The Police – Every Breath You Take 7″ (U.S. Pressing)

Posted: July 24, 2015 in Vinyl

The Police have released many singles over the years, with some getting both a 7″ and 12″ pressing. All of their singles have pressings from multiple countries. What is pictured below is the standard U.S pressing of the 7″ version of “Every Breath You Take.”

Along with the standard U.S. 7″ single, which has “Murder By Numbers” as the b-side and comes in a picture sleeve, there is also a promo version that comes in a stock A&M Records die-cut sleeve and has “Every Breath You Take” on both sides. There is also a 12″ pressing of the promo pressing with the same track listing. This picture sleeve is exclusive to the picture sleeve U.S. pressing. All U.S. pressings are done on black vinyl. There are four variants for the standard U.S. pressing; one has a W on the center label, one has a X on the center label, one has an R on the center label and one has a C on the center label.

On top of the U.S. pressings there are pressings from the following countries; UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, general Europe, Japan, Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Zimbabwe and South Africa. All the pressing that come in a picture sleeve come in the same one, which is pictured below. The only slight variation with the picture sleeve is that the Japanese pressing has Japanese writing on the cover. Every pressing that does not come in a picture sleeve comes in some variation of the stock A&M Records sleeve. All the European, North American and Asian pressings come in a picture sleeve. All the Central American, South American (except Brazil 7″ comes in picture sleeve), African and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand) pressings come in sock A&M Records sleeves. All pressings also have the same b-side, “Murder By Numbers,” unless there is an obvious exclusion like a single-sided record.

There are several UK pressings, including an incredibly rare and expensive double 7″ housed in a gatefold jacket. This double 7″ can fetch well over $100. It has four songs, one per side. On top of the single it has “Murder By Numbers,” “Truth Hits Everybody (remix)” and “Man In A Suitcase (live).” There is also a UK picture disc pressing, the only picture disc for this single.

There are two separate French and Brazilian pressings; one a 12″ and one a 7″. All the Brazilian pressings have the title of each song translated into Portuguese in parentheses after the English spelling. There is also single-sided Spanish pressing.

The Police - Every Breath You Take - Copy

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