Will the Police ever reunite for an album/concert?

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    Well? I hope so, but I'm thinking the prospects of a Police reunion are bleak at this time.

    I think "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" is my favorite Police song.
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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    No.
    Actually they played a reunion set at Sting's wedding for fun, but only guests got to see it. [​IMG]
     
  3. Ron Reda

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    I think the other members would like to, but Sting's ego is too big at this point!

    My vote's for "Tea In The Sahara."
     
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    It's a nice thing to imagine happening. I'd hope they'd be able to sound great after years apart, like the Eagles did for their HFO tour.

    Slightly Off-topic: Andy Summers will be 60 this year, right?

    -JNS

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    I think they'd sound great if they played again. If a band reunites and sounds bad, it's usually because the singer's voice got ruined. Sting can sing just as well as he did (not like he had such a great voice to begin with).

    I think Sting considers his solo music more of a "progress" for him, and I'd be surprised if he wanted to get back together. He's too busy playing award shows and benefit concerts.

    My Favorite Police songs:

    Walking On the Moon

    When the World is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around

    Spirits in the Material World

    Favorite album: Zenyatta Mundatta

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  7. Philip Hamm

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    Sting's made many appearances over the years on Andy Summers' extremely excellent jazz albums, both singing and playing bass (upright and electric). Speaking of which, am I the only one here who loves Andy Summers' fantastic jazz efforts?
     
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    Philip,

    I really dig Andy Summers' guitar work with The Police, but am not familiar with any of his solo jazz material. Can you recommend a "first" CD for me?
     
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    Most of Summers' wonderful Jazz stuff is out of print. A complete discography is available at http://www.andysummers.com/ . His Latest two albums, PEGGY'S BLUE SKYLIGHT and GREEN CHIMNEYS have been tributes to two of his favorite jazz musicians, Charlie Mingus and Thelonious Monk respectively. They are both excellent. His last album of original material was THE LAST DANCE OF MR X, which features Gregg Bissonette on drums and Tony Levin on bass. My personal favorite is "The Golden Wire", long out of print (the record dompany folded).
    I would recommend starting with the Windam Hill Retrospective.
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    Philip,

     
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    Chances of a Police reunion?
    I'd say slim and none, but "slim" is probably over-optimistic, so I'll stick with "none."
    Besides, I doubt Sting's lite-jazz-Muzak leanings of late would mate well with Stewart's recent work like Oysterhead... [​IMG]
    Ryan
     
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    Ever heard of a snowball in hell? Lol.
    I don't want the Police to reunite for an album or a concert. While I never got to see them live in their day, I think their work does not need to be revisited. The players are all totally different people than they were then, with the exception that they still all have mercurial personalities and hate each other's guts. I don't see what them getting together now would add to what they have done in the past, and I think they each have plenty of fresh stuff to show how their music has changed.
    Plus, Sting was pretty much the driving force behind the music in the later days, and we all know how his music has diverged from the Police since then[​IMG] I miss the angry young man Sting *tear*.
    My favorite Police song? Spirits in the Material World - I absolutely love the little keyboard counterpoint that comes in after the first stanza.
     

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