Favorite "Sun" Songs #5 - "Invisible Sun"
May 20, 2017 1:13pm CST
We have reached mid-point in my Favorite "Sun" Songs series (don't worry, the moon is coming.) #5 in the countdown is a fairly obvious one: "Invisible Sun" by The Police. Just how cool were The Police? I went to high school with not one, but two guys that sported the Sting look, hair and all. But how good were they? Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland were together, if you count a one-off reunion tour, just ten years. During that time, the band sold over 75 million records worldwide, and, thanks to that reunion tour, were the highest earning musicians in the world in 2008. They won six Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards. And, deservedly, the trio is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From their multi-platinum 1981 album, Ghost in the Machine, "Invisible Sun" was the leadoff single (in the UK, where it reached #2) from the record ("Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" was the first choice elsewhere.) Sting says he wrote the song while living in war-torn Ireland, as a "light at the end of the tunnel" message for that country, while drummer Copeland, who grew up in Beirut, interpreted the song as being about his beloved Lebanon, which was undergoing heavy bombing at the time. "Invisible Sun" is very synthesizer-heavy (Sting played keyboards,) but be sure to listen for some nifty guitar play from Andy Summers. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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• Redlands, California
21 May 17
I tell you what these police are a lot cooler than the real police. Oops, I have been told not to say such things, my bad people, just calling a spade a spade. Although can say Mr Comey is restoring my faith in the police.