Zenyatta Mondatta

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Zenyatta Mondatta
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Studio album by The Police
Released: 1980-10-03 (UK)

1980-10-21 (Japan)

Recorded: 1980-07-07 - 1980-08-07
Length: 38:16
Label(s): A&M
Producer(s): The Police, Nigel Gray
Studio(s): Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands

Introduction

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Personnel

Track listing

All songs written by Sting unless otherwise indicated.

  1. "Don't Stand So Close To Me" – 4:04
  2. "Driven To Tears" – 3:20
  3. "When The World Is Running Down You Make The Best Of What's Still Around" – 3:38
  4. "Canary In A Coalmine" – 2:26
  5. "Voices Inside My Head" – 3:53
  6. "Bombs Away" (Stewart Copeland) – 3:09
  7. "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" – 4:09
  8. "Behind My Camel" (Andy Summers) – 2:54
  9. "Man In A Suitcase" – 2:19
  10. "Shadows In The Rain" – 5:02
  11. "The Other Way Of Stopping" (Stewart Copeland) – 3:22

Singles released

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Variants, special editions and re-releases

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Charts

Album

Year Chart Country Position
1981 Billboard Pop Albums U.S.A. 5
1983 The Billboard 200 U.S.A. 129

Singles

Year Song Chart Country Position
1981 "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" Billboard Pop Singles U.S.A. 10
1981 "Don't Stand So Close To Me" Billboard Mainstream Rock U.S.A. 11
1981 "Don't Stand So Close To Me" Billboard Pop Singles U.S.A. 10
1981 "Driven To Tears" Billboard Mainstream Rock U.S.A. 35
1981 "Voices Inside My Head"/"When The World Is Running Down You Make The Best Of What's Still Around" Billboard Club Play Singles 1981 3

Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
1981 "Behind My Camel" Grammy Awards Best Rock Instrumental Performance
1981 "Don't Stand So Close To Me" Grammy Awards Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

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
U.K. BPI Album Gold
U.K. BPI Album Platinum
U.S.A. RIAA Album Gold
U.S.A. RIAA Album Platinum
U.S.A. RIAA Album Double Platinum

Quotations and trivia

A Stewart Copeland quote from 1980-10-16 Smash Hits: "You can only get so far with your writing at home. The magic happens when the other two get involved. We all arrive at the studios with our songs. This time Sting had ten, I had five and Andy had about the same. We eventually used eleven."

When you check out what demos are out there and what was eventually used --- there are definitely some unheard songs around, although some of Andy's and Stewart's songs may have been used on Ghost In The Machine or later (as was the case with Sting's Demolition Man and I Burn For You):


Sting:


Stewart Copeland:


Andy Summers:


German ads:

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Greek ad:

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Japanese ads:

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New Zealand ad:

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ads from Argentina:

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See also

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External links and reviews

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References