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listen  5. Don't Stand So Close To Me (2003 Stereo Remastered Version) 4:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da (2003 Stereo Remastered Version) 4:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen13. Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 (2003 Stereo Remastered Version) 4:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (January 11, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B0006VXMDU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,897 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The Best-Selling Greatest Hits Album From The Police, Every Breath You Take: The Classics. Digitally Remastered From The Original Master Tapes. Features All Of Their Classics Including 'Roxanne,''Message In A Bottle,' 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,''Every Breath You Take,' 'King Of Pain' and 'Wrapped Around Your Finger'.

Customer Reviews

A very good song to dance to.
Star Sullivan
There are a few other best of/greatest hits collections of The Police but this is the best of the best.
Kim K.
I A/B'd the DTS 5.1 CD and this new SACD 5.1.
Elwood Conway

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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful By H3@+h on November 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
As is the point, this is a great collection for the casual fan. Basically this is just the old "Singles" album updated. The difference here is the inclusion of two versions of "Message In A Bottle" and "Don't Stand So Close To Me", neither of which I care about. I think any fan would much rather have two of many missing songs instead. A big plus to this collection is the remastering, and it's truly nice to hear. The biggest complaint would be that this is really just 12 songs, and again what we don't get. Truth be known, if I was getting my first or only Police disc, I'd get the "Greatest Hits" import. It has every track this does, plus "So Lonely", "Bed's Too Big Without You", "Synchronicity II", and "Tea In The Sahara". I guess it's just a matter of how big a Police fan you are.
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109 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Elwood Conway on April 1, 2003
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NOBODY has written a comparison of these two multichannel releases, so let me be the first. I A/B'd the DTS 5.1 CD and this new SACD 5.1. I have two Pioneer DV-47Ai machines hooked up for this review and here is what I found: accoding to my SPL meter, the SACD is about 2-3db higher than the DTS CD. I can compensate for this via programming my Yamaha receiver to play the DTS version at the exact level. WHAT DID I FIND??? I will go out on a limb here, but the same surround mix was used on BOTH CDs. The edge goes to the SACD for better resolution of the cymbals and a very slightly more solid bass. A better way to describe it is that there is more air around the performers. The DTS feels a like the performers are closer together which sometimes gives the impression that Sting's solo vocals are clearer and steered a little more to the right of center stage on the earlier recorded tracks. However there is a presence on the SACD that is more immediate and less laid back. The DTS CD was one of the very best and would have been hard to beat under any circumstances. However eight years and more technology have produced an SACD that betters it ever so slightly. I guess my recommendation is for the SACD since it is a hybrid and has two additional tracks that were not available on the DTS version.
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57 of 68 people found the following review helpful By David Dennis on November 16, 2001
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Well, after getting my copy of this album in the mail today, I just spent the afternoon comparing the original CD with this DTS album.
On the good side...
The fidelity of sound achieved by moving to the higher 24bit/48-96KHz that DTS provides, compared to the 16bit/44.1KHz that CD is limited to, is remarkable (although, as an aside, the notes say that this album was first mixed in 20bits, making me wondering if a) it was left at that resolution or b) it was 'upsampled' to 24bits for DTS. I'd bet on the latter).
The net result is much more analog sounding that the previous album, and when I say 'analog', I'm referring to the kind of source fidelity one usually only gets with a mega-kilobuck turntable coupled with an equally expensive cartridge and tone-arm (the kind of system I don't own, but have been lucky enough to hear). While the older CD was hardly the worst CD out there, it definitely suffered from 'digitis', notable in particular when Sting would hit high falsetto notes. One need only compare the high-pitched wails in 'Roxanne' to hear the difference. On the original CD, Sting's voice voice would exhibit a strange brittleness that would quickly cause listening fatigue, unless listened to very softly.
In comparison, the new DTS sounds much more natural. While the Sting's voice, at times, still screeches just as high as it should, gone are the nasty high-frequency artifacts that make the old album such a (literal) pain to listen to.
At the same time, the dynamic range has been expanded. Whether this is due to the lowered noise floor, as the increased number of bits would allow, or simply more skillful mastering, is hard to know.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 2000
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I am a Police fan of 30 and have been a fan of the band since1978. This is an excellent CD to buy as an intro to the music of thePolice who, in my humble opinion, are one of the best bands to come out of Britain during the post-punk "New Wave" era of the late 1970s and early 1980s. They were also a band who I felt never totally fulfilled their potential, although they quit whilst still on top. I would totally disagree ... (that) the band is awful but the songs are good - yes the songs are great and have stood the test time - but no way were the Police an awful band. In Sting you have a brilliant songwriter and a first-rate bass player, in Andy Sunmmers a technically brilliant guitarist whose understated style and clever use of chorus and delay effects were exactly the right ingredient for Sting's songs, and in Stewart Copeland a superb drummer who again (like Summers) had a distinct and much-revered and much-copied style of his own. I was lucky enough to see the Police play live - in London in 1983 (their final official UK concert in fact) and they were a superb live band. The sound for a 3-piece band was awesome. If anything the records never really did their songs justice as the power of their live sound seemed to be diluted on vinyl - even more so on CD. The Police were respected by the reggae community for bringing reggae into the mainstream (reggae artists have even made tribute albums covering the band's songs) and they also earned the respect of musicians in the jazz world - mostly for their approach to improvisation onstage (something very few of today's rock bands would try - take note Oasis & co). Their sense of space in the arrangements is superb - just listen to the interplay between the instruments on Walking On The Moon, for example.Read more ›
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Does EVERY copy of the SACD-hybrid version have the '86 De Do Do Do remix?
Hi Rock Fan,As far as I know,the track in question is only on the surround layer of the SACD.I have checked the SACD stereo layer and the standard cd layer for you and it's not on those.This collection was also released on DVD audio,so it might be on that release too.Hope the info helps.
Jun 7, 2008 by DJ Control |  See all 2 posts
Is the SACD/CD hybrid version of this disc out of print?
Yes, it has been out of print for some time. It can be found on ebay for a premium. It sounds good, but is not one of my favorites in terms of the surround mix.
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