05.29.2013 - The Police's Sting, Stewart Copeland Slap The Cuffs On Synchronicity's 30th Anniversary InTheStudio...
The Police's Sting, Stewart Copeland Slap The Cuffs On Synchronicity's 30th Anniversary InTheStudio...
North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind Historys Greatest Rock Bands investigates June 1983 when The Police Synchronicity album spent a staggering 17 weeks at # 1 on the U.S. album chart (only Michael Jacksons Thriller would do more at 22 weeks). But even more impressive was that all four previous Police albums would end up re-entering the Billboard Top 200 by years end. The Police found mass appeal success with the arresting Grammy Award-winning Song of the Year "Every Breath You Take". The bands endless touring would culminate with the biggest tour of ’83-’84 and would unfortunately set the stage for their disbandment. Sting, a voracious reader, explains where the albums title came from, as well as the decision to end The Police to InTheStudio host Redbeard.
"There was a book published called Synchronicity which is about the meaningfulness of apparent coincidences. Is there any meaning in coincidence? And that's what I wanted this record to be about. That's a grand design, I’m not sure if it comes off or not… "Synchronicity" was a very personal statement for ME…This was almost a solo record in the sense that the subject matter was very personal to me, and I couldn't really SHARE it. "Every Breath You Take", "Wrapped Around Your Finger", "King of Pain" were about my life. So that was the end of The Police, because I realized that I couldn’t involve this kind of work in a democratic process."
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