It's easy to forget that they were, briefly, the biggest band in the world in the early 80s. A very satisfactory (if rather brief) career trajectory concluded with the massive success of Synchronicity and the world tour that accompanied it. Sting's solo career has totally overshadowed his old band; and his bandmates seem to be forgotten men. The band seems to suffer from a lack of recognition among younger listeners, who have taken on other heritage acts but seem unaware (or uninterested) in this 'white reggae' trio.... Tbh, I was never a huge fan and can remember disliking them fairly intensely when they were a current act. Their massive success, particularly in America, baffled me in the way that Dire Straits' massive success baffled other people. Props to them for originality and for fooling some people that they were punk band when they were far too old (and far too skilled on their instruments). 'White man's reggae' was a good idea but I think it was also a bit of a stylistic cul de sac. I'd say their split was perfect timing.