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    General CommentThis song has no meaing but is a middle section out of Cant Stand Losing You the band did live.
    GuitaristUKon April 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGotta love that hihat and rimshot work towards the beginning. I love Stewart Copeland's drumming.
    minihatson March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBut what's a Reggatta De Blanc?
    LaundroMaton March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRegatta De Blanc means white reggae.
    wheaties409on May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, I think it's supposed to *sound* like it's french for "white reggae", and "de blanc" does mean "white" in french, but "reggatta" isn't even a french word, as best as I can tell tell it's just "regatta", as in a boat race, but with an extra g. So there you have it, it's actually a bastardized french/english hybrid meaning "white boat race".
    destroyalltacoson June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe names of the first three albums were "created" by miles copeland. Reggatta De Blanc ESSENTIALLY means white reggae what he actually was trying to pull together was a made-up, exotic-sounding phrase for the fact that they were blonde, and played white reggae/punk music of the "Blank Generation".
    wheaties409on July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd the rest? 'Reggatta De Blanc' is a wonderful instrumental that excellently showcases the Police as a band (well, okay, they all excellently showcase the Police as a band, but here, you won't have Sting vocals taking you away from the instrumental prowess of the band members). It rocks and swings, and while my rough ear actually perceives the number as one of the least reggae-influenced tracks on the record, the drive and atmospherics are undeniable. What the hell is "white reggae", anyway? We didn't have no friggin' "white blues", at least, we who don't invent this term as a scarecrow for Eric Clapton fans; why do we need a "white reggae", then? Never mind...
    [George Starostin]
    sillybunnyon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf there's anything that mars Reggatta (the album) and prevents it from getting the highest possible rating, it's a frustrating lack of diversity. Sure, the Police have developed a sound that's totally unique, but there's just too few sides of that sound explored on the album. Every song has its distinct hooks, but after a while they all start kinda floating together; simply put, the band's bag o' tricks here is a wee bit limited. This is not an accusation - like so many other revolutionary albums, Reggatta De Blanc is, basically, so revolutionary that it hurts, in the literal sense. That said, it is still a great album, coming from one of rock's greatest bands, and the defect would be corrected on the next record anyway.
    [George Starostin]
    sillybunnyon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHey... whatever Copeland is doing at the beginning of this song makes it worth the whole album! That guy is such an amazing drummer!
    drummer1500on January 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is the only police song i dont like.
    theladysopalon October 20, 2004   Link

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