The most successful Police album yet, it produced ‘Every Breath You Take,' one of the most-remembered rock ballads of the '80s and the recipient of the 2016 BMI Award for Thirteen Million Radio Plays. 2 Canada, No. As Sting's fame rose, his relationship with Stewart Copeland deteriorated. Sting's solo success continued with the release of Bring On The Night, Nothing Like The Sun, The Soul Cages, Ten Summoner's Tales, Mercury Falling, Brand New Day, All This Time, Sacred Love, Songs from the Labyrinth, If On A Winter’s Night..., Symphonicities, The Last Ship, and his latest release, 57th & 9th – his first pop/rock album in over a decade. That summer, "Can't Stand Losing You" was also re-released in the UK, becoming a substantial hit, peaking at No. Also in 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Police No. We did a 15-minute lightning set and I squealed and screamed. 2018 will see the release of the Andy Summers Leica signature camera, along with a matching Fender signature Stratocaster and the book ‘The Bones of Chuang Tzu’ published by the Steidl press. Copeland later apologised for besmirching "my buddy Sting," and chalked up the comments to "hyper self-criticism". Find JAZZ POLICE, THE, By Composer / Performer, Goodwin, Gordon, Jazz Ensemble (Big Band) and more at Welcome to Marina Music 47 in the UK. In January 2006 "Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Description As recorded on the Silverline Records album XXL (CD and DVD Audio) by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, this ferocious chart is a totally hot rock-swing-jazz for big band. They started with jazz… They were the world's highest-earning musicians in 2008, due to their reunion tour. p. 125. In 2006, Stewart Copeland released a rockumentary about the band called Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out, based on Super-8 filming he did when the band was touring and recording in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Synchronicity became a No. Andy Summers, post Police, has enjoyed a diverse and celebrated career. It stayed at No. Performing live, Copeland has toured successfully with a number of world music and rock ensembles including that featuring the uniquely esoteric and fiercely melodic music from 'La Notte della Taranta' - ancient trance music originating from the Grecia-Salentina region of Southern Italy. [92], The primary songwriter for the Police, Sting was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. John Blake Publishing, Limited. Sting made his cinematic debut in the 1979 film adaptation of "Quadrophenia" and has appeared in 15 films since, including the cult classic "Dune." In February 1979, "Roxanne" was issued as a single in North America, where it was warmly received on radio despite the subject matter. In his retrospective assessment Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic argues that the notion of the Police as a punk rock band was true only "in the loosest sense of the term". By that time, several critics deemed them "the biggest rock band in the world". [31], In October 1979, the group released their second album, Reggatta de Blanc, which topped the UK Albums Chart and became the first of four consecutive UK No. [31] A rerecorded version of "De Do Do Do De Da Da Da" was subsequently also included on the DTS-CD release of the Every Breath You Take: The Classics album in 1995. Andy Summers remains at the forefront of contemporary guitar playing. Billboard magazine later confirmed the news, quoting Summers' 2006 statement as to how the band could have continued post-Synchronicity: "The more rational approach would have been, 'OK, Sting, go make a solo record, and let's get back together in two or three years.' In 1995 A&M released Live!, a double live album produced by Summers featuring two complete concerts—one recorded on 27 November 1979 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston during the Reggatta de Blanc tour, and one recorded on 2 November 1983 at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia, during the Synchronicity Tour (the latter was also documented in the VHS tape Synchronicity Concert in 1984). "[55], In July of that year, the trio reunited in the studio to record a new album. Mike Story - Alfred Music Publishing. [96], With a string of UK number one albums the Police were among the most commercially successful British bands of the early 1980s, and with success overseas they are typically regarded as in both the vanguard of the Second British Invasion, and the new wave movement. [19] The band also recorded several demo tracks: these were released (along with live recordings and an early version of "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic") 20 years later on the archive album Strontium 90: Police Academy. The band performed "Roxanne" on BBC1's Top of the Pops, and the re-issue of the song finally gained the band widespread recognition in the UK when it peaked at No. Biography. Restrained by loyalty, Copeland and Sting resisted the idea, and the Police carried on as a four-piece version. It was an empty exercise."