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Synchronicity (Remastered)

The Police

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A volatile combination of three distinctive artists, the Police accomplished much in their brief but productive career. Their finest moment was their final one: 1983's Synchronicity, is as satisfying a farewell album as any rock band has made. While musical sophistication was always their strong suit, the trio outdid themselves on these far-ranging, imaginatively executed tracks. Drummer Stewart Copeland's rhythmic complexity brings convulsive fire to "Synchronicity II." The jazz-seasoned virtuosity of guitarist Andy Summers achieves tautly drawn urgency on "King of Pain," and seductive heat on "Wrapped Around Your Finger." Sting's always-evocative vocals are infused with passion and drama, and his songwriting touches perfection - the simmering elegance of "Every Breath You Take" may still be his finest moment as a composer. The talents of all three Police members intermesh flawlessly throughout, playing with a smooth finish that doesn't obscure the music's quirkier edges. Synchronicity concluded the Police's now-legendary career with a genuine blaze of glory.

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Most misunderstood album by The Police

iTunes gives another vaccuous review demanding that someone step up and give a decent, informed review. So... Let's start by saying that The Police were mortal enemies by the time this album came out. Sting and Copeland were rumoured to have gone so far as fistfights in the studio. Copeland never gave room for input and Sting's ego never gave room for anyone else to exist. Andy Summers saw the writing on the wall and was more engrossed in working with Robert Fripp of King Crimson fame at this time, creating the legendary experimental album "I Advance Masked," a CD that demonstrates in no uncertain terms that Summers was (and is) one of the greatest guitarists to come out of the UK post-punk new wave movement. No "filler" is to be found on this or any other album by the band, so whoever wrote the iTunes review should be fired. Mother is "unlistenable" if you are a totally shallow, uninformed music fan and don't understand the song's composition. It was a simple answer to the song of the same name by Pink Floyd. The Police couldn't stand the enormity of Pink Floyd's multi-stage extravaganzas. Remember that the band came out of the punk movement in 1977, a movement that railed against the super-bands of the 70's. If you listen to Pink Floyd's early work with Syd Barrett, many of their early songs were of the same dischordant ilk as this "Mother." In a way, The Police were making the same statement they made from the beginning of their career. It is a cruel irony that they indeed performed enormous stadiums and auditoriums worldwide following this album. Not filler either, Miss Gradenko smacks of the same quirky Copeland humour that you can hear during his disguise as Klark Kent, a year of farcical ignominy resulting in one album by Copeland called, naturally, "Klark Kent." Finally, Walking in Your Footsteps is one of the precursors to Sting's eventual move into the soft, safe sounds of his early solo career. When Copeland finally freed himself of Sting's search for super-stardom, a search that produced terrible movies and lack-lustre performances on little-lower-than-mediocre albums, Stewart Copeland began a solo career that still produces some of the most stunning work by any of the three. Andy Summers' collaboration with Fripp and many others has gone pretty much unnoticed except by music freaks, like myself. Strongest cut on this strange, awkward album? It's a toss up between "King Of Pain" and "Synchronicity II." Overall, a great album, but pales in comparison to "Ghost In The Machine," their greatest album. Synchronicity sounds much like the band at the time, just about ready to fly apart with disparate ideas and combative over whose songs will be what order. The result: a bit of a mess, but an intriguing mess by brilliant guys. Once you've listened to this album, check out "I Advance Masked" by Andy Summers & Robert Fripp and "The Rhythmatist" by Stewart Copeland. You probably already have or have heard the Sting solo work, so I presume you need no guidance there.

So many memories

This is one of my fave Police albums - ahhh - the summer of Grade 11...

The Police rule

The music of the Police keeps Rocking! Any fan of the band who does not have this album should go for it!

Biography

Formed: 1977 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '00s

Nominally, the Police were punk rock, but that's only in the loosest sense of the term. The trio's nervous, reggae-injected pop/rock was punky, but it wasn't necessarily punk. All three members were considerably more technically proficient than the average punk or new wave band. Andy Summers had a precise guitar attack that created dense, interlocking waves of sounds and effects. Stewart Copeland could play polyrhythms effortlessly. And Sting, with his high, keening voice, was capable of constructing...
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