It is the first live album of the band, and the only one covering the period when it was active. A live album from the reunion tour, Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aireswould be released in According to Andy Summersthe idea of releasing an album of live material by The Police went back as far as Up until that point, a few live tracks had only surfaced on B-sides and compilations such as Urgh!
A Music War The plan was to have a new album of the band to act as a stopgap between Ghost in the Machine and Synchronicity The record was mixed and mastered in Canada but never released. Inthanks to the technical possibilities and greater running time offered by the CD format, the idea regained momentum and Summers was invited to Next To You - The Police - Live!. The album features the band performing at two very distinct periods of its career.
Disc one contains almost the complete concert on 27 November at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts. It features mostly material from the first two albums, Outlandos d'Amour and Reggatta de Blancas well as songs only released as singles or B-sides such as " Fall Out " and "Landlord". Disc two Sixteen Reasons - Lawrence Welk - The Golden Millions excerpts from two concerts on 2—3 November in Atlanta, Georgia at The Omni during the Synchronicity tour for the album of the same name.
On this occasion the band was augmented by three backing vocalists. Both shows were widely known to fans as they have been circulating in bootleg format for many years.
It also had the merit of Next To You - The Police - Live! the band's live activity, and Galop - Anna Northcote - An Intermediate Class In Ballet propensity for rearranging and extending known songs such as " Roxanne " and " Walking on the Moon ".
An edited version of "Can't Stand Losing You" from the Boston performance was released as a single and reached number 27 in the UK charts, while the album itself reached number David Sinclair in Q magazine noted how the album added an important dimension to the band's recorded legacy by offering a reminder of why The Police were one of the great performing acts of their day.
I can remember pretty well every night of the first tour: which gigs had tricky stairs to negotiate with the gear; what was said in the dressing room; which encores we did. But a Two Stars - Various - Damn!
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