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Outlandos d'Amour
Outlandos d'Amour cover
Studio album by The Police
Released November 2, 1978
Recorded January-March 1978
Genre New Wave, Rock, Pop
Length 38:14
Label A&M Records
Producer Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers
Professional reviews
The Police chronology
Outlandos d'Amour
(1978)
Reggatta de Blanc
(1979)

Outlandos d'Amour is the debut album by The Police, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). Download high resolution version (945x945, 226 KB)The album cover for The Police album Outlandos dAmour. This work is copyrighted. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of singer/bassist Sting (Gordon Sumner), guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... New Wave is a term that has been used to describe many developments in music, but is most commonly associated with a movement in Western popular music in the late 1970s and early 1980s inspired by the punk rock movement. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... Sting in Budapest, 2000 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Andrew James Summers (born 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Robert Christgau (2007) Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics[1] His first reviews were published by Esquire in 1967. ... The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of singer/bassist Sting (Gordon Sumner), guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland. ... Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of singer/bassist Sting (Gordon Sumner), guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland. ... See also: 1970s in music. ...


The LP initially flopped, due to low exposure and an unfavourable reaction from the BBC to its first two singles, "Can't Stand Losing You" and "Roxanne" (about suicide and prostitution, respectively). As Sting describes: A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ...

...We had [a] publicity campaign with posters about how the BBC banned "Roxanne". The reason they had a problem with "Can't Stand Losing You" was because the photo on the cover of the single had Stewart standing on a block of ice with a noose around his neck, waiting for the ice to melt.

However, the band's low-budget tour of America in support of the album made people across the country aware of the band, and especially "Roxanne". The song received more and more airplay from radio DJs in both the United States and Great Britain through April 1979. When A&M re-released "Roxanne", it went to #12 on the UK charts, and "Can't Stand Losing You" followed, eventually hitting #2. The album itself peaked at #6.


The album starts off with "Next To You", a punk number with a slide guitar solo in the middle. "So Lonely", a song about loneliness with a reggae beat follows. "Roxanne", about a prostitute, was written by Sting after visiting a red-light district in Paris and is (along with Every Breath You Take) one of the Police's best-known songs. It is followed by "Hole in My Life", another reggae-type song about loneliness, and "Peanuts", a Sting-Stewart Copeland collaboration with a strong punk influence. "Can't Stand Losing You" and "Truth Hits Everybody", a pair of ominous songs detailing love gone wrong, begin Side Two of the original LP. "Born in the 50's", which is about the experiences of Sting and Copeland's generation (Andy Summers was born in 1942!), and "Be My Girl -- Sally", a combination of a half-finished Sting song and a short Summers poem about a blowup doll, lead into the album's instrumental closer, "Masoko Tanga". Example of a bottleneck, with fingerpicks and resonator guitar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The De Wallen red-light district in Amsterdam A red-light district is a neighborhoooood where prostitution and other businesses in the sex industry flourish. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Every Breath You Take is a song written by Sting and originally performed by The Police. ... An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or recording without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ...


Police manager Miles Copeland III originally wanted to name the album Police Brutality. However, after hearing "Roxanne" and then envisioning a more romantic image for the band, he proposed Outlandos d'Amour instead. This title was derived from "Outlaws of Love", which was merged with the word "commandos" and then given an exotic-sounding French translation.[1] Miles Axe Copeland III (born May 2, 1944) is an American entertainment executive, best known for founding I.R.S. Records. ...


In 2003, the album was ranked number 434 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. This article is about the magazine. ... The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time is the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. ...

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Sting except as indicated. Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ...

  1. "Next to You" – 2:50
  2. "So Lonely" – 4:49
  3. "Roxanne" – 3:12
  4. "Hole in My Life" – 4:52
  5. "Peanuts" (Stewart Copeland, Sting) – 3:58
  6. "Can't Stand Losing You" – 2:58
  7. "Truth Hits Everybody" – 2:53
  8. "Born in the 50's" – 3:40
  9. "Be My Girl - Sally" (Sting, Andy Summers) – 3:22
  10. "Masoko Tanga" – 5:40

Next to You is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police on their debut album Outlandos dAmour in 1978. ... So Lonely is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and producer Rodney Jerkins. ... For the song Roxanne, Roxanne by U.T.F.O. and the rejoinders including Roxannes Revenge by Roxanne Shanté, see Roxanne Wars Roxanne is a hit song by the rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... Alternate cover Cant Stand Losing You is a song by rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... Andrew James Summers (born 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ...

Personnel

Sting in Budapest, 2000 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Andrew James Summers (born 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Charts

Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard Pop Albums 23
1983 The Billboard 200 138

Singles It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ...

Year Single Chart Position
1979 "Roxanne" Billboard Pop Singles 32
1982 "Roxanne" Billboard Mainstream Rock 28

References

  1. ^ [1]
The Police
Sting | Andy Summers | Stewart Copeland
Henry Padovani
Discography
Studio albums: Outlandos d'Amour | Reggatta de Blanc | Zenyattà Mondatta | Ghost in the Machine | Synchronicity
Compilations: Every Breath You Take: The Singles | Greatest Hits | Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings | Every Breath You Take: The Classics | The Very Best of Sting & The Police | The Police
Live albums: Live! | The Police Live!
Tours
The Police Around the World Tour | Zenyattà Mondatta Tour | Ghost in the Machine Tour | Synchronicity Tour | A Conspiracy of Hope Tour | The Police Reunion Tour
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