Police " Message In A Box Volume 2 Coming..."

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by full moon, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. full moon

    full moon Well-Known Member

    From Stewart Cpoelands Website.. " A&M will release some new interesting and great items that will see the light during the year: 'The Police Around The World' on dvd, one of the best video release ever The Police released back in 1981, and a second box set, the sequel of 'Message In A Box' (Vol. 2), full of tracks not included in the first box released in the mid-Nineties. " What could be on this? I thought Vol 1 had everything they put out.. maybe live, demos, unreleased tracks??
  2. red corner

    red corner Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Padova, Italy
    I'm curious too... here in Europe the first "Message In A Box" has been re-issued a few months ago with a different packaging, in the Earbooks series (like other box sets, see "Simply Dusty", Stevie Wonder's "At the Close of a Century", Marvin Gaye's "The Master" and so on). They're celebrating a re-union and their 30th anniversary... Will it be the right time to have the rare remixed version of "Truth Hits Everybody" on CD?
  3. rhkwon

    rhkwon Active Member

    Location:
    Houston, TX USA
    Very interesting!
  4. The Keymaster

    The Keymaster Active Member

    Location:
    So Cal, USA
    There were quite a few b-sides and stray tracks not gathered in that box set, so volume 2 will probably have those, as well as unreleased stuff. I can't imagine they'd have enough material to put out another four disc set though, unless they're planning on including some concerts or something.
  5. PhilCohen

    PhilCohen New Member

    There are 3 tracks that I know of that weren't included in "Message in a Box".They are the Spanish & Japanese versions of "De Do Do Do De Da Da Da",and the 12" extended mix of "Don't Stand So Close To Me '86"
    The "Message in a Box" set could use a serious remaster.Some of the sources were far from original masters.
  6. dugan99

    dugan99 Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    I found this on the Stewart Copeland site forum. Somewhat of a letdown, if true, as Discs 3&4 are a rehash of the Police Live album:

    All the details were posted at "StingUs.net":

    Thu Jan 04 2007 | MESSAGE IN A BOX - THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS VOL 2 DETAILS
    As promised, here are the details on the planned new release that is to "complete" the Message in a box release of 1993 as we have received them (they are subject to change). 59 TRACK INCLUDING RARE VERSIONS, REMIXES AND LIVE TRACKS THAT CROPPED UP ON SINGLE RELEASES AND VARIOUS COMPILATIONS. PLUS 2 CONCERTS FROM BOSTON ’79 AND ATLANTA ’83 TAKEN FROM THE 1995 ALBUM THE POLICE LIVE!

    DISC ONE
    01 DE DO DO DO DE DA DA DA (SPANISH VERSION)*
    02 DE DO DO DO DE DA DA DA (JAPANESE VERSION)*
    03 TRUTH HITS EVERYBODY (REMIX)*<
    04 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE (BACKING TRACK)*<
    05 ROXANNE (BACKING TRACK)*<
    06 DON’T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME ‘86*
    07 DON’T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME ’86 (DANCE MIX)**
    08 DON’T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME (LIVE)*
    09 CAN’T STAND LOSING YOU (LIVE)*
    10 VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD (S TRIBE MIX)
    11 VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD (ASHLEY’S TRIBAL SPACE MIX PART ONE)
    12 VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD (ASHLEY’S TRIBAL SPACE DUB PART TWO)
    13 VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD (ROGER’S UNDERGROUND VOICES)
    14 VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD (ROGER’S VOICES ACAPELLA) 15 VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD (E SMOOVE PUMP MIX)

    All tracks written by Sting
    Administrated by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
    Tracks 1 & 2: Produced by The Police and Nigel Gray
    Taken from the A&M US 7” Single AM 25000 “De Do Do Do De Da Da Da (Japanese Version)”
    © 1981 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Track 3:
    Produced by The Police
    Taken from the A&M UK 7” Single AM 117/AM*01
    Limited Edition Double Pack Single “Every Breath You Take”
    © 1983 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Tracks 4 & 5:
    Produced by Hugh Padgham and The Police
    Taken from the A&M Japan 7” Single AMP 782 “Every Breath You Take (Backing Track)”
    © 1983 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Track 6:
    Produced by Laurie Latham and The Police
    Taken from the A&M UK CD Album 493 607-2 “Every Breath You Take – The Classics”
    © 2003 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Tracks 7, 8:
    Produced by Laurie Latham and The Police
    Taken from the A&M US Promo CD Single AM 002 “Don’t Stand So Close To Me ‘86”
    © 1986 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Track 9:
    Produced by The Police
    Taken from the Strange Fruit Records UK CD Album SFRCD 200 “21 Years Of Alternative Radio One”
    © 1988 Strange Fruit Records, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Track 10:
    Original production by The Police and Nigel Gray
    Additional production and remix by Roger S for Indeep Productions Inc
    Additional keyboards by James Preston
    Mix engineer: Steve Barken
    Mixed at Indeep/Bass Hit Studios, NYC
    Taken from the Ultrasound Records UK 2CD Album USCD3 “The House Of Handbag”
    © 1995 Ultrasound Records, Licensed from Polygram Licensing Division

    Tracks 11 & 12:
    Original production by The Police and Nigel Gray
    Remixed with love by Ashley Beedle
    Superengineered by Marc Woolford at State 51
    Taken from the A&M UK CD Single 581 679-2 Limited Edition CD “Voices Inside My Head – Ashley Beedle & Harvey/Roger S/E-Smoove Mixes”
    © 1996 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Tracks 13, 14:
    Original production by The Police and Nigel Gray
    Additional production and remix by Roger S for Indeep Productions Inc
    Additional keyboards by James Preston
    Mix engineer: Steve Barken
    Mixed at Indeep/Bass Hit Studios, NYC
    Taken from the A&M UK CD Single 581 679-2 Limited Edition CD “Voices Inside My Head – Ashley Beedle & Harvey/Roger S/E-Smoove Mixes”
    © 1996 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Track 15:
    Original Production by The Police and Nigel Gray
    Additional production and remix by E-Smoove for Focus/MCT
    Taken from the A&M UK CD Single 581 679-2 Limited Edition CD “Voices Inside My Head – Ashley Beedle & Harvey/Roger S/E-Smoove Mixes”
    © 1996 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    DISC TWO
    01 VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD (CLASSIC MIX)
    02 VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD (SUPERMINISTRY 8AM ‘RULIN’ MIX)
    03 VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD (ROGER’S LOFT MIX)
    04 MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE (NEW CLASSIC ROCK MIX)
    05 FALL OUT (LIVE AT THE PARADISE THEATRE)
    06 WALKING ON THE MOON (ROGER SANCHEZ EVA MIX)
    07 WALKING ON THE MOON (ROGER SANCHEZ EVA DUB AND BASS)<
    08 WALKING ON THE MOON (ROGER SANCHEZ EVA INSTRUMENTAL)
    09 WALKING ON THE MOON (ROGER SANCHEZ DARKSIDE OF THE MOON MIX)
    10 WALKING ON THE MOON (ROGER SANCHEZ DARKSIDE OF THE DUB)<
    11 DE DO DO DO DE DA DA DA ‘86 (DEMO)
    12 WHEN THE WORLD IS RUNNING DOWN (YOU CAN’T GO WRONG) (ORIGINAL BOOTLEG MIX) DIFFERENTGEAR VS THE POLICE
    13 WHEN THE WORLD IS RUNNING DOWN (YOU CAN’T GO WRONG) (DIFFERENTGEAR DUB) DIFFERENTGEAR VS THE POLICE
    14 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE/THEME FROM PETER GUNN (MR RUGGERIO’S REMIX) THE POLICE &
    HENRY MANCINI

    Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13:
    Written by Sting
    Administrated by EMI Music Publishing Ltd

    Track 5:
    Written by S. Copeland
    Published by Polygram International Publishing Inc. (ASCAP)

    Track 14:
    Written by Henry Mancini, Sting
    Published by Northridge Music Co. (ASCAP)/EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)

    Tracks 1 & 3:
    Original production by The Police and Nigel Gray
    Additional production and remix by Roger S for Indeep Productions Inc
    Additional keyboards by James Preston
    Mix engineer: Steve Barken
    Mixed at Indeep/Bass Hit Studios, NYC
    Taken from the A&M UK CD Single 581 679-2 Limited Edition CD “Voices Inside My Head – Ashley Beedle & Harvey/Roger S/E-Smoove Mixes”
    © 1996 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Track 2:
    Original production by The Police and Nigel Gray
    Discomix and edited by DJ Harvey and Ashley Beedle
    Programmed and engineered by Marc Woolford at State 51
    Taken from the A&M UK CD Single 581 679-2 Limited Edition CD “Voices Inside My Head – Ashley Beedle & Harvey/Roger S/E-Smoove Mixes”
    © 1996 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Track 4:
    Produced by The Police & Nigel Gray
    Remixed by Phil Nicolo
    Engineered by Phil Nicolo with Joe Nicolo and Dirk Grobelny
    Assisted by Andy Kravitz and Philip Nowlan
    Digital Editing by Manny Lecuona at Mastervoice
    Mixed at Studio 4, Conshocoken, PA April, 1995
    Special thanks to Mark Mazzetti and The Police
    Taken from the A&M UK CD Album 493 607-2 “Every Breath You Take – The Classics”
    © 2003 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Track 5:
    Produced by The Police
    Executive Producer: Oedipus
    Mastering: Henk Kooistra at 9West Mastering
    Used by kind permission of Illegal Records and Firstars Artist Mngt.
    Thanks to Alletta Kriak and Miles Copeland
    Taken from the Wicked Disc US CD Album WIC 1008-2 “WBCN Naked Disc (A Collection Of Unreleased Performances)”
    © 1997 Wicked Disc

