Message In A Box - The Complete Recordings

September 30, 1993
UNITED KINGDOM
DISC NO:1
  1. Fall Out
    Lyrics
  2. Nothing Achieving
    Lyrics
  3. Dead End Job
    Lyrics
  4. Next To You
    Lyrics
  5. So Lonely
    Lyrics
  6. Roxanne
    Lyrics
  7. Hole In My Life
    Lyrics
  8. Peanuts
    Lyrics
  9. Can't Stand Losing You
    Lyrics
  10. Truth Hits Everybody
    Lyrics
  11. Born In The 50's
    Lyrics
  12. Be My Girl, Sally
    Lyrics
  13. Masoko Tanga
    Lyrics
  14. Landlord (Live)
    Lyrics
  15. Next To You (Live)
    Lyrics
  16. Landlord
    Lyrics
  17. Message In A Bottle
    Lyrics
  18. Reggatta de Blanc
    Lyrics
  19. It's Alright For You
    Lyrics
  20. Bring On The Night
    Lyrics
  21. Deathwish
    Lyrics
DISC NO:2
  1. Walking On The Moon
    Lyrics
  2. On Any Other Day
    Lyrics
  3. The Bed's Too Big Without You
    Lyrics
  4. Contact
    Lyrics
  5. Does Everyone Stare
    Lyrics
  6. No Time This Time
    Lyrics
  7. Visions Of The Night
    Lyrics
  8. The Bed's Too Big Without You (Mono)
    Lyrics
  9. Truth Hits Everybody (Live)
    Lyrics
  10. Friends
    Lyrics
  11. Don't Stand So Close To Me
    Lyrics
  12. Driven To Tears
    Lyrics
  13. When The World Is Running Down You Make The Best Of What's Still Around (Live)
    Lyrics
  14. Canary In A Coalmine
    Lyrics
  15. Voices Inside My Head
    Lyrics
  16. Bombs Away
    Lyrics
  17. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
    Lyrics
  18. Behind My Camel
    Lyrics
  19. Man In A Suitcase
    Lyrics
  20. Shadows In The Rain
    Lyrics
  21. The Other Way Of Stopping
    Lyrics
DISC NO:3
  1. A Sermon
    Lyrics
  2. Driven To Tears (Live)
    Lyrics
  3. Shambelle
    Lyrics
  4. Spirits In The Material World
    Lyrics
  5. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    Lyrics
  6. Invisible Sun
    Lyrics
  7. Hungry For You (j'aurai toujours faim de toi)
    Lyrics
  8. Demolition Man
    Lyrics
  9. Too Much Information
    Lyrics
  10. Rehumanize Yourself
    Lyrics
  11. One World (Not Three)
    Lyrics
  12. Omegaman
    Lyrics
  13. Secret Journey
    Lyrics
  14. Darkness
    Lyrics
  15. Flexible Strategies
    Lyrics
  16. Low Life
    Lyrics
  17. How Stupid Mr. Bates
    Lyrics
  18. A Kind Of Loving
    Lyrics
DISC NO:4
  1. DVD - Synchronicity II
    Lyrics
  2. Walking In Your Footsteps
    Lyrics
  3. O My God
    Lyrics
  4. Mother
    Lyrics
  5. Miss Gradenko
    Lyrics
  6. Synchronicity II
    Lyrics
  7. Every Breath You Take
    Lyrics
  8. King Of Pain
    Lyrics
  9. Wrapped Around Your Finger
    Lyrics
  10. Tea In The Sahara
    Lyrics
  11. Murder By Numbers
    Lyrics
  12. Man In A Suitcase (Live)
    Lyrics
  13. Someone To Talk To
    Lyrics
  14. Message In A Bottle (Live)
    Lyrics
  15. I Burn For You
    Lyrics
  16. Once Upon A Daydream
    Lyrics
  17. Tea In The Sahara (Live)
    Lyrics
  18. Don't Stand So Close To Me '86
    Lyrics

Soundbites


Released in 1993 this is almost 'The Complete Recordings', but not quite. A small number of officially released tracks are strangely omitted from this release - for example:

- 'Truth Hits Everybody (Remix)' which appeared on the bonus single included as a limited edition in the UK gatefold release of 'Every Breath You Take'

- 'Don't Stand So Close To Me (Live) which was the b-side to the 'Don't Stand So Close To Me '86' single.

- 'Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 (Dance Mix)' which was a bonus track on the 'Don't Stand So Close To Me '86' 12" single.

Some consider that not all of the tracks released on the 'Brimstone & Treacle' soundtrack being included is another failing, but the three tracks credited to The Police are on this compilation. The remaining tracks were originally credited to Sting (i.e. 'Spread A Little Happiness', 'Only You') so their omission is easily accountable.