|Nominally, the Police were punk rock, but that's only in the loosest sense of the term. The trio's reggae-injected pop/rock was punky, but it wasn't necessarily punk. All three members were considerably more technically proficient than the average punk or new
wave band. Internal tensions caused the band to splinter apart in 1984, with Sting picking up the majority of the band's audience to become an international superstar. Before the Police were officially disbanded, he recorded his solo debut, 1985's 'The Dream of the Blue Turtles'. The result was considerably more mature and diverse than any Police record. The following year, Sting participated in a half hearted Police reunion that resulted in only one new song, a re-recorded version of
'Don't Stand So Close to Me'. A decade later he released 'Ten Summoner's Tales', a light, pop-oriented record that became a hit on the strength of two Top 20 singles. Sting has continued to release consistent album into the new millennium with
both critical and commercial acclaim. With such a varied back catalogue to choose from, there is no shortage of back catalogue rarities, amazing memorabilia and quality collectibles, all available right here in our specialist Sting collectors store.