Biography

The legendary rock band The Police was formed in late seventies in the capital of Great Britain. The Police became incredibly popular as a trio: the fourth member, guitarist Henry Padovani, left the band during the first stages of their development, and his place was taken by Andy Summers. In spite of the fact that at these years the major popularity was taken by progressive rock and symphonic rock, the trio was confidently walking their own way. The Police’ compositions found their listeners in practically no time, and the trio got the well-deserved status of first representatives of a “new wave”, who achieved world fame and acknowledgement.

The band’s debut album titled Outlandos d'Amour saw the light in 1978. It somehow absorbed punk, reggae and pop-music, however it already had something that later would become The Police’ signature sound. Thus, the composition Next To You proved to be punk-song, while the track So Lonely became a nice representative of reggae. By the way, that was Outlandos d'Amour that included Roxanne, which turned out to be one of the best-recognizable and famous songs of the band. A year later the rockers issued another studio attempt Reggatta De Blanc (1979). The album managed to peak at the very top of Great Britain and Australian chart – definitely, The Police found their style. Moreover, Reggatta De Blanc was included into the list of Rolling Stone’s the 500 greatest albums of all time (by the way, the band’s only long play - Zenyattà Mondatta - was not included into that list).

The release of not less strong and rememberable work titled Zenyattà Mondatta took place in 1980. That long play presented to listeners such incredible hits as Don't Stand So Close To Me, De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da, Man In A Suitcase and others. Following the self-created tradition, The Police released their fresh album Ghost In The Machine in 1981. It is just amazing how the musicians managed to keep on releasing albums every year without losing their quality. They got first lines in charts and were critically acclaimed, while music lovers were just enjoying the new hits. After releasing Ghost In The Machine the trio needed a bit more time to prepare the following studio attempt: their discography was enlarged by the brilliant Synchronicity (1983). It became the last long play in The Police’ career. The group was disbanded in the second half of eighties, and its members got busy with their solo projects.

To a great joy of fans, the trio reunited in 2007 and the musicians went on a “Reunion Tour”. Curiously enough, but even after the disbandment The Police kept on releasing records. They included live performances, various compilations, which are presented in the band’s discography in quite a big number. However they complement each other perfectly, as soon as the group’s creativity cannot be described in just a few albums. Many people know Roxanne, Every Breath You Take and other super-hits of The Police, but the rockers have plenty of others, not less fascinating songs, and it is impossible to imagine The Police without them.

Studio Albums

The Police, Synchronicity mp3Synchronicity
1983
  • New Wave
  • Pop/Rock
The Police, Ghost in the Machine mp3Ghost in the Machine
1981
  • New Wave
  • Pop Reggae
  • Pop/Rock
The Police, Zenyatta Mondatta mp3Zenyatta Mondatta
1980
  • New Wave
  • Pop/Rock
  • Reggae
The Police, Reggatta de Blanc mp3Reggatta de Blanc
1979
  • New Wave
  • Pop/Rock
  • Reggae
The Police, Outlandos d'Amour mp3Outlandos d'Amour
1978
  • New Wave
  • Pop/Rock
  • Reggae

Compilation albums

The Police, The Police mp3The Police
The Police celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first single's release not only with a worldwide tour but also with a new collection of their best songs. Having simplest title The Police this disc stands as a perfect overview of the bands' career
2007
  • New Wave
  • Pop/Rock
  • Punk Rock
  • Reggae
  • Rock
The Police, Every Breath You Take: The Singles mp3Every Breath You Take: The Singles
1986
  • New Wave
  • Pop Reggae
  • Pop/Rock
  • Post-Punk

Lives

The Police, Live! mp3Live!
1995
  • New Wave
  • Pop Reggae
  • Pop/Rock