Message In A Box - The Complete Recordings

Sep 30, 1993
Track List And Lyrics
    DISC NO: 1
  1. Fall Out lyrics
  2. Nothing Achieving lyrics
  3. Dead End Job lyrics
  4. Next To You lyrics
  5. So Lonely lyrics
  6. Roxanne lyrics
  7. Hole In My Life lyrics
  8. Peanuts lyrics
  9. Can't Stand Losing You lyrics
  10. Truth Hits Everybody lyrics
  11. Born In The 50's lyrics
  12. Be My Girl, Sally lyrics
  13. Masoko Tanga lyrics
  14. Landlord (Live) lyrics
  15. Next To You (Live) lyrics
  16. Landlord lyrics
  17. Message In A Bottle lyrics
  18. Reggatta de Blanc lyrics
  19. It's Alright For You lyrics
  20. Bring On The Night lyrics
  21. Deathwish lyrics
  22. DISC NO: 2
  1. Walking On The Moon lyrics
  2. On Any Other Day lyrics
  3. The Bed's Too Big Without You lyrics
  4. Contact lyrics
  5. Does Everyone Stare lyrics
  6. No Time This Time lyrics
  7. Visions Of The Night lyrics
  8. The Bed's Too Big Without You (Mono) lyrics
  9. Truth Hits Everybody (Live) lyrics
  10. Friends lyrics
  11. Don't Stand So Close To Me lyrics
  12. Driven To Tears lyrics
  13. When The World Is Running Down You Make The Best Of What's Still Around (Live) lyrics
  14. Canary In A Coalmine lyrics
  15. Voices Inside My Head lyrics
  16. Bombs Away lyrics
  17. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da lyrics
  18. Behind My Camel lyrics
  19. Man In A Suitcase lyrics
  20. Shadows In The Rain lyrics
  21. The Other Way Of Stopping lyrics
  22. DISC NO: 3
  1. A Sermon lyrics
  2. Driven To Tears (Live) lyrics
  3. Shambelle lyrics
  4. Spirits In The Material World lyrics
  5. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic lyrics
  6. Invisible Sun lyrics
  7. Hungry For You (j'aurai toujours faim de toi) lyrics
  8. Demolition Man lyrics
  9. Too Much Information lyrics
  10. Rehumanize Yourself lyrics
  11. One World (Not Three) lyrics
  12. Omegaman lyrics
  13. Secret Journey lyrics
  14. Darkness lyrics
  15. Flexible Strategies lyrics
  16. Low Life lyrics
  17. How Stupid Mr. Bates lyrics
  18. A Kind Of Loving lyrics
  19. DISC NO: 4
  1. DVD - Synchronicity II lyrics
  2. Walking In Your Footsteps lyrics
  3. O My God lyrics
  4. Mother lyrics
  5. Miss Gradenko lyrics
  6. Synchronicity II lyrics
  7. Every Breath You Take lyrics
  8. King Of Pain lyrics
  9. Wrapped Around Your Finger lyrics
  10. Tea In The Sahara lyrics
  11. Murder By Numbers lyrics
  12. Man In A Suitcase (Live) lyrics
  13. Someone To Talk To lyrics
  14. Message In A Bottle (Live) lyrics
  15. I Burn For You lyrics
  16. Once Upon A Daydream lyrics
  17. Tea In The Sahara (Live) lyrics
  18. Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 lyrics
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Released in 1993 this is almost 'The Complete Recordings', but not quite. A small number of officially released tracks are strangely omitted from this release - for example:

- 'Truth Hits Everybody (Remix)' which appeared on the bonus single included as a limited edition in the UK gatefold release of 'Every Breath You Take'

- 'Don't Stand So Close To Me (Live) which was the b-side to the 'Don't Stand So Close To Me '86' single.

- 'Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 (Dance Mix)' which was a bonus track on the 'Don't Stand So Close To Me '86' 12" single.

Some consider that not all of the tracks released on the 'Brimstone & Treacle' soundtrack being included is another failing, but the three tracks credited to The Police are on this compilation. The remaining tracks were originally credited to Sting (i.e. 'Spread A Little Happiness', 'Only You') so their omission is easily accountable.