[58]. The band's first double disc Greatest Hits collection, The Police is comprised of hits and fan favourites, including their first single Fall Out and enduring hits 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic', 'De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da', 'Message In A Bottle', 'Roxanne' and, of course, 'Every Breath You Take'. Message In A Box – The Complete Recordings. Buy The Jazz Police by Gordon Goodwin at jwpepper.com. He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music. [29] Though "Roxanne" was never banned, the BBC did ban the second single from Outlandos d'Amour, "Can't Stand Losing You". "[28], The Police made their first television appearance in October 1978, on BBC2's The Old Grey Whistle Test to promote the release of Outlandos d'Amour. Their last performance on stage before their split was on 15 June at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. [56] As a result of the tense and short-lived reunion in the studio, "Don't Stand So Close to Me '86" was released in October 1986 as their final single and made it into the UK Top 25. ", "It was very emotional for them. Sting continued recording and touring as a solo performer to great success. [81] On 11 November 2008, the Police released Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires, a Blu-ray, DVD and CD set of the band's two performances in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the tour (1 and 2 December 2007). Combining controlled energy and evocative melodies, Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers played with the improvisational instincts of a jazz trio and the raw energy of a punk-rock band - a blend that made them one of the definitive rock groups of the'70s and '80s. 2. —Summers on Sting and Copeland after first hearing them at the Marquee Club in Oxford Street, London. [31] The album spawned the hit singles "Message in a Bottle" (No. This arrangement of one of their most popular charts has been crafted so any band can play it. A&M consequently promoted the single with posters claiming "Banned by the BBC", though it was never really banned, just not play-listed. It’s already a joyful event- but things are about to be taken up another level. $9.99. The group originally broke through at the same time that punk was shaking up the music scene in the late 70's. The lead trumpet and baritone sax will push this chart over the top! Its lead single, "Every Breath You Take", became their fifth UK number one, and first in the US. [27] "Roxanne" was issued as a single in the spring of 1978, while other album tracks were still being recorded, but it failed to chart. From their early beginnings, The Police were hailed as a maverick live band - a group that galvanized an already impressive studio sound into something otherworldly when performing. He has also authored two books, including The New York Times best- selling memoir, Broken Music. Their 1978 debut album, Outlandos d'Amour, reached No. It was recorded on 12 February 1977 at Pathway Studios in North London, a couple weeks before The Police's debut live performance with a budget of £150, and is the only Police recording featuring Henry Padovani. The Jazz Police. It also appeared on the 1986 compilation Every Breath You Take: The Singles, which reached No. [45] Near the end of the concert, Sting announced: "We'd like to thank the Beatles for lending us their stadium. 10 in the US. [40][41] The instrumental "Behind My Camel", written by Andy Summers, won the band a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, while "Don't Stand So Close to Me" won the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance for Duo or Group. [23] Various appearances by the Schoener outfit on German television made the German public aware of Sting's unusual high-pitched voice, and helped pave the way for the Police's later popularity. Sutcliffe, Phil & Fielder, Hugh (1981). This hot jazz-rock arrangement of the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band original features a driving bass line and solo sections for alto sax, tenor sax, and drums. In fact, they were criticized by other punk bands for not being authentic and lacking 'street cred'. [57], Following the failed effort to record a new studio album, the Police effectively disbanded. Mike Lewis at jwpepper.com. The Jazz Band was formed in 2005, a funky subset of the 100-member police marching band for members who wanted to play other kinds of music. London and New York: Proteus Books. [44], In 1983, the Police released their last studio album, Synchronicity, which spawned the hit singles "Every Breath You Take", "Wrapped Around Your Finger", "King of Pain", and "Synchronicity II". Here's a very hip jazz/rock adaptation of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band chart for developing jazz ensembles. They also headlined the last night of the 2008 Isle of Wight Festival on 15 June,[76] the Heineken Jammin' Festival in Venice on 23 June and the Sunday night at Hard Rock Calling (previously called Hyde Park Calling) in London on 29 June. Free shipping. Ending Jan 3 at 5:01PM PST 6d 18h. When they finished, they handed U2 their instruments for the all-star finale of "I Shall Be Released". Except for "King of Pain", the singles were accompanied by music videos directed by Godley & Creme. [73] On 29 and 30 September 2007, Henry Padovani joined the group on stage for the final encore of their two shows in Paris, playing the song "Next to You" as a four-piece band. Sting (so nicknamed because of his habit of wearing a black-and-yellow striped sweater resembling a wasp),[11] who at the time was playing in a jazz-rock fusion band called Last Exit. before launching into "Roxanne". The New Horizons Band program involves more than 180 New Horizons Bands internationally. [49][50] It was nominated for Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, but lost to Michael Jackson's Thriller. Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor.He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984, and launched a solo career in 1985. The Jazz Police Gordon Goodwin/arr. I think it was clear in Sting's eyes that he was not going to be in a band anymore. p. 229. [93] In Rolling Stone's 2004 list of the 500 greatest songs of all time, "Every Breath You Take" ranked number 84 (the highest new wave song on the list), and "Roxanne" ranked number 388. Although the band existed for just over six years, their contribution to the lexicon of rock was immense. Jazz Ensemble Conductor Score & Parts. This is really a powerhouse of a piece! [31][34] As the band was unable to agree on a cover picture, the album cover had three red pictographs, digital likenesses of the three band members in the style of segmented LED displays, set against a black background. On 10 March 2003, the Police were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and performed "Roxanne", "Message in a Bottle", and "Every Breath You Take" live, as a group (the last song was performed alongside Steven Tyler, Gwen Stefani, and John Mayer). [94] Q magazine named "Every Breath You Take" among the top 10 British Songs of the 1980s, and in a UK-wide poll by ITV in 2015 it was voted The Nation's Favourite 80s Number One. p. 85. [1] For most of their history the line-up consisted of primary songwriter Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion). We are located at the uganda police band headquarters in Nsambya police barracks opposite the … Also in 1983, Sting filmed his first big-budget movie role playing Feyd-Rautha in David Lynch's Dune. 31 in Canada and No. This was due to the single's cover, which featured Copeland hanging himself over an ice block being melted by a portable radiator. [51], During the group's 1983 Shea Stadium concert, Sting felt performing at the venue was "Everest" and decided to pursue a solo career, according to the documentary The Last Play at Shea. As recorded on the Silverline Records album XXL (CD and DVD Audio) by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, this ferocious chart is a totally hot rock-swing-jazz for big band. Sting began working on a jazz-tinged solo project immediately, releasing The Dream of the Blue Turtles in 1985. [9][10], In late November 1976, while on tour with the British progressive rock band Curved Air in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the northeast of England, the band's American drummer, Stewart Copeland, met and exchanged phone numbers with ambitious singer-bassist (and former schoolteacher), Gordon Sumner a.k.a. 1 in the UK for two weeks and in the US for seventeen weeks. We could have easily carried on, and we could probably still be there. Where he had been less enthusiastic about the band's other songs, the elder Copeland was immediately struck by the track, and quickly got the Police a record deal with A&M Records on the strength of it. 1) and the US. In 1982, The Police received the Brit Award for Best Group and in 1985 were honored with the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. This feature-length film documents the formation, subsequent worldwide success and the then demise of The Police. It’s already a joyful event- but things are about to be taken up another level. The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The band were included among both Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1956 Vinyl release of Polite Jazz on Discogs. [22] While still maintaining the main band and attempting to win over punk audiences, Police members continued to moonlight within the art rock scene. Back in 1979, he had made a well-received debut as the "Ace Face" in Quadrophenia, the film version of The Who's rock opera, followed by a role as a mechanic in love with Eddie Cochran's music in Chris Petit's Radio On. [30] The single became a minor chart hit, the Police's first, peaking at No. Shaun Keaveny (2010). [43] After the Ghost in the Machine Tour concluded in 1982, the group took a sabbatical and each member pursued outside projects. [4], The Police have sold over 75 million records, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. Royal Fiji Police Band, Suva, Fiji. In 1981, The Police put out Ghost in the Machine which went double platinum with hit singles ‘Every Little Thing She Does is Magic’ and ‘Spirits in the Material World.'