The Police — Bring On The Night
Album: Reggatta De Blanc
Avg rating:
7.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1840
Ratings histogram:
Released: 1979
Length: 4:03
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The afternoon has gently passed me by
The evening spreads its sail against the sky
Waiting for tomorrow
Just another day
Zapping this yesterday goodbye

Bring on the night
I couldn't spend another hour of daylight
Bring on the night
I couldn't stand another hour of daylight

The future is but a question mark
Hangs above my head there in the dark
Can't see for the brightness
Is staring me blind
Zapping this yesterday goodbye

Bring on the night
I couldn't spend another hour of daylight
Bring on the night
I couldn't stand another hour of daylight
Comments (311)add comment

not to forget this Stewart Copeland dude!

{#Drunk}

 ljoergen wrote:

got sick and tired of this Sting fellor!
He is here there everywhere.....

{#Ass} 

 

 greiffenstein wrote:
In my book up there with Led Zeppelin as one of the greatest rock bands in history.  Can't think of a single song that's not awesome

 
Synchronicity has an era feel that is not my favorite, but as a whole I totally agree. Every time this or other early stuff on I look at the ratings and thing "man, this is just a little better than most of the other stuff I've rated a 10". 

In my book up there with Led Zeppelin as one of the greatest rock bands in history.  Can't think of a single song that's not awesome
Recently read Stewart Copeland's autobiography ("Strange Things Happen").  It was an easy read, and fun, but completely self-absorbed.  That made me re-evaluate everyone's opinion that Sting is an egotistical asshole.  

If he is, then it's quite likely there were at least two egotistical assholes in the Police.
 I couldn't stand another 60 seconds of Sting singing he couldn't stand another hour of daylight. Wanna buy some lyrics?


 Proclivities wrote:

He always takes up two spaces when he parks his car at the supermarket and he was notorious for not rewinding his video tapes when returning them to the shop.

 


 On_The_Beach wrote:

And then there's the notorious flatulence.

  

So...perhaps not the Most Interesting Man in the World. {#Whipit}
Police music just doesn't "keep" for me. I don't think it's bad just not a sound that moves me.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

And then there's the notorious flatulence.

 
Does it.. sting?
Thank the Muses for all the new music that descended into the parched wasteland of music that was the 70's. New Wave, Punk... and the world was saved from the 60's.
 Proclivities wrote:
He always takes up two spaces when he parks his car at the supermarket and he was notorious for not rewinding his video tapes when returning them to the shop.
 
And then there's the notorious flatulence.
I've always preferred The Police to Sting's solo stuff. For me, it's edgier, grittier and way cooler!
 Proclivities wrote:

He always takes up two spaces when he parks his car at the supermarket and he was notorious for not rewinding his video tapes when returning them to the shop.

 

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Sting gets a lot of stick, particularly from the Brits. Can someone explain to me why?  He doesn't seem so obviously up his own posterior like many other big names out there, and he is unquestionably a really talented musician. What's the problem people have with him? 
 
He always takes up two spaces when he parks his car at the supermarket and he was notorious for not rewinding his video tapes when returning them to the shop.
Always love the beginning of this track - so cool and funky.  Classic tune!
Sting gets a lot of stick, particularly from the Brits. Can someone explain to me why?  He doesn't seem so obviously up his own posterior like many other big names out there, and he is unquestionably a really talented musician. What's the problem people have with him? 
This is such a fantastic tune. The feel, the sound, the memories. Just a perfect song.
One of my favorite Police tunes.
Makbet because you know only strong mens and you think only this kind of men ale realny men for you, I surowe. 
QueenLucia wrote:
I just don't understand why adult men want to sound like Minnie Mouse--and I especially don't understand why so many people respond positively to that.  

 


I couldn't stand another hour of this kind of singing...

...this few minutes is just about enough. 
 Sasha2001 wrote:
 Ha ha, one hopes.
 
Well, even including all the albums I bought that only had one song I liked on them (and some that had none), I believe the assessment holds, assuming "most" means any percentage over 50. : )
 easmann wrote:

I saw Sting several times in the 1990's with different musician lineups each time. The musicians were all highly talented and obviously having a very good time. Great shows.

"...a few good tunes sprinkled in with mediocrity."

That describes most of the albums ever produced. 

  Ha ha, one hopes.

 Sasha2001 wrote:
At the time I thought of it as a great rock doc and an intetesting creative departure (into jazz fusion). But I've come to view it more recently as a typical Sting ego trip. He surrounded himself with an all-star jazz ensamble but, I think, failed to utilize it to its full potential. Their reworking of Police b-sides and less popular songs were great however (if you're a big Police fan like me). But the stuff he recorded for the solo album, save for a few tracks like "children's crusade" was typical of the solo albums he's recorded since; a few good tunes sprinkled in with mediocrity. Check out double live album that came with the movie. A lot of great jams and some real instrumental virtuosity.
 
I saw Sting several times in the 1990's with different musician lineups each time. The musicians were all highly talented and obviously having a very good time. Great shows.

"...a few good tunes sprinkled in with mediocrity."

That describes most of the albums ever produced. 
Man, I love these guys.  I wish Sting wasn't such an a-hole, he's a phenomenal musician.  Just for clarification, I don't think he's an a-hole, but Andy and Stewart do...imagine how much more The Police could have produced if they hadn't wanted to kill Sting back in the 1980's
Nice songs
 coyote620 wrote:
I think if you asked people how many albums did the Police put out, I would guess to say their answer would be more than 5.

 
It would seem so, but they were really only together as a band for five or six years.
I think if you asked people how many albums did the Police put out, I would guess to say their answer would be more than 5.
 aspicer wrote:
Always so impressed by the musicianship when actively listening - fantastic!

 
No question.  Tight.
 coloradojohn wrote:
I hear ya, Bill. '79, for real! I was a Junior in High School, working at a Japanese restaurant that changed my life, kept me from having to go home where Mom & Dad fought their endless wars, gave my mind an exotic escape, and gave me cash for Cutlass, gas, beer & weed.

 

That's cool.
Picking up our luggage at the Kahului Airport.   Copied the vinyl onto cassette, and listened on a Walkman.  These guys were brand new, fresh, and a fabulous soundtrack for the week. 
got sick and tired of this Sting fellor!
He is here there everywhere.....

{#Ass} 
 annie_fannie wrote:

well, wouldn't you if your real name was Gordon? no offense to Gordons out there (my uncle included) but it's not exactly a contemporary or cool name now.

 

I always think this must be Blue Man Group every time I hear the opening of this tune.
Hilarious comments!

Not a big fan of Police but for whatever reason I like this one.  

Nice counter weight to Botswana at the time? 
I just don't understand why adult men want to sound like Minnie Mouse--and I especially don't understand why so many people respond positively to that.  
Always so impressed by the musicianship when actively listening - fantastic!
Another good tune marred by Sting's inability to hold a note.
I hear ya, Bill. '79, for real! I was a Junior in High School, working at a Japanese restaurant that changed my life, kept me from having to go home where Mom & Dad fought their endless wars, gave my mind an exotic escape, and gave me cash for Cutlass, gas, beer & weed.
 oldfart48 wrote:
if this brings back 1979 like no other, glad I was in a coma.......or KPIG

 
I have a feeling you have been in a coma for the vast majority of your life...{#Mrgreen}...you are very funny, BTW.  I don't think I have ever laughed so hard as when I read your jokes.
if this brings back 1979 like no other, glad I was in a coma.......or KPIG
 RobN wrote:
Like many of the songs from this band, it starts well, but the tediously repetitive lyrics are really irritating me before the end.

 

Do you mean like 19 robotic iterations of "sending out an SOS"  ? 
Because, yes I know what you mean.
Like there was some self-imposed embargo of words and rhymes.  
That said, the Cops did have some great songs, but "classic rock FM" annihilated the welcome my ears once extended to them.  
 Haven't you heard U2:+:_DL wrote:
Sting/the Police-  Probably the most overrated, over played, trite ego rock ever.
FTS
 


Although typically done in Reggae music...when the bass drum is used as the upbeat it creates a real pocket as this does. Using this element of rhythm in Rock music is fun and basically why I think Police succeeded as being different when they first hit the music scene. They were mislabeled as sort of "ska" rock for this very reason. 
Brilliant stuff.like the old police, can't stop to sing along with this
Like many of the songs from this band, it starts well, but the tediously repetitive lyrics are really irritating me before the end.
Bands go through different phases with their music. The Police seem to have done each phase very well. This is one of their best songs from their early, still reggae-influenced period. Great song and a great album.
 :+:_DL wrote:
Sting/the Police-  Probably the most overrated, over played, trite ego rock ever.
FTS
 
I think he was into tantric sex at this time LOL
Sting/the Police-  Probably the most overrated, over played, trite ego rock ever.
FTS
 treehugger wrote:
Even Sting calls himself Sting, as in "Shall Sting compare thee to a summer's day?" 
 
{#Roflol}
Sting wanted to use this song as a soundtrack to any movie made about Gary Gilmour. Unfortunately, he never got his wish.
 Cynaera wrote:

I hadn't viewed it that way at the time, Sasha2001, but in hindsight, I think you've made a pretty good point. Sting is nothing if not ego (otherwise, why doesn't he just use his real name?)  Still, I really enjoyed that "rock doc" and there were some fascinating performances and behind-the-scenes tidbits that kept it mostly real.  Was the double live album taken from the movie, or was it recorded separately?  Did it have the same band?

Whatever the case, I'll check it out - thanks! {#Cheers}
 
If you can, Its called "Bring on the Night" and I think it was recorded over the course of 6 shows in Europe. Not the same performances as shown in the movie in the movie. First CD I ever bought.

There's a neat back story that goes with the recording of "Dream of the Blue Turtles" where Sting basically took Wynton Marsalis' backup band crystallizing an anti-rock prejudice Wynton was developing. To pour salt in the wound, Wynton's little brother Branford is the featured Sax soloist.