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”.
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
All tracks by Sting, except where noted.
Don’t Stand So Close to Me
Driven to Tears
When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What’s Still Around