Annotation

GBAAM8300001 is original master
GBAAM0201110 is 2003 stereo remastered version

Annotation last modified on 2020-09-15 08:09 UTC.

Appears on releases

#TitleLengthTrack ArtistRelease TitleRelease ArtistRelease Group TypeCountry/DateLabelCatalog#
Official
1.1Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceEvery Breath You TakeThe PoliceSingle
  • GB1983-05-20
A&M RecordsAM 117
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
  • US1983-06-01
A&M RecordsCD-3735
1.7Every Breath You Take4:15The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
  • JP1983-06-17
A&M Records38XB-2
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records393 735-2
1.2Every Breath You Take?:??The PoliceDanser toujoursVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
K‐tel (International budget record label)KF 208
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsRML 53102
1.7Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsD134070
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicity (made in West Germany)The PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsCD-3735
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsAMLX 63735
1.7Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records, Inc.AMP-28075
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsD32Y3026
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsAMLX 63735
1.7Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records393 735-1
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsSP-3735
1.7Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records38XB-2
1.10Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsEVERY1
1.11Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsEVECD 1
1.11Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records397 062-2
1.10Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsCD 3902/DIDY 824
1.10Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records393 902-1
1.10Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsEVERC 1
1.11Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records393 902-2
1.11Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceGold & Platinum, Volume 1Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Realm
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 511
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicity (Ultradisc)The PoliceAlbum
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 511
1.10Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.CD 3902, D 173924, DX 824
1.11Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records397 095-2
1.10Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceGreat Romantic Hits of the 70s and 80sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Reader’s DigestRDCD 151-156
1.11Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceTheir Greatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Ltd.397 096-2
1.11Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceTheir Greatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Polystar (Germany)397 095-2
1.4Every Breath You Take4:10The PoliceRock ClassicsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
PolyGram Group Canada Inc.
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceWings of LoveVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
PolyGram TV (a division of PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.)845 506-2
1.13Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 030-2
1.13Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsSTARTCD6006
1.13Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 030-2, 5400302
1.13Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 030-2
1.13Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540030-2
1.5Every Breath You Take4:11The PoliceHet Beste uit de Top 100 AllertijdenVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Magnum (Dutch Joint Venture from 1990-1997)17-471 613-10, 471 613 2
1.12Every Breath You Take4:11The PoliceNow That’s What I Call Music! 1983Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1993-08-23
NOW (Virgin/Poly (Univ)/EMI compilation series)CDNOW1983
4.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US1993-09-28
A&M Records540 151-2, 540 152-2, 540 153-2, 540 154-2
4.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records91454 0150 2
4.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 150-2
4.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records31454 0150 2
4.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records31454 0150 2
1.3Every Breath You Take4:17The PoliceLabelled With LoveVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1994-08-22
A&M Records540 266-2
1.8Every Breath You Take4:13The Police100% Pure LoveVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Telstar Records (UK, mostly compilations)TCD 2737
1.6Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceKevin Savage's Music PowerVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDPM (WM) 51
2.11Every Breath You Take?:??The PoliceThe Greatest No.1s of the 80sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Pure Music (UK label)PMMC7003
2.11Every Breath You Take4:12The PoliceThe Greatest No.1s of the 80sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Pure Music (UK label)PMCD7003
1.12Every Breath You Take4:10The PoliceThe Ultimate Eighties: The Album of the DecadeVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
PolyTel516 982-2
1.12Every Breath You Take4:10The PoliceThe Ultimate Eighties: The Album of the DecadeVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
PolyTel516 982-4
1.2Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceInto the EightiesVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1995-04-08
Global TelevisionRADCD09
1.18Every Breath You Take4:17The PoliceDedicated to PleasureVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1995-07-01
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7423 8 32511 2 4, CDEMTV 91
1.10Every Breath You Take4:15The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US1995-09-12
A&M Records31454 0380 2
1.10Every Breath You Take4:15The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The Classics (BMG club release)The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US1995-09-12
A&M Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.31454 0380 2, D 103515
1.18Every Breath You Take4:14The Police38 Songs of Pure AttractionVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)SONYTV1 CD
1.10Every Breath You Take4:15The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The Classics (club edition)The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsCD 0380
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceRadio City Classic Hits: The 80'sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)525900-2
1.1Every Breath You Take4:09The PoliceShine On: The 80’s, Volume 1Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Helicon Records (Israeli label)535006-2
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records75021 3735 2
1.4Every Breath You Take4:12The PoliceBest of RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Polystar (Germany)553 000-2
1.10Every Breath You Take4:12The PoliceGreatest hitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 380-2
1.10Every Breath You Take4:15The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 380-2
1.2Every Breath You Take4:09The PoliceWith Love: A Collection of Timeless Romantic ClassicsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
St MichaelCMD001
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
  • JP1997-07-16
A&M RecordsPOCM-2078
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting / The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 428 2
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting / The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • JP1997-11-24
A&M RecordsPOCM-1552
4.1Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceThe Ultimate Rock Collection: Gold and PlatinumVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time-Life Music, Warner Special Products8458-2, OPCD-2749A
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The Police (club edition)Sting / The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, BMG Direct31454 0834 2, D121344
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting / The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 428 2
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting & The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsSSTARCD 6358
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The Police (beige text background, made in France by PMDC)Sting / The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 428 2, 540 428-2, PY 900
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting & The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 834
1.13Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1998-06-30
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting andThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 428 2, 540 428-2
8.13Every Breath You Take4:15The PoliceGreatest Hits of the 80’sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyCB 249932
2.3Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceMusic of the Millennium 2001Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • JP2001-11-05
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries), Universal (plain logo: “Universal”)TOCP-65905
2.2Every Breath You Take4:12The PoliceMusic of the Millennium IIVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries), EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Universal Music TV (UK)7243 811 466 2 0
2.3Every Breath You Take4:12The PoliceMusic of the Millennium IIVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI Music Media (EMM in logo above EMI Music Media)7243 5 36530 2 6
2.2Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceMusic of the Millennium IIVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
2.2Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceMusic of the Millennium IIVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)7243 811 469 2 7
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting & The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2002-02-18
A&M Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)493 252-2
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting & The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US2002-10-01
UTV Records, A&M Records069 493 252-2, 493 252-2
4.8Every Breath You Take4:15The PoliceGreatest Hits of the 80'sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2002
1.2Every Breath You Take4:10The PoliceRadiostarsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Universal Marketing Group (Division specialised in marketing compilations)583 591-2
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2002
A&M Records493 315-2
2.2Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceMusic of the Millennium 2Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • HK2003-01-23
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)
2.10Every Breath You Take4:15The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2003-03-04
A&M Records493 698-2
1.10Every Breath You Take4:15The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2003-03-04
A&M Records493 698-2
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
  • US2003-03-04
A&M Records069 493 606-2
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
  • US2003-03-04
A&M RecordsCD-3735 DIDX 1
1.7Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
  • GB2003-06-16
A&M Records493 656-2
1.2Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceDrivin'Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2003-07-24
2.10Every Breath You Take4:15The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Inc., Chronicles (a label under UMG’s Universal Music Enterprises division)069 493 607-2
1.10Every Breath You Take4:14The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Inc., Chronicles (a label under UMG’s Universal Music Enterprises division)069 493 607-2
Promotion
1.1Every Breath You Take4:17The PoliceEvery Breath You TakeThe PoliceSingle
A&M RecordsSP-17230
1.2Every Breath You Take4:17The PoliceEvery Breath You TakeThe PoliceSingle
A&M RecordsSP-17230
1.9Every Breath You Take4:16PolicePop/Rock: Music That Changed Our Lives™Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
PolyGramSACD-1331
(unknown)
1.7Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceSynchronicityThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsCDA 63735
1.4Every Breath You Take4:13The PoliceThe Very Best Of...Sting & The PoliceSting & The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records31454 0834 2