    Tracks 6, 8, 9:
    Original Production by The Police and Nigel Gray
    Engineered by Nigel Gray
    Remix and additional production by Roger Sanchez for Indeep
    Productions Inc.
    Taken from the A&M German CD Single 582 391-2 “Walking On The Moon – Roger Sanchez Remixes”
    © 1997 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Tracks 7 & 10:
    Original Production by The Police and Nigel Gray
    Engineered by Nigel Gray
    Remix and additional production by Roger Sanchez for Indeep Productions Inc.
    Taken from the A&M UK 12” Promo Single DJ 109 “Walking On The Moon – Roger Sanchez Remixes”
    © 1997 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Track 11:
    Produced by Sting
    Mixed by David Tickel @ Avalon Kauai
    Special Thanks: Miles Copeland and Stevo Glenbinning at Ark 21
    and Barry Korkin at A&M Records
    Taken from the A&M US dts CD Album 71021-51053-2-1 “Every Breath You Take – The Classics”
    © 1998 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    Tracks 12 & 13:
    Original Production by The Police and Nigel Gray
    Remix and additional production by differentGear
    Taken from the Pagan UK CD Single 039CDS “When The World Is Running Down (You Can’t Go Wrong)”
    © 2000 Pagan Records, exclusively licensed to Universal Music International BV.

    Track 14:
    Original Production by Hugh Padgham and The Police
    Concept by Denise Chase
    Remixed by Kathryn Dayak
    Taken from the Columbia/Sony Music US 2CD Album COL 502188 2 “The Sopranos – Peppers & Eggs Music From The Original HBO Series”
    © 2001 Sony Music Entertainment Inc, under license from Universal Music Enterprises

    DISC THREE
    ORPHEUM WBCN / BOSTON BROADCAST

    01 NEXT TO YOU
    02 SO LONELY
    03 TRUTH HITS EVERYBODY
    04 WALKING ON THE MOON 05 HOLE IN MY LIFE
    06 FALL OUT
    07 BRING ON THE NIGHT
    08 MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
    09 THE BED’S TOO BIG WITHOUT YOU
    10 PEANUTS
    11 ROXANNE
    12 CAN’T STAND LOSING YOU
    13 LANDLORD
    14 BORN IN THE 50’S
    15 BE MY GIRL-SALLY

    Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14: Written by Sting
    Track 6: Written by S. Copeland
    Track 10, 13: Written by Sting/S. Copeland
    Track 15: Written by Sting/A. Summers
    Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14: Administrated by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
    Track 6: Administrated by Magnetic Publishing Ltd.
    Tracks 10, 13, 15: Administrated by Magnetic Publishing Ltd. and EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

    All tracks:
    Produced by The Police
    Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine
    December 2002
    Taken from the A&M UK 2CD Album 493 657-2 “The Police Live!”
    © 2003 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    DISC FOUR
    ATLANTA / SYNCHRONICITY CONCERT

    01 SYNCHRONICITY I
    02 SYNCHRONICITY II
    03 WALKING IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS
    04 MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
    05 O MY GOD
    06 DE DO DO DO DE DA DA DA
    07 WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER*
    08 TEA IN THE SAHARA
    09 SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD
    10 KING OF PAIN
    11 DON’T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME
    12 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
    13 ROXANNE
    14 CAN’T STAND LOSING YOU
    15 SO LONELY

    All Tracks:
    Written by Sting
    Administrated by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

    All Tracks:
    Produced by The Police
    Final Remix of Synchronicity Live by David Tickle at The Journey Room, Malbu, CA.
    Mix engineer Wolfgang Amadeus, except “Tea In The Sahara” by Eddie King at Kingsound Studios, North Hollywood, CA. Assistant Jan Murakwa
    Taken from the A&M UK 2CD Album 493 657-2 “The Police Live!”
    © 2003 A&M Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Polydor (UK)

    *MISSING FROM UK EDITION BOX SET
    **MISSING FROM IMPORT EDITION BOX SET
    >PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD
  7. Parkertown

    Parkertown The Art of Drumming

    Sorry, but this release is an utter piece of crap!

