spirits In The Material World 2:59
3-5 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 4:20
3-6 Invisible Sun 3:43
3-7 Hungry For You (J'Aurais Toujours Faim De Toi) 2:52
3-8 Demolition Man 5:57
3-9 Too Much Information 3:42
3-10 Rehumanize Yourself 3:10
3-11 One World (Not Three) 4:46
3-12 Omegaman 2:47
3-13 Secret Journey 3:33
3-14 Darkness 3:14
3-15 Flexible Strategies 3:43
3-16 Low Life 3:45
3-17 How Stupid Mr Bates 2:41
3-18 A Kind Of Loving 2:03
Program 4
4-1 Synchronicity I 3:22
4-2 Walking In Your Footsteps 3:36
4-3 O My God 4:02
4-4 Mother 3:05
4-5 Miss Gradenko 2:00
4-6 Synchronicity II 5:03
4-7 Every Breath You Take 4:14
4-8 King On Pain 4:59
4-9 Wrapped Around Your Finger 5:13
4-10 Tea In The Sahara 4:13
4-11 Murder By Numbers 4:36
4-12 Man In A Suitcase (Live) 2:17
4-13 Someone To Talk To 3:08
4-14 Message In A Bottle (Live) 4:51
4-15 I Burn For You 4:49
4-16 Once Upon A Daydream 3:31
4-17 Tea In The Sahara (Live) 5:06
4-18 Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 (Dance Mix) 6:24

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Credits

Notes

Digitally remastered for compact disc. Mastered at A&M Mastering Studio, August 1993.
Packaging printed and manufactured by CMCS Print & Packaging, London, England. Published 1993 by A&M Records Ltd. Book © 1993 A&M Records Ltd.
Contains a 68-page 5"x10" booklet.

Tracks 1-14 and 1-15 produced in conjunction with WNEW-FM New York.

Tracks 1-1 and 1-2 ℗ 1977 Illegal Records
Tracks 1-3 to 1-13 ℗ 1978 A&M Records Ltd.
Tracks 1-14 to 2-7 and 2-9 ℗ 1979 A&M Records Ltd.
Tracks 2-8 and 2-10 to 3-1 ℗ 1980 A&M Records Ltd.
Tracks 3-2 to 3-16 ℗ 1981 A&M Records Ltd.
Tracks 3-17 and 3-18 ℗ 1982 A&M Records Ltd.
Tracks 4-1 to 4-13 ℗ 1983 A&M Records Ltd.
Tracks 4-14 and 4-15 ℗ 1982 A&M Records Ltd.
Track 4-17 ℗ 1984 A&M Records Ltd.
Track 4-18 ℗ 1986 A&M Records Ltd.

This Compilation ℗ 1993 A&M Records Ltd., London.
©1993 A&M Records Ltd., London.

Discs manufactured in Germany by Universal M & L.

Track 4-18: Title simply given as "Don't Stand So Close To Me '86" on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31454 01502 8
  • Label Code: LC 0485
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Other (Cat# CD1): 540 151-2
  • Other (Cat# CD2): 540 152-2
  • Other (Cat# CD3): 540 153-2
  • Other (Cat# CD4): 540 154-2
  • Other (Distribution Code): POL 849
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, Inner Ring ; Variant 1): 540 151-2 01 >
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, Hub ; Variant 1): MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L AD
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, Inner Ring ; Variant 1): 540 152-2 01 +
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, Hub ; Variant 1): MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L AB
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3, Inner Ring ; Variant 1): 540 153-2 01 +
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3, Hub ; Variant 1): MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L AE
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4, Inner Ring ; Variant 1): 540 154-2 01 /
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4, Hub ; Variant 1): MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L AD
  • Mould SID Code ((CD1, CD2, CD4) ; Variant 1): IFPI 01P8
  • Mould SID Code ((CD3) ; Variant 1): IFPI 01P9
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, Inner Ring ; Variant 2): 5401512 01 6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, Hub ; Variant 2): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, Inner Ring ; Variant 2): 5401522 01 6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, Hub ; Variant 1): IFPI 0441
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3, Inner Ring ; Variant 2): 5401532 02 6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3, Hub ; Variant 2): MADE IN THE UK BY DISCTRONICS
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4, Inner Ring ; Variant 2): 5401542 01 5
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4, Hub ; Variant 2): IFPI 0443
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, CD2 & CD3 ; Variant 2): IFPI L136
  • Mastering SID Code (CD4 ; Variant 2): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 ; Variant 2): IFPI04D5
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 ; Variant 2): IFPI 04AM
  • Mould SID Code (CD3 ; Variant 2): IFPI 0493
  • Mould SID Code (CD4 ; Variant 2): IFPI 04AN

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
31454 0150 2 The Police Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)(Box + 4xCD, Comp, RM) A&M Records 31454 0150 2 US 1993 Sell This Version
540 150-2 The Police Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)(4xCD, Comp, RE, RM + Box, Ltd, Num) A&M Records 540 150-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
540 150-2 The Police Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)(4xCD, Comp, RM + Box, Ltd, Num) A&M Records 540 150-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
31454 0150 2 The Police Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)(Box + 4xCD, Comp, RM, RP) A&M Records 31454 0150 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
31454 0150 2 The Police Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)(4xCD, Comp + Box, Club) A&M Records 31454 0150 2 US 1993 Sell This Version

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LeonardoA

LeonardoA

January 29, 2017
Message In A Box collects the complete works of The Police. Not only the five studio albums but also rare b-sides and live tracks are in this box. In addition, Message In A Box a discography and unpublished photographs of the band.
mccontrol

mccontrol

February 12, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

I guess that now it has been repackaged this IS a limited edition. All 250,000 of them.