The entire studio discography of The Police will be gathered together and released as a special collector’s set on Nov. 8.
The Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings collection will feature each album that Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland recorded together as the visionary three-piece that they were. Additionally, the albums Reggatta de Blanc (1979), Zenyatta Mondatta (1980), Ghost in the Machine (1981) and Synchronicity (1983) will be reissued in remastered, 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.
The 6-CD set also features a bonus disc of non-album tracks titled Flexible Strategies:
Following the 40th-anniversary vinyl box of the same name, ‘Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings’ is a limited edition 6-CD box set, featuring all five studio albums plus a bonus 12-track disc – ‘Flexible Strategies’ – comprised of non-album b-sides (including a very rare remix of “Truth Hits Everybody”). All albums are full-color gatefold CD digipak wallets housed in a lift-off lid clamshell-style box and have been remastered at Abbey Road. The Police’s studio albums include – ‘Outlandos d’Amour’ (1978), ‘Reggatta de Blanc’ (1979), ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ (1980), ‘Ghost in the Machine’ (1981) and ‘Synchronicity’ (1983).
Flexible Strategies was actually released in 2018 as part of a special Record Store Day title — and it is already available on streaming platforms. Listen below, via Spotify:
These archival releases look to celebrate the legacy of the Police and the music they put out in the world much in the same way that Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out does.
Re-released in late May, the first-person account of the band’s heyday was compiled by drummer Stewart Copeland, who effectively carried around a video camera everywhere he and the band went in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The result is a captivating account of the band as only those involved could tell it.
As Copeland explained to Rock Cellar’s Jeff Slate to that effect:
“My camera was permanently strapped to my side. I had it with me at all times.
I was obsessed with peeling off the strange adventure we were experiencing and putting it in my pocket. And filming it all as it went by was a way of doing that.”
As for the film’s unique perspective:
“The whole thing about this movie is that it’s the first-person shooting it. It’s not a documentary about a band, where the camera’s here, and the band is over there. It’s a documentary from inside the band. And when you look at the screen, your name is Stewart. Andy will turn around and look at you, the viewer, and say, “Too fast, you cunt!” It’s a first-person shooter.”
For more about the Police, revisit our RockCellarTV one-on-one video interview shot at Copeland’s home studio in 2018: