Reggatta de Blanc (instrumental)
|"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|
|Songwriter(s)||Andy Summers, Sting, Stewart Copeland|
|Producer(s)||The Police and Nigel Gray|
"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". The track won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980.
- "Reggatta de Blanc" was used in The Ongoing History of New Music episode "Alt-Rock's Greatest Instrumentals" from 2003.
- Stewart Copeland: drums
- Sting: bass, vocals
- Andy Summers: guitar