. The Police never returned from sabbatical. [12][45] Recording the album, however, was a tense affair with increasing disputes among the band. In 2007 Fender released a Tribute model of his iconic Telecaster and in 2018 will release a unique Andy Summers Stratocaster. By this time, Sting was becoming a major star, and he established a career beyond the Police by branching out into acting. 6. The Police British punk rock band Sting New Wave Reggae Jazz Collectible 1980s . Aware that all band members were present, the wedding guests pressured the trio into playing, and they performed "Roxanne" and "Message in a Bottle". [84], In 2003, the Police were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Also a photo gallery, merchandise store and details of subsidiary ensembles. Over 1981 and 1982, Summers recorded his first album with Robert Fripp, I Advance Masked. The band manifested an understated virtuosity, applying their chops within reggae grooves and intricate arrangements. [80], The world's highest-earning musicians in 2008, the tour sold 3.7 million tickets and grossed $358 million, making it the third-highest-grossing tour of all time at its conclusion. In March of 2003, The Police returned to the stage for the band's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. [53] In July the same year, Sting and Copeland participated in Live Aid at Wembley Stadium, London. [54], —Bono, on the Police's final concert at Giants Stadium, June 1986. Featuring solo space for tenor, trumpet, trombone, or guitar, tons of energy abounds from —Anglomania: The Second British Invasion, by Parke Puterbaugh for Rolling Stone, November 1983. [99], This article is about the band. [67] The Police Reunion Tour began in late May 2007 with two shows in Vancouver. He also starred in The Threepenny Opera on Broadway in 1989. From their early beginnings, The Police were hailed as a maverick live band - a group that galvanized an already impressive studio sound into something otherworldly when performing. The film based on the book, “Can’t Stand Losing You,” was released by Yari Film with producer Brett Morgen in 2015 to wide critical acclaim. Few punk bands were three-pieces, while contemporary bands pursuing progressive rock, symphonic rock and other sound trends usually expanded their line-ups with support players. [31], Pressured by their record company for a new record and a prompt return to touring, the Police released their third album, Zenyatta Mondatta, in October 1980. I felt that the three of us together would be very strong. Gordon Goodwin: The Jazz Police: Brass Band: Score and Parts Norsk Noteservice. The album was recorded in a three-week period in the Netherlands for tax reasons. [33] The tour was subsequently documented in the film The Police Around the World (1982), directed by Kate and Derek Burbidge, which contains footage shot by Annie Nightingale originally intended for a BBC production The Police in the East. During the Synchronicity tour, personal and creative tensions between the bandmembers had escalated greatly, and they had no desire to work together for a while. Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band is one of the hottest jazz bands ever! In 2003 he received the Gibson Guitar lifetime award and in 2016 the Roland Life time achievement award. [55] As the lead singer of U2 – who themselves would soon be regarded as the biggest band in the world – Bono stated, "It was a very big moment, like passing a torch. [75] The group headlined the TW Classic festival in Werchter, Belgium on 7 June 2008. [55], In June 1986, the Police reconvened to play three concerts for the Amnesty International A Conspiracy of Hope tour. It featured thicker sounds, layered saxophones, and vocal textures. Mick Jagger reviewed the single in Sounds Magazine! It will tear it up every performance! [34], The band's first live performance of "Message in a Bottle" was on the BBC's television show Rock Goes to College filmed at Hatfield Polytechnic College in Hertfordshire. Victor Lopez - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division. ", "I thought there was fantastic potential in Sting and Stewart. Their next two albums, Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) and Ghost in the Machine (1981), led to further critical and commercial success with two songs, "Don't Stand So Close to Me" and "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", becoming UK number-one singles. They had come together for this tour and that was it. Mike Story - Alfred Music Publishing Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band is one of the hottest jazz bands ever! "Message in a Bottle" ranked number 65 in the magazine's 2008 list of the 100 greatest guitar songs. The album has sold over five million copies in the US. Copeland later admitted, "We got a lot of mileage out of it being supposedly banned by the BBC. He has composed the scores for several films, including "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" and "Weekend at Bernie's." Sting's look, dominated by his orange-coloured hair (a result of his role in Dune) and tattered clothing, both of which were emphasised in the music videos from the album, carried over into the set for the concert. He states the band's "nervous, reggae-injected pop/rock was punky" and had a "punk spirit" but it "wasn't necessarily punk". "[48] They played throughout the UK in December 1983, including four sold out nights at London's Wembley Arena, and the tour ended in Melbourne, Australia on 4 March 1984 at the Melbourne Showgrounds (the final concert featured Sunnyboys, Kids In The Kitchen, Bryan Adams and Australian Crawl, with the Police topping the bill). The film, which captured the music scene in the wake of punk, was masterminded by Stewart Copeland's brothers Ian and Miles. [70], A&M, the band's record company, promoted the 2007–08 reunion tour as the 30th anniversary of the band's formation and of the release of their first single for A&M, "Roxanne". Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. 3 in the U.S.), "Invisible Sun", and "Spirits in the Material World". By Gordon Goodwin. "Sting: the secret life of Gordon Sumner". Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International, and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. NSW Police Concert Band. Featuring solo space for tenor, trumpet, trombone, or guitar, tons of energy abounds Click to review . 5 Australia) and "Walking on the Moon" (No. Gordon Goodwin/arr. "[98], On 25 June 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed the Police among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. Find JAZZ POLICE, THE, Jazz Ensemble (Big Band), Young Bands and more at Welcome to Marina Music I regret we never paid it off with a last tour. He has several more lined up in the near future including a retrospective at the Pavillion Populaire in Montpelier in February 2019. Since the 1983 release of his first book of photography, Throb, Summers has released several books of photography and also the 2006 autobiography One Train Later, which was voted best music book of the year by UK magazine Mojo. Gordon Goodwin/arr. Stewart Copeland has been responsible for some of the film world's most innovative and groundbreaking scores, working with a broad array of directors on nearly 40 films and television works since 1984, including Oliver Stone's Wall Street, Francis Ford Coppola's Rumblefish, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for Best Score, as well as scoring Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film 'Four Days in September' and Emmy nominated TV shows such as 'Dead Like Me'. In 2017 Guitar player also officially awarded him the Guitar Player “Certified Legend“ medal. This arrangement of one of their most popular charts has been crafted so any band can play it. On 22 August 1992, Sting married Trudie Styler in an 11th-century chapel in Wiltshire, southwest England. [31], In March 1980, the Police began their first world tour, which included places that had seldom hosted foreign performers—including Mexico, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Greece and Egypt. An innovative big band for the '90s from Seattle, The Jazz Police are fronted by James Rasmussen. L'Historia Bandido. 1 in the UK album charts. ROYAL FIJI POLICE BAND FAN PAGE The 28 songs bring together the biggest hits from the band's five original studio albums and includes their very first single, 1977's 'Fall Out'. Click to review . The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. The group opened and closed the 1981 concert film, Urgh! This arrangement of one of their most popular charts has been crafted so any band can play it. Buy The Jazz Police by Gordon Goodwin/arr. Enticed by the sound of the music, a police horse emerges into the scene, and he begins to boogie as he walks towards the group. Playing a wide range of music in all categories depending on the clients request. The Synchronicity Tour began in Chicago, Illinois in July 1983 at the original Comiskey Park, and on 18 August the band played in front of 70,000 in Shea Stadium, New York. The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. His indelible style continues to influence guitarists around the world. