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The Police Announce Massive Box Set
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The Police Announce Massive Box Set

The Police have announced a career-spanning vinyl box set called Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings. The six-LP set includes the band’s entire catalog of recorded studio albums plus a 12-track disc called Flexible Strategies that contains B-sides and rarities. The albums were remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell and will be cut onto 180-gram heavyweight vinyl....

Sting and Shaggy Release “44/876”
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Sting and Shaggy Release “44/876”

In a somewhat unlikely pairing, Sting and Shaggy have teamed up to release 44/876. The album’s title is taken from the area codes for the U.K. and Jamacia, respectively, to represent each musician’s background. “I think on paper it’s pretty unlikely. We have very different vocal styles,” the former Police bassist admits. “Yet when we actually do sing together, it’s...

Sting: Message In A Bottle, Live in Paris
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Sting: Message In A Bottle, Live in Paris

Sting recently released a new concert video called Live at the Olympia Paris, and it’s just more proof that he’s still on top of the game. Filmed in April 2017, the performance includes plenty from his latest release, 57th and 9th, but it also goes back to the hits. “Message In A Bottle” has always been a great song –...

Sting Releases New Video, “Live At The Olympia Paris”
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Sting Releases New Video, “Live At The Olympia Paris”

Sting has released a new live video from a recent concert in Paris in a film called Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris. Taken from his performance in April 2017, the concert showcases the gamut of his career with tracks from his latest studio album, 57th & 9th, as well as hits from The Police and his solo career. Songs...

Sting Releases “57th and 9th”, Announces World Tour
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Sting Releases “57th and 9th”, Announces World Tour

Sting has returned with his first rock-oriented album in thirteen years. 57th and 9th came together in an impulsively over a few weeks earlier this year and ranges in topic from Syrian refugees (“Inshallah”) to climate change (“One Fine Day”) to the loss of musical heroes (“50,000”). “There’s a child in all of us that looks at cultural icons and...

Aidan Hampson Publishes Best of Coldplay, The Police, and The Eagles Bass Transcription Books
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Aidan Hampson Publishes Best of Coldplay, The Police, and The Eagles Bass Transcription Books

Aidan Hampson has added three new books to his library of bass transcriptions with The Best of Coldplay, The Best of The Police, and The Best of The Eagles. “Both Coldplay and The Police use a combination of electric and synth bass, and I’ve endeavored to detail their use of each in as much detail as possible,” Hampson writes. “The...

Solo Career-Spanning Sting Vinyl Set Released
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Solo Career-Spanning Sting Vinyl Set Released

So, you love yourself some Sting. And you love vinyl. Well, then, The Studio Collection is right up your alley. The 11-LP vinyl box set includes all the bassist-singer-songwriter’s A&M Records studio albums in one collection. The set includes Brand New Day and Sacred Love, which were not previously released on vinyl. Along with Sting, the albums feature the work...

“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available
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“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available

JACO: The Film, has finally arrived. The Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo-produced film about groundbreaking electric bassist Jaco Pastorius is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The film can be downloaded on iTunes on Dec. 1. The soundtrack is available, too. Jaco’s influence on bass playing cannot be overstated. His work with Weather Report, solo, and as a sideman — most...

Documentary Offers Intimate Look at The Police
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Documentary Offers Intimate Look at The Police

A new documentary film offers an inside perspective on The Police, from the stellar rock band’s formation, through its rise to fame, breakup and reunion. No — the up-close perspective doesn’t come from Sting, the band’s famed bassist and primary songwriter who went on to forge a highly successful solo career – but from guitarist Andy Summers. The movie, Can’t...

New Paperback Edition of Mike Visceglia’s “A View From the Side” Released
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New Paperback Edition of Mike Visceglia’s “A View From the Side” Released

Top session bassist Mike Visceglia committed the experience of being a pro bassist to print with his book A View From the Side, which is now available in a new paperback edition. Visceglia, well-known for his work with John Cale and Suzanne Vega, has also played/performed with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Phoebe Snow and Bette Midler. The...