Discography (The Police)

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The following article provides an overview discography for The Police, presented chronologically for each section.

See individual album and song articles for more detailed information.

Studio albums

Cover art Album title Catalog no. Format Release country Release date
Police-album-outlandosdamour.jpg Outlandos d'Amour A&M 4753 lp United Kingdom 1978-11-02
Police-album-reggattadeblanc.jpg Regatta de Blanc A&M 4792 lp United Kingdom 1979-10-02
Police-album-zenyattamondatta.jpg Zenyatta Mondatta A&M 3720 lp United Kingdom 1980-10-02
Police-album-ghostinthemachine.jpg Ghost In The Machine A&M 3730 lp United Kingdom 1981-10-02
Police-album-synchronicity.jpg Synchronicity A&M 3735 lp United Kingdom 1983-06-01
45rpm.png Synchronicity Mobile Fidelity UDCD5100 Ultradisc United States 1989

Live albums

Cover art Album title Catalog no. Format Release country Release date
Police-album-live!.jpg The Police Live! cd United Kingdom 1995-06-13

Compilations

Cover art Album title Catalog no. Format Release country Release date
Radiosample.jpg Radio Sample SAMP 5 12" UK 1980
Police-album-everybreathyoutakethesingles.jpg Every Breath You Take: The Singles lp United Kingdom 1986
Police-album-greatesthits.jpg Greatest Hits cd United Kingdom 1992-10-02
Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings cd United Kingdom 1993-09-30
Police-album-everybreathyoutaketheclassics.jpg Every Breath You Take: The Classics cd United Kingdom 1995-09-12
Police-album-thepolice.jpg The Police cd United Kingdom 2007-06-11

Soundtracks

Cover art Album title Catalog no. Format Release country Release date Contribution
Soundtrack-brimstoneandtreacle.jpg Brimstone & Treacle A&M 3245 United Kingdom 1982-07-01 "A Kind Of Loving", "How Stupid Mr. Bates", "I Burn For You"
Soundtrack-theweddingsinger.jpg The Wedding Singer CD United States 1998-02-03 "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
Soundtrack-bewitched.jpg Bewitched CD United States 2005-06-21 "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"

Compilation contributions

Cover art Album title Catalog no. Format Release country Release date Contribution
Compilation-nowave-us.jpg No Wave (UK) A&M lp United Kingdom 1978-01-01 "Roxanne", "Can't Stand Losing You"
Compilation-nowave-uk.jpg No Wave (US) A&M lp United States 1978-10-01 "Roxanne", "Next To You"
Compilation-propaganda.jpg Propaganda A&M lp United Kingdom 1979-01-01 "Landlord" (live), "Next To You" (live)
Compilation-irsgreatesthits2and3a.gif
Compilation-irsgreatesthits2and3b.gif
I.R.S. Greatest Hits Vols. 2 & 3 IRS SP-70800 lp, cassette 1981-01-15 "Fall Out"
Compilation-urgh.jpg URGH! A Music War A&M lp United States 1982-01-01 "Driven To Tears" (live)
Compilation-urgh.jpg URGH! A Music War A&M 6019 United States 1989 "Driven To Tears" (live)
45rpm.png After The Hurricane Chrysalis CYS 21750 United States 1989
Compilation-thesepeoplearenuts.gif These People Are Nuts! IRS 82010 lp, cassette United States 1989 "Nothing Achieving"
Compilation-thesepeoplearenuts.gif These People Are Nuts! IRS 13010 cd United States 1989 "Nothing Achieving"
Compilation-killyourradio.jpg Kill Your Radio IRS 29696 cd, cassette 1995 "Fall Out"

Picture discs

Cover art Record title Catalog no. Format Release country Release date
Breath pic.jpgEverybreathyoutake bside picturedisc uk.jpg Every Breath You Take / Murder By Numbers AMX 117 7" single UK 1983-MM-DD
Wrapped andy.jpgWrapped sting.jpg

Wrapped stewart.jpg Wrapped bside picturedisc uk.jpg

Wrapped Around Your Finger / Someone To Talk To AMX 127 7" single UK 1983-MM-DD

Interview discs

Cover art Album title Catalog no. Format Release country Release date
45rpm.png Album title Catalog no. Format (cd, lp...) Release country YYYY-MM-DD

Tribute albums

Cover art Album title Catalog no. Format Release country Release date
Reggatta Mondatta.jpg Reggatta Mondatta 7243 8 59061 2 1 CD The Netherlands 1997-MM-DD
Policia cover.jpg Policia! A Tribute To The Police TMG025 CD USA 2005-MM-DD

Cassingles

Cover art Catalog no. Track list Release country Release date Album
45rpm.png Catalog no. "Song title", "Song title" (add as necessary) Release country YYYY-MM-DD Album title (if applicable)

CD singles

Cover art Catalog no. Track list Release country Release date Album
45rpm.png Catalog no. "Song title", "Song title" (add as necessary) Release country YYYY-MM-DD Album title (if applicable)

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release country Release date Album
Fallout 77.jpg IL-001 "Fall Out"/"Nothing Achieving" United Kingdom 1977
Police-cantstandlosingyou-am2147.jpg A&M 2147
promo single
"Can't Stand Losing You" United States 1978 Outlandos d'Amour
45rpm.png A&M 2096 "Roxanne"/"Dead End Job" United States 1979 Outlandos d'Amour
Police-messageinabottle-am2190.gif A&M 2190 "Message In A Bottle"/"Landlord (live)" United States 1979 Regatta de Blanc
Police-messageinabottle-spain.jpg "Message In A Bottle"/"Landlord (live)" Spain 1979 Regatta de Blanc
Police-walkingonthemoon-ams7669.gif AMS 7669 "Walking On The Moon"/"Visions Of The Night" Spain 1979 Regatta de Blanc
Police-fallout-il001.jpg IL-001 "Fall Out"/"Nothing Achieving" United Kingdom 1979
Police-solonely-ams7668.gif AMS 7669 "So Lonely"/"The Bed's Too Big Without You" United States 1979 Outlandos d'Amour/Reggatta de Blanc
Police-dedodododedadada-am2275.gif A&M 2275 "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"/"Friends" United States 1980 Zenyatta Mondatta
Police-dedodododedadada-ams9110.jpg AMS 9110 "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"/"A Sermon" The Netherlands 1980 Zenyatta Mondatta
Dontusa.jpg A&M 2301 "Don't Stand So Close To Me"/"A Sermon" United States 1980 Zenyatta Mondatta
Police-dontstandsoclosetome-ams9001.gif AMS 9001 "Don't Stand So Close To Me"/"Friends" Italy 1980 Zenyatta Mondatta
Police-dontstandsoclosetome-portugal.jpg PAMS7564F "Don't Stand So Close To Me"/"Friends" Portugal 1980 Zenyatta Mondatta
Everylittlethingusa.jpg A&M 2371 "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"/"Shambelle" United States 1981 Ghost In The Machine
Police-everylittlethingshedoesismagic-am9170.jpg A&M 9170 "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"/"Shambelle" The Netherlands 1981 Ghost In The Machine
Police-everylittlethingshedoesismagic-am8174.gif A&M 8174 "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"/"Flexible Strategies" United Kingdom 1981 Ghost In The Machine
Police-spiritsinthematerialworld-am2390.gif A&M 2390 "Spirits In The Material World"/"Flexible Strategies" United States 1981 Ghost In The Machine
Police-spiritsinthematerialworld-ams9186.jpg AMS 9186 "Spirits In The Material World"/"Low Life" Italy 1981 Ghost In The Machine
Secretjourney.jpg AM 2408 "Secret Journey"/"Darkness" United States 1982 Ghost In The Machine
45rpm.png A&M 2542 "Every Breath You Take"/"Murder By Numbers" United States 1983 Synchronicity
Breath double.jpg AM 117 "Every Breath You Take"/"Murder By Numbers"/"Truth Hits Everybody (remix)"/"Man In A Suitcase (live)" UK 1983 Synchronicity
Police-everybreathyoutake-ams9287.jpg AMS 9287 "Every Breath You Take"/"Murder By Numbers" The Netherlands 1983 Synchronicity
King usa.jpg A&M 2569 "King Of Pain"/"Someone To Talk To" United States 1983 Synchronicity
Police-kingofpain-am176.gif AM 176 "King Of Pain"/"Tea In The Sahara (live)" UK 1983 Synchronicity
King nl.jpg AMS 9722 "King Of Pain"/"Once Upon A Daydream" The Netherlands, France 1983 Synchronicity
Police-synchronicity2-am2571.gif A&M 2571 "Synchronicity II"/"Once Upon A Daydream" United States 1983 Synchronicity
Police-wrappedaroundyourfinger-ams9299.jpg AMS 9299 "Wrapped Around Your Finger"/"Someone To Talk To" The Netherlands 1983 Synchronicity
Police-wrappedaroundyourfinger-am2614.gif A&M 2614 "Wrapped Around Your Finger"/"Tea In The Sahara (Live)" United States 1984 Synchronicity
Dont86usa.jpg A&M 2096 "Don't Stand So Close To Me '86"/"Don't Stand So Close To Me (Live)" United States 1986 Every Breath You Take: The Singles
Police-dontstandsoclosetome86-3901337.jpg A&M 390 133-7 "Don't Stand So Close To Me '86"/"Don't Stand So Close To Me (Live)" Germany 1986 Every Breath You Take: The Singles
45rpm.png A&M 8631 "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"/"Don't Stand So Close To Me" United States 1986 Zenyatta Mondatta
45rpm.png A&M 8640 "Every Breath You Take"/"Wrapped Around Your Finger" United States 1986 Synchronicity
45rpm.png A&M 2571 "Roxanne"/"Can't Stand Losing You" United States 1986 Outlandos d'Amour

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release country Release date Album
1978roxanne.jpg AMS 7348 "Roxanne"/"Peanuts" UK 1978 Outlandos d'Amour
1979roxanne.jpg AMS 7348 "Roxanne"/"Peanuts" UK 1979 Outlandos d'Amour
Walkingonthemoon.jpg AMS 7494 "Walking on the Moon"/"Visions of the Night" UK 1979 Reggatta de Blanc
Radiosample.jpg SAMP 5 "The Bed's Too Big Without You"/"So Lonely"/"Can't Stand Losing You"/"Roxanne"/"Message In A Bottle"/"Walking On The Moon" UK 1980 Six Pack
Police-wrappedaroundyourfinger-am12-9701.jpg A&M 12-9701 "Wrapped Around Your Finger"
"Someone To Talk To"/

"Message In A Bottle (live version)"
"I Burn For You"

The Netherlands 1983 Synchronicity
Synchronicity uk.jpg AMX 153 "Synchronicity II"/
"Once Upon A Daydream"
United Kingdom 1983 Synchronicity
Police-dontstandsoclosetome86-am12207.jpg A&M 12207 "Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 (Dance Mix)"
"Don't Stand So Close To Me '86"/

"Don't Stand So Close To Me"
"Don't Stand So Close To Me (Live)"

United States 1986 Every Breath You Take: The Singles

References