Greatest Hits

by The Police

Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits is a compilation album of songs by the Police, released in September 1992. It is the band’s second compilation album following Every Breath You Take: The Singles. In contrast with its predecessor, it features all 14 original UK top 20 chart singles and five UK number-ones released by the band from 1978 to 1984, including the two missing singles from the previous 1986 compilation, “Synchronicity II” and the original version of “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” which had been replaced with the 1986 re-recording. The album also includes two bonus album tracks, “The Bed’s Too Big Without You” and “Tea in the Sahara”. The cover photograph was by Duane Michals and it was taken at the time of the Synchronicity album. The inner sleeve featured a collage of pictures of the band shot by different photographers during their career, including Miles Copeland, Peter Baylis, Adrian Boot, Akihiro Takayama, Anton Corbijn, Danny Quatrochi, Gabor Scott, Janette Beckman, Kim Turner, Michael Ross, Watal Asanuma and Andy Summers. The album failed to chart in the US but spent 36 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, where it peaked at number 10. It also peaked at number one on Official New Zealand Music Chart and at number four in Norway. In 2022, Greatest Hits was reissued for its 30th anniversary in a remastered double-LP vinyl version, resulting in its re-entry on several charts worldwide.


  1. Roxanne
  2. Can’t Stand Losing You
  3. So Lonely
  4. Message In A Bottle
  5. Walking On The Moon
  6. The Bed’s Too Big Without You
  7. Don’t Stand So Close To Me
  8. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  9. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  10. Invisible Sun
  11. Spirits In The Material World
  12. Synchronicity II
  13. Every Breath You Take
  14. King Of Pain
  15. Wrapped Around Your Finger
  16. Tea In The Sahara

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Format Vinyl 2× LP Compilation Reissue Remastered (180 Gram)
Label Polydor
Catalog Number 455 692-5
Notes Made in Germany sticker on rear shrink wrap. Remastered at Abbey Road Studios and cut at half-speed
Discogs URL The Police - Greatest Hits