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With Reggatta de Blanc, the Police kept it simple on the way to stardom

With Reggatta de Blanc, the Police kept it simple on the way to stardom

Guitarist Andy Summers joins us to discuss the Police’s breakthrough album ‘Reggatta de Blanc,’ released on Oct. 2, 1979.

Gimme Five: Andy Summers on songs with the Police, Animals, Neil Sedaka and Robert Fripp

Gimme Five: Andy Summers on songs with the Police, Animals, Neil Sedaka and Robert Fripp

Andy Summers’ echoing, textural approach to the guitar is forever linked with the Police, but he’d been an established figure in music for more than a decade before rising to stardom with that sound alongside Stewart Copeland and Sting.

Something Else! Interview: Andy Summers on Circa Zero, the Police and never settling

Something Else! Interview: Andy Summers on Circa Zero, the Police and never settling

You may not recognize the voice. Certainly, you’ve never heard of the band. But that guitar, echoing and minimalistic? Well, that could only belong to the Police’s Andy Summers. And so Circa Zero’s new song, an all-hook blast of old-school straight-ahead rock called “Levitation,” lures you in anyway.

One Track Mind: Andy Summers’ Circa Zero, “Levitation” from Circus Hero (2014)

One Track Mind: Andy Summers’ Circa Zero, “Levitation” from Circus Hero (2014)

The surprise isn’t that Andy Summers — the Police’s guitar-playing lyrical heart — is back with a rock band. It’s only: What took him so long?

‘I don’t know who they are’: Boston’s old-school Tom Scholz can’t place contemporaries Andy Summers, the Edge

‘I don’t know who they are’: Boston’s old-school Tom Scholz can’t place contemporaries Andy Summers, the Edge

There’s a reason the signature Tom Scholz guitar sound — indeed, Boston’s basic feel, from its 1976 debut through to the forthcoming Life, Love and Hope — has remained unchanged.

‘Lyrical, guitar-driven, edgy rock’: The Police’s Andy Summers at work with unsigned new trio

‘Lyrical, guitar-driven, edgy rock’: The Police’s Andy Summers at work with unsigned new trio

No new album has yet emerged, but buzz is already building for Circa Zero — a new project featuring the Police’s Andy Summers that also features multi-instrumentalist Rob Giles and drummer Emmanuelle Caplette.

‘The major rip-off of all time’: The Police’s Andy Summers is still fuming over Puff Daddy sample

‘The major rip-off of all time’: The Police’s Andy Summers is still fuming over Puff Daddy sample

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyAcS6ajrKQ&w=500&h=355] Imagine guitarist Andy Summers’ surprise when he heard his iconic riff from the Police’s “Every Breath You Take” for the first time as part of a Puff Daddy song — on his kid’s radio.

‘It’s not resentment’: Andy Summers’ new documentary shows Sting, the Police — warts and all

‘It’s not resentment’: Andy Summers’ new documentary shows Sting, the Police — warts and all

Police guitarist Andy Summers says he was careful not to paint too rosy a picture of the band’s often-tumultuous rise to fame in his new documentary “Can’t Stand Losing You,” but that doesn’t mean he was trying to take frontman Sting to task.

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