The Secret Policeman's Concert - various artists

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The Secret Policeman

Title:The Secret Policeman's Concert - various artists
Medium:1LP
Label:Island
Catalogue number:204 368-320
Release date:1982
Tracks:
  1. Roxanne - Sting (3:05)
  2. Message In A Bottle - Sting (4:47)
  3. Cause We've Ended Up As Lovers - Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton (3:44)
  4. Farther Up The Road - Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton (4:46)
  5. Crossroads - Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton (4:15)
  6. I Don't Like Mondays - Bob Geldof (4:56)
  7. In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins (5:11)
  8. The Roof Is Leaking - Phil Collins (3:44)
  9. The Universal Soldier - Donovan (2:54)
  10. Catch The Wind - Donovan (2:55)
  11. I Shall Be Released - "The Secret Police" (9:21)
Remarks: On this album Sting performs solo versions of "Roxanne" and "Message in a bottle". He accompanies himself, strumming simply on electric guitar. He also sings the lead vocals on (Bob Dylan's) "I shall be released", together with a full band (including Phil Collins and Eric Clapton). The songs were recorded in London in September 1981.

This album was also released by the following labels:
  • LP: Island ILPS 9698 (USA; March 1982) [white cover]
  • LP: Island 204 368-320 (UK/Germany; 1982) [blue cover]
  • CD: Springtime!/Rhino R2 71048 (USA; 1992)
  • CD: Springtime!/Amnesty International CCSCD 351 (EEC; 1992) [10th anniversary release, re-titled "The Secret Policeman's Concert," issued with a different sleeve]

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