POLICE • REGGATTA DE BLANC • 180 GRAM • U.K. IMPORT
POLICE • REGGATTA DE BLANC • 180 GRAM • U.K. IMPORT

POLICE • REGGATTA DE BLANC • 180 GRAM • U.K. IMPORT

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Reggatta de Blanc is the second studio album by The Police, released on October 2, 1979 by A & M RECORDS. It was the band's first album to reach No. 1 on the U.K. Album Charts and features their first two UK No. 1 hits: Message In A Bottle and Walking On The Moon. In early 1980, the album was re-issued in the US on two 10" discs, one album side per disc, as well as a collector's edition with a poster of the band.

The music features the Police's distinctive appropriation of reggae and frontman Sting's Caribbean vocal inflections. The album's title loosely translates in French to "White Reggae". It was their second album to bear a "Franglais" title after the band's 1978 debut album Outlandos D'Amour. Reggatta de Blanc proved both more popular and successful than its predecessor. The title track earned the band their first Grammy™ Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980.

In 2012, the album was ranked No. 372 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

Regatta de Blanc has appeared frequently on professional listings of the greatest albums. In 2006, it was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2012, Rolling Stone ranked it at number 372 on The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time list.  In 2014, Spin named it the 10th most major moment in the history of white reggae. Based on such rankings, the aggregate website Acclaimed Music lists Reggatta de Blanc as the 109th most acclaimed album from the 1970s and the 365th most acclaimed album in history.

 

Track Listing:

  1. Message in a Bottle
  2. Reggatta de Blanc
  3. It's Alright For You
  4. Bring on the Night
  5. Deathwish
  6. Walking on the Moon
  7. On Any Other Day
  8. The Bed's Too Big Without You
  9. Contact
  10. Does Everyone Stare
  11. No Time This Time