The Police (album)

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The Police
Greatest hits album by The Police
Released June 5, 2007
Recorded February 1977 – February 1983
Genre New wave, punk rock, rock
Length 118:48
Label A&M
Producer The Police, Nigel Gray, Hugh Padgham
The Police chronology
The Very Best of Sting & The Police
(2002)
The Police
(2007)
Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

The Police is a self-titled greatest hits album released by The Police on June 5, 2007, to accompany their reunion tour. It contains 28 tracks over two discs, a mixture of hits and fan favourites. International editions contain two bonus tracks, "The Bed's Too Big Without You" from Reggatta de Blanc and "Rehumanize Yourself" from Ghost in the Machine.

The album debuted at number 11 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 58,000 copies in its first week.[3] As of July 11, 2007, the album had sold 180,558 copies in the US.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sting except where noted.

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Fall Out" (Copeland) – 2:03
  2. "Can't Stand Losing You" – 2:58
  3. "Next to You" – 2:50
  4. "Roxanne" – 3:12
  5. "Truth Hits Everybody" – 2:55
  6. "Hole in My Life" – 4:49
  7. "So Lonely" – 4:49
  8. "Message in a Bottle" – 4:49
  9. "Reggatta de Blanc" (Copeland, Sting, Summers) – 3:14
  10. "Bring on the Night" – 4:16
  11. "Walking on the Moon" – 4:59
  12. "The Bed's Too Big Without You" – 4:25 ***
  13. "Don't Stand So Close to Me" – 4:03
  14. "Driven to Tears" – 3:21
  15. "Canary in a Coalmine" – 2:27

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" – 4:10
  2. "Voices Inside My Head" – 3:53
  3. "Invisible Sun" – 3:44
  4. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" – 4:20
  5. "Spirits in the Material World" – 2:58
  6. "Demolition Man" – 5:55
  7. "Rehumanize Yourself" (Copeland, Sting) - 3:10 ***
  8. "Every Breath You Take" – 4:14
  9. "Synchronicity I" – 3:22
  10. "Wrapped Around Your Finger" – 5:13
  11. "Walking in Your Footsteps" – 3:36
  12. "Synchronicity II" – 5:05
  13. "King of Pain" – 4:59
  14. "Murder By Numbers" (Sting, Summers) – 4:33
  15. "Tea in the Sahara" – 4:19

***Bonus tracks on UK edition.

Personnel[edit]

  • John Sinclair – piano on "Hole in My Life"
  • Jean Roussel – piano on "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 56
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 16
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[7] 6
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 78
Irish Albums (IRMA)[10] 2
Italian Albums (FIMI)[11] 26
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 4
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 8
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[14] 16
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[15] 11
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[16] 20
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 29
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 20
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 3
US Billboard 200[20] 11
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[21] 17

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Belgium (BEA)[22] Gold 0*
Canada (Music Canada)[23] Gold 50,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[24] 2× Platinum 30,000x
New Zealand (RMNZ)[25] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
  3. ^ Katie Hasty, "T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney", Billboard.com, June 13, 2007.
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  7. ^ "Top 40 Albums - 35 / 2007 - Hitlisten". Hitlisten.nu. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  8. ^ "The Police – The Police" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  9. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  10. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 25, 2007". Chart-Track.co.uk. IRMA. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  11. ^ "Classifiche". FIMI. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ "The Police – The Police". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  13. ^ "The Police – The Police". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  14. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  15. ^ "The Police – The Police". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  16. ^ "The Police – The Police". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  17. ^ "The Police – The Police". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  18. ^ "The Police – The Police". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  19. ^ "2007-06-23 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  20. ^ "The Police Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for The Police. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  21. ^ "The Police – The Police". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  22. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2007". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Police – The Police". Music Canada. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Irish album certifications – The Police – The Police". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". Radioscope. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  26. ^ "British album certifications – Police – The Police". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved February 21, 2013.  Enter The Police in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go