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

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A&M Records ‎– 31454 0150 2
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Tracklist

1-1 Fallout 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 Masoko 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
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
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
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 Of 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 4:51

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Notes

Same as Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings), but the discs do not have SID codes.

Mastered at A&M Mastering Studios, August 1993. Compiled at A&M Mastering Studios, Hollywood CA. Packaging printed and manufactured by AGI, Inc., Chicago, IL U.S.A. Published 1993 by A&M Records Ltd.; book © 1993 A&M Records Ltd.

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

Tracks 1-1 & 1-2 published by Island Music Ltd.
Track 1-3 published by Magnetic Publishing Ltd. | Island Music Ltd. | Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
Track 1-12 published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd. | Magnetic Publishing Ltd.
Tracks 1-14 & 1-16 published by Magnetic Publishing Ltd. | Island Music Ltd.
Tracks 1-4 to 1-11, 1-13, 1-15, 1-17 to 4-18 published by Magnetic Publishing Ltd.

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.
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 31454-0150-2 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 731454015028

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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
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

December 22, 2016
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.
Spatzo

Spatzo

October 4, 2016
edited 8 months ago
I'm surprised no one has commented on the sound quality of this box set. I always thought it had an off sound to it. Kind of plastic/tinty sound. I really noticed it the most when I ripped it to MP3 about 14 years ago. Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic collection, but something went wrong during remastering. Glad I still have all my vinyl to fall back on!
ethan

ethan

September 25, 2007
The title says "Complete"; and, up to 1993, when this box set was released, yea, this is freakin' complete. All five of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees' studio albums are here, sprinkled with a few live cuts and B-sides for good measure. From wanna-be punks to "white reggae" specialists to God knows what they became, this trio was always capable of volatile moments on stage and off. This collection also shows just how much they had grown over the years. Nobody could play atmospheric-style guitar the way Andy Summers could. And Stewart Copeland's drum lit, at times, rivaled that of Rush' Neil Peart (by the way, where can I buy some octobans - is that right? - that Stew has?). What Sting has done goes without saying. Maybe it's better that they quit at the top. Frankly, how COULD they possibly do better than 'Synchronicity'? Anyone who saw their recent reunion tour (and shelled the mucho moolah to do so) knows how legendary their status is. Now, they finally have the respect that they deserve. Buy this (preferably form a friend who's in a music club that can get this at a discount) for all the Police you need - unless you wish to find live bootlegs and, of course, the remixes.