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The Police at Wembley Arena

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 2 January 1982

THE LAST night of a residency can be many things: a blow-out, a piss-up, a tired release, a last lunge for the heights. I don't know about the other days; but The Police's final show in the Wembley Arena – a great barn of a place hardly conducive to niceties like 'communication' and 'warmth' – panhandled the obvious and still managed exhilaration in heavy doses.

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