Reggatta de Blanc (instrumental)

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"Reggatta de Blanc"
Song by The Police
from the album Reggatta de Blanc
Released 5 October 1979
Recorded Surrey Sound Studios, 1979
Genre Post-punk, new wave
Length 3:06
Label A&M Records
Songwriter(s) Andy Summers, Sting, Stewart Copeland
Producer(s) The Police and Nigel Gray
Reggatta de Blanc track listing
"Message in a Bottle"
"Reggatta de Blanc"
"It's Alright for You"

"Reggatta de Blanc" is a 1979 musical composition by The Police, and the title track on their second album. The instrumental evolved from improvisational stage jams during early Police performances of the song "Can't Stand Losing You".[1] The track won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980.[2]

Song appearances[edit]


  • Stewart Copeland: drums
  • Sting: bass
  • Andy Summers: guitar


  1. ^ Garbarini, Vic (Spring 2000). "I think if we came back...", Revolver.
  2. ^ Grammy Awards by the Police,