Ghost in the Machine is the fourth studio album by The Police. The album was originally released on LP and cassette on 2 October 1981 by A&M Records. The songs were recorded between January and September 1981 during sessions that took place at AIR Studios in Montserrat and Le Studio in Quebec, assisted by record producer Hugh Padgham.
The album reached No. 1 on the U.K. Albums Chart and No. 2 on the US Billboard 200. The band released three successful singles from the album: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Invisible Son, and Spirits In The Material World. However, the song Secret Journey was released as a single in the US in place of Invisible Son. The album has been certified triple platinum in the US. It was listed at No. 323 in the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
The album was re-issued in 1983 on CD.