The Police’s fourth album, Ghost in the Machine, was released in October 1981. It was a critical and commercial success, reaching number one in the UK Albums Chart and number two on the US Billboard 200. The album spawned several hit singles, including “Spirits in the Material World,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” and “Invisible Sun.”
Ghost in the Machine was a departure from The Police’s previous albums in that it featured a more polished and sophisticated sound. The album’s producer, Hugh Padgham, used synthesizers and other electronic instruments to create a more modern and experimental sound.
The album’s lyrical themes are also more complex and ambitious than those of The Police’s previous albums. Sting’s lyrics explore themes such as technology, alienation, and spirituality.
Ghost in the Machine is considered to be one of The Police’s best albums, and it has been praised by critics for its innovative sound and its thought-provoking lyrics. It is an essential album for fans of new wave, pop, and rock music.