See also: The Organizes (homonymy)
- Henry Padovani: guitarist, member of the until September 1977 group (appears on the first individual Fall Out )
HistoryThe group is formed in 1977 following the meeting in January between Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani, young French guitarist coldly unloaded in London, on their common desire to then join the Punk scene in full effervescence. Stewart has already the name of the group - The Police - but they miss a bass player. Stewart thinks of Sting (Gordon Matthew Sumner of its true name), which it located at the time of a concert of Last Exit in Newcastle. He hated the group, but adored Sting and this one wants to precisely settle in London. The meeting takes place shortly after and the group starts to repeat in the squat that Stewart occupies in Mayfair before making their first dates in the London clubs. At the beginning of February, hardly one month later, The Organizes between in Pathway Recording Studios, small studio 8 tracks which Bazzaa has, and record their first titles, of which individual the Fall Out and Nothing Achieving .
In parallel, Sting will be introduced in May with Andy Summers by a former musician of the “Gong”, Mike Howlett, who invites them to form “Strontium 90”. Mike would have liked to take Chris Cutler with the battery, but this one being inalienable, Sting brought Stewart Copeland. Strontium 90 will record several demonstrations in Virtual Earth Studios and will play concert of meeting again of the “Gong” in Paris on May 28th, 1977. An album with titles studio and live will leave in 1997 under the name of " Strontium 90: Academy." organizes; The history will thus retain EC group which it is by its skew that Andy Summers met Sting and Copeland. On this Strontium 90 disc, one can hear two future titles of The Police: " Visions off the Night" and " Every Little thing She Does Is Magic".
Following this meeting, Andy Summers joined Police in July 1977 and the initial trio of Sting, Padovani and Copeland, passes to four. The Police occurs then, at the beginning of August, with the festival " Punk" from Mount-to-Marsan to the sides of The Clash, The Damned, Eddie and the Hot Rods, etc But the current hardly passes between Henry Padovani, near in the spirit to the punk movement and Andy Summers, musician of studio applied, and their disputes are frequent.
Of return to London, the group enters in studio with the producer John Cale, but the things occur badly between John Cale and Andy Summers and revive as much tensions between the two guitarists, following what Henry Padovani decides to leave the group to join Wayne County and the Electric Chairs.
The third grinding of the group reduces again to the trio, will be the good one. The group will be success until the apogee in 1983 where Police will receive three Grammy Awards, but the excess of tension between its members will push them with separation although there never was official scission.
In 1986, they are found to try to record a new album but this meeting two songs only will be recorded. The first, a recasting of an old tube published under the album Zenyatta Mondatta is known under the name of " Closed Don' T stand so to me 86" and is appeared in the trade. The second " C C C De Da Da Da" is also a new version of their song published on the album Zenyatta Mondatta but forever marketed.
Since then, each one continues a career solo not without carrying out some performances together as at the time of the marriage of Sting with Trudie Styler in 1992.
However, at the beginning of 2006, of the rumors circulate on the possible reformation of The Police for the commemoration of the 30e birthday of the 1st individual one of the group and a project of world tour.
In 2006, the documentary one written by Stewart Copeland: " Everyone stares: The Organizes inside out" is presented to the Sundance Film Festival, starting from the January 22nd, in the presence of Stewart Copeland, Sting and Andy Summers (either a little less than 3 years after the last appearance of the group, which is a record since 1986!). The film is spent on sale the same year (November 2006 in France).
In parallel, a Best off album leaves in June 2007 with in first titrates very first individual the Fall Out recorded on February 12th, 1977 by the first grinding of the group with Sting, Henry Padovani and Stewart Copeland, little before the arrival of Andy Summers and the departure of Henry Padovani. The most famous titles the headlights of the group are Message in has Bottle , Every Breath You Take , Roxanne whose adaptation in the form of Tango is present in the band its film Moulin-Rouge! of Baz Luhrmann,…
TopicalityNever officially separated, The Organizes advertisement its reformation at the time of the 49e edition of the Grammy Awards of the February 11th 2007 with Los Angeles. On its official site, Sting confirms the return to the stage of The Police for a world tour, The Police Meeting Tower, which will take place at the time of the 30 years of individual the Roxanne (first individual of the group in its form Copeland - Sting - Summers, true the first individual one of the group being Fall out with Henry Padovani with the guitar and before the arrival of Andy Summers). A great news for the fans who awaited that since 1986, completion of their common services and beginning date of their respective careers solos.
The world tour starts the May 28th 2007 with Vancouver with the Canada, to pass then to the the United States, in Europe and to finish by the Latin America and the Australia. In Europe, the group passed in England, in Italy, Suisse, France (September 29th and 30th 2007 at the Stade de France, in Belgium, with the Portugal, the the United Kingdom, the Denmark and the Netherlands. The round will finish on June 18th, 2008 with Manchester.
The 79.000 places in the concert of the 29 September 2007 with the Stade de France were sold in only 1:30, which constitutes a record, even in front of U2 which occurred there there is little. A new date is then announced, the 30 September 2007, and again brings together 79.000 spectators. It is thus not less than 158.000 people who attended the concert of The Police in France for this round Live 2007.
The twenty-six songs in the concert all are appeared in the five albums published between 1978 and 1983. There are of course some scarcities like Deathwish (on Reggatta de Blanc , in 1979) and Demolition Man (on Ghost in the Machine , 1981), but especially all the large tubes: Message in has Bottle, Walking one the Moon, Don' T Stand so Close to me, Of C C C De Da Da Da, Roxanne, So Lonely, Every Breath You Take, Can' T Stand Losing You, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic …
At the time of the concerts at the Stade de France, for the last piece ( Next to you ), Sting introduced on scene Henry Padovani, first guitarist of the group.
The first part of the concert is ensured by the group Fiction Planes whose leader, Joe Sumner is… the son of Sting.
One speaks about 50 million dollars for each member of the group for the reformation then the round of the group. Part of the benefit of the world tour will be transferred at an humanitarian association, Water Aid which gets busy to facilitate the access to drinking water in the countries in the process of development.
In addition to the world tour, the formation of Sting presented on June 11th in France a new compilation of its most famous pieces. This retrospective double album counts 28 pieces whose Roxanne, Message in has Bottle or Walking one the Moon .
- 1977 Fall Out / Nothing Achieving (First individual by Sting, Henry Padovani and Stewart Copeland)
- 1978 Outlandos d' Amour
- 1979 Reggatta of white
- 1980 Crimewatch
- 1980 Zenyattà Mondatta
- 1981 Ghost in the Machine
- 1983 Synchronicity
- 1986 Every Breath You Take: The Singles
- 1992 Greatest Hits
- 1993 Message in has Box: The Supplements Recordings (box: integral with faces B 45 turns and a few pieces live)
- 1995 Every Breath You Take: The Classics
- 1995 Live!
- 1997 The Very Best off Sting & The Organizes off
- 2002 The Very Best Sting & The Police
- 2007 The Police (Best off including the first individual Fall Out by Sting, Henry Padovani and Stewart Copeland)
- the October 2007, the group receives the title of knights of arts and the letters.
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