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The Police - Around The World

 (Limited Edition Transparent Blue Vinyl + DVD)

The Police - Around The World





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AMER 800648
UPC: 602448006486
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Vinyl Record & DVD

No. of Discs: 2


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Restored picture and remastered audio of the The Police's documentary of their first world tour!

Includes nine live tracks previously unavailable on LP

The Police: Around the World Restored & Expanded captures the future multi-platinum, megastar act right as the band was turning the corner from playing to slightly-interested dozens during its earliest days to rapturous responses by thousands at each tour stop.

The documentary about the first world tour of The Police was originally released in 1982 on VHS format and never rereleased in 40 years!

The documentary follows Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland on an international tour of six continents in 1979 and 1980, appearing at venues that weren't regular stops for Western rock acts. With a setlist that focuses heavily on the trio's first two albums - and brief tastes of its third, Zenyatta Mondatta — the material relies on the band members' striking mix of melody, sonic textures, punk energy and willingness to stretch out a tune in a skillful use of tension-and-release.

Interspersed with the concert segments are the members' offstage travels that vary from taking a bullet train and challenging a sumo wrestler in Japan, walking through the markets in Hong Kong and meeting the female promoters in India as well as stops in Australia, Egypt, Greece, France, South America and the United States.

A bonus to the Restored & Expanded edition comes in the form of four full performances from that tour — "Walking on the Moon," "Next to You," "Message in a Bottle" and "Born in the 50's" — that were featured in edited versions in the documentary. A bigger thrill comes in the accompanying LP pressed on transparent blue vinyl that features nine tracks — nearly one hour of performances — from the tour that display The Police in all its reggae-rock-improv-hybrid glory.

Side A
1. Walking On The Moon [Live]
2. Deathwish / Bo Diddley [Live / Medley]
3. So Lonely [Live]
4. Can’t Stand Losing You / Day-O [Live / Medley]

Side B
1. Truth Hits Everybody [Live]
2. Roxanne [Live]
3. Born In The ‘50s [Live]
4. Message In A Bottle [Live]
5. Bring On The Night [Live]

DVD Tracks
1. Around The World [Film]
2. Walking On The Moon [Live From Kyoto, 1980]
3. Next To You [Live From Kyoto, 1980]
4. Message In A Bottle [Live From Hong Kong, 1980]
5. Born In The ‘50s [Live From Hong Kong, 1980]

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