Rockatta de Bowl...
"The show by The Police in the hitherto rock and roll backwater of Milton Keynes, proved that there are still few greater thrills available anywhere than to witness a group playing at the absolute peak of its prowess and confidence... One is always astonished at any show The Police perform, by the remarkable power they manage to create with the basic line-up of bass, guitar and drums..." - Evening Standard
"...they showed a move towards a more varied and mainstream approach, while retaining more than a hint of the white reggae style. 'When The World is Running Down' could be The Police anthem for the Eighties." - The Guardian
"They achieved a better overall sound with three musicians than anyone else did with eight... 'Bring On The Night' was the song that made it all worthwhile; with its enchanting chord sequence, it's the best example of their particular art. The white reggae beat was certainly conducive to the festival atmosphere, and the tribal chants brought out the football supporter in all of us." - Sounds magazine
"All eyes are on Sting, right out at the front of the stage, having replaced gum-boots with immaculate white trousers. Legs quivering ala Elvis, playing a peculiar, lean bass that hangs from the roof on a lead. Police are impressive and I can only gaze and admire their stagecraft and their mere presence... best of all, 'De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da', a track from their album which despite the profundity of the title, will make one of the best singles of the year if and when it's unleashed." - Melody Maker
"And yes, it was a triumph, and a lot of kids had an uncomfortable but ecstatic time. 'Walking on the Moon', 'Bring on the Night,' 'Bed's Too Big Without You' all emerged in due course - Sting initially playing a suspended upright bass, Summers in super-flash suit, Copeland hammering away impressively... they're unique and sharp and original and their frontman projects a humane, responsible kind of stardom, demonstrating his total control of the event with an admirable assurance." - New Musical Express
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