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  A&M Records -
  The Police: Ghost In The Machine
  "Ghost In The Machine"

The Police
Track listing:
  1. Spirits in the Material World
2. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
3. Invisible Sun
4. Hungry for You
5. Demolition Man
6. Too Much Information
7. Rehumanize Yourself
8. One World (Not Three)
9. Omegaman
10. Secret Journey
11. Darkness
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Review by JW July 18, 2003 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This is the fourth album by The Police and again it contains a host of world best selling songs. The album starts of very strong with the first 3 and really never lets up. It's really an interesting album which grows on you the more you play it, there is so much musical detail to digest. This album has not always been rated very well musically, but I have to agree with Emil's review below.

Overall the sonic merits of this Police series are questionable, measured against the high standard SACD is capable of. They may be better than the previously released RBCD, but have they received the best possible treatment to let them shine on SACD? I think that a similar result could have been achieved on RBCD 'done right' and from there stems my slight disappointment in this series. None of them merit a higher than 3 star rating in my view. Having said all that, I have to note that perhaps the mastertapes did not allow for a better transfer. I cannot judge that. Check out my other reviews of The Police remasters to compare notes and see what you think. After repreated listening I would rank them as follows:

1 Zenyatta Mondatta: good bass, balanced sound with extended treble
2 Regatta de Blanc: sound equal to ZM
3 Ghost In The Machine: richer and darker sound than 4 and 5, good bass, hard treble at times
4 Synchronicity: better than Outlandos but a little veiled
5 Outlandos d'Amour: metallic treble that at times sounds congested, somewhat flat

GITM deserves 2.5 stars in my book, which in this case I'll round down to 2 due to the treble issues on tracks like 'Omegaman' and 'Secret Journey' for example.


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Review by pvcmusiclover April 11, 2012 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Genuine DSD for sure and no trace of limiting!

I feel there's more "space" and coherency in this album than the previous two. I really don't like the bass, which out of proportion loud compared to the rest of the spectrum. The sonics are also a bit smeared and dark.

Quite simply, I'd love to hear a Steve Hoffman release of the Police albums, done with carefully contoured EQing and high end repro heads. We can all dream I guess..

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Review by dorokusai August 3, 2003
Performance:   Sonics:
Another great SACD. Not as dynamic as Synchronicity, but a worthy SACD for buying and demo listening. I have yet to buy a bad SACD, this is great for my ears.

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