This one is a bit of an oddity. For reasons that I still don’t really understand several albums were released in 10-inch versions along with their standard 12-inch counterparts (both pictured above). We’re not talking EPs here, but regular long players repackaged.
Maybe it was a nostalgia thing — a throwback to the fifties when the 10-inch was king. More than likely it was no more than a way to get suckers like me to buy an album again. Spoiler alert: It worked.
Regatta de Blanc might be my favorite Police album, but it’s a tough call. To my ear the trio made five perfect albums. There are some other nice Police oddities out there — badge-shaped picture discs, that sort of thing — but if you’re not interested in collecting just pick up those five studio albums and enjoy.
Expect your mini Regatta to set you back about twenty bones. Happy hunting.