Andy Summers : “I Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police”

Posted: March 24, 2015 in Music, NYC Art Shows, NYC Live Music, NYC Music
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This Rock Doc film is a most insightful story based on Andy Summers’ book “One Train Later.”

Mr. Summers takes us on his amazing journey from the early days of The Police and their debut at New York’s CBGB’s club to their final reunion tour in 2008 at Madison Square Garden.

Some truly magical moments are presented showing Andy Summers, Steward Copeland and Sting doing rehearsals. Early MTV ads with the Police saying the music channel’s catch phrase “I Want my MTV” are included, along with a really cool clip of MTV  VJ Martha Quinn doing an interview with them.

If it was just a film about The Police alone, it would still be a fine film, but what makes this film extremely exciting is seeing the early film clips of Andy Summers’ early bands in London’s swinging 1960’s.

Andy started out with Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band, which later lead to a quick stint with Eric Burdon and The Animals.There’s some cool footage seeing Eric and Andy performing “River Deep Mountain High.”

Other interesting moments come from Andy with Dantalion’s Chariot (a cool Pysch band.)  “The Madman Running Through The Fields” is the song that made in onto the “Nuggets II” British Pysch collection. He was also in The Soft Machine. There is also a segment on Andy Summers’ photography, filmed while he is taking photos of different subjects, not only, but including The Police. In fact, the film shows his photography show opening  at Milk’s Studio Gallery.

Another fascinating thing was how he remarried his lovely wife after being divorced from her for over 4 years and had two twin sons that were able to see his reunion show with The Police. Now that’s what I call going full circle!

Andy Summers’ “I Can’t Stand Losing You” won’t lose its audience

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