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Records You Should Listen to Before You Perish Vol. 10

“The afternoon has gently passed me by
The evening spreads
Itself against the sky
Waiting for tomorrow
It’s just another day
As I bid yesterday goodbye
Bring on the night
I couldn’t stand another hour of daylight
Bring on the night
I couldn’t stand another hour of daylight”

As strong of a debut album, Outlandos d’Armour was The Police’s sophomore effort was light years ahead in both maturity and songwriting prowess.

Before the mounting pressures that would later lead to a massive in-band power struggle, fist fights and a studio knife stand-off The Police were firing on all cylinders and working and writing together well.

English teacher turned songwriter, Sting, dynamic drum dynamo, Stewart Copeland and underrated and overlooked guitarist, Andy Summers would earn their first Grammy award with their second effort and rocket to commercial and critical acclaim.

The title, Regatta De Blanc roughly translates to “White Reggae” and while the title is a bit misleading if not cool sounding, the band certainly does experiment more during instrumentals with more worldly time signatures, grooves and sounds.

Overall an album that plays like a greatest hits, it’s a landmark achievement for the group and arguably their greatest product.

Year Released: 1979

Record Label: A & M

Genre: New Wave / Post Punk / Rock



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