The POLICE – ” Live In Boston 1979-Atlanta 1983 ” Record Store Day 2021

Posted: May 30, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Live Vol.1 and Live Vol 2. This special vinyl remaster of the band’s posthumous 1995 live offering – originally offering both shows in the same package on CD – is a chance to hear The Police at two arguable artistic/career peaks. Whether you like the tight trio that shot out tuneful rockers at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre (that version of “Can’t Stand Losing You” is a favorite) or love the world-conquering ambience of their stadium gig on the Synchronicity tour (complete with even bigger chart hits like “Every Breath You Take” and “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da”), it’s hard to lose with one of the best rock bands of their generation.

Vol 1 on blue coloured vinyl and  Live Vol.2 on red coloured vinyl

First time on vinyl for the first official live album collection, originally released on a 2CD set in 1995, from The Police.

Two separate double LPs showcase the band in two stages:

Volume 1

Recorded in 1979 – shows a trio on the rise performing at its rawest, propelled by bassist and lead singer Sting, followed by drummer extraordinaire Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers, whose guitar textures are present throughout the show.

The live gig took place at the Orpheum in Boston during the tour for their second album, “Reggatta de Blanc“, and was broadcast on local radio station WBCN at the time. It captures The Police at their most frantic and energetic.

Highlights include early hits and classics such as “Next to You”, “So Lonely”, “Bring on the Night, “The Bed’s Too Big Without You”, “Roxanne”, “Walking on the Moon” and “Can’t Stand Losing You“.

Volume 2

Recorded on the American leg of their “Synchronicity” tour in 1983 during a stop in Georgia, at a show at The Omni in Atlanta.

The show highlights a band at its peak, their already sophisticated sound being complemented by three background vocalists – Dollette Mc Donald, Tessa Niles and Michelle Cobb.

Highlights include “Tea in the Sahara”, “Every Breath You Take”, “Synchronicity I” and “Synchronicity II” as well as huge hits – “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” and “Don’t Stand So Close To Me“.

Remastered in 2020 at Abbey Road exclusively for this release

Pressed on heavyweight coloured vinyl

Released for Record Store Day 2021 released through UMC Records

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