Label: A&M Records - 38XB-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Pop Rock
Synchronicity is the fifth and final studio album by the Policereleased 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". Billboardand 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". InSynchronicity was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Sting was an avid reader of Koestler, and also titled Ghost in the Machine after one of his works.
The album marked a significant reduction in the reggae influences that were a part of the band's first four records, instead featuring production-heavy textures and liberal use of synthesizers that, at times, drove entire songs "Synchronicity I", "Wrapped Around Your Finger". The influence of world music can also be heard in songs such as "Tea in the Sahara" and "Walking in Your Footsteps".
The three band members recorded their parts in separate rooms: Stewart Copeland with his drums in the dining room, Sting in the control room and Andy Summers in the actual studio. According to co-producer Hugh O My God - The Police - Synchronicity this was done for two reasons: to obtain the best sound for each instrument and "for social reasons. The album was published in the UK and U.
The album's original cover artwork, conceived by Jeff Ayeroff Cruel Sister - Various - Anthems In Eden (An Anthology Of British & Irish Folk 1955-1978) Norman Moore, was available in 36 variations, with different arrangements of the colour stripes and showing different photographs of the band members, Nicholas Bennison - Angels Fear (Remixes) by Duane Michals.
A photo on the back cover also shows a close-up, but mirrored and upside-down, image of Jung's book. The original vinyl release was pressed on audiophile vinyl which appears black like most records, but is actually purple when held up to the light.
Richard Cook of NME called Synchronicity "a record of real passion that is impossible O My God - The Police - Synchronicity truly decipher", and felt that "although [the album] magnifies the difference between Sting and Summers and Copeland it also evolves the group into a unique state: a mega-band playing off glittering experimentation against the sounding board of a giant audience.
It's the sound of a group coming apart and coming together, a widescreen drama with a fascination at a molecular level. Some of the music fuses intuitive pop genius with willfully dense orchestration so powerfully it stuns. It is occasionally sensational. In Melody Maker Adam Sweeting was less enthusiastic, saying, "I would guess that devotees of this extremely sussed trio will find plenty to amuse them, and indeed Sting has sown all sorts of cryptic little clues and messages throughout his songs However impressive bits of Synchronicity sound, I could never fall in love with a group which plans its moves so carefully and which would never do anything just for the hell of it".
Reviewing the reissue, Mojo ' s David Buckley stated that " Synchronicity [ Synchronicity topped the album charts in both the UK  and the U. Inthe album Synchronicity reached No. Inthe TV network VH1 named it the 50th greatest album of all time.
InChannel 4's Greatest Albums ranked O My God - The Police - Synchronicity album at No. Inthe album Mørket Slynger Seg - Ildjarn - 1992-1995 (Box Set) No. Inthe album was ranked No. InQ magazine placed the album at No.
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