The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends: Arrested (The Music Of The Police) 1983 UK. Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple members etc.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends: Arrested (The Music Of The Police) 1983 UK. Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple members etc.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends: Arrested (The Music Of The Police) 1983 UK. Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple members etc.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends: Arrested (The Music Of The Police) 1983 UK. Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple members etc.

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If you’re a The Police fan and you like to hear classic tunes on a new dimension don’t loose the opportunity to hear this fantastic LP

ARTIST: THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA & FRIENDS [ROY WOOD, GARY MOORE, IAN PAICE, ETC.]
TITLE: ARRESTED – THE MUSIC OF POLICE
FORMAT: 12″ LP
RECORD LABEL: RCA
SERIAL No: RCALP 8001
DESCRIPTION: 10 TRACKS, UK PRESSED LP
VINYL CONDITION: Mint condition
Inner paper bag with lyrics etc.: Mint condition
SLEEVE CONDITION: VG. Minor corner ring and edge wear. Light creasing. Some colour fading to spine and top edge. Laminate sleeve.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends Arrested (The Music Of The Police)
Label: RCA ? RCALP 8001, RCA ? PL 25453
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Pop, Rock, Symphonic

Tracklist:
Overture
A1.1 Regatta De Blanc
Synthesizer Don Airey
A1.2 Spirits In The Material World
Synthesizer Don Airey
A1.3 Be My Girl
Synthesizer Don Airey
A1.4 De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
Synthesizer Don Airey
A1.5 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Synthesizer Don Airey
A1.6 Regatta De Blanc
Synthesizer Don Airey

A2 De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
Bass John McKenzie
Drums Richard Bailey
Guitar Keith Airey, Robin Le Mesurier
Vocals Chris Thompson
Released/Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
A3.1 Released
Bass John McKenzie
Drums, Percussion Richard Bailey
Guitar, Marimba [Ppg Synthesized] Chaz Jankel*
Piano Don Airey
Saxophone Raff Ravenscroft*
Trumpet [1st] Raymond Simmons
Trumpet [2nd] Gerald Ruddock
A3.2 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Bass John McKenzie
Drums, Percussion Richard Bailey
Guitar, Marimba [Ppg Synthesized] Chaz Jankel*
Piano Don Airey
Saxophone Raff Ravenscroft*
Trumpet [1st] Raymond Simmons
Trumpet [2nd] Gerald Ruddock

A4 Roxanne
Cello Robert Cohen
A5 Truth Hits Everybody
Bass Neil Murray
Drums Ian Paice
Guitar Gary Moore
Synthesizer Don Airey
Vocals Graham Bonnet
B1 Arrested
Bass John McKenzie
Drums Ian Paice
Guitar Gary Moore
B2 Message In A Bottle
Bass Neil Murray
Drums Ian Paice
Guitar Gary Moore
Vocals Roy Wood
B3 Invisible Sun
Drums Ian Paice
Guitar Gary Moore
Synthesizer Don Airey
Vocals Kim Goody
B4 Walking On The Moon
Bass John McKenzie
Drums Richard Bailey
Guitar Keith Airey
Lead Vocals [Led Vocal] Peter Auty
Piano Don Airey
B5 Don’t Stand So Close To Me
Bass John McKenzie
Bells [Handbells] Stuart Taylor
Drums Richard Bailey
Organ [Hammond] Don Airey
Vocals Chris Thompson
Credits
Arranged By, Conductor Don Airey
Concept By [Conceived By] Stuart Taylor, Tony Harding
Design [Sleeve] PRV Media
Engineer [Executive Sound Engineer] Brian Robson
Engineer [Sound (contemporary)] Philip Bagenal
Engineer [Sound (symphonic)] Peter Brown, RJ chard Digby-Smith (Digga)*, Tim Hunt
Executive Producer Chris Harding, Stuart Taylor
Mastered By Kevin Metcalfe
Presenter Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends, The
Producer Stuart Taylor
Producer [Production Assistant] Ray Randall
Recorded By [Playground Ambience] Dave Priest, Gerry Bates
Words By, Music By Sting (tracks: A1.1 to A2, A3.2 to A5, B2 to B5)
Written-By Summers* (tracks: A1.1, A1.6), Don Airey (tracks: A.3.1, B1), Copeland* (tracks: A1.1, A1.6)
Notes
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London/Polygram Studios, London/Eastcore Studios, London/Wizard Studios, Hollywood, California/Marcus Music Studios, London.
Mastering: Utopia, London.
Produced for Starblend Ltd.
Schoolbells supplied by Newberries J.M.I. Radlett, Herts. Colindale J.M.I. London.
Sleeve © 1983 RCA Ltd. Marketed and distributed by RCA Ltd., Record Division, 1 Bedford Avenue London W.C.1, Country of manufacture of record as stated on record label.

? 1983 RCA Ltd.
Marketed by RCA Limited, England from Master Recordings of RCA Records.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): RCALP 8001 / A
Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): RCALP 8001 / B
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): MPO RCALP-8001 A¹ C
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): MPO RCALP-8001 B¹ C [Angels Harp Symbol] TOPIA S.T. [Heart With Arrow Symbol] H.T.T,

Tony Harding and Stuart Taylor conceived in 1983 the idea of a symphonic tribute to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the most influential British band of the time, The Police (the trio consisting of Andy Summers on guitar, Stewart Copeland on drums and Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner , aka Sting on bass and vocals). And in charge of making orchestral arrangements and conducting the orchestra was Don Airey (who also composed the theme who named the album, ” Arrested “, as a tribute to the band) who had done similar work with the album” Variations “by Andrew Lloyd Webber and had been a sales success.

The Police had already released most of their legacy, the magnificent debut with ” Outlandos d’Amour “in 1978,” Reggatta De Blanc “the following year, the excellent” Zenyatta Mondatta “in 1980, ” Ghost in the Machine “in 1981, the excellent ” Synchronicity “, before their separation. The band was punk rock (or post-punk, as preferred) and new wave but from there, and thanks to the virtuoso skills of its members had evolved to a much higher level, incorporating a lot of reggae, jazz and different other styles here and there, creating an irresistible pop mixture that resulted in a series of big hits with singles such as ” Roxanne”, ” Message In A Bottle”, ” Do not Stand So Close To Me “and” De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da “, all included in this tribute.

The guests, or the ” Friends “of the title were: Dons brother, Keith Airey (guitar), Peter Auty (voice), Richard Bailey (drums), Graham Bonnett (voice), Robert Cohen (cello), Kim Goody ( vocals), Chaz Jankel (marimba, synthesizers, guitar), John McKenzie (bass), Robin Le Mesurier (guitar), Gary Moore (guitar), Neil Murray (bass), Ian Paice (drums), Raff Ravenscroft (saxophone); Gerald Ruddock (2nd trumpet), Raymond Simmons (1st trumpet), Chris Thompson (vocals) and Roy Wood (voice).

It was published in 1983 by RCA in the UK.

Good symphonic start an overture, composed of a classic combo: “Overture: Reggatta de Blanc / Spirits in the Material World / Be My Girl “. Don Airey with synthesizers and orchestra are the participants, greater participation corresponds to the winds and percussion section Philharmonic.

“De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da “, Chris Thompson, Richard Bailey, John McKenzie, Keith Airey and Robin Le Mesurier are the” friends “who accompany the Royal Philharmonic and performed this version fairly straightforward and similar to the original. Fine arrangements of the instrumentalists.

“Released / Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic “, Raff Ravenscroft and Don Airey with sax and jazzy piano, then the orchestra version becomes very Caribbean, with the inclusion of John McKenzie, Richard Bailey, Chaz Jankel, Raymond Simmons and Gerald Ruddock, the theme tune appears on the occasions when Airey and Ravenscroft appear between the orchestra and its climate of rumba. Then its time for the classic of classics from the band,

“Roxanne “into a full orchestral version of extreme delicacy with Robert Cohen commanding the cello masterfully.

“Truth Hits Everbody” more hard theme of the album, with the band starting with a crescendo and then a rocker pace with the entry of the band (a real luxury, with Ian Paice, Graham Bonnet, Neil Murray, Gary Moore and Don Airey), pristine sound with demonstrations of musicians though perhaps a bit off the rock to the symphony.

“Arrested” is a song written by Don Airey for the album, with Paice, Gary Moore and John McKenzie (excellent slap bass) is more attuned work between both parties (orchestra and band) genial Moore on viola.

” Message In A Bottle “, for this (perhaps the biggest hit of The Police) we get Ian Paice, Roy Wood, Neil Murray and Gary Moore (again masterful), a version very similar to the original, with the orchestra engaging in Wood wonders and at times seeming Sting.

“Invisible Sun “, again the trio Paice-Moore-Airey, plus the contribution of Kimm Goodys voice (or voice accompaniments it is almost instrumental), a very good and very rocky version.

” Walking On The Moon ” excellent arrangements made ??with the melody and rhythm, with Peter Auty in the voice and Airey. The contributions of the orchestra are accurate and emotive.

” Do not Stand So Close to Me / Finale “begins with voices of children playing while the orchestra begins to show the melody, then Chris Thompson makes an appearance singing in great shape, the orchestra again this excellently coupled (large Don Airey achievement in music composition) complete the formation McKenzie, Bailey, Stuart Taylor and Don.

In conclusion:
Very good album, but only for those who like this type of work, fans of The Police and Deep Purple, and collectors in general.