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An elegant and mature work that also turned out to be the group's last recording, Synchronicity is the Police's finest moment. Ambitious and sophisticated, the album blended unusual ingredients for an arena rock band: odd time signatures, spare arrangements, reggae grooves, and strange vocal inflections by lead singer Sting. The subtlety and passion of his performance on "Every Breath You Take" remains unforgettable, while "Tea in the Sahara" is equally haunting and "Wrapped Around Your Finger" and "King of Pain" carried the venerable theme of tortured romance to further heights on the airwaves. The trio, which had been as powerful live as in the studio, never made another album together, but Synchronicity was a brilliant closing statement. It also helped launch Sting as a successful solo artist whose best work -- heard in such songs as "Fields of Gold" -- reflects the sleek, simple approach of this album.
Performance CreditsPolice Primary Artist,Noise
Stewart Copeland Drums,Vocals
Andy Summers Guitar,Vocals
Technical CreditsPolice Producer
David Foster Tape Research
Margaret Goldfarb Reissue Production Coordination
Hugh Padgham Producer,Engineer
Vartan Art Direction
Norman Moore Art Direction
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Synchronicity based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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"
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.
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