The Police: Andy Summers (vocals, guitar); Sting (vocals, bass); Stewart Copeland (drums).
Recorded at Surrey Sound Studios, London, England.
The Police brashly asserted themselves on the American pop scene with OUTLANDOS D'AMOUR, their first album. Their distinctive mix of rock and reggae with Sting's jazz-based vocals and slightly punk lyrics was unlike that of any other group. Before releasing any songs in America, manager Miles Copeland (Stewart's brother) arranged an American tour complete with rented van and borrowed equipment. With America thus primed, The Police's first single "Roxanne" (already a British hit) went as far as #32 on the charts.