Relationships

engineer:Hugh Padgham
producer:Hugh Padgham
The Police (British rock band)
drums (drum set):Stewart Copeland
electric bass guitar and vocals:Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police)
electric guitar:Andy Summers
phonographic copyright by:A&M Records, Ltd. (in 1981, in 2003)
A&M Records (in 1983, in 2016)
A&M Records Limited (in 1983)
Polydor Records (record company, please use “Polydor” for release label.) (in 1983)
A&M Records, Inc. (in 1997)
recorded at:AIR Studios (Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom
Le Studio in Morin‐Heights, Quebec, Canada
has remixes:Every Breath You Take (5.1 mix)
sampled by:eVerY BreAtH You TAKe 83-11 (SXID SX210SYEJ5) by Top Jimmy Page
I’ll Be Missing You (explicit) by Puff Daddy & the Family feat. Faith Evans & 112
I’ll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat. 112
mash-ups:Every Breath After the Storm (The Police vs. The Common Linnets) by DJ Schmolli
Stand By Me by ccc
Stay the Night With the Police (The Police vs. Zedd feat. Hayley Williams) by DJ Schmolli
part of:The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 84) (order: 83)
stream for free:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SaUrDhp034 [info]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO5utuvcZps [info]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orGKsBYObtw [info]
recording of:Every Breath You Take (in 1983)

Every Breath You Take

lyricist and composer:Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police)
publisher:EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
EMI Music Publishing Japan Ltd., Sony Division
GM Sumner
Magnetic Publishing Ltd.
referred to in medleys:Polkas on 45 (order: 12)
later parody versions:Every Step to Take
later translated parody versions:Humppaleski 45
Sua vartioin
later translated versions:Stinken uit de bak
is the basis for:Every Breath