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It's not often that you'll find reggae superstars paying tribute to the Babylon (slang term for the police), so this album is certainly unusual in at least that respect.

There are a few stand-out performances by reggae luminaries like Aswad, who does a great version of "Roxanne", and Steel Pulse who perform "Can't Stand Losing You", but Maxi Priest doesn't do justice to "Message in a Bottle" at all. Sting also guests on two of the better songs, one with Ziggy Marley.

As Police covers, there's nothing really different other than the reggae rhythms, except perhaps for "Spirits in the Material World" by Pato Banton and Sting, where Pato improvises a bit on the chorus.

An interesting novelty album, and quite listenable, but does nothing to showcase or enhance the music of either The Police or the reggae artistes.

Amanda Richards, Feb 2, 2005
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on August 21, 2004
As a bonified fan of The Police, and a moderate fan of reggae, I was excited to hear old favorites redone by reggae artists. However, this album is surprisingly bland and unoriginal (aside from the fact that they're a bunch of Police covers--obviously, I didn't expect new lyrics). The arrangements were new to me but the sound was stale. How sad. Put your good money on "Outlandos D'Americas," a tribute to the Police in Spanish: it's far better.
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on February 2, 1999
Although a bit hokey at some points (see "Jamaican in New York"), this album rocks! Liking the Police is one thing, Regatta Mondatta takes it to the next level. The twisted and turned harmonics, along with lyrics which have been given an "irie" feel make this a welcome addition to any pop-reggae listeners.
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on June 28, 2002
If you like the Police ... and like good reggae .... you'll be disappointed in this album. Great artists, great tunes and alot of potential -- but falls way short in this overly commercial sounding tribute.
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on April 24, 2008
Unfortunately, I purchased this CD after the Spirits of the Material World tribute to the Police, so I was severely dissappointed. It doesn't hold a candle. I would recommend you listen to the songs before committing to spending money to own the album!
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on February 3, 2013
I'm not a fan of compilations but this album combines two things I really like, reggae and the Police. I first heard it drunk in Hermosa Beach while attending a ritual sacrifice.
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on June 25, 2013
waited a long time o find it, then found out that there are een more reggae covers of music, looking forward to getting them when I can
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on December 1, 2013
One of the great cover albums of all time, with the show stopper being Shinehead's "Jamaican in New York." Sublime.
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on January 10, 2007
like reggae in new waves and new songs, well this cd of various artists is a good music paying tribute to the police.
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on December 22, 2014
Good product good seller
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