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Friday 9/25/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Police – Synchronicity (1983)

Synchronicity is the fifth and final studio album by the Police, released in the United Kingdom on June 17,1983. The band’s most successful release, the album includes the hit singles “Every Breath You Take”, “King of Pain”, “Wrapped Around Your Finger”, and “Synchronicity II”. The album’s title and much of the material for the songs were inspired by Arthur Koestler’s The Roots of Coincidence. At the 1984 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”.

The album reached number one on both the UK Albums Chart and the U.S. Billboard 200, and sold over eight million copies in the U.S. 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”. It has since been included on their lists of the “100 Best Albums of the Eighties” and the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

In 2009, Synchronicity was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In the 1983 Rolling Stone readers poll, Synchronicity was voted “Album of the Year”.

1. “Synchronicity I” 3:23
2. “Walking in Your Footsteps” 3:36
3. “O My God” 4:02
4. “Mother” 3:05
5. “Miss Gradenko” 2:00
6. “Synchronicity II” 5:00
7. “Every Breath You Take” 4:13
8. “King of Pain” 4:59
9. “Wrapped Around Your Finger” 5:13
10. “Tea in the Sahara” 4:11
11. “Murder by Numbers” 4:36

Sting – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, upright bass, keyboards, drum machine and sequencer on “Synchronicity I”, saxophone on “O My God”, oboe on “Mother” and “Tea in the Sahara”
Andy Summers – electric guitars, backing vocals, keyboards, lead vocals on “Mother”
Stewart Copeland – drums, marimba, percussion, backing vocals
Tessa Niles – backing vocals

Hugh Padgham – production, engineering
Dave Collins, Bob Ludwig – mastering
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff – art direction, design
Norman Moore – art direction, design
Duane Michals – photography

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from; Beach Boys, Tavares, Olivia Newton-john, Electric Light Orchestra, Tubes, Elton John, Dan Hartman, Police, Eagles, Hot, Dire Straits, Badfinger, Cat Stevens, Boston, Chic, Bad Company and more . . . 

Artist Countdown: The Police Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

PoliceThe Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the vast majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting (lead vocals, bass), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums). The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first new wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.

Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one on both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, and sold over 8 million copies in the US. The group disbanded in 1986, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour lasting until August 2008. The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards—winning Best British Group once, an MTV Video Music Award, and in 2003 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Police have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, and were the world’s highest-earning musicians in 2008, thanks to their reunion tour.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Every Breath You Take
2 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
3 Don’t Stand So Close to Me
4 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
5 Wrapped Around Your Finger
6 Message in a Bottle
7 Walking on the Moon
8 Spirits in the Material World
9 Roxanne
10 King of Pain
11 Can’t Stand Losing You
12 Don’t Stand So Close to Me ’86
13 Invisible Sun
14 So Lonely
15 Synchronicity II
16 Roxanne ’97 (featuring Pras)
17 The Bed’s Too Big Without You
18 Secret Journey
19 Fall Out
20 Bring on the Night
21 Canary In A Coalmine
22 Driven To Tears
23 Miss Grandenko
24 Mother
25 Voices Inside My Head