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Encyclopedia > Regatta de Blanc
Reggatta de Blanc
Album cover
Album by The Police
Released October 1979
Recorded February-August 1979
Genre New Wave
Length 41 min 42 sec
Label A&M
Producers Stewart Copeland,
Sting,
Andy Summers,
Nigel Gray
Professional reviews
AMG 3/5 link
The Police Chronology
Outlandos d'Amour
(1978)
Regatta de Blanc
(1979)
Zenyatta Mondatta
(1980)

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"Message in a Bottle", a Sting-penned song about alienation, opens the album. It is followed by "Regatta de Blanc", the album's instrumental, and one of the few songs written by all members of the Police. (This instrumental piece came from the long instrumental break in the live performance of "Can't Stand Losing You.") "It's Alright For You" is a driving punk-ish song featuring strong guitar and drum parts. The next three tracks, "Bring on the Night", "Deathwish", and "Walking on the Moon" all have a strong reggae feel to them. "On Any Other Day" features a rare lead vocal from Stewart Copeland, and is a humorous take on a middle-aged man's mid-life crisis. "The Bed's Too Big Without You", an empty-feeling return to reggae follows. "Contact" and "Does Everyone Stare" are a pair of songs dealing with the connection, or lack thereof, between two individuals. The frenetic "No Time This Time" closes the album. Reggae is a style of music developed in Jamaica. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) was the drummer for the band The Police, and an influential drum stylist. ... A mid-life crisis is an emotional state of doubt and anxiety in which a person becomes uncomfortable with the realization that life is halfway over. ...


The album took only a few weeks (spaced over several months) to record, but unlike its successor Zenyatta Mondatta, there was no pressure on the band. As Stewart Copeland describes it, "We just went into the studio and said, 'Right, who's got the first song?' We hadn't even rehearsed them before we went in." Zenyatta Mondatta is the third album by The Police, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ...


The album continued to build on the success of the band's previous record, Outlandos D'Amour, hitting #1 on the U.K. charts upon its release in October 1979. "Message in a Bottle" and "Walking on the Moon" were released as singles and both reached number one in Great Britain. Outlandos dAmour is the debut album by The Police, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ...

Contents


Track listing

  1. "Message in a Bottle" (Sting) - 4:51
  2. "Reggatta de Blanc" (Copeland, Sting, Summers) - 3:06
  3. "It's Alright for You" (Copeland, Sting) - 3:13
  4. "Bring on the Night" (Sting) - 4:16
  5. "Deathwish" (Copeland, Sting, Summers) - 4:13
  6. "Walking on the Moon" (Sting) - 5:02
  7. "On Any Other Day" (Copeland) - 2:57
  8. "The Bed's Too Big Without You" (Sting) - 4:26
  9. "Contact" (Copeland) - 2:38
  10. "Does Everyone Stare" (Copeland) - 3:52
  11. "No Time This Time" (Sting) - 3:17

Personnel

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Production

  • Producers: Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers, Nigel Gray
  • Engineer: Nigel Gray
  • Mastering: Dave Collins, Bob Ludwig
  • Arrangers: Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers
  • Art direction: Michael Ross
  • Design: Michael Ross
  • Photography: Janette Beckman, Norman Seeff, James Wedge
  • Cover photo: Janette Beckman, James Wedge

Charts

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Year Chart Position
1979 Pop Albums 25
1983 The Billboard 200 153

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1979 "Message In A Bottle" Pop Singles 74

Awards

Grammy Awards Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...

Year Winner Category
1980 "Reggatta de Blanc" Best Rock Instrumental Performance

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In October 1979, the group released their second album Regatta de Blanc, which was a major seller in many countries and which spawned the singles "Message In a Bottle", "Walking on the Moon", and "The Bed's Too Big Without You".
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