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Limited Edition Transparent Blue Vinyl LP + DVD!
Restored Picture & Remastered Audio of The Police's Documentary of their First World Tour!
Includes 9 Live Tracks Previously Unavailable on LP!
Embarking on their first ever world tour, The Police journeyed through six continents in 1979 and 1980. Capturing behind-the-scenes footage and candid personal moments as the band explores new terrain,The Police: Around The World Restored & Expandeddisplays the beginning of their meteoric rise to worldwide fame.
A poignant snapshot of this pivotal moment in their career,The Police: Around The World Restored & Expandedblends footage of the band performing live with intimate footage of Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland exploring Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Egypt, Greece, France, South America, and the US. The band was filmed on and off stage as they visited local monuments, tasted foreign cuisines, and organically grew a global fanbase.
Originally available on VHS and laserdisc, the film is being presented on DVD for the first time, with restored picture and remastered audio, as well as complete performances of four bonus songs featured in the documentary.
Additionally, The Police: Around The World Restored & Expanded includes never-before-released live audio on LP. Boasting songs from their first two albums recorded in Japan, Hong Kong, and England, it showcases The Police playing with a frenzy and passion that would soon make them the biggest band in the world.
At the same time, the British band were enjoying their first chart success in the UK with "Roxanne" and "Message In A Bottle." They were young, hungry, and ready to break big. As Andy Summers enthuses in the liner notes,"Like Napoleon, we wanted the world. Out of the messy and fervent atmosphere in London at that time we conceived the idea to go all around the world and film the whole adventure. As far as we knew no rock band, at least, had ever done that. We had just about enough popularity to get booked around the globe. Plans were made."
And the rest is history…beautifully captured in The Police: Around The World Restored & Expanded.
Originally released in 1983 on home video, Around The World is a documentary film that captures The Police on the ascendent. Touring the globe in 1979 and 1980 in support of their most recent album Regatta De Blanc, the trio were already flirting with superstardom thanks to huge hit singles 'Message In A Bottle' and 'Walking on the Moon,' and their incandescent live performances. All of that is on display in this film, which has been re-released on DVD and tucked inside each copy of this release that presses nine of the best performances from the movie onto a slab of gray wax. What it lacks in the dynamics that were present on the recent vinyl reissues of the Police's catalog, it makes up for by highlighting Stewart Copeland's spectacular drumming work and Sting's world class showmanship.
Transparent Blue Vinyl LP
DVD - Around the World Documentary Film
Restored Picture & Remastered Audio
Audio Mixed & Mastered by Matt Howe & Mazen Murad at Katara Studios