Police Arresting 1979 Debut Outlandos D’amour Began 35 Years Of Superstardom

Dallas, TX – February 18, 2014. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands hosts an endearing look at the early days of The Police with guests Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers“Outlandos d’Amour has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it,” Sting confesses in this week’s 35th anniversary rockumentary about the Police debut, “but Regatta de Blanc was infinitely a better record.”
Sting was absolutely correct, of course, but it was due simply to their lack of experience in the recording studio together, not the songwriting which Sting provided. That is evidenced by Outlandos’ songs “Next to You”, “Can’t Stand Losing You” , and the quintessential “Roxanne” being performed nightly on the record-setting Police Reunion Tour of 2007-2008 (the third-highest grossing tour in history), as well as on Sting’s current co-headlining tour with his songwriting idol, Paul Simon.
A famed station wagon tour of the States in 1979 proved The Police’s determination to make it in America regardless of what their American label did, or didn’t, do. Stewart Copeland explains to InTheStudio host Redbeard, “The (American) record company didn’t even know we were on the label… My brother Ian, who was our agent, called them up and they said, ‘Look Ian, we’re not going to be giving them tour support, we’re not going to be doing this, and we’re not going to… It was like a list of what they were NOT going to do for us!”
The Police ‘Outlandos d’ Amour’ / InTheStudio interview program is available now to stream at: www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/police-outlandos-damour-35th-anniversary-sting-andy-summers-stewart-copeland.


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