Canary In A Coalmine (Remastered 2003)
Label: Polydor Associated Labels
Released to coincide with the Police's 2007 reunion tour, this double-disc retrospective offers a fine, detailed view of the band's career. You get "Fall Out," an early single with real punk bite from before the trio locked in their sleek but spiky new-wave reggae sound. There's plenty of space given over to the remembered hits and for such essential Police tracks as "Hole in My Life" and "Bring On the Night." At the same time, so many key tracks are missing that you probably want to throw caution to the wind and opt for the 78-track Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings.