11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

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.

EDITORS’ NOTES

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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