You Can Listen To The Police’s ‘Synchronicity’ In Full From Midnight Tonight

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Synchronicity is the fifth and final studio album by The Police and it was relesed on June 1st 1983. It was the follow up to the critically acclaimed Ghost In The Machine which released back in 1981.

Synchtonicity undoubtedly made The Police superstars, generating no less than five hit singles. With the exception of’ Synchronicity II’ which sounds didn’t quite reach the heights of the rest, every one of those singles is a classic. ‘Every Breath You Take’ has a seductive, rolling beat masking its maliciousness, ‘King of Pain’ and ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’ are devilishly infectious new wave singles, and ‘Tea in the Sahara’ is hypnotic in its measured, melancholy choruses.

However , like so many other Police albums, these songs are surrounded by utterly inconsequential filler. This time, the group relies heavily on jazzy textures for Sting’s songs, which only work on the jumping, marimba-driven ‘Synchronicity I’ Then, as if to prove that The Police were still a band, there’s one song apiece from Stewart Copeland  and Andy Summers , both of which are unique.

Since they arrive on the first side, which is devoid of singles, they do, making the album sound like two EPs: one filled with first-rate pop, and one an exercise in self-indulgence. While the hits are among Stings ’s best, they also illustrate that he was ready to leave The Police behind for a solo career, which is exactly what he did.

Tracklist:

1. Synchronicity I

2. Walking In Your Footsteps

3. O My God

4. Mother

5. Miss Gradenko

6. Synchronicity II

7. Every Breath You Take

8. King Of Pain

9. Wrapped orund Your Finger

10. Tea In The Sahara

11. Murder By Numbers

 

Photo Credit: Jason Hickey