There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. As people doubtless know or can easily guess, the album's title, whilst both carrying on and mutating the Francophone wordplay trip of their debut, also hints self-consciously at one of the notable aspects of their musical magpie tendencies. But he shows that he can take a leaf from the reggae bible if he wants to, as the superb bassline to The Bed's Too Big Without You amply demonstrates.
Sting's contributions are, like an impressively large chunk of his catalogue, dependably solid. This is also the Police album to which drummer Sewart Copeland contributes his biggest chunk of writing. And surprisingly good his songs prove to be, by and large, albeit admittedly not up to the certified solid gold standards of Mr Sumner's Midas' touch. Perhaps this is why Copeland told Modern Drummer that, in his view, this was the best Police album!? As with most Police albums, as well as the excellent pop songs, there are more unusual numbers, and even instrumentals.
All three band members had more 'muso' credentials than the 'pop' category they're filed under suggests. Sting had been in jazz-fusion band Last Exit before joining Copeland and French guitarist Henry Padovani as the first incarnation of the Police. And Summers was the longest-toothed, having Pop and session work in his CV, and a penchant for art-rock weirdness that can make his compositions the least palatable of The Police's oeuvre.
Two of the tracks here would appear to originate from band jamming, whether in the studio or on tour I don't know. These are the title track and Deathwish. If you watch them performing this material, circa '79, the energy and joy of improvisation and group interplay are very clear. But such numbers are often better live than in the studio.
So, whilst worth hearing, and not without their own merits, they're certainly not the album's strongest moments. Who knew solid gold Pop could be so dark and moody!? Whilst all three musicians are not necessarily the most prodigiously talented in the world on their respective instruments, they are nonetheless top-drawer.
And, far better than having the world's greatest chops but just ego-tripping, the sum of these three parts is wonderfully alchemical musical magic. I can certainly see why Copeland rates this as his preferred Police album, his playing on this disc is just fantastic.
The breakdown to just bass, drums and percussion is just brilliant. And, as a drummer, hearing the band sign off with some crazy intense fills from Copeland is the perfect way to end a near perfect album. Interestingly, an enforced diet of Buddy Rich in Copeland's youth has lead him to describe himself as 'allergic' to jazz! I recently replaced my vinyl copy of this, and other Police albums, with CDs. It's just like a trip back in time. Genius New Wave Reggae.
One person found this helpful. Members Profile. Really good the Police album, some really impressive arrangements and instrumentation. Some hits spread arround some lesser known gems.
Really eye opner if it is your first listen. Some fun moments, some cool moments some tracks have relly outstandding bass by Sting. Copeland and Summers also diplay superbly, really a strong trio with plenty of versitilaty. The first two focus on the space that exists between individuals while the drummer himself takes over the vocals on "On Any Other Day" a humorous take on mid-life crisis. The production values are higher, more intricate and some of the music more grown up — incorporating world music and jazz influences as well as reggae and roots.
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