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Ranked #455 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums ever, this is the classic Police album with their biggest hit. Rare, first press with dark purple vinyl that can be seen when held to light, Masterdisk pressing!
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.
|A2||Walking In Your Footsteps||3:35|
|A3||O My God||4:00|
|B1||Every Breath You Take||4:13|
|B2||King Of Pain||4:59|
|B3||Wrapped Around Your Finger||5:12|
|B4||Tea In The Sahara||4:11|
Original Release Year: 1983
Label: A & M
Catalog #: SP-3735
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Vinyl Color: Purple Translucent (when held up to light)
Condition: Used - Cover has only very light wear, almost NM. Vinyl looks like new. Includes original printed inner sleeve in great shape. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.