Too Much Information

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"Too Much Information"
LP cover
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1981
Recorded: 1981-06-20 - 1981-07-26
Length: 3:42
Album(s): Ghost In The Machine
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): Hugh Padgham & The Police
Studio(s): AIR Studios, Montserrat
Released as single? NO

"Too Much Information" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1981.

About the song

The Sting demo already features most of the elements of the LP version; the lyrics are slightly altered, the "Overkill..." part not being there yet.

There's an early version from AIR Studios where Stewart Copeland counts the song in. There's no guitar at the beginning and no such solo guitar in the whole song yet.

After the "Cha"s there are a few instrumental bars, whereas on the LP version Sting continues singing immediately.

The end of this early version is faded out much later, bringing the song close to 4:30 minutes.

Personnel

Release History

Albums

Too Much Information appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-ghostinthemachine.jpg Ghost In The Machine 1981-10-02 UK
Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings 1993-MM-DD UK

Singles

CD Singles

Cover art Catalog no. Songs Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "Song"(s) YYYY-MM-DD Country

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "A-side song"/"B-side song" YYYY-MM-DD Country

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "A-side song"/"B-side song" (add more songs as necessary) YYYY-MM-DD Country

Video

"SONG TITLE" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
YYYY WINNER (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Lyrics

Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only.

In the second half of the demo Sting changes "Too much information running through my brain" to "Too much information, too much for my brain" - there's no "Overkill..." part in the demo.

Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane
Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane

I've seen the whole world six times over
Sea of Japan to the Cliffs of Dover

I've seen the whole world six times over
Sea of Japan to the Cliffs of Dover

Overkill
Overview
Over my dead body
Over me
Over you
Over everybody

Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane
Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane

I've seen the whole world six times over
Sea of Japan to the Cliffs of Dover

I've seen the whole world six times over
Sea of Japan to the Cliffs of Dover

Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane
Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane

I've seen the whole world six times over
Sea of Japan to the Cliffs of Dover

I've seen the whole world six times over
Sea of Japan to the Cliffs of Dover

Overkill
Overview
Over my dead body
Over me
Over you
Over everybody

Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane
Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

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See also

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External links

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References

  • Police, The. Ghost In The Machine. (1981) [Audio recording], A&M Records.