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Sting and the Police : walking in their footsteps

Author: Aaron J West
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015] ©2015
Series: Tempo (Lanham, Md.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this critical study, Aaron West, a music critic and professional musician, explores the cultural and musical impact of Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, and Sting--the band known as The Police. West details the distinctive hybrid character of The Police's musical output, and he shows how the band were pioneers in music video, modern label marketing, global activism, and the internationalization of pop music.--From  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Sting, (Musician); Sting, (Musician)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron J West
ISBN: 9780810884908 0810884909 9780810884915 0810884917
OCLC Number: 907811463
Description: xxxix, 163 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Police and the progressive rock, punk, and reggae styles --
The Police and the style mosaic --
Sting and the album Mosaic --
Selling The Police and Sting to the world --
Sting in the age of global activism --
The Police and the rock trio --
The music after The Police.
Series Title: Tempo (Lanham, Md.)
Responsibility: Aaron J. West.

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Historian and musician West's book is an excellent look at how the Police accomplished success by synthesizing disparate influences into 'marketable, mainstream music, which has remained viable for Read more...

 
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