On March 25, 2014, “429 Records” label released “Circus Hero” the only Circa Zero album. It was recorded in May 2013, at “Bowl of Cherries Studios” in Venice, California, and was produced by Andy Summers and Rob Giles.
In December 1968, “MGM” label released “Love Is”, the third Eric Burdon and The Animals album. It was recorded in October 1968, at “TTG” and “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Eric Burdon, Zoot Money, Andy Summers, John Weider and Barry Jenkins.
Eric Burdon— lead vocals, spoken word
Zoot Money— bass, backing and co-lead (3, 8a) vocals, organ, piano, spoken word (8a)
Andy Summers— guitar, backing vocals
John Weider— guitar, violin, backing vocals
Barry Jenkins— drums, percussion, backing vocals
Robert Wyatt- backing vocals
River Deep, Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
I’m an Animal – Sylvester Stewart
I’m Dying (Or Am I?) – Eric Burdon
Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
Colored Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
To Love Somebody – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
Gemini – Steve Hammond / Madman – Zoot Money, Andy Summers
On October 3, 1980, “A&M” label released “Zenyatta Mondatta” the third Police studio album. It was recorded July – August 1980, at “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum, Netherlands, and was produced by The Police and Nigel Gray.The album won The Police two “Grammy Awards” including “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” for “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and “Best Rock Instrumental Performance” for “Behind My Camel”. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.
Sting– bass guitar, lead and backing vocals, synthesizer
Andy Summers– guitar, backing vocals, guitar-synths, bass guitar, piano
Stewart Copeland– drums, backing vocals
Nigel Gray– engineering
Watalu Asanuma, Adrian Boot, Miles Copeland, Anton Corbijn, Danny Quatrochi – photography
Janette Beckman– cover photo, photography
Simon Ryan – design
Vartan– reissue art director
Michael Ross – art direction, design, photography
Bob Ludwig– remastering
All tracks by Sting, except where noted.
Don’t Stand So Close to Me
Driven to Tears
When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What’s Still Around
On October 2, 1981, “A&M” label released “Ghost in the Machine” the fourth Police studio album. It was recorded January – September 1981, at “AIR Studios” in Montserrat and “Le Studio” in Quebec, and was produced by The Police and Hugh Padgham. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Ghost in the Machine” at number 323 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album’s cover was ranked at No. 45 in “VH1’s” list of the “50 Greatest Album Covers”. The graphic was designed by Mick Haggerty.
Sting– bass guitar, lead and backing vocals, double bass, keyboards, saxophone
Andy Summers– guitars, backing vocals, guitar synth, keyboards
Stewart Copeland– drums, backing vocals, percussion, keyboards
Jean Roussel– piano
Hugh Padgham– engineering
Ted Jensen– mastering
Dave Collins, Bob Ludwig– remastering
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Mick Haggerty, Vartan – art direction
On November 2, 1978, “A&M” label released “Outlandos d’Amour”, the debut Police album. It was recorded January – June 1978, at the “Surrey Sound Studios”, and was produced by Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 428 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”
Sting– bass guitar, lead and backing vocals, harmonica, butt piano
Andy Summers– guitar, backing vocals, spoken word, piano
Stewart Copeland– drums, backing vocals, percussion
On October 13, 1987, “A&M” label released“…Nothing Like the Sun”, the second Sting studio album. It was recorded March–August, 1987,at the “Air Studios”, in Montserrat, and was produced by Sting, Hugh Padgham, Bryan Loren and Neil Dorfsman.
Sting– lead vocals, bass guitar, guitar
Manu Katché– drums
Kenny Kirkland– keyboards
Mino Cinelu– percussion, vocoder
Branford Marsalis– saxophone
Andy Newmark– drums
Gil Evans& His Orchestra
Hiram Bullock– guitar
Kenwood Dennard– drums
Mark Egan– bass
Andy Summers, Eric Clapton, Fareed Haque, Mark Knopfler– guitar
On October 2, 1979, “A&M” label released “Reggatta de Blanc”, the second Police studio album. It was ecorded February – August 1979, at the “Surrey Sound Studios”, and was produced by Nigel Gray, Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland. In 1980, the title track brought the band their first “Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance”. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Reggata de Blanc” No. 372 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.
Sting– bass guitar, lead and backing vocals, double bass
Andy Summers– guitar, backing vocals, piano
Stewart Copeland– drums, backing and lead vocals, guitar, piano, spoken word
All compositions by Sting, except where noted.
Message in a Bottle
Reggata de Blanc – Andy Summers, Sting and Stewart Copeland
It’s Alright for You – Sting and Stewart Copeland
Bring on the Night
Deathwish – Andy Summers, Sting and Stewart Copeland