Police - Zenyatta MondattaThis album may be a little more mainstream to some, as it sports such relative hits as “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” and the catchy “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da”, but the non-singles are more examples of the genius of the group in their earlier days. “Man In A Suitcase” is one of my all-time favorite Police tunes for some reason I’ve never quite been able to put a finger on. I have to rate Regatta de Blanc higher than this album, but because of the more familiar material, it may be a more ideal 3 out of 4introduction to pre-Synchronicity Police for any curious listeners out there.

  1. Don’t Stand So Close To Me (4:02)
  2. Driven To Tears (3:21)
  3. When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What’s Still Around (3:38)
  4. Canary in a Coalmine (2:27)
  5. Voices Inside My Head (3:54)
  6. Bombs Away (3:06)
  7. Order this CD De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da (4:10)
  8. Behind My Camel (2:55)
  9. Man in a Suitcase (2:20)
  10. Shadows in the Rain (5:04)
  11. The Other Way of Stopping (3:22)

Released by: A&M
Release date: 1980
Total running time: 38:19