Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Secret Journey" by The Police

Song#:  0987
Date:  04/10/1982
Debut:  87
Peak:  46
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Rock, New Wave

Pop Bits:  In the UK, the first single from The Police's album "Ghost in the Machine" was "Invisible Sun," followed by "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" and "Spirits in the Material World." In the US, the album was kicked off with "Every Little" (#3) and then "Spirits" (#11). For the LP's third US single, instead of going with "Invisible Sun" to catch up with the UK, this song was chosen instead and was released in the US only. It couldn't match the success of the previous two singles and missed out on the Top 40.

ReduxReview:  The song's intro is a little too atmospheric and long at the beginning for a pop radio single and when compared to their Top 10 hits, this one pales in comparison. It's forgettable. It makes a solid album track, but kind of a dud as a single.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The cover of the "Ghosts in the Machine" album features an image that looks similar to a seven-segment display (like an alarm clock's numbers). Obviously make up of more than seven segments, the "digits" were made to represent the heads of the band members. Most recognizable would be the center one that depicts Sting's spiky hair.


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