The Police – Walking on a Moon (Live Atlanta 83) [4K]


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“Walking on the Moon” is a reggae song by British rock band the Police, released as the second single from their second studio album, Reggatta de Blanc (1979). The song was written by the band’s lead vocalist and bassist Sting. It went on to become the band’s second No. 1 hit in the UK.
Sting has said that he wrote the song when he was drunk one night after a concert in Munich. The following morning, he remembered the song and wrote it down.

“I was drunk in a hotel room in Munich, slumped on the bed with the whirling pit when this riff came into my head. I got up and started walking round the room, singing ‘Walking round the room, ya, ya, walking round the room’. That was all. In the cool light of morning I remembered what had happened and I wrote the riff down. But ‘Walking Round the Room’ was a stupid title so I thought of something even more stupid which was ‘Walking on the Moon’.”
— Sting, L’Historia Bandido, 1981[7]
In his autobiography, Sting implies that the song was partially inspired by an early girlfriend:
“Deborah Anderson was my first real girlfriend…walking back from Deborah’s house in those early days would eventually become a song, for being in love is to be relieved of gravity.”
— Sting, 2003[7]
According to Sting, the song was originally recorded “as a rocker” in early versions, but it was reworked. The riff, which is played on the bass, was described as “weird” and “jazzy” by Sting. Guitarist Andy Summers came up with the chord “which hits after the bass notes” throughout the song.
“Walking on the Moon” was released as the follow-up single to the British No. 1 single “Message in a Bottle” in late 1979. The song was the Police’s second number-one hit single in the United Kingdom.[9] It also reached No. 1 in Ireland and No. 9 in Australia but did not chart in the United States.

The Synchronicity Tour was a 1983–1984 concert tour by the Police to promote their fifth album, Synchronicity. It commenced on July 23, 1983 in Chicago and concluded on March 4, 1984 in Melbourne. It touched three continents for a total of 105 shows.
During the early dates in the first North American leg, the band resided at a mansion in Bridgehampton, New York and were flown to the concerts. This was the band’s final tour as a working unit and one of the highest-grossing tours of the 1980s.
As the band’s album Synchronicity featured an extensive use of backing vocals Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers were not able to replicate live due to the intricacies of their drums and guitar parts, the live set was augmented by three vocalists – Michelle Cobb, Dolette McDonald and Tessa Niles. This was only the second time the Police would work with additional musicians on stage, the first being the use of a horns section during the Ghost in the Machine Tour in 1981.
The November 2 and 3 shows in Atlanta were filmed and recorded for a live album and a video release. Synchronicity Concert was originally issued in VHS format in 1984 under the direction of Godley & Creme, who had also been responsible for directing all the music videos from Synchronicity.

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