On October 3, 1980.

zenyatta-mondatta

On October 3, 1980, “A&M” label released “Zenyatta Mondatta” the third Police (The) studio album. It was recorded July – August 1980, at “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum, Netherlands, and was produced by Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland and Nigel Gray. The album won two “Grammy Awards” including “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” for “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and “Best Rock Instrumental Performance” for “Behind My Camel”.  The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Sting– lead and backing vocals, bass, synthesizer
  • Andy Summers– guitar, guitar-synths, bass guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Stewart Copeland– drums, backing vocals
  • Nigel Gray– engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– remastering
  • Simon Ryan – design
  • Michael Ross – art direction, design, photography
  • Watalu Asanuma, Adrian Boot, Miles Copeland, Anton Corbijn, Danny Quatrochi – photography
  • Janette Beckman– cover photo, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sting, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Stand So Close to Me
  2. Driven to Tears
  3. When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What’s Still Around
  4. Canary in a Coalmine
  5. Voices Inside My Head
  6. Bombs Away – Stewart Copeland
  7. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  8. Behind My Camel – Andy Summers
  9. Man in a Suitcase
  10. Shadows in the Rain
  11. The Other Way of Stopping – Stewart Copeland

 

 

 

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