    Remixes? Who cares? Boring, boring...
  8. live evil

    live evil Active Member

    Location:
    ohio
    if anyone buys this i will be amazed.
  9. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Vancouver
    Wow, eight different mixes of "Voices Inside My Head." I'll pass.
  10. serge

    serge Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    what crap.. this is going to sell like 10,000 copies at most..
  11. street legal

    street legal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    west milford, nj
    Wow. I am a huge Police fan, but if you already own the "Live" CD, what in God's name would ANYONE buy this for? Would anyone actually ever listen to this more than once? Of any box set I've ever owned or even considered owning, this one takes the cake .............. useless.

    Well, look on the bright side folks, we all just saved about $60!

    Thank you very much for that link, dugan99. :thumbsup:
  12. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Vancouver
    In a U2 thread I made a comment about barrel-scraping archival releases, and someone got on their high horse about it ("What's wrong with giving loyal fans what they want?") Well, this is the kind of set I was referring to.
  13. Mike Dow

    Mike Dow I kind of like the music

    Location:
    Bangor, Maine
    What a disappointing track lineup! Most of us have "The Police Live!" The rest are primarily remixes...nothing much there of major interest. Since I saw Stewart's documentary a couple of months ago and then read Andy's book, I've been on a major Police kick. It was sort of strange to find out about the reunion while in the midst of my little Police obsession. I realize now that If the box were released tomorrow, I would probably buy it. Hopefully, I'll have this out of my system by the release date. :)
  14. street legal

    street legal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    west milford, nj
    Please do get this out of your system, Mike. Don't waste your hard-earned money on such rubbish. This set is probably being released to coincide with the upcoming tour, and while EVERYBODY is on a major Police kick, they will buy it, as you know damn well it'll be placed front & center at brick & mortar retailers, people will see it & say "hey cool, a new Police box set". Believe it or not, this probably will sell in good numbers, to unsuspecting fans who don't realize that they can buy all of the worthwhile material by spending a lousy $15 on "The Police Live!". It's all in the marketing, & Americans are all to willing to open their wallets nowadays.

    As one of our forum members states in his signature,
    ...... MUST ....... resist .......... CD ........purchase!!!
  15. Mike Dow

    Mike Dow I kind of like the music

    Location:
    Bangor, Maine
    I'll do my best to remain vigilant! We need to stand together on this...if one of us caves, we all will. :)
  16. Aftermath

    Aftermath Forum Resident

    Man, I'm in the exact same place. God help us.

    The book and documentary both have some pretty funny moments. I love Sting 's comment at the end of Does Everyone Stare--"I blame the drummer for all my problems!!"
  17. Uncle Harley

    Uncle Harley Active Member

    Wonder how the mastering will be?
  18. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Location:
    Deep Maryland
    That's gotta be the crappiest box set lineup I've ever seen. I can't believe anyone would think it was worth purchasing, much less releasing.
  19. Andrew T.

    Andrew T. Out of the Vein

    Location:
    ....
    Even if there were a handful of obscure tracks that didn't make it to the original Message In a Box, this release seems the epitome of pointlessness in terms of both content and arrangement. Who would want to listen to five versions of "Voices Inside My Head" in a row? :rolleyes:

    Methinks many a box will find a home in the used and bargain bins shortly after release.
  20. dprokopy

    dprokopy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Near Seattle, WA
    Interesting that this will finally make it onto (redbook) CD...
  21. -=Rudy=-

    -=Rudy=- ♪♫♪♫♫♪♪♫♪♪ Staff

    :shake: I'll pass. Unless I see it dirt cheap, used, in the future, this one isn't worth it. The remixes I wouldn't even bother with. And if I want the "Live" stuff, I'll get the 2-CD set. You'd really have to be a Police completist to get this one.
  22. Simon A

    Simon A Arrr!

    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    Scott, really, for about fourteen minutes in the Polices' history they were a quartet. They had a second guitar player, a Frenchman by the name of Henri Pandovani. There must be about twelve versions of "Fall Out" in which you can hear Henry. Not really his guitar playing, mind you, but his bad cough, as he was a heavy smoker. That is the reason why you must buy the new box set.

    Sting's latest misadventure has lost him a great sum of money (120, 745 GPB) and he must get it back, hence this box set... ;)
  23. dugan99

    dugan99 Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    Glad I could help, although I still hope this information is wrong. This box is idiotic. And even worse, its not "Complete" as the title says, because despite having multiple different mixes of various songs, it doesn't have the "Roxanne '97" mix by Sean Combs (I refuse to call anyone "Puff" or "Diddy"). I know its credit to "Sting & The Police", but its as much a Police song as any of these other remixes.
  24. StyxCollector

    StyxCollector Man of Miracles

    There are like 3 or 4 tracks I'd want, but I wouldn't buy this if it is the real box set.
  25. ivan_wemple

    ivan_wemple Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Thirty years from now, on these very forums, people will be asking, "does that version have the cough!?" :righton:

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