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Wensley Clarkson (1996). [26], During one of his periodic studio visits, Miles heard "Roxanne" for the first time at the end of a session. Oklahoma City metro area Big Band for hire, specializing in events, wedding, parties and dances. I'm certain we could have done that. In late 1977 and early 1978, Sting and Summers recorded and performed as part of an ensemble led by German experimental composer Eberhard Schoener; Copeland also joined for a time. Copeland continues to stretch himself compositionally, writing work that includes Operas, Ballets, and Orchestral Concert works, among them: 'Holy Blood and the Crescent Moon' for Cleveland Opera, 'A Casque of Amontillado,' and 'King Lear' for the San Francisco Ballet. It will tear it up every performance! [20] A trio was unusual for the time, and this line-up endured for the rest of the band's history. Strontium 90 performed at a Gong reunion concert in Paris on 28 May 1977, and played at a London club (under the name of "the Elevators") in July. [15][16] On 1 May 1977, The Police released on Illegal Records their debut single "Fall Out," recorded at Pathway Studios in Islington, North London on 12 February 1977 (a couple of weeks before the band's debut live performance), with a budget of £150. [77], In February 2008, the band announced that, when the tour finished, they would break up again. In 2003, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 25 on the US album charts. At the 1985 Brit Awards held at London's Grosvenor Hotel on 11 February, the band received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. We were definitely not in a creative dry space. [12], —Sting on his first jam session since arriving in London. His latest recordings are Metal Dog (2015) and Triboluminescence (2017). It went in another way. 1 (No. ", 1984–1986: Hiatus, aborted sixth studio album. A Music War. [72], Tickets for the British leg of the tour sold out within 30 minutes, and the band played two nights at Twickenham Stadium on 8 and 9 September. "There will be no new album, no big new tour," said Sting. "[67][68] The band opened the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on 11 February 2007 in Los Angeles,[69] announcing, "Ladies and gentlemen, we are the Police, and we're back!" The Jazz Police. Explore releases from Royal Fiji Police Band at Discogs. I'd always wanted to play in a three-piece band. The band's fourth member was guitarist Andy Summers from Lancashire in the northwest of England. All of the excitement and drive of the original are present in this great chart. [82][83], The Police started as a punk rock band, but soon expanded their music vocabulary to incorporate reggae, pop and new wave sonorities to their sound. [31] The group's first single, "Fall Out", was reissued in late 1979, peaking at No. [25], Copeland's older brother Miles was initially sceptical of the inclusion of Summers in the band, fearing it would undermine their punk credibility, and reluctantly agreed to provide £1,500 to finance the Police's first album. This ferocious chart is totally hot rock-swing-jazz for the experienced big band, featuring solo space for tenor, trumpet and trombone or guitar. [63] On 22 January 2007, the punk wave magazine Side-Line broke the story the Police would reunite for the Grammys, and would perform "Roxanne". Emerging in the British new wave scene, they played a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz. It spawned the hit singles "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (featuring pianist Jean Roussel), their fourth UK No. [37], In May 1980, A&M in the UK released Six Pack, a package containing the five previous A&M singles (not including "Fall Out") in their original sleeves plus a mono alternate take of the album track "The Bed's Too Big Without You" backed with a live version of "Truth Hits Everybody". Anyway, it was clear Sting had no real intention of writing any new songs for the Police. The film had a limited release but developed a mythic reputation over the years.[42]. Backed by a 3-piece band including Dominic Miller (guitar), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar), Sting performed seven songs from his new album 57th & 9th. For Law Enforcement organisations, see, "I was inspired by the amazing energy of the whole thing, and I thought, 'Well, I'm new to London and I'm totally unknown, so I'll give it a go.' In 1983, Stewart Copeland composed the musical score for Francis Ford Coppola's film Rumble Fish. Each band member continued with his solo career over the next 20 years. [1][86] With a history of playing to large audiences (such as Shea Stadium in 1983), the Police were a featured artist in the stadium rock episode of the 2007 BBC/VH1 series Seven Ages of Rock along with Queen, Led Zeppelin, U2 and Bruce Springsteen. In 1982, Sting furthered his acting career by co-starring in the Richard Loncraine film Brimstone and Treacle. 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