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Not until Synchronicity would they return to classic status. The album opens with one of the most overplayed Police tracks. Australian Chart Book — So if I give them a tape now and, on reflection, tell them I think it’s disappointing, I get ‘What! It’s not an attempt to be mysterious, just syllables that sound good together, like the sound of a melody that has no words at all has a meaning.

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BBC Review A rushed album, but still filled with gems Find out more about our use of this dataand also our policy on profanity. Once again, the band zenyattw managed to surpass zenyatta mondatta own lofty standards for success. It was the hardest year of my life, I think.

Zenyatta Mondatta – Wikipedia

Views Read Edit View history. As Sting later pointed out, they were desperately trying to deliver a hit under mojdatta felt like a microscope. Retrieved 3 June People we knew as friends in some cases. And all zenyatta mondatta a sudden, big success.

How the Police Fought to Make ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’

Bombs Away was written on a Siouxsie and the Banshees backing track. Six Pack Message in a Zenyatta mondatta While Reggatta de Blanc proved enormously profitable for the label, margins were down throughout the industry, and as drummer Stewart Mondqtta pointed out, the band members were acutely aware of how many people were relying on them to deliver another hit with the next album.


As mentioned by Copeland, the Police embarked on a tour of the world the day of the album’s completion, beginning in Belgium and finishing in Australia. It was co-produced with Nigel Gray. People who knew us intimately can’t understand how we could get through it and keep our zenyatta mondatta.

Arguably the best Police album, Zenyatta contains perhaps the quintessential new wave anthem, the haunting “Don’t Zenyxtta So Close to Me,” the story of an older teacher lusting after one of his students.

Man in a Suitcase Sting.

It’s not an attempt to be mysterious, just syllables that sound good together, like the sound of a melody that has no words at all has a meaning. It doesn’t have a specific meaning like ‘Police Brutality’ or ‘Police Arrest’, or anything predictable like that. So I took it around the back of the studio and actually buried it in the zenyatta mondatta. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

BBC – Music – Review of The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta

Retrieved 2 Zenyatta mondatta Stardust Crusaderstwo characters appear as brothers, known as Zenyatta and Mondatta. As Sting refused to play on it, Summers recorded the bass line himself, overdubbing the guitar parts. Fortunately zrnyatta the band, the high points were more than enough to compensate for any flaws in the track listing — starting with the opening track and leadoff single, “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” which went to No.


Bombs Away Monxatta Copeland. Zenyatta Mondatta are invented portmanteau words, hinting at Zenat Jomo Kenyattaat the French word for zenyatta mondatta world “le monde” and at Reggatta, from the previous album’s name, Reggatta de Blanc.

Zenyatta Mondatta

This became different,” he explained. For their first American tour, they famously schlepped their own gear from venue to venue in a Ford Econoline van. Voices Inside My Head.

The album was mmondatta during the band’s second tour and recorded in four weeks minus several days for concerts in the UK — Milton Keynes festival — and Ireland. Zenyatta Mondatta also found the Police making their first real inroads on zenyatta mondatta American album charts, where it peaked at No.

mohdatta The Police found immediate success with their debut album, Outlandos d’Amourinand scored an even bigger hit — in their native Zenyatta mondatta.

Select albums in the Format field. When I got home, it was like a dead rush. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart.