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The Police / Synchronicity 6CD super deluxe box set

The Police / Synchronicity 6CD super deluxe box set

PRE-ORDER: Release Date 26 July 2024

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Remastered • 55 Previously unreleased tracks • Unheard demos!

 The Police's 1983 album Synchronicity is being reissued for its 40th anniversary and this 6CD box set

 

Synchronicity hit No.1 around the world, selling over 15 million globally (8.5 million sales of which were from the US alone). The No.1 hit single ‘Every Breath You Take’ would go on to be the most played song in radio history, with more than 15 million plays.

 

The critical reception for Synchronicity was no less impressive: the album received five Grammy Award nominations in 1984 and won three (Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Song of the Year (‘Every Breath You Take’) and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal). The album also received press acclaim and has since appeared in many lists, including #159 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Greatest 500 Albums of All Time.

 

This reissue has been three years in the making, created with the band’s involvement and endorsement. The accompanying 62-page boxset booklet contains extensive new liner notes written by acclaimed music journalist Jason Draper, who details the conception and infamous birth of arguably The Police’s masterpiece.

 

The box set contains the following content: 

 

      CD1 is the original album including ‘Murder By Numbers’, all remastered directly from the original source tapes

 

      CD2 features 18 tracks containing all original 7” / 12” B-sides plus 11 exclusive non-album bonus tracks, available on CD for the first time

 

      CD3 and CD4 contains previously unreleased alternate takes of all the Synchronicity songs

 

   CD4 also features unreleased Police songs including an early version of Andy Summers’ 1982 track ‘Goodbye Tomorrow’ (later renamed ‘Someone To Talk To’); a demo of a Stewart Copeland penned song ‘I’m Blind’ which later resurfaced as the renamed ‘Brothers on Wheels’ for Copeland’s acclaimed soundtrack to Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Rumblefish’; an unreleased first take of ‘Truth Hits Everybody’ (originally from the 1978 debut Outlandos d’Amour’); and rare covers of the Eddie Cochran song ‘Three Steps To Heaven’ and ‘Rock and Roll Music’ by Chuck Berry

 

      CD5 and CD6 features 19 live recordings – all previously unreleased – captured on 10th September 1983 at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, USA

 

This box includes a 60-page hardcover book and four art prints.

Full track listings are below. This 6CD Synchronicity box will be released on 26 July 2024 via UMR/ Polydor.

 

CD 1

1.          Synchronicity I

2.          Walking In Your Footsteps

3.          O My God

4.          Mother

5.          Miss Gradenko

6.          Synchronicity II

7.          Every Breath You Take

8.          King Of Pain

9.          Wrapped Around Your Finger

10.    Tea In The Sahara

11.    Murder By Numbers

CD 2 (Bonus)

  1. Truth Hits Everybody (Remix)
  2. Man In A Suitcase (Live At The Variety Arts Theatre, Los Angeles, USA / 16th January 1981)
  3. Someone To Talk To
  4. Message In A Bottle (Live At The Gusman Cultural Center, Miami, USA / 26th October 1979)
  5. I Burn For You
  6. Once Upon A Daydream
  7. Tea In The Sahara (Live At The Omni, Atlanta, USA / 3rd November 1983)
  8. Every Breath You Take (Backing Track)
  9. Roxanne (Backing Track)
  10. Wrapped Around Your Finger (Live At The Omni, Atlanta, USA / 3rd November 1983)
  11. Every Bomb You Make
  12. Walking On The Moon (Live At The Omni, Atlanta, USA / 3rd November 1983)
  13. Hole In My Life (Live At The Omni, Atlanta, USA / 3rd November 1983)
  14. One World (Not Three) (Live At The Omni, Atlanta, USA / 3rd November 1983)
  15. Invisible Sun (Live At The Omni, Atlanta, USA / 2nd November 1983)
  16. Murder By Numbers (Live At The Omni, Atlanta, USA / 2nd November 1983)
  17. Walking In Your Footsteps (Derangement)
  18. Tea In The Sahara (Derangement)

CD 3 - Unreleased Part 1

  1. Synchronicity I (Demo)
  2. Synchronicity I (Alternate Mix)
  3. Synchronicity I (Instrumental)
  4. Walking In Your Footsteps (Alternate Version)
  5. Walking In Your Footsteps (Alternate Mix)
  6. O My God (Demo)
  7. O My God (Outtake)
  8. O My God (OBX Version)
  9. O My God (Alternate Mix)
  10. Mother (Alternate Version)
  11. Mother (Instrumental)
  12. Miss Gradenko (Alternate Mix)
  13. Synchronicity II (Demo)
  14. Synchronicity II (Outtake)
  15. Synchronicity II (Extended Version)
  16. Synchronicity II (Alternate Mix)
  17. Synchronicity II (Instrumental)

CD 4 - Unreleased Part 2

  1. Every Breath You Take (Demo)
  2. Every Breath You Take (Outtake)
  3. Every Breath You Take (Alternate Mix)
  4. King Of Pain (Demo)
  5. King Of Pain (Alternate Version)
  6. King Of Pain (Alternate Mix)
  7. Wrapped Around Your Finger (Demo)
  8. Wrapped Around Your Finger (Alternate Mix)
  9. Wrapped Around Your Finger (Instrumental)
  10. Tea In The Sahara (Demo)
  11. Tea In The Sahara (Alternate Mix)
  12. Murder By Numbers (Demo)
  13. I'm Blind (Demo)
  14. Loch
  15. Ragged Man
  16. Goodbye Tomorrow
  17. Truth Hits Everybody (Remix) (Outtake)
  18. Three Steps To Heaven
  19. Rock And Roll Music

CD 5 - Live Part 1 - Unreleased)) Live At The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, California, USA / 10th September 1983

  1. Synchronicity I
  2. Synchronicity II
  3. Walking In Your Footsteps
  4. Message In A Bottle
  5. Walking On The Moon
  6. O My God
  7. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  8. Wrapped Around Your Finger
  9. Tea In The Sahara
  10. Spirits In the Material World

CD 6 - Live Part 2 - Unreleased)) Live At The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, California, USA / 10th September 1983

  1. Hole In My Life
  2. Invisible Sun
  3. One World (Not Three)
  4. King Of Pain
  5. Don't Stand So Close To Me
  6. Murder By Numbers
  7. Every Breath You Take
  8. Roxanne
  9. Can't Stand Losing You
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