Tea In The Sahara

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"Tea In The Sahara"
LP cover
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1983
Recorded: December 1982 - January 1983
Length: 4:11
Album(s): Synchronicity
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): The Police, Hugh Padgham
Studio(s): AIR Studios, Montserrat
Released as single? B-SIDE (live version)

"Tea In The Sahara" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1982/1983.

About the song

There's an early mix of this song from the Synchronicity recording at AIR Studios. It features a few more bars at the intro. There are less guitar layers, especially at the chorus and the instrumental middle section. There's also no oboe.

Personnel

Release History

Albums

Tea In The Sahara appears on the following album releases:

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Police-album-synchronicity.jpg Synchronicity 1983-MM-DD USA

Singles

CD Singles

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7" Singles

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12" Singles

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Video

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Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Nominations

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Certifications

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Lyrics

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

My sisters and I
Have this wish before we die
And it may sound strange
As if our minds are deranged
Please don't ask us why
Beneath the sheltering sky
We have this strange obsession
You have the means in your possession

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The young man agreed
He would satisfy their need
So they danced for his pleasure
With a joy you could not measure
They would wait for him here
The same place every year
Beneath the sheltering sky
Across the desert he would fly

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The sky turned to black
Would he ever come back
They would climb a high dune
They would pray to the moon
But he'd never return
So the sisters would burn
As their eyes searched the land
With their cups full of sand

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

Quotations and trivia

In Musician (June 1983) Andy Summers explains the "wobbling cloud" sound in this song: "The basic technique consists of playing through an echoplex with echo volume set to about three-quarter maximum and a volume pedal with a compressor; the movement of the chord position between swells and the choice of harmonies are crucial. Wearing a long-sleeved shirt is also helpful as the right arm can pivot as a long-handled brush on the strings above the twelfth fret - sea island cotton produces a pleasing tone. The effect is that of a shuddering, trembling cloud of sound which teeters on the brink of collapse at every second."

Alternative and cover versions

See also

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External links

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References

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