Synchronicity II (song)

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"Synchronicity II"
UK cover
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1983
Recorded: RECORDED TIME PERIOD
Length: 5:02
Album(s): Synchronicity
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): Hugh Padgham & The Police
Studio(s): RECORDING STUDIO(S)
Released as single? YES

"Synchronicity II" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1983.

About the song

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Personnel

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Release History

Albums

Synchronicity II appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-synchronicity.jpg Synchronicity 1983-06-01 Country

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
Synchronicity uk.jpg AM 153 "Synchronicity II"/"Once Upon A Daydream" 1983-10-28 UK
Synchronicity uk.jpg AM 2571 "Synchronicity II"/"Once Upon A Daydream" YYYY-MM-DD USA
Synchronicity uk.jpg AMS 9747 "Synchronicity II"/"Truth Hits Everybody (remix)" YYYY-MM-DD The Netherlands

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Synchronicity uk.jpg AMX 153 "Synchronicity II"/"Once Upon A Daydream" 1983-10-28 UK

Video

"Synchronicity II" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Synchronicity II YYYY-MM-DD Country


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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

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.

Ooooooooh...
Ooooooooh...
Ooooooooh...
Ooooooooh...

Another suburban family morning
Grandmother screaming at the wall
We have to shout above the din of our Rice Krispies
We can't hear anything at all
Mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration
But we know all her suicides are fake
Daddy only stares into the distance
There's only so much more that he can take

Many miles away
Something crawls from the slime
At the bottom of a dark
Scottish lake

Another industrial ugly morning
The factory belches filth into the sky
He walks unhindered through the picket lines today
He doesn't think to wonder why
The secretaries pout and preen like cheap tarts in a red light street
But all he ever thinks to do is watch
And every single meeting with his so-called superior
Is a humiliating kick in the crotch

Many miles away
Something crawls to the surface
Of a dark Scottish loch

Another working day has ended
Only the rush hour hell to face
Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes
Contestants in a suicidal race
Daddy grips the wheel and stares alone into the distance
He knows that something somewhere has to break
He sees the family home now looming in the headlights
The pain upstairs that makes his eyeballs ache

Many miles away
There's a shadow on the door
Of a cottage on the shore
Of a dark
Scottish lake
Many miles away
Many miles away
Many miles away
Many miles away
Many miles away
Many miles away...

Quotations and trivia

In One Two Testing magazine (December 1983) Andy Summers explains how the guitars were recorded. He used the Stratocaster, double tracked twice, with maybe a Les Paul in one place. He recorded the basic track, overdubbed one section and then took out the original in that part.

The middle part (The Loch) was recorded with the Stratocaster and two Marshalls full up. Andy put the headphones on waiting for the control room to run the track for him. He started messing with the feedback - six minutes of screeching - not knowing that the tape was already rolling.

So a part of this six minutes of feedback was used for the middle of Synchronicity II.

Another guitar part was not used: The Police intended to record a link between Synchronicity I and Synchronicity II - 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...


UK ads:

1983 10 27 Smash Hits ad.jpg 1983 10 28 No 1 ad.jpg

Alternative and cover versions

A cover version of Synchronicity II appears on the following album release:

Cover art Artist Album title Release date Release country
Policia cover.jpg No Motiv Policia! A Tribute To The Police 2005-MM-DD USA

See also

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External links

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References