Coming from the Police on November 4th is a new limited-edition, 40th anniversary picture disc of their fourth album, 1982’s Ghost In The Machine. The new set features an alternate take on the classic album’s original tracklist and sequencing.
The new vinyl version features three additional tracks not included on the original album — “I Burn For You” featuring the single mix of the track from the Brimstone And Treacle soundtrack and the B-sides “Once Upon A Daydream” and “Shambelle.”
According to the press release:
To add to the unique nature of this release, and reflecting the personality of the band, four songs — “Spirits In The Material World,” “Rehumanize Yourself,” “One World (Not Three),” and “Hungry For You” feature Stewart Copeland counting in the tracks — distinctive audio from the recording studio that was not included on the 1981 release.
Guitarist Andy Summers felt that the band’s musicality, coupled with a sixth sense when creating new sounds, was the secret weapon of the Police: [“Being in that setting, y’know, I come from a lot of different places harmonically — as had Sting. We were, y’know, we were a bit more than, like, three-chord folk musicians. Y’know, we we’re pretty sophisticated with what we knew. But, again, we were in a rock context and so, y’know, whatever we were doing, we were going to make it rock.”] SOUNDCUE (:18 OC: . . . make it rock)
The trackisting to the 2022 40th anniversary Ghost In The Machine reissue is:
“Spirits In The Material World”
“Too Much Information”
“One World (Not Three)”
“I Burn For You”
“Hungry For You (j’aurais toujours faim de toi)”
“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”
“Once Upon A Daydream”
- Ghost In The Machine was the Police‘s biggest hit to date, hitting Number Two on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and scoring the band a Top Three hit with “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” along with the album’s lead track, “Spirits In The Material World” hitting Number 12.
- Both tracks, along with video for “Invisible Sun” and “Demolition Man,” secured the band near-constant MTV airplay.
CHECK IT OUT: The Police’s video for 1982’s “Spirits In The Material World”:
CHECK IT OUT: The Police’s 1982 track “I Burn For You”: