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The Police to release picture disc of 1981's Ghost In The Machine

The Police
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The Police have announced the release of their 1981 album Ghost In The Machine as a picture disc, to be released through UMC on November 4.

The new limited edition reissue features three additional tracks not included on the original album; I Burn For You, the single mix of the track from the Brimstone And Treacle album, Once Upon A Daydream and Shambelle.

Also unique to the new release, four songs (Spirits In The Material World, Rehumanize Yourself, One World (Not Three) and Hungry For You) feature Stewart Copeland counting in the tracks – distinctive audio from the recording studio that was not included on the 1981 release.

Recorded at AIR Studios, Montserrat and Le Studio, Quebec, Ghost In The Machine’was Number One on the UK album chart and a multi-platinum best seller all over the world. The original release featured three hit singles, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Invisible Sun and Spirits In The Material World.

Pre-order Ghost In The Machine.

The Police

(Image credit: UMC)

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.