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Greatest Hits

Blondie

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If you consulted a Blondie discography in the fall of 2002, you would see a slew of compilations listed, and you might wonder why a new Greatest Hits was needed. But a closer examination would reveal that there really is a niche into which such a collection would fall: that of a full-priced, single-disc, CD-era hits compilation covering the band's entire career. Although still in print, The Best of Blondie is a 12-track release from the LP era, first issued back in 1981 in between Blondie's fifth and sixth regular albums. 1988's Once More Into the Bleach combines Blondie and Debbie Harry solo tracks. 1993's Blonde & Beyond is a rarities set. 1994's The Platinum Collection fills two CDs and is thus pricey. 1995's The Remix Project contains remixes. There have also been short, discount-priced collections and overseas compilations, but the niche remains -- and Greatest Hits fills it. It contains among its 19 tracks all ten of the band's U.S. chart singles as well as their major U.K. hits that did not chart in America. "X Offender," Blondie's 1976 debut single, is included, and so is "Maria," their 1999 comeback hit. By sequencing the album out of chronological order, the compilers emphasize the band's eclecticism. You don't get to hear Blondie's evolution from their early bubblegum punk style into the efficient power pop of the Mike Chapman productions and on into ersatz disco, rap, and Caribbean music; everything is all mixed up. The tropical 1980-1981 hit "The Tide Is High," for example, is followed by the belligerent "X Offender" from four years earlier, and the tough-talking "Rip Her to Shreds" gives way to the early hip-hop of "Rapture." Chronological order would have been better, but the hits are all here.
© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

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1
Dreaming (Remastered)
00:03:06

Richard Gottehrer, Producer - Michael Chapman, Producer - Mike Chapman, Producer - Ellie Greenwich, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Hall, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, ComposerLyricist - Christopher Stein, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Blondie Music, Inc.

2
Call Me (Remastered)
00:03:31

Giorgio Moroder, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, ComposerLyricist - Chris Stein, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Destri, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Debbie Harry, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Clem Burke, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nigel Harrison, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Infante, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

3
One Way Or Another (Remastered 2001)
00:03:32

Michael Chapman, Producer - Peter Coleman, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Grey Russell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chris Stein, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Destri, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Clem Burke, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nigel Harrison, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Nigel Douglas Harrison, ComposerLyricist - Frank Infante, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Blondie Music, Inc.

4
Heart Of Glass (Special Mix)
00:04:32

Michael Chapman, Producer - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, ComposerLyricist - Chris Stein, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

5
The Tide Is High (Remastered)
00:04:44

Michael Chapman, Producer - John Holt, ComposerLyricist - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Stein, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Destri, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Doug Schwartz, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clem Burke, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Tyrone Evans, ComposerLyricist - Lenise Bent, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gary Boatner, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nigel Harrison, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Howard Anthony Barrett, ComposerLyricist - Frank Infante, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC.

6
X Offender (Remastered)
00:03:10

Richard Gottehrer, Producer - Craig Leon, Remix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, ComposerLyricist - Rob Freeman, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gary Valentine, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

7
Hanging On The Telephone (Remastered)
00:02:20

Michael Chapman, Producer - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Jack N. Lee, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Blondie Music, Inc.

8
Rip Her To Shreds (Remastered)
00:03:20

Richard Gottehrer, Producer - Craig Leon, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Chris Stein, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Rob Freeman, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jimmy Destri, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - Gary Valentine, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Debbie Harry, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Don Hunerberg, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clem Burke, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

9
Rapture (Remastered)
00:05:36

Michael Chapman, Producer - Tom Scott, Saxophones, AssociatedPerformer - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chris Stein, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Destri, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Clem Burke, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nigel Harrison, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Stein, ComposerLyricist - Frank Infante, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

10
Atomic (Remastered/2001)
00:04:38

Michael Chapman, Producer - Giorgio Moroder, Producer - Ellie Greenwich, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Hall, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chris Stein, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Destri, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Clem Burke, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nigel Harrison, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Infante, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Blondie Music, Inc.

11
Picture This (Remastered)
00:02:54

Mike Chapman, Producer - Peter Coleman, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Grey Russell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, ComposerLyricist - Chris Stein, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Destri, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Blondie Music, Inc.

12
In The Flesh (2002 Remastered)
00:02:30

Richard Gottehrer, Producer - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Chris Stein, ComposerLyricist - Debbie Harry, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

13
Denis (Remastered)
00:02:18

Richard Gottehrer, Producer - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Stein, Guitar, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Freeman, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jimmy Destri, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Clem Burke, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Flaherty, Producer - Neil Mel Levenson, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

14
(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear (Remastered)
00:02:42

Richard Gottehrer, Producer - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Stein, Guitar, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Destri, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Gary Valentine, Composer - Clem Burke, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

15
Union City Blue (Remastered)
00:03:20

Michael Chapman, Producer - Steve