Can't Stand Losing You

Can't Stand Losing You

Surviving the Police

DVD - 2015
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Follows guitarist Andy Summers journey from his early days in the psychedelic '60s music scene, when he played with the Animals, to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting, which led to the formation of a punk trio, the Police. During the band's phenomenal rise and its dissolution at the height of their popularity in the mid-80s, Summers captured history with his candid photographs. Utilizing rare archival footage and insights from the guitarist's side of the stage, the film brings together past and present as the band members reunite, more than two decades later, for a global reunion tour in 2007.
Published: [Los Angeles, California] :, Cinema Libre Studio,, [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD 781.6607 CAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, stereo, 5.1 surround, rda
DVD video, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, all regions, rda


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Jul 24, 2018

Isn't there something that someone said about not meeting your heroes? As a kid watching the Police's video of "Message In A Bottle" my brothers and I would laugh greatly and declare that these guys were obviously on drugs. Little did I know at that time how true I was and how much drugs these guys were on. Brilliant musicians who came up with some of my most beloved songs but I can't help feeling just a little bit - or a lot - sad for their personal conduct. Andy, in this documentary, doesn't only talk about this on a corporate scale but delves into his own personal spiral. It sounds typical of most bands. I think I would have loved to have heard more about their creative processes in producing the albums that they did. Maybe they themselves don't know how they did it. Sometimes genius is like that, I guess.

Mar 20, 2018

The dynamics of an extremely popular band are explored in this first-person account by Andy Summers (some would say, the least talented member of The Police). This documentary helps explain the band's meteoric rise and fall where egos and music's drug culture got in the way of lasting success for this innovative first New Wave band. Mixing punk and reggae styles was their claim to fame, and their stage presence proved electric. Unfortunately, this dvd suffers from clumsy editing between early days of the Summers's career, through 80's successes, and a reunion tour in 2007. The personal account of Andy's marriage break-up and remarriage years later is poignant, but more concert footage was probably what this dvd really needed .


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