Appears on releases

#TitleLengthTrack ArtistRelease TitleRelease ArtistRelease Group TypeCountry/DateLabelCatalog#
Official
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
  • US1979-10-05
A&M RecordsSP-4792
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsAMLH 64792
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsAMLH 64792
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records394 792-2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:49The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records394 792-1
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsAMLH 64792
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta De BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records of CanadaCD 69992
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de Blanc (B)The PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsSP-4792
1.1Message in a Bottle4:49The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records394 792-1
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsCD-3312
1.3Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsCD 3902/DIDY 824
1.3Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records393 902-1
1.3Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsEVERY1
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsEVECD 1
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records397 062-2
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records393 902-2
1.3Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsEVERC 1
1.1Message in a Bottle4:53The PoliceReggatta de Blanc (made in West Germany)The PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsCD-4792
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsCD-4792, DIDX 586
1.1Message in a Bottle4:49The PoliceReggatta de Blanc (Club Edition)The PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsCD-4792
1.3Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.CD 3902, D 173924, DX 824
2.13Message in a Bottle4:49The Police25 Jaar Top 40 Hits, Deel 4: ’77–’80Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Edison (Dutch label aka Edison Stichting)6198904
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records397 095-2
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceTheir Greatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Ltd.397 096-2
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceTheir Greatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Polystar (Germany)397 095-2
1.10Message in a Bottle4:47The Police32 Ones on One: Radio 1FM's 25th BirthdayVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Connoisseur CollectionOne CD 32
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 030-2, 5400302
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540030-2
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 030-2
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 030-2
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsSTARTCD6006
1.17Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US1993-09-28
A&M Records540 151-2, 540 152-2, 540 153-2, 540 154-2
1.17Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records31454 0150 2
1.17Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records31454 0150 2
1.17Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 150-2
1.17Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceMessage in a Box: The Complete RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records91454 0150 2
2.9Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceSounds of the SeventiesVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1994-12-05
Global TelevisionRADCD01
1.3Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The Classics (BMG club release)The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US1995-09-12
A&M Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.31454 0380 2, D 103515
1.3Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US1995-09-12
A&M Records31454 0380 2
1.3Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The Classics (club edition)The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsCD 0380
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records75021 3312 2, CD-3312
1.15Message in a Bottle4:54The PoliceSulle strade del rock Vol. 1Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Mercury Records (or just “Mercury”. A UMG imprint, do not use it for ©/℗ credits)525681-2
5.15Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceTotally 70’sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -1995
Insight (Polygram sublabel)
1.3Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceGreatest hitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 380-2
1.3Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 380-2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting / The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 428 2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting / The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • JP1997-11-24
A&M RecordsPOCM-1552
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The Police (club edition)Sting / The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, BMG Direct31454 0834 2, D121344
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting & The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsSSTARCD 6358
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting & The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 834
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting / The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 428 2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The Police (beige text background, made in France by PMDC)Sting / The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 428 2, 540 428-2, PY 900
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceGreatest HitsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1998-06-30
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting andThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records540 428 2, 540 428-2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting & The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2002-02-18
A&M Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)493 252-2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceSting & The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US2002-10-01
UTV Records, A&M Records069 493 252-2, 493 252-2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2002
A&M Records493 315-2
1.3Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2003-03-04
A&M Records493 698-2
2.3Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2003-03-04
A&M Records493 698-2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
  • US2003-03-04
A&M Records0069-493603-2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceReggatta de Blanc (Remastered)The PoliceAlbum
  • US2003-03-04
A&M Records069 493 596-2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
  • JP2003-06-27
A&M RecordsUICY-3741
2.9Message in a Bottle?:??The Police#1’s: 38 of the Greatest No. 1 Singles of All TimeVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)9821425
1.3Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
1.3Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Inc., Chronicles (a label under UMG’s Universal Music Enterprises division)069 493 607-2
2.3Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Inc., Chronicles (a label under UMG’s Universal Music Enterprises division)069 493 607-2
1.4Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records069 493 596-2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records493 653-2
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M Records493 644-2
1.6Message in a Bottle4:50The Police#1s: 38 of the Greatest #1 Singles of All TimeVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • CH2004-05-10
Universal Records (1996–2005 American pop label – “RECORDS” must be a part of the logo!)UNI 981 413-7
1.5Message in a Bottle4:49The Police38 of the Greatest #1 Singles of All TimeVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • AT2004-05-10
  • CH2004-05-23
  • GB2005
Universal Music TV (UK)CD SET: 9828099, CD1: 9828100, CD2: 9828101
1.11Message in a Bottle4:49The PoliceNo.1: The Greatest Hit SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • JP2004-08-25
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Universal (plain logo: “Universal”)UICZ-1126
2.9Message in a Bottle4:44The PoliceThe Best No. 1 Singles in the World …Ever!Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2004-11-22
Virgin TVVTDCD 643
1.5Message in the Bottle4:49The Police#1s: 38 of the Greatest #1 Singles of All TimeVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Universal (plain logo: “Universal”), EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)06024 981 413-7 (3), EMI – 06024 981 413-7 (3)
1.3Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US2005-01-11
A&M Records069 493 607-2
1.3Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceEvery Breath You Take (Deluxe Box)The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2005-10-28
A&M Records
1.2Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceTeenage Kicks 2: Going UndergroundVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2005-11-07
Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present)TDSAN021
2.2Message in a Bottle4:44The PoliceThe Best of the Best Air Guitar Albums in the World… Ever!Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2005-11-28
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)VTDCD 759
1.3Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The ClassicsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M RecordsB0003765-02
1.13Message in a Bottle4:54The PoliceThe No.1 DJ Collection: 70's, Volume 9Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Music Factory (UK promotional remix service started in 1985)CD139
1.8Message in a Bottle4:49The PoliceThe PoliceThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • US2007-06-05
A&M RecordsB0009080-02
1.8Message in a Bottle4:49The PoliceThe PoliceThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2007-06-11
A&M Records1736143, 1736145, 1736146
1.1Message in a Bottle4:49The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
  • JP2007-08-08
A&M RecordsUIJY-9004
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
A&M RecordsUICY-93190
1.8Message in a Bottle4:49The PoliceThe PoliceThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records1736149
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de Blanc (Limited Edition)The PoliceAlbum
  • JP2008-01-23
Universal International (Japanese label; release must say “制作:Universal International” AND have no logos other than “Universal Music”)UICY-90739
1.9Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe 50 Greatest SongsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • FR2009-04-14
A&M Records, Cherrytree Records, Universal Music France530 105-7
2.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceOutlandos D'Amour + Reggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • -2009
A&M Records0600753186282
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best of Sting & The PoliceVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records, Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”)UICY-8175
1.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceReggatta de BlancThe PoliceAlbum
  • JP2013-11-27
A&M RecordsUIGY-9538
2.1Message in a Bottle4:49The PoliceEvery Move You Make: The Studio RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2018-11-16
A&M Records
1.6Message in a Bottle4:49The PolicePub JukeboxVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
FP
1.24Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceDad RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
FP
1.15Message in a Bottle4:49The PoliceRoad Trip 2019Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
FP
1.13Message in a Bottle (remastered 2003)4:50The PoliceRock SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
FP
2.1Message in a Bottle4:52The PoliceEvery Move You Make: The Studio RecordingsThe PoliceAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2019-11-15
A&M Records00602577975776
1.13Message in a Bottle4:50The PoliceSeventies SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Promotion
1.9Message in a Bottle4:48The PoliceClassic Cuts Presents: 70s Night: The Definitive DJ Collection: P to RVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Music Factory (UK promotional remix service started in 1985)BX010
(unknown)
1.1Message in a Bottle4:51The PoliceThe Very Best Of...Sting & The PoliceSting & The PoliceAlbum + Compilation
A&M Records31454 0834 2

Relationships

engineer:Nigel Gray
producer:Nigel Gray
The Police (British rock band)
drums (drum set):Stewart Copeland
electric bass guitar and vocals:Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police)
electric guitar:Andy Summers
arranger:The Police (British rock band)
phonographic copyright by:A&M Records (in 1979)
A&M Records, Inc. (in 1997)
recorded at:Surrey Sound Studios in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
sampled by:MeSSage iN a BoTTle 79-11 (SXID SX210SYEJ0) by Top Jimmy Page
recording of:Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle

lyricist and composer:Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police)
publisher:Virgin Music, Inc. (The American arm of Virgin's publishing company)
later parody versions:Message in the Bible
later translated versions:El mensaje en la botella