The Police Bootlegs

[Updated: 12 September 1997]

Here is a list of The Police bootlegs (both CD and vinyl) in alphabetic order. When more details about a certain bootleg are available, you can click on the title to view this extra information. Please contact me when you have any additional titles. Thanks to Erwin "Grandpa" Kempen for providing information!
A STING IN THE TALE
- Different B-sides/ 1LP/ ARC0078/ b/w labels, matrix # arc0078
- labels with photo of Brook Shields, cover is the same as above but record has two A-sides. Also known as "Fame at any price"/ no matrx #
ACT RESPONSIBLE
- East Rutherford "Giants Stadium" 15-6-1986/ 1LP/ Easy Flight records 401 label, no matrix #
- black/brown label, matrix # RICCI A/ B
ASK THE POLICE
- Atlanta "The Omni" 3-11-1983/ 1CD/ That's life TL 930035
ATLANTA D'AMOUR
- Atlanta "The Omni" 3-11-1983/ 1CD/ BM 031
AU BOURGET
- Paris "Le Bourget" 10-1-1982/ 1LP/ blue Bourget text labels
AUSTRALIAN TOUR
- Melbourne "Festival Hall" 22-2-1981/ 1LP/ Juke-box records black vinyl/ white sleeve/ Dark Star labels/ matrix # me0100
- same as above but clear vinyl/ yellow sleeve/ black labels/ matrix # me0100
- same as above but red vinyl/ green striped sleeve/ Queen records labels/ matrix # me0100
BACK IN NEW YORK
- New York "Palladium" 27-11-1979/ 1CD/ Detective Music Research TP 7911
BLOTTER
- Milano "Palalido" 2-4-1980/ 1LP/ Avion Records/ white/ grey Avion labels
BOOTLEG
- Hatfield "Polytechnics" 21-2-1979/ 1CD/ Great Live Records GLR 9247
BORN IN THE FIFTIES
- Boston "Paradise Theater" 7-4-1979/ 1CD/ Great Dane Records CD 8917
BORN IN THE 50's
- Boston "Paradise Theater" 7-4-1979/ 1CD/ On Stage CD 12028/ Made for the Japanese market with OBI
BOSTON
- Boston "Orpheum Theater" 27-1-1979/ 1CD/ Bucaneer Records BUC055
BRING ON THE NIGHT
- Beziers "Arena" 22-8-1980/ 2LP on blue vinyl/ Swinging Pig Records TSP 065-2/ black SP labels
- Same as above, one album on blue and one album on white vinyl/ black SP labels
- Same as above but on CD/ TSP-CD-065 1CD
BUDHOKAN RADIO ON
- Tokyo "Budohkan Hall" 2-2-1981/ 2LP coloured cover/ Sphinx records, salmon sphinx labels
- Black and White sleeve/ 2LP/ Roar Records Holland, purple roar labels
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
- BBC in concert 23-6-1979/ 1LP/ Copeland records, black copeland/the cops labels
CLASSICAL SONGS
- Hatfield "Polytechnics" 21-2-1979/ 1LP/ AM records, b/w love situation labels
COME BACK BOYS ALL FORGIVEN
- East Rutherford "Giants Stadium" 15-6-1986/ 1LP/ Evergreen prod./ 1/ 2 black labels/ matrix # Ricci a-b
- same as above/ back side of cover is different text/ white labels/ matrix # c1009 a-b
COP 101
- Remix of Police songs/ 1LP/ red vinyl, group picture labels
COP SUCCESS
- Boston "Orpheum theater" 27-11-1979/ 1LP/ Happy Porpak Prod./ blue inlay white labels matrix # T2a-b
COPS IN THE MACHINE WORLD
- Melbourne "Festival Hall' 22-2-1981/ 1LP/ Takrl 2001/ Chameleon Records blue labels
CRIMEWATCH
- Newcastle "Cityhall" 28-4-1980/ 1CD/ Big Music BIG 015
CROOKED COPS
- Melbourne "Festival Hall" 22-2-1981/ 2LP/ white labels/ matrix # ANNA
- same as above/ yellow labels/ matrix # ANNA
- same as above/ cartoon label, man reading newspaper/ matrix # ANNA
DORTMUND 1983
- Dortmund "Westfalenhalle" 10-10-1983/ 1LP/ XY records 4500-007 clear Vinyl/ white labels/ matrix # cops a-b
- same as above but on blue vinyl/ white labels/ matrix # cops a-b
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
- Montreal 1983, East Rutherford 1986/ 1CD/ On Stage Records CD 12044/ Made Japanese market with OBI
EVERY BREECH YOU TAKE
- Lyon "Palais de Sport" 3-10-1983/ 1LP/ P.I.S.I. Records/ tekst labels
FALL OUT
- Studio and live version from Beziers 1980/ 7" ACETATE from france copy #3 of 5 made
- Tokyo "Budohkan Hall" 2-2-1981/ 1CD/ Party Line PLCD-003
FAME AT ANY PRICE
- see "A sting in the Tail"
FROM TOKYO TO CHILE WITH EXCITEMENT
- All kinds of rare recordings 1977- 1982/ 1LP/ white labels, matrix # ws1/ 2
FOR A FEW ONES
- New York 1979 and other source/ 1CD/ Bucaneer Records BUC 044/ black disc
- same as above, reissue with red disc
GREATEST HITS LIVE
- All different sources 1979-1984/ 1CD/ Chartbusters cher-040-a
HAMMERSMITH ODEON 84
- Hatfield "Polytechnics" 21-2-1979/ 1LP picture disc
I'M NEXT TO YOU
- Berkeley "Zellerbach" 4-3-1979/ 1LP/ Reissue of "Police Hit Out"/ a-yellow, b-white label maxtix #c1009
I WAS BORN FOR SUCCESS
- Kansas City "One block West" 15-3-1979/ 1CD/ American Concert Series ACS 017
I WAS BORN IN THE 50's
- Hatfield 21-2-1979, Kansas City 15-3-1979/ 2LP/ Edinburgh Records 2R-70, yellow Edinburgh labels
I'D LIKE TO THANK THE BEATLES FOR LENDING US THIS STADIUM
- New York "Shea Stadium" 18-8-1983/ 2LP/ album on red and green vinyl
- same as above but on clear vinyl
- same as above but on black vinyl
IN THE NAME OF THE LAW
- BBC in concert 23-6-1979, New York 29-11-1979/ 2LP/ What Records 58, yellow Pleasure Lobe Music labels
INTERROGATED
- Live in New York, London 1981/ 1LP/ Terrific Tunes Records TT 04, blue Circuit label, colour inlay cover
KAREN SILVER
- "Hold on I'm coming" side A of this record is a picture disc of The Police 1LP/ Skyline Records SKY 10169
KING OF PAIN
- Montreal "Le Spectrum" 2-8-1983/ 1LP/ S&M records 3890 , salmon label
LASER VILLIANS
- Hatfield " Polytechnics" 21-2-1979/ 1CD/ Royal Sound RS-CD-92102
LIVE
- Torino "Palasport" 4-4-1980/ 1LP/ ReDe records/ white labels, matrix # a/ b
LIVE AND IN SYNCH
- Atlanta "The Omni" 3-11-1983/ 2LP/ yellow Caliban labels and grey Yugoslav folk dances labels orange/ red inlay cover
LIVE AT BERKELEY
- Single album picture disc
LIVE AT BOSTON ORPHEUM THEATER
- Boston "Orpheum" 27-11-1979/ 1CD/ International pop INP013
LIVE AT ZELLERBACH
- Berkeley "Zellerbach" 4-3-1979/ 1LP/ Police Records 03, white police records label
- Same as above but back cover is different/ Sniff records 03, green/blue sniff label
LIVE IN BARCELONA
- Barcelona "San Andres" 1-10-1983/ 1LP/ All Days Music Records/ day and night side labels/ matrix # bar 21184
LIVE IN CANADA
- Montreal "Le Spectrum" 2-8-1983/ 7"/ with "Tea in the Sahara" & "Roxanne"
LIVE IN FREJUS
- Frejus "Les Arenes" 24-9-1983/ 1LP/ Blue vinyl, white labels , no matrix #, b/ w inlay cover
LIVE IN GEORGIA U.S.A. TOUR 1983
- Atlanta "The Omni" 3-11-1983/ 1CD/ International Pop INP 012
LIVE IN ITALY
- Milano "Palalido" 2-4-1980/ 1CD/ Golden Stars GSCD 1092, black/white cover
- Milano "Palalido" 2-4-1980/ 1CD/ Golden Stars GSCD 1092, yellow/black cover
- Milano "Palalido" 2-4-1980/ 1LP/ Adventure Records Company 3401, yellow vinyl, yellow labels, b/w text inlay cover
LIVE IN LONDON
- Hatfield "Polytechnics" 21-2-1979/ 1CD/ Seagull Records CD 011
LIVE IN MELBOURNE
- 1LP picture disc/ ME Records
- 2CD/ Golden stars 1085 & 1086
LIVE IN MILANO
- Milano "Palalido" 2-4-1980/ 1LP clear vinyl/ white labels, matrix # 1 a-b, b/w photo copy inlay cover
- same as above/ 1LP black vinyl/ white labels, matrix # 1 a-b, blue/ yellow Regatta inlay cover
- same as above/ 1LP blue vinyl/ white labels, maxtrix # 1 a-b , orange/ dark blue Regatta inlay cover
- same as above/ 1LP black vinyl/ white labels, matrix # 1a-b, brown/ white Regatta inlay cover
LIVE IN PARIS
- Beziers "Arenes" 22-8-1980/ 2LP Police car cover/ white labels , matrix # PP1
- same as above/ black-grey Avion labels/ matrix # PP1
- same as above/ Golden Stars GSLP 2094-BS/ 2LP/ Police car cover, different back sleeve with the Eiffel tower/ brown GS labels
- same but with Regatta blue/ red cover 2LP/ white labels
- same but with Regatta black/ white cover 2LP/ one album on green, one on blue vinyl/ white labels
- Compact disc golden stars DSCD 1094 1CD
- Reissue of Golden Stars CD, different label/ Live Storm records LSCD
LIVE IN U.S.A.
- Boston "Paradise Theatre" 7-4-1979/ 1CD/ Imtrat 900.016
- Same show but on LP IMTRAT 880.016/ red text labels
LIVE IN U.S.A. 1979
- Boston "Orpheum Theatre" 27-11-1979/ 1LP/ white labels matrix # EMX
LIVE IN U.S.A. 1979/ 1983
- Atlanta "The Omni" 3-11-1983, New York "Bottom Line" 4-4-1980/ 2CD/ On Stage ON 2277
LIVE IN LONDON 1979
- Hatfield "Polytechnics" 21-2-1979/ 1CD/ Buccaneer records BUC013
MANHATTAN
- Remix of 3 Police songs/ 1LP/ Love Joy Music/ blue manhattan labels
MANY MILES AWAY
- Dortmund "Westfalenhalle" 10-10-1983/ 1LP/ Synchronicity records/ red vinyl/ cartoon lables, man sitting in chair listening to music/ matrix # m9/ purple/ grey front and back cover
- same concert as above/ red stamped label/ advance copy/ black vinyl/ white cover/ matrix # m9/
- same concert as above/ clear vinyl/ matrix # m9/ black label with pig cartoon (trademark of quality), black and white cover totally different than first one.
- Montreal "Le Spectrum" 2-8-1983/ 1CD/ Swingin Pig Records TSP-CD-116
- Montreal "Le Spectrum" 2-8-1983/ 1LP/ Swingin Pig Records TSP-116/ silver/ black labels
MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU
- Hatfield "Polytechnics" 21-2-1979, Boston 7-4-79/ Eva Records & Tapes Triple Box set Porkpark productions 0038/ 2 albums blue EVA labels, one album white lables matrix # T2/ a-b
MESSAGE FROM NEW YORK
- New York "My fathers place" 29-3-1979/ 1CD/ Flashback 04.91.0144
- Same as above but 1LP/ yellow black labels
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
- BBC in concert 23-6-1979, New York 29-11-1979/ 2LP/ Calico Productions, blue Circuit labels
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE VOL. 1
- Hatfield "Polytechnics" 21-2-1979, East Rutherford "Giants Stadium" 15-6-1986/ 1CD/ Banana BAN-025-A
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE VOL. 2
- Beziers "Arenes" 22-8-1980/ 1CD/ Banana BAN-025-B
- Beziers "Arenes" 22-8-1980/ 1CD/ Banana BAN-025-B CD for Japanese market with Obi and different sleeve
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE VOL 3.
- Melbourne "Festival Hall" 22-2-1981/ 1CD/ Banana BAN-025-C
MM-14
- Long Island "My fathers Place" 2-10-1979/ 1LP/ King Joot Records AL1845, green inlay/ matrix # p.mpf.001
- same as above/ white label/ white inlay/ matrix # p.mpf.001
- same as above/ blue playhouse records label/ green inlay/ maxtrix #p.mpf.001
- single album picture disc
MODUS OPERANDI
- Boston "Orpheum Theater" 27-11-1979/ 2LP/ Monomatapa Records 34-003/ Red silver writing labels
NEW YORK 1980
- New York 4-4-1979/ Boston 27-11-1979/ 2LP/ Zebra Records 5564/ one record black labels, one record blue Sello Azul label
NO TITTLE
- Mont de Marsan 5-8-1977/ 1CD/ Archivio ARC 016
- Same as above 1CD in Metal Box limited edition of 200 copies/ Minotauro Records 09
NOW AND ALIVE
- Miami "Fats Cats Club" 4-5-1979/ 1LP/ UFO records 1016 ACETATE, UFO white label
OLD GLORY
- Assorted B-sides/ 1LP picture disc/ The record has two A-sides, picture disc edition of "Fame at any price" & "A Sting in the Tale"
ONE WORLD
- Atlanta "The Omni" 3-11-1983/ 1CD/ Stars and Stripes 001
ORPHEUM
- New York "Bottom Line" 4-4-1979/ 1CD/ Digital Phone Digit 103
PIONEERS D'AMOUR
- Bremen "Musikladen" 18-1-1979/ 1LP picture disc/ ARC 0079
POLICE HIT
- Berkeley "Zellerbach" 4-3-1979/ 1LP/ a-yellow, b-white label matrix # c1009
POLICE IN HAWAI
- Atlanta "The Omni" 3-11-1983/ 1LP/ black labels, no matrix #
POLICEMEN IN NEW YORK
- New York "Bottom Line" 4-4-1979/ 1CD/ Home Records HR 6020-1
POLICEMEN PLAY EUROPE
- Milano "Palalido" 2-4-1980/ 1LP/ Express Exp-88202/ red Japanese writing labels
PRE SYNCHRONISMS
- Mont de Marsan 5-8-1977/ 1LP/ SRC 0074/ yellow labels
RED MAPLE
- Montreal "Le Spectrum" 2-8-1983/ 1LP/ Ali Baba's Pyramids YA 127 003/ white labels, matrix # uv 1-2
REUNION CONCERT 1986
- Meadowlands "Giants Staium" 15-6-1986/ 1CD/ the Swinging Pig Records TSP-CD-097
- same as above but on LP, clear vinyl
- same as above but on LP, brown vinyl
- same as above but on LP, green vinyl
ROCKPALAST 81
- Essen "Grugahalle" 18-10-1980/ 2LP/ white labels, matrix # P08011
ROLLING STONE
- Mont de Marsan 5-8-1977/ 1LP/ reissue of Pre-Synchronisms/ white labels
SLITS ON MY BACK
- Tokyo "Budohkan" 2-2-1981/ 1CD/ Raid Masters CD 910708
STICK OUT- STING IN
- Kansas City 3-3-1979, Tokyo 2-2-1981/ 2CD/ Sound Carrier System SCS 84701718
STING THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM DIE
- BBC in concert 23-6-1979, New York 29-11-1979/ 2LP/ Rising Sun Records/ white Rising sun labels
- same as above but on multy coloured vinyl/ 2LP/ cartoon labels/ matrix # pl 100
- same as above/ label record one "Bits & pieces III", label record two "Light Express"/ matrix # pl 100
- same as above/ 1LP picture disc
STINGING IN THE RAIN
- Rome "Palaeur" 30-1-1984/ 2LP/ act 1 & 2/ PFC 184 1/ 2/ police badge labels
STINGS BIRTDAY
- Barcelona "San Andres" 1-10-1983/ 1CD/ Fall Out Records
STRIKES AGAIN
- Amsterdam "Paradiso" 1-6-1979/ 7" record/ Eagle Flight Record Company
SOMEWHERE OUT THERE IN TIME
- Melbourne "Festival Hall" 2-2-1981/ 1LP/ Great live concert series/ Chameleon Records/ bootleg dealer X-mas special 1985 same as "Cops In The Machineworld"
SUPPORT THE COPS
- Essen "Grugahalle" 18-10-1980/ 1LP/ A&B Records/ A/ B labels matrix # 349737
- same album as above but a reissue with fold out sleeve/ 1/ 2 labels matrix # 349737
SYNCHRONICITY 83
- Atlanta 3-11-1983, Cedar Falls 27-11-1983/ 2LP/ AMI records/ red AK labels and grey Yogoslav folk dances labels
- same as above/ cartoon labels/ matrix # 497090
TEA IN THE SAHARA
- Atlanta "The Omni" 3-11-1983/ 1CD/ Templar TCD 12
- Barcelona "San Andres" 1-10-1983/ 1LP/ All Day Musiccopy # 21 of 100 copies made/ photocopy inlay/ white labels/ matrix # bar 21184
THE COPS HIT HATFIELD
- Hatfield "Polytechnics" 21-2-1979/ 1CD/ Retropop 159086
THE FINAL SOLUTION
- Assorted live recordings 1979-1983/ 1LP/ Reissue of "Wrapped around the Cops" as a Bootleg dealer X-mas special 1991 in box with booklet
THE KING BISCUIT MUSIC SHOW
- Hatfield "Polytechnics" 21-2-1979/ 1LP/ King Biscuit Records/ yellow King Bischuit labels
THE LAST FAREWELL
- Atlanta "The Omni" 3-11-1983/ 2LP/ Synchronicity Records rosa and multi coloured/ photo of dog labels/ matrix # plf83
- same as above but one album is black and the other is on white vinyl/ cartoon labels/ matrix # plf83
- same as above one record on rosa and the other on green/ multi colour vinyl/ photo of dog labels/ #plf83
- same concert and sleeve but 2CD/ Three Cool Cats TCC 053/ 054
THE PERFECT SHOW
- Hatfield 21-2-1979, New York 29-11-1979/ 1CD/ Planet-X Records Plan 022
THE POLIC
- New York "Palladium" 29-11-1979/ 2LP/ (red Japanese writing on cover) white labels maxtrix # AIMP 1600
THE POLICE IN CONCERT
- "King of Pain" Atlanta 3-11-1983 & "Driven To Tears" Frejus 1981/ 7" ACETATE/ Dan Records (only 5 copies made)
THE POLICE IN JAPAN
- Tokyo "Budohkan Hall" 2-2-1981/ 2LP on multicoloured vinyl/ white labels/ matrix # SR 11/ limited edition of 50 copies only, rerelease of Budohkan Radio On.
THE POLICE LIVE
- Hatfield "Polytechnics" 21-2-1979/ 1CD/ AMCOS SW 95
THE SYNCHRONICITY SHOW
- Montreal " Le Spectrum" 2-8-1983/ 2 x 7" ACETATES/ limeted edition of 4 copies only
THE TRUTH HITS EVERYBODY
- New York "Diplomat Hotel" 27-09-1979/ 1CD/ X-Records Pol 27979 (first Police bootleg CD)
THIS MUST BE HEAVEN
- New York "Shea Stadium" 18-8-1983/ 1CD/ Hallmark Records HM020
THREE GHOST CAUGT IN THE ACT
- San Bernardino "Glenn Helen Park" 3-9-1982 and Synchronicity Tour Reheasals 1983/ 2CD/ Blue Knight Records BKR 016
TOWER PHILADELPHIA '79
- Philadelphia "Tower Theater" 1-12-1979/ 1LP/ This is an ACETATE , green label with soldiers drawing
VINYL VILLIANS
- BBC in concert 23-6-1979/ 1LP/ The Impossible Recordworks/ yellow impossible labels
UNDER THE BLUE SKY
- Assorted live recordings 1979-1981/ 1LP/ S&M Records 10-81/ A-photo label, B- text label
YESTERDAY AND TODAY
- East Rutherford "Giant's Stadium" 15-6-1986/ 1LP/ Royal Sound RS 017, multi coloured vinyl/ red text labels
- same as above, colours are totally different/ red text labels
WALKING DONT STAND SO LONELY
- Stockholm "Isstadion" 14-10-1983/ 2CD/ Mixing Recordings MX 7004
WALKING ON THE MOON
- Newcastle "Cityhall" 28-4-1980/ 1CD/ On Stage Records CD/ ON 2295
WALLABY
- Melbourne "Festival Hall" 22-2-1981/ 1CD/ Beech Marten 004
WORLD TOUR IN CONCERT
- Various locations The Police & Sting live/ 1CD/ Joker Productios FIC WTO-10
WRAPPED AROUND THE COPS
- Assorted live recordings (picture disc)/ 1LP/ B-side is orange, Perfect Quality Records
- same as above but B-side is grey/ B-side is red/ B-side is blue/ B-side is black/ B-side is green/ B-side is yellow/ B-side is purple
ZENYATTA ONE NIGHT
- See The Polic, USA title for this Italian bootleg
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