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The PoliceOutlandos D'Amour

Label:A&M Records – AMLH 68502
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:New Wave

Tracklist

A1Next To You
Written-BySting
2:51
A2So Lonely
Written-BySting
4:48
A3Roxanne
Written-BySting
3:13
A4Hole In My Life
Written-BySting
4:48
A5Peanuts
Written BySting/Copeland
Written-ByCopeland*, Sting
3:54
B1Can't Stand Losing You
Written-BySting
3:02
B2Truth Hits Everybody
Written-BySting
2:53
B3Born In The 50's
Written-BySting
3:42
Be My Girl / Sally(3:24)
B4aBe My Girl
Written-BySting
B4bSally
Written-ByA. Summers*
B5Masoko Tanga
Written-BySting
5:41
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Credits

Notes

Issued in a matte-finish picture card sleeve, plain paper inner Made in Great Britain, Patent Nos. 1,125,555.
All songs published by Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd., except A5 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd./Island Music Ltd. and B4b Rondor Music (London) Ltd..
Tracks B4a and B4b are listed as one on the sleeve and on the labels with time given 3:24.
This copy states that the country of manufacture is as stated on the Record Label, this is not so although it is probably a UK copy.
Variant 8 has a sticker "Special Price" at the top right of the sleeve and "The Police" in red. Inner sleeve has "Special Price High Quality Pressing" stamped.
(P) 1978 A&M Records Ltd.
Publishers:
A1-A4, B1-B3,B4a,B5: Virgin Music Publishers Limited.
A5: Virgin Music Publishers Limited/ Island Music Limited
B4b: Rondor Music (London) Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 1): AMLH 68502 A tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 1): AMLH 68502 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 2): AMLH·68502·A·7 TONE
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 2): AMLH·68502·B·2
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 3): AMLH 68502 A 11 Tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 3): AMLH 68502 B-10
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 4): AMLH 68502 A 10 TONE
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 4): AMLH 68502 B-10
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 5): AMLH 68502 A 10 Tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 5): AMLH 68502-B11
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 6): AMLH 68502 A 10 BJAJI
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 6): AMLH-68502-B11
  • Other (Embossed on label side B): : ·
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 7): AMLH 68502-A12 tone C 2 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 7): AMLH 68502.B.12 22 C 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 8): AMLH 68502 A-10 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 8): AMLH 68502 B-10 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 9): AMLH·68502·A·7 TONE
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 9): AMLH·68502·B·7
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched, /\ 3 4 stamped, variant 10): AMLH 68502 A-10 /\ 3 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched, D stamped, variant 10): AMLH 68502 B-11 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 11): AMLH·68502·A·7 E tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 11): AMLH·68502·B·7̶ 8 E 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, variant 12): AMLH-68502-AII D tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, variant 12): AMLH•68502•B-2 CI L
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 13): AMLH-68502-A-10 3 C /\
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 13): AMLH-68502·B·12 3 U E
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched variant 14): AMLH 68502-A-12 tone 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched variant 14): AMLH 68502 B-10
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched, 2 D stamped, variant 15): AMLH 68502 A-10 2 D BJAJI
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched, /\ stamped, variant 15): AMLH 68502·B·12 /\
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched, 2 0 B stamped, variant 16): AMLH 68502 A 10 BJAJI 2 0 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched, D stamped, variant 16): AMLH 68502-B11 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched, 8 stamped, variant 17): AMLH·68502·A·10 tone 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched, C stamped, variant 17): ·AMLH·68502·B·2 C

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Outlandos D'Amour (LP, Album, Stereo)A&M RecordsAMLH 68502Europe1978
Outlandos D'Amour (Cassette, Album)A&M RecordsCAM 68502Greece1978
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Outlandos D'Amour (Cassette, Album)A&M RecordsCAM 68502Europe1978
Outlandos D'Amour (LP, Album)A&M RecordsL 36814New Zealand1978
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Outlandos D'Amour (LP, Album)A&M Records, A&M RecordsL 36814, AMLH 68502Australia1978

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Reviews

  • subtle70's avatar
    subtle70
    Picked a copy up of this recently for next to nothing, variant 2, cover in great shape and the record looks unplayed, sounds great and takes me back to my youth, I was too young to buy albums when this was released, pocket money didn't stretch to LPs. Ghost in the Machine was my only Police LP back then released a few years later. Feeling really lucky to have picked up such a great copy.
    • DarkStarRecords's avatar
      This is ridiculous. Why aren't the different color "The Police" pressings split up into different releases? Why are there 14,000 runouts on one release?
      According to these comments and those in the release, it could either be blue (which is the main picture) red, or green. It seems most have the red...WTF?
      • dad_4_lyfe's avatar
        dad_4_lyfe
        Are these matrix numbers appropriate for this entry? I'm holding a copy with the following:
        SIDE ONE: AMLH-68502-A-10
        SIDE TWO: D AMLH-68502-B-10 0
        • xtc091157's avatar
          xtc091157
          I have a copy of the album (with the red lettering on the cover) that has no markings on the label indicating a pressing plant, but has the labels mixed up - what is side one on the cover is actually side two on the label, and vice versa. The song orders are identical, but the side numbers on the labels are reversed. I don't see that variant here in the catalog. Is it there and I'm just missing it?
          • SamCollects's avatar
            SamCollects
            Great debut album, by an excellent band! Love to play this when I can 😀
            • jrsmusic's avatar
              jrsmusic
              I own a mix/mash of U.S., Japan, UK pressings of all Police albums apart from Synchronicity, which I find "fluffy". My opinion is find a clean at least NM copy and your ears will be happy. No need to chase optimal sound with these recordings. Hell, they sounded good on tape in the 80's, they'll sound good now!!
              • lampio's avatar
                lampio
                Subsound is quite dynamic, the highs are moderate, the presence of the snare is clear. The precise bass. The speech in be my girl is heard in the right mix. This edition is much better tonally than other US or more recent reissues. Something that I like about this editions is the blow it gives when it is heard. amazing i love it.
                • jtm1967's avatar
                  jtm1967
                  Edited 5 years ago
                  This UK press is the one to beat! Not only is the back cover cooler than the other pressings but the soundstage is equally as good. Beats my 1st Usa press and others I have had. This is bright and full. Steve Hoffman site approved too
                  • healey957's avatar
                    healey957
                    Mine has ALMH 68502 - A10 tone and AMLH 68502 - B7 with the 7 scratched out and 8 stamped!!!! Bought in 78 I was an early adopter so could be earlyish?
                    • emmebi_64's avatar
                      emmebi_64
                      My copy has a sticker "Special Price" at the top right sleeve and the word "The Police" in red. There is also the printed inner sleeve "Specia Price High Quality Pressing " same The Police - Outlandos D'Amour but the label does not match but is identical to that of The Police - Outlandos D'Amour.
                      My matrix is AMLH 68502 A-10 1 side A and AMLH 68502 B-10 1 side B.
                      Add a matrix variant to The Police - Outlandos D'Amour or create a new issue?

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