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Reggatta de Blanc
     

Reggatta de Blanc

by The Police
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2003
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949359621
catalogNumber:
493596
Rank:
12514

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Performance Credits

Police   Primary Artist,Noise
Stewart Copeland   Drums,Vocals
Sting   Bass,Vocals
Andy Summers   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Stewart Copeland   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Police   Arranger,Producer
Sting   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Andy Summers   Arranger,Composer,Producer
David Foster   Tape Research
Margaret Goldfarb   Reissue Production Coordination
Nigel Gray   Producer,Engineer
Janette Beckman   Cover Photo
Meire Murakami   Reissue Design
James Wedge   Cover Photo
Michael Ross   Art Direction
Jane Hitchin   Tape Research
David Lascelles   Tape Research
Zoe Roberts   Tape Research
Brendan Morris   Tape Research
Randy Aronson   Tape Research

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