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The Police – Reggatta de Blanc

$47.50 $35.00

Regatta De Blanc translates to White Reggae, and this record showcases the Police’s original blend of reggae-rock. This 1979 record served as a major breakthrough for the Police with big-time hits “Message In A Bottle” and “Walking On The Moon.” Regatta De Blanc also served as the vehicle for Stewart Copeland’s only lead vocal appearance with “On Any Other Day.” This is the record that served notice to the world that The Police were to be a superstar band in the 1980s.

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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato

By 1979’s Reggatta de Blanc (translation: White Reggae), nonstop touring had sharpened the Police’s original blend of reggae-rock to perfection, resulting in breakthrough success. Containing a pair of massive hit singles — the inspirational anthem “Message in a Bottle” and the spacious “Walking on the Moon” — the album also signaled a change in the band’s sound. Whereas their debut got its point across with raw, energetic performances, Reggatta de Blanc was much more polished production-wise and fully developed from a songwriting standpoint. While vigorous rockers did crop up from time to time (“It’s Alright for You,” “Deathwish,” “No Time This Time,” and the Grammy-winning instrumental title track), the material was overall much more sedate than the debut — “Bring on the Night,” “The Bed’s Too Big Without You,” and “Does Everyone Stare.” Also included was one of Stewart Copeland’s two lead vocal appearances on a Police album, the witty “On Any Other Day,” as well as one of the band’s most eerie tracks, “Contact.” With Reggatta de Blanc, many picked Sting and company to be the superstar band of the ’80s, and the Police would prove them correct on the band’s next release.

 

1. Message In A Bottle
2. Regatta De Blanc
3. It’s Alright For You
4. Bring On The Night
5. Deathwish
1. Walking On The Moon
2. On Any Other Day
3. The Bed’s Too Big Without You
4. Contact
5. Does Everyone Stare
6. No Time This Time

 

Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm