Reggatta de Blanc (album)

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Reggatta de Blanc
CD cover
Safety Master Tape for side 1 (different tracklist)
Studio album by The Police
Released: 1979-10-02 or 1979-10-05 (UK)

1979-10-25 (Japan)

Recorded: on and off between 1979-02-13 - 1979-08-03
Length: 41:52
Label(s): A&M
Producer(s): Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers, Nigel Gray
Studio(s): Surrey Sound Studios, Leatherhead, Surrey, UK


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Track listing

All songs written by Sting unless otherwise indicated.

  1. "Message In A Bottle" – 4:51
  2. "Reggatta de Blanc" (Andy Summers, Sting, Stewart Copeland) – 3:06
  3. "It's Alright For You" (Sting, Stewart Copeland) – 3:13
  4. "Bring On The Night" – 4:15
  5. "Deathwish" (Andy Summers, Sting, Stewart Copeland) – 4:13
  6. "Walking On The Moon" – 5:02
  7. "On Any Other Day" (Stewart Copeland) – 2:57
  8. "The Bed's Too Big Without You" – 4:26
  9. "Contact" (Stewart Copeland) – 2:38
  10. "Does Everyone Stare" (Stewart Copeland) – 3:52
  11. "No Time This Time" – 3:17

Singles released

Variants, special editions and re-releases

As a safety master tape shows the originally intended running order of side 1 would have been:

Another master tape includes slightly different versions:

  • Bring On The Night (complete start) --- this version features a longer intro where one can Sting clearing his throat and his fingers on the bass getting ready - this version lacks the middle part
  • Message In A Bottle (old start) --- this version features louder drums



Year Chart Country Position
1979 Billboard Pop Albums U.S.A. 25
1983 The Billboard 200 U.S.A. 153


Year Song Chart Country Position
1979 "Message In A Bottle" Billboard Pop Singles U.S.A. 74

Awards, nominations, and certifications


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Year Winner Award Category
1981 "Reggatta de Blanc" Grammy Awards Best Rock Instrumental Performance


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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY


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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Quotations and trivia

ad from the USA:

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ad from the Netherlands:

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ads from Argentina:

Pelo Reggatta 1 ad.jpg Pelo Reggatta 2 ad.jpg

ads from Japan:

1980 02 Reggatta plus tour ad.jpg 1980 01 Ongaku Senka 01.jpg 1980 01 Ongaku Senka 02.jpg

See also

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External links and reviews

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