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The Police Announce Massive ‘Synchronicity’ Box

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The Police will release a massive box set celebrating their 1983 album Synchronicity. The six-CD set will be released on July 26.The limited-edition deluxe box set will feature 55 previously unreleased tracks, including Sting’s original and never-heard demos for the album. The box also includes new interviews and liner notes, rare archive memorabilia and unseen band photographs from the era.While the upcoming set – which will also be available on four LPs, two CDs, two LPs, a picture disc and an e-album – is being touted as a 40th-anniversary package, the original Synchronicity album was released on June 17, 1983.READ MORE: How the Police Announced Themselves With ‘Outlandos d’Amour’The album – the group’s fifth and last – became the Police’s biggest record, staying at No. 1 for 17 weeks and going eight times platinum. It went on to win a Grammy for Rock Vocal Group and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Synchronicity included four Top 20 singles:  “King of Pain,” “Synchronicity II,” “Wrapped Around Your Finger” and “Every Breath You Take,” which was a No. 1 hit for eight weeks and won a Grammy for Song of the Year.What’s on the Police’s ‘Synchronicity’ Box Set?The “Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set” was assembled over the past three years with the help of Sting, guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland. The package includes the remastered album along with “Murder by Numbers,” a song originally featured as a bonus track on cassette and CD versions, and a disc devoted to B-sides and non-album bonus tracks making their CD debut.Two other discs feature previously unreleased alternate versions and demos of each Synchronicity song, as well as other unused tracks from the period. The last two CDs feature 19 live recordings from the Police’s September 1983 show at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum.You can see the track listing below. The set is available for preorder now.The Police, ‘Synchronicity’ Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set Track ListingCD11. Synchronicity I2. Walking In Your Footsteps3. O My God4. Mother5. Miss Gradenko6. Synchronicity II7. Every Breath You Take8. King Of Pain9. Wrapped Around Your Finger10. Tea In The Sahara11. Murder By NumbersCD 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 To4. Message In A Bottle (Live At The Gusman Cultural Center, Miami, USA / 26th October 1979)5. I Burn For You6. Once Upon A Daydream7. 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 Make12. 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. Loch15. Ragged Man16. Goodbye Tomorrow17. Truth Hits Everybody (Remix) (Outtake)18. Three Steps To Heaven19. Rock And Roll MusicCD 5 (Live Pt. 1 – Unreleased) Live At The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, California, USA / 10th September 19831. Synchronicity I2. Synchronicity II3. Walking In Your Footsteps4. Message In A Bottle5. Walking On The Moon6. O My God7. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da8. Wrapped Around Your Finger9. Tea In The Sahara10. Spirits In the Material WorldCD 6 (Live Pt. 2 – Unreleased) Live At The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, California, USA / 10th September 19831. Hole In My Life2. Invisible Sun3. One World (Not Three)4. King Of Pain5. Don’t Stand So Close To Me6. Murder By Numbers7. Every Breath You Take8. Roxanne9. Can’t Stand Losing YouThe Police Albums RankedThey made only handful of records, but all offer plenty of rewards.Gallery Credit: Michael Gallucci

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