EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE…
A must for Copeland fans
It’s been 40 years since The Police (and notably for us, Stewart Copeland) burst into the scene with Outlandosd’Amour. To say it was a ‘hit’ would be an understatement – and to celebrate, the sometime Biggest Band In The World has reissued every studio album on vinyl. EveryMoveYouMake: TheStudioRecordings comprises six records: the five studio albums and a disc FlexibleStrategies) ( of B-sides and non-album tracks. As well as the music, you also get a 24-page 12x12” photo book, and the whole lot is neatly packaged.
Back to the music, then, and there are few surprises here. You know the albums, and these are direct reissues of each – with one exception: they have been remastered using the half-speed mastering process, designed to cut the record in greater detail. If your system is up to it, this should be the best representation of Mr C’s timeless parts to date.
While not exactly brimming with new-old material (much of it is on the MessageInABox CD set) the FlexibleStrategies disc at times offers another side to The Police that some won’t have heard. It spans the band’s career, starting with their rawer material – with rock ‘n’ roll tracks that dig from the punkier, more experimental side of the band’s DNA – before drifting towards the slicker sound of later-era Police. It’s testament to the trio’s writing ability that songs as hooky as ‘Landlord’, ‘A Sermon’, and ‘Visions Of The Night’ (if you can ignore Sting’s vocal style) were reserved as B-sides.
There’s not too much in EveryMoveYouMake that you weren’t expecting, but as a definitive document of Stewart Copeland’s days in The Police, it’s going to make the Christmas lists for sure. (SW)
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