The Police - Regatta De Blanc

 (Japanese Import w/ Obi)





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CA&MJ 9538 SA
EAN: 4988031161838
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1979 classic album contains "Message In A Bottle" and "Walking On the Moon"

Although this record only unleashed one of The Police's hits ("Message In A Bottle"), it is full of creative and fast-paced music. In fact, this record almost passes by in a blur as the band jumps from rock to reggae and even shows traces of punk and ska. In a way, this is the band's forgotten record, simply because of its lack of radio songs. Nevertheless, the music on Regatta De Blanc is amazingly complex, yet memorable and to the point, making for an immediately impressive no-nonsense record.

"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." —

Housed in a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1/2" hinged-lid box which includes inside a Mini LP Jacket faithfully replicating the first pressing UK LP artwork, full color Mini Insert LP sleeve and booklet with English/Japanese lyrics. The obi surrounding the album replicates the one included in the Japanese first pressing LP.

  • Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
  • Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.

SHM-SACD format is fully compatible with standard SACD players but it does not play on standard CD players. SHM-SACD delivers unbelievably high-quality sound. Japanese import.


1. Message in a Bottle
2. White Regatta
3. It’s Alright for You
4. Bring on the Night
5. Seduction in Death
6. Walking on the Moon
7. On Any Other Day
8. Lonely Night
9. Contact
10. Does Everyone Stare
11. Time this Time

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