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Live [Live, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

The PoliceAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Next To You (Live In Atlanta / 2003) 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. So Lonely (Live In Atlanta / 2003) 7:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  9. The Bed's Too Big Without You (Live In Atlanta / 2003) 8:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Peanuts (Live In Atlanta / 2003) 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Roxanne (Live In Atlanta / 2003) 4:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  2. Synchronicity II (Live In Atlanta / 2003) 4:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen10. King Of Pain (Live In Atlanta / 2003) 5:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Don't Stand So Close To Me (Live In Atlanta / 2003) 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Every Breath You Take (Live In Atlanta / 2003) 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Roxanne (Live In Atlanta / 2003) 6:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Can't Stand Losing You (Live In Atlanta / 2003) 6:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 4, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 1995
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B00008BRB6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,244 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why all the hate for Disc 2? October 29, 2005
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Yeah, so to clarify, Disc 1 is an early show of theirs, from about '79 or so, so it's pretty much got stuff from the first two albums. And the second show is a gig from the high-tech, mega-popular Synchronicity tour.

Let us now give props where props are due. Props 1: my understanding is, these are both full sets, not pieced together as the best takes from multiple nights. That gives each concert an element of cohesion and groundedness that a lot of supposedly flaw-free live releases lack. So what if Andy Summers misses a note or Sting's voice cracks on a high pitch? It just adds to the charm.

Props 2: they are both excellent for what they are. Disc 1 is raw, hard-edged, imperfect and gritty. For lovers of the early Police and their energetic performances, it's exactly what you want. Disc 2 is a pop masterpiece. With the tempo turned up on basically everything, the songs lead seamlessly into another with an extremely high-pitched, exuberant audience cheering every step of the way. After hearing this, the Synchronicity studio tracks seem kinda boring by comparison, which is saying something.

Anyway, most of this has all been said before. Reason I'm writing this review, then, is that for some reason, the '83 show gets a lot of hate among reviewers and fans alike, and I don't really understand why. Perhaps it's a bit of "they've sold out" bitterness, but if so, it's undeniable that few bands in history "sold out" with more flair than the Police did.

In short, get this record, whether you go in for just one of the shows or both. It's terrific.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not their best July 15, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
I am a huge Police fan and have many of their shows on bootlegs and I have to say that these two shows are ok, not bad but certainly not great. The Boston show is the better of the two in my opinion. The Atlanta show from '83 is a very standard show from the Syncronicity tour. The Boston show seems to have more energy and the songs are extended a bit (like Bed's too Big without you, So Lonely and Roxanne) to show the band's amazing playing abilities. Since these are the only live Police discs I would get it if you are a fan of the band but try and get a few other live shows if you can. A couple that I higly recommend that are not too hard to find are the July 31, 1982 show from Sting's hometown in Newcastle. This is a great show from the Ghost in the Machine tour and they play everything and the energy from the band is great. The other show to try and get is the February 1979 show from Hatfield, UK. This is a great show and was the first significant live performance that showcased the band's talents. Try EBAY for these shows, they have them listed pretty frequently. Also get the Police Live on VHS as songs from these two shows are on that tape.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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It is hard to believe that a band can become a Hall of Fame band with just five studio albums to their name, but the Police are such a band. This is an honor that the Police are most worthy of. The Police were sort of an off-shoot of the Punk Rock movement of the late 1970s. The band would eventually encompass other influences - namely Classic Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Dance, and even Folk. For the most part, it is fair to say there was a Punk Rock and Reggae influence on the band for their first two albums" - "Outlandos D'Amour" and "Regatta de Blanc". Both of these albums were terrific efforts - mostly because The Police used applied their unique style to a formula that worked. The Police would soon transform their sound to a more Classic Rock sound. With each successive album ("Zenyatta Mondatta", "Ghost in the Machine", and "Synchronicity"), the Police would continue to grow as a band and incorporate a variety of genres into their sound. When the Police would disband in 1986, they did not have a live album in their portfolio - despite the fact they had emerged as one of the great live bands of all-time. It would be nearly a decade later when the Police would release their first live collection - 1995's "The Police - Live!". Despite some negative criticism, this collection is worthy of the Police's Hall of Fame career as well as prove to be worth the long wait.

"The Police - Live!" is a very unique live collection. It consists of two concerts - one from 1979 and one from 1983. Each concert is on a separate disc. The concerts show a great reflection of the Police's career. The November, 1979 concert, recorded in Boston at the Orpheum Theater and broadcast on WBCN radio showcases the Police's early Punk Rock and Reggae roots.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Police - 'Live' (A&M) 4 1/2 stars June 16, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Apparently, there must be simply SO many 'new' releases put out at any given time,one obviously cannot keep track of EVERY one. As a result, I've only recently become aware of this live Police archive 2-CD title. Sound quality here could be a bit better, but it'll do. Disc one is from a 1979 live radio broadcast direct from the Orpheum Theater in Boston. I remember hearing this on a special late night radio show, don't believe that I taped it, or other wise, I wouldn't be so thrilled to finally land a copy of this disc. Better tunes are "So Lonely", the well written "Walking On The Moon", "Message In A Bottle", their very first smash hit "Roxanne", "Can't Stand Losing You" and "Born In The 50's". Disc two comes from a major gig in Atlanta in 1983 off their 'Synchronicity' tour. Most memorable cuts here are the awesome "Synchronicity II", "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da", "Wrapped Around Your Finger", Sting's signature song "King Of Pain", "Don't Stand So Close To Me" and "Every Breath You Take". A must-have for most Police fans. I was fortunate enough to catch The Police on the second leg of their 'Synchronicity' tour, as I never thought it would be their last. I've spoken with a couple of HUGE old school Police fans and they tell me they want NOTHING to do with this 2-CD release, that they're simply tired of seeing Sting out on solo tours and they feel somewhat betrayed that The Police will likely never reunite. Have to wonder how many others feel the same way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for Police fans
This is a spectacular live album. The high-energy 1979 concert is my favorite. You can hear how raw they were in their early days with standout live performances of "So... Read more
Published 2 months ago by JTBlues
4.0 out of 5 stars The one and only Police Live album you should own
This live double disc set catches The Police on two different stages and on two different shows. Disc 1 is from a 1979 live gig at The Orpheum, Boston, Mass. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ivan Howe The Great
1.0 out of 5 stars Police
I have never listened to this so I can have no real review. I don't know what else to say.
Published 8 months ago by Nancy G. Baran
5.0 out of 5 stars May be the best rock musicians ever
Although the recording quality isn't the best, this captures The Police at the height of their abilities. For those who remember, it's a great reminder. Read more
Published 9 months ago by drummer17
5.0 out of 5 stars Love The Police
One of my favorite all time bands. This is two concerts in one. Atlanta, Georgia 1983...And Boston, Mass 1979. This is the band at it's pinnacle! Read more
Published on March 1, 2012 by R. Curtis Cutting III
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome !!
This tape covers the police in the early eighties and sound is great !!! I would highly recomend this tape and its seller !!! Read more
Published on December 28, 2010 by straycat
4.0 out of 5 stars Still an interesting live model
A perfect addendum to your Police album collection, this not only shows the tightly wound trio effortlessly flowing through two shows, but cleverly contrasts earlier and later... Read more
Published on March 3, 2009 by IRate
5.0 out of 5 stars Police Live
This double live CD is a fair and good snapshot at a couple of their tours. It was nice to hear their live performances cleaned up after listening to countless horrible bootlegs... Read more
Published on November 11, 2008 by Raymond K. Price
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding live offering from a legendary band
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Published on April 14, 2008 by trashcanman
5.0 out of 5 stars Live the Police
This CD was received as described and is a very good deal for the price. Seller was prompt in shipment.
Published on March 25, 2007 by Mary L. Overby
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