Pop punk reggae jazz power trio: The Police

Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers and Gordon Sumner (Sting), aka The Police, produced some of the most distinctive and immediately recognizable songs from the late ’70s and the early ’80s — pop music with a foundation in punk and an infusion of reggae and jazz.

November 2 appears to be a popular day for The Police to release their music. The trio’s debut album, Outlandos d’Amour, was released on this date in 1978. The single “Walking on the Moon,” from their follow-up LP, Reggatta de Blanc, was released in 1979. And on Nov. 2, 1981, The Police released the single “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.”

“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” is from Ghost in the Machine, the group’s fourth album.  The album marked a turning point from the raw sound of the earlier productions. The LP was more polished. Sting, against the wishes of his band mates,invited Jean Roussel into the studio to play piano on the track. Although the song would  hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and although they would go on to release the hugely popular Synchronicity album, the dissolution of The Police had begun.



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