Like it's predecessor, 'Ghost In The Machine', the 'Synchronicity' album was recorded on Montserrat although writing for the album started as early as when Sting was staying in Jamaica. The band gathered on Montserrat in December along with producer Hugh Padgham they each brought their own songs. It was important to Sting, that 'Synchronicity' sounded different. I felt the songs I wrote were different, so the playing had to be different," he said. So the multi-layered sound of the previous album was stripped away and made more minimal. I can remove things without feeling threatened. I think it's my function to vanish behind the handiwork, in a sense, and just let it stand on its own," was how Sting saw it. The songs worked with three instruments. There were lots of overdubs, but the overall feel was spartan. So what about the songs Well, as a starting point how about 'Every Breath You Take', now one of the most played records ever This track has two faces - one of surveillance and creepy observation the other of hopeless devotion - and to this day it amuses Sting that people choose this song for their wedding - "It's a very sinister song, but it's seductively dressed up.
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Track Listings 1. Synchronicity 2. Walking In Your Footsteps 3. O My God 4. Mother 5. Miss Gradenko 6.
Synchronicity is the fifth and final studio album by the Police , released in the United Kingdom on 17 June The album's title and much of the material for the songs were inspired by Arthur Koestler 's The Roots of Coincidence. At the Grammy Awards the album was nominated for a total of five awards including Album of the Year and won three. At the time of its release and following its tour the Police were hailed as the "Biggest Band in the World". Billboard , and sold over eight million copies in the U. Synchronicity was widely acclaimed by critics. Praise centred on its cohesive merging of disparate genres and sonic experimentation. Rolling Stone described "each cut on Synchronicity [as] not simply a song but a miniature, discrete soundtrack".