The Police 6-CD Box + Vinyl Reissues Due

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The Police will reissue re-mastered 180-gram heavyweight vinyl of Reggatta de Blanc, Zenyatta Mondatta, Ghost in the Machine and Synchronicity, as well as a six-CD boxed set, Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings, which brings together all of their studio albums with the addition of a bonus disc of B-sides titled Flexible Strategies.

All titles will be released separately on Nov. 8, and are available to pre-order at the links below. A press release summarized the albums:

Reggatta de Blanc—Originally released in 1979, this is the band’s second album and their first album to reach #1 in the U.K. It features the band’s first two chart-topping hit singles—“Message in a Bottle” and “Walking on the Moon”—while the album’s title track received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980.

Zenyatta Mondatta—The third Police album, released in 1980, is regarded as one of the finest rock albums of all time and again reached #1 in the U.K. album chart , as well as #5 in the U.S., and features two classic hit singles: “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da.” The album won two Grammy Awards including Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Behind My Camel.”

Related: When the Police scored their only U.S. chart-topping album

Ghost in the Machine—Originally released in 1981, their fourth studio album was #1 on the U.K. album chart, #2 in the U.S. and is a multi-platinum bestseller. It features three hit singles: “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Invisible Sun” and “Spirits in the Material World.” Their jazz influences became more pronounced, but the album had a very strong, sophisticated pop appeal.

Synchronicity—The fifth and final studio album was released 1983 and was the band’s most commercially successful album. This album made the Police global superstars, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and generating no less than four classic hit singles: “Every Breath You Take,” “King of Pain,” “Wrapped Around Your Finger,” and “Synchronicity II.” At the 1983 Grammy Awards, the album was nominated for a total of four awards, including Album of the Year, and won for Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal for the title track “Synchronicity” and Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal for “Every Breath You Take.”

Following the 40th-anniversary vinyl box of the same name, Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings is a limited edition six-CD boxed set, featuring all five studio albums plus a bonus 12-track disc, Flexible Strategies, comprising 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.

Watch the video for “Every Breath You Take”

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