Greatest Hits CD (2006)

Artist: Blondie

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Product Overview


Label Capitol Records
SKU 60568676
UPC 724354206825
UPC 14 00724354206825
Format CD
Release Date 10/3/2006
Author Blondie
Associated Artist/Work Benatar, Pat
Associated Artist/Work Harry, Deborah
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Technical Info
CatalogID 42068
Lable Name Chrysalis Records
Released 10/01/2002
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724354206825
Album Notes and Credits
Blondie: Deborah Harry (vocals); Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri.
Producers: Mike Chapman, Giorgio Moroder, Richard Gottehrer, Craig Leon.
Compilation producer: Kevin Flaherty.
Recorded between 1977 & 1998. Includes liner notes by Steve Pafford.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Photographers: Adrian Boot; Ebet Roberts; Pieter Maz?l; Armando Gallo; Bob Gruen; Duncan Raban; Fin Costello; Robert Roth.
Most devoted Blondie fans will already have the majority of the songs included on the first disc of this double-disc set. Alongside the band's biggest hits--"Heart of Glass," "Tide is High," "Call Me," and "Rapture"--GREATEST HITS also includes favorites like "One Way or Another" and "Sunday Girl" and lesser-known gems like "Picture This" and "Union City Blue."
But the real benefit of this package comes with disc number two, which features 15 videos of the band in its prime. For fans who never got to see Blondie back in the day, the "vision" portion of this SOUND & VISION set is invaluable, lending a filmic dimension to the band's glamorous blend of punk, new wave, disco, and irresistible pop.
Artist Overview
Although the press and public were initially focused on singer Debbie Harry's model-like good looks, Blondie was one of the first new wave bands of the 1970s to experiment with other musical styles. Beginning as part of the '70s CBGB scene in New York, the band experienced massive commercial success when they merged their '60s girl-group-influenced punky pop with disco, reggae, and rap. After the group disbanded in the early '80s, Harry went on to a solo career and acted in numerous films. Blondie had a successful reunion in the late '90s, touring and releasing an album of new material that showed they were far from done.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (10/02, p.74) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A superbly romantic art project...classic..."
Uncut (2/03, p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The ultimate NYC art-pop band's gorgeous hits have proven deservedly durable..."
Disc 1
1 Dreaming
2 Call Me
3 One Way Or Another
4 Heart Of Glass
5 Tide Is High, The
6 X Offender
7 Hanging On The Telephone
8 Rip Her To Shreds
9 Rapture
10 Atomic
11 Picture This
12 In The Flesh
13 Denis
14 Presence Dear, (I'm Always Touched By Your)
15 Union City Blue
16 Hardest Part, The
17 Island Of Lost Souls
18 Sunday Girl
19 Maria

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