Synchronicity I

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"Synchronicity I"
LP cover
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1983-06-01 US LP

1983-10-26 (Japanese 7")

Recorded: December 1982 - January 1983
Length: 3:23
Album(s): Synchronicity
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): The Police, Hugh Padgham
Studio(s): AIR Studios
Released as single? YES (Japan)

"Synchronicity I" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1982 / 1983.

About the song

Sting recorded the demo for this song on 1982-11-23 at Utopia Studios in London, England, UK.

There'an early mix from AIR Studios with some differences to the known LP version. It sounds like all instruments are already in place, but the LP version is an edited version of what they originally recorded.

The start is the same, but Sting counts in the other instruments. Once the drums kick in there are eight bars of instrumental music before Sting starts to sing (there are only four on the LP).

A similar case of tightening the song comes after the last chorus where there are sixteen bars of repeating "Synchronicity" in the early mix (before the additional guitar kicks in), whereas on the LP version it's eight bars only.

The LP version also fades out a few bars earlier than the early mix, which altogether makes it considerably longer than the LP version.

There are about two additional minutes of instrumental music in an unreleased interlude which was originally supposed to link Synchronicity I and Synchronicity II. This sounds like something that would fit right into the movie Blade Runner (the closest thing to it in The Police's song catalogue might be the beginning of Secret Journey) - Andy detuned his guitar synth to C sharp and produced a great wash of sound. There was an acoustic on top, a few cymbals and an oboe. It didn't work too well and Miles Copeland said it was too psychedelic... no drums or bass whatsoever...

Personnel

Release History

Albums

Synchronicity I appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-synchronicity.jpg Synchronicity 1983-06-01 USA
Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings 1993-MM-DD UK

Singles

CD Singles

Cover art Catalog no. Songs Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "Song"(s) YYYY-MM-DD Country

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
40px AMP-784 "Synchronicity I"/"Someone To Talk To" 1983-10-26 Japan

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "A-side song"/"B-side song" (add more songs as necessary) YYYY-MM-DD Country

Video

"SONG TITLE" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Lyrics

Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only.

With one breath, with one flow
You will know
Synchronicity

A sleep trance, a dream dance
A shared romance
Synchronicity

A connecting principle
Linked to the invisible
Almost imperceptible
Something inexpressible
Science insusceptible
Logic so inflexible
Causally connectable
Yet nothing is invincible

If we share this nightmare
We can dream
Spiritus mundi

If you act, as you think
The missing link
Synchronicity

A connecting principle
Linked to the invisible
Almost imperceptible
Something inexpressible
Science insusceptible
Logic so inflexible
Causally connectable
Yet nothing is invincible

We know you, they know me
Extrasensory
Synchronicity

A star fall, a phone call
It joins all
Synchronicity

A connecting principle
Linked to the invisible
Almost imperceptible
Something inexpressible
Science insusceptible
Logic so inflexible
Causally connectable
Yet nothing is invincible

It's so deep, it's so wide
Your inside
Synchronicity

Effect without a cause
Sub-atomic laws, scientific pause
Synchronicity

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

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See also

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External links

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References

  • Police, The. Synchronicity. (1983) [Audio recording], A&M Records.
  • Craig Betts (demo)