Synchronicity

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Simultaneously more pop-oriented and experimental than either Ghost in the Machine or Zenyatta Mondatta, Synchronicity made the Police superstars, generating no less than five hit singles. With the exception of "Synchronicity II," which sounds disarmingly like a crappy Billy Idol song, 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. But, like so many other Police albums, these songs are surrounded by utterly inconsequential ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Simultaneously more pop-oriented and experimental than either Ghost in the Machine or Zenyatta Mondatta, Synchronicity made the Police superstars, generating no less than five hit singles. With the exception of "Synchronicity II," which sounds disarmingly like a crappy Billy Idol song, 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. But, 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 awful, as if they're trying to sabotage the album. 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 Sting's best, they also illustrate that he was ready to leave the Police behind for a solo career, which is exactly what he did.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2003
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949359928
  • Catalog Number: 493599
  • Sales rank: 9,261

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Police Primary Artist, Noise
Stewart Copeland Drums, Vocals
Sting Bass, Vocals
Andy Summers Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
The Police Producer
Sting Composer
David Foster Tape Research
Margaret Goldfarb Reissue Production Coordination
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Hugh Padgham Producer, Engineer
Vartan Art Direction
Norman Moore Art Direction
Dave Collins Mastering
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff Art Direction
Meire Murakami Reissue Design
Jane Hitchin Tape Research
David Lascelles Tape Research
Zoe Roberts Tape Research
Brendan Morris Tape Research
Randy Aronson Tape Research
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best of The Police

    I have had "Every Breath You Take: the Singles" for quit a long time and I THOUGHT that was the best Police Album. I was wrong. Synchronicity is the BEST. Not only do you have some of their best songs like "Synchronicity II" and "Every Breath You Take" But you also have some of there most best AND UNKNOWN songs like "Synchronicity I" and (one of my personal favorites) "Miss Gradenko"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best of the 80's and still is great!

    The Police are outstanding. This CD is packed with great songs... Sting is an amazing muscian in his own right but I prefer his Police days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Powerful Police album

    The final recording by the Police shows that they have matured fully and gives off some powerful pieces. Most notable, of course, is the strangely moving "Every Breath You Take," but my favorite is the dark, spooky rocker Synchronicity II. All in all a spectacular final album

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