The Police: Reggatta De Blanc (A&M)
John Pidgeon, Melody Maker, 22 September 1979
ONLY A year ago I had to talk the editor of this paper into taking a feature on the Police. I don't recall who got the cover the week the piece was in, but it wasn't them. Only a year ago 'Can't Stand Losing You', the Police's second single for A&M, was selling like Mr Softy at the South Pole, stiffing just like the first one had four months before: the single of '78, 'Roxanne'.
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