Zenyatta Mondatta

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Zenyatta Mondatta
Studio album by
Released3 October 1980 (1980-10-03)
Recorded7 July – 7 August 1980
StudioWisseloord (Hilversum)
the Police chronology
Six Pack
Zenyatta Mondatta
Ghost in the Machine
Singles from Zenyatta Mondatta
  1. "Don't Stand So Close to Me"
    Released: 19 September 1980
  2. "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
    Released: 20 November 1980

Zenyatta Mondatta (stylised as Zenyattà Mondatta on the album cover artwork) is the third studio album by English band The Police and released on 3 October, 1980 through A&M Records. It went to number 1 in the United Kingdom and Australia, number 2 in Canada, the Netherlands and Italy, number 3 in New Zealand and number 5 in Germany and the United States. The album went on to win 2 Grammy Awards.

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written and composed by Sting, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Don't Stand So Close to Me"   4:04
2. "Driven to Tears"   3:20
3. "When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around"   3:38
4. "Canary in a Coalmine"   2:26
5. "Voices Inside My Head"   3:53
6. "Bombs Away"   3:06
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"   4:09
8. "Behind My Camel"   2:54
9. "Man in a Suitcase"   2:19
10. "Shadows in the Rain"   5:04
11. "The Other Way of Stopping"   3:22
Total length:

References[change | change source]

  1. Brown, Charles T. (1992). "Punk, New Wave, and Alternative Music". The Art of Rock and Roll (3rd ed.). Prentice Hall. p. 253. ISBN 0-13-044892-3.
  2. Cordas, Alexander. "'Ghost In The Machine' von The Police". Laut.de (in German). Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  3. Cioe, Crispin (January 1982). "The Police: Third World Rock & Roll" (PDF). High Fidelity. Vol. 32, no. 1. p. 84. Retrieved 27 November 2020 – via World Radio History.