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The Police’s Greatest Album, “Synchronicity,” Getting First Re-release, with 55 New Tracks (Hear “King of Pain” Demo)

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The Police’s arguably best album, “‘”Synchronicity,” is getting its first big re-release box set on July 26th. The 6CD (and other formats including LPs etc) contains 55 previously unreleased tracks, new liner notes and interviews, rare archive memorabilia and unseen photographs. It’s a treasure trove for Police fans.

The demo for “King of Pain,” previously unheard, is below.

“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 Police remain huge, as does Sting. This is music from the 80s that really lasted and is beloved.

6-Disc Limited Edition Deluxe Boxset

CD1

  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 Pt. 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 Pt. 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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