Spirits in the Material World

~ Recording by The Police

Appears on releases

#TitleLengthTrack ArtistRelease TitleRelease ArtistRelease Group TypeCountry/DateLabelCatalog#
Official
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsCD 3730
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:58The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsSP-3730
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:58The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
Nautilus Recordings (US-based vinyl audiophile label)NR 40
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsAMLK 63730
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsCD 3730
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the Machine (Mfd. by Alfa Records)The PoliceAlbum
A&M Records38XB-18
1.10Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records393 902-2
1.10Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsEVECD 1
1.9Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsCD 3902/DIDY 824
1.10Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records397 062-2
1.9Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsEVERY1
1.9Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsEVERC 1
1.9Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records393 902-1
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
  • JP1988-10-21
A&M RecordsD25Y3281
1.9Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)CD 3902, D 173924, DX 824
1.10Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records397 095-2
1.10Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceTheir Greatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Ltd.397 096-2
1.10Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceTheir Greatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Polystar (Germany)397 095-2
1.10Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceTheir Greatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • ZA1991-04-01
A&M RecordsSTARCD 5773
1.11Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 030-2
1.11Spirits in the Material World2:58The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540030-2
1.11Spirits in the Material World2:58The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 030-2
1.11Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsSTARTCD6006
1.11Spirits in the Material World2:58The PoliceGreatest Hits (BIEM/MCPS, "Made in France by PMDC")The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 030-2
1.11Spirits in the Material World2:58The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 030-2
1.11Spirits in the Material World2:58The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 030-2, 5400302
3.4Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US1993-09-28
A&M Records540 151-2, 540 152-2, 540 153-2, 540 154-2
3.4Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records31454 0150 2
3.4Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records31454 0150 2
3.4Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records91454 0150 2
3.4Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • -1993
Motown06024 9841216 9, 060249841217 6, 060249841218 3, 060249841219 0, 060249841220 6
3.4Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 150-2
1.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US1995-09-12
A&M Records31454 0380 2
1.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The Classics (BMG club release)The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US1995-09-12
A&M Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)31454 0380 2, D 103515
1.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The Classics (club edition)The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsCD 0380
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records75021 3730 2 IN02
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records75021 3730 2
1.9Spirits in the Material World3:00The PoliceGreatest hitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 380-2
1.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 380-2
1.11Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1998-06-30
1.9Spirits in the Material World – Remastered 20032:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • CA2003-01-01
  • MX2003-01-01
  • US2003-01-01
A&M Records
2.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2003-03-04
A&M Records493 698-2
1.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2003-03-04
A&M Records493 698-2
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
  • XE2003-03-04
A&M Records493 646-2
2.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
  • XE2003-03-04
A&M Records493 646-2
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
  • JP2003-04-23
Universal International (Japanese label; release must say “制作:Universal International” AND have no logos other than “Universal Music”)493 646-2
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the Machine (enhanced)The PoliceAlbum
  • GB2003-06-16
A&M Records493 655-2
1.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
1.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Inc., Chronicles (a label under UMG’s Universal Music Enterprises division)069 493 607-2
2.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Inc., Chronicles (a label under UMG’s Universal Music Enterprises division)069 493 607-2
1.10Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records069 493 598-2
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost In The Machine (remastered 2003)The PoliceAlbum
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)
1.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US2005-01-11
A&M Records, Chronicles (a label under UMG’s Universal Music Enterprises division)B0003765-02
1.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US2005-01-11
A&M Records069 493 607-2
1.9Spirits in the Material World3:01The PoliceEvery Breath You Take (Deluxe Box)The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2005-10-28
A&M Records
1.9Spirits in the Material World?:??The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Universal (plain logo “Universal” used by Universal Music and Universal Pictures)9820175
2.5Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceThe PoliceThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • CA2007-06-05
A&M RecordsB000908002
2.5Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceThe PoliceThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US2007-06-05
A&M RecordsB0009080-02
2.5Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceThe PoliceThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2007-06-11
A&M Records1736143, 1736145, 1736146
2.5Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceThe PoliceThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records1736149
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the Machine (Limited Edition)The PoliceAlbum
  • JP2008-01-23
Universal International (Japanese label; release must say “制作:Universal International” AND have no logos other than “Universal Music”)UICY-90741
1.11Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • JP2008-05-28
A&M RecordsUICY-90828
3.8Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceThe 50 Greatest SongsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • FR2009-04-14
A&M Records, Cherrytree Records, Universal Music France530 105-7
4.1Spirits in the Material World2:58The PoliceEvery Move You Make: The Studio RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2018-11-16
A&M Records
1.21Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceThe Ultimate Headphone & Hi‐Fi AlbumVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
4.1Spirits in the Material World3:00The PoliceEvery Move You Make: The Studio RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2019-11-15
A&M Records00602577975776
1.9Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The Singles (2021 MQA x UHQCD)The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • JP2021-08-25
Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”)UICY-40352
1.1Spirits in the Material World3:00The PoliceGhost in the Machine (2021 MQA x UHQCD)The PoliceAlbum
  • JP2021-08-25
Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”)UICY-40350
1.9Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsCD 3902/DX 824
1.9Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + CompilationA&M RecordsCD 3902, DX 824
1.9Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + CompilationA&M RecordsCD 3902/DX 824
1.9Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The Singles (made in Japan)The PoliceAlbum + CompilationA&M RecordsCD 3902, DIDY 824
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbumA&M RecordsCD-3730, DIDX 2
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbumA&M Records393 730-2
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the MachineThe PoliceAlbumA&M RecordsCD-3730, DIDZ-10070
1.1Spirits in the Material World2:59The PoliceGhost in the Machine (made in W. Germany by PDO)The PoliceAlbumA&M Records393 730-2
1.11Spirits in the Material World2:58The PoliceGreatest Hits (BIEM/STEMRA, "Made in France by PMDC")The PoliceAlbum + CompilationA&M Records540 030 2
1.11Spirits in the Material World2:58The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + CompilationA&M Records540 030-2

Relationships

engineer:Hugh Padgham
co-producer:Hugh Padgham
producer:The Police (British rock band)
drums (drum set):Stewart Copeland
electric bass guitar:Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police)
electric guitar:Andy Summers
vocals:Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:A&M Records (in 1981)
recorded at:AIR Studios Montserrat in Saint Peter
recording of:Spirits in the Material World

Spirits in the Material World

lyricist and composer:Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police)
publisher:EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Magnetic Publishing Ltd.
later translated versions:Alma en el mundo material
part of:Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls