The Police’s ‘Outlandos d’Amour’

The Police‘s ‘Outlandos d’Amour’ feat. ‘Roxanne’ is their debut album released on November 2, 1978 by A&M.

Track Listing : 1.Next To You (Sting) – 02:50 . 2.So Lonely (Sting) – 04:49 . 3.Roxanne (Sting) – 03:12 . 4.Hole In My Life (Sting) – 04:52 . 5.Peanuts (Sting, Stewart Copeland) – 03:58 . 1.Can’T Stand Losing You (Sting) – 02:58 . 2.Truth Hits Everybody (Sting) – 02:53 . 3.Born In The 50’S (Sting) – 03:40 . 4.Be My Girl Sally (Andy Summers, Sting) – 03:22 . 5.Masoko Tanga (Sting) – 05:40

Musicians : The Police – Band . Sting – Bass Guitar, Lead And Backing Vocals, Harmonica On (2) . Andy Summers – Guitar, Spoken Word Piano On (10) . Stewart Copeland – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals . Joe Sinclair – Piano On (4 – 10)

Production : Produced By The Police . Nigel Gray – Engineer . Chris Gray – Engineer

Recorded January–June 1978 At Surrey Sound Studios.

Released On November 2, 1978 By A&M.

(Source The Police‘s ‘Outlandos d’Amour’ feat. ‘Roxanne’ | Official Site)

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Rolling Stone
As entertainment, Outlandos d’Amour isn’t monotonous—it’s far too jumpy and brittle for that—but its mechanically minded emptiness masquerading as feeling makes you feel cheatedand more than a little empty yourself. You’re worn out by all the supercilious, calculated pretense. The Police leave your nervous system all hyped up with no place to go. […]
Although it is not their most impactful or lasting recording, “Outlandos d’Amour” stands today as one of the era’s standoutsand would provide a substantial stepping stone for a band on the cusp of greatness. […]
So, apparently “outlaw-commandos of love” was the original image for these guys? Eh, it’s better than the working title, “Police Brutality.” These guys are “the Police”, after all. It’s a pun! Because what says “punk” more than brutality? These guys are punk, right? Isn’t that what the kids these days like? […]


The Police‘s ‘Outlandos d’Amour’ feat. ‘Roxanne’