Offered for sale is a limited edition Canadian half speed mastered audiophile pressing of Outlandos D’Amour, the debut LP by the Police.
This release was part of A&M Canada’s short-lived Audiophile Series of half speed mastered albums.
About this copy: This copy of Outlandos D’Amour is a 1979 Canadian pressing on the A&M label.
While this is technically a Canadian issue, the disc was pressed in Japan by JVC using their proprietary “Supervinyl” compound.
The cover is VG++ with a slight edge wear and a break in the lamination near the upper right hand corner where a price sticker was removed.
The half speed mastered disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce Police LP.
Background: Released in 1978, Outlandos D’Amour was the first album by the Police.
The album reached #6 on the UK album chart and #23 on the U.S. chart.
While their subsequent chart-topping albums would contain far more ambitious songwriting and musicianship, the Police’s 1978 debut, Outlandos d’Amour (translation: Outlaws of Love) is by far their most direct and straightforward release. Although Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland were all superb instrumentalists with jazz backgrounds, it was much easier to get a record contract in late-’70s England if you were a punk/new wave artist, so the band decided to mask their instrumental prowess with a set of strong, adrenaline-charged rock, albeit with a reggae tinge. …Outlandos d’Amour is unquestionably one of the finest debuts to come out of the ’70s punk/new wave movement.
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