1980-1989 Today we feature music from and not in this order: Prince, Huey Lewis & The News, Blondie, Michael Jackson, Peter Wolf, Tina Turner, Men At Work, Donna Summer, Van Halen, Elton John, Toto and more . . .
Featuring tunes from Duran Duran, Animotion, Pointer Sisters, Ratt, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, and more and more . . .
Featuring tunes from David Lee Roth, Southern Pacific, Ray Parker Junior, Kathy Mattea, Whitney Houston, Queen, Paula Abdul, Carlene Carter, Police, Ramones, Oak Ridge Boys, Honeymoon Suite, Alabama, Genesis and more. . . 2pm – 6pm ET
Featuring tunes from Pointer Sisters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Police, Eddy Grant, Pat Benatar, INXS, Kenny Loggins, Def Leppard, Whispers, Pam Tillis, Dan Hartman, Night Ranger, Go Go’s and more . . .
Ghost in the Machine is the fourth studio album by English rock band the Police. The album was released on October 2, 1981 by A&M Records. The songs were recorded between January and September 1981 during sessions that took place at AIR Studios in Montserrat and Le Studio in Quebec, assisted by record producer Hugh Padgham.
Ghost in the Machine topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200. The album produced the highly successful singles “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”, “Invisible Sun”, and “Spirits in the Material World”, with a fourth single, “Secret Journey”, also being released in the US. Ghost in the Machine was listed at number 322 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The album was reissued in 1983 on CD.
- “Spirits in the Material World” 2:59
- “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” 4:22
- “Invisible Sun” 3:44
- “Hungry for You (J’aurais toujours faim de toi)” 2:52
- “Demolition Man” 5:57
- “Too Much Information” 3:43
- “Rehumanize Yourself” 3:10
- “One World (Not Three)” 4:47
- “Omegaman” (stylised as “Ωmegaman”) 2:48
- “Secret Journey” 3:34
- “Darkness” 3:14
Sting – bass guitar, lead and backing vocals, double bass, keyboards, saxophone
Andy Summers – guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
Stewart Copeland – drums, percussion, backing vocals (5, 11), keyboards
Jean Roussel – keyboards (2)
Danny Quatrochi – bass (5), additional bass (uncredited)
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
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 . . .
The 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|
|10||King of Pain|
|11||Can’t Stand Losing You|
|12||Don’t Stand So Close to Me ’86|
|16||Roxanne ’97 (featuring Pras)|
|17||The Bed’s Too Big Without You|
|20||Bring on the Night|
|21||Canary In A Coalmine|
|22||Driven To Tears|
|25||Voices Inside My Head|