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The Police - Six Pack


On this date in 1980, A&M Records released Six Pack in the U.K. in the name of The Police. It was a package deal where the record company re-pressed the first five Police singles (excluding their pre-Andy Summer's debut, "Fall Out") and added a sixth single, "The Bed's Too Big Without You". This last single was backed by a live version of "Truth Hits Everybody".It was a different recording than the one on their second album, Reggatta de Blanc and was recorded in mono.

The first five singles were:
"Can't Stand Losing You"/"Dead End Job"
"So Lonely"/"No Time, This Time"
"Message In A Bottle"/"Landlord"
"Walking On The Moon"/"Visions Of The Night"

The offering had to be bought as a package so if you wanted to get the new version of "The Bed's Too Big Without You", this was the only way. The release reached the #17 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London new wave band disbanded in 1984. They have been touring together again in recent years.

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