The Police’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ (a name inspired by Arthur Koestlers book) is their fourth album released on October 2, 1981.
Track Listing : 1.Spirits In The Material World (Sting) – 02:59 . 2.Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Sting) – 04:22 . 3.Invisible Sun (Sting) – 03:44 . 4.Hungry For You (J’Aurais Toujours Faim De Toi) (Sting) – 02:52 . 5.Demolition Man (Sting) – 05:57 . 6.Too Much Information (Sting) – 03:43 . 7.Rehumanize Yourself (Sting, Stewart Copeland) – 03:10 . 8.One World (Not Three) (Sting) – 04:47 . 9.Omegaman (Andy Summers) – 02:48 . 10.Secret Journey (Sting) – 03:34 . 11.Darkness (Copeland) – 03:14
Musicians : The Police – Band . Sting – Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Keyboards, Saxophone, Lead And Backing Vocals . Andy Summers – Guitars, Guitar Synth, Keyboards . Stewart Copeland – Drums, Miscellaneous Percussion, Keyboards . Jean Roussel – Piano On (2)
Production : Produced By The Police & Hugh Padgham . Hugh Padgham – Engineer . Ted Jensen – Mastering
Package : Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff – Design . Mick Haggerty – Design . Vartan – Art Direction
Recorded January–September, 1981 At Air Studios, Montserrat; Le Studio, Quebec, Canada.
Released On October 2, 1981 By A&M .
The Police‘s smarts have always been greatest when they didn’t show — in making unorthodox career decisions or disguising the subtlety of their songwriting as simplicity. Now that the group has been rewarded with success, it’s time to change, to challenge old assumptions. […]
Aside from the benefit of increased commercial viability, the greatest redemptive factor surrounding “Ghost in the Machine” is the experimentation and continued maturity embarked on would provide a gateway to their ultimate achievement. The Police were about to master the art of pop songwritingand “Ghost in the Machine” was an essential foundation to the process. […]
Classic Rock Review
Guitarist Andy summers probably had the least amount of influence on this album, simply due to the pure displacement by the presence of all the other instrumentation. That’s not to say that this isn’t a good listen, as the band was well on their way to their creative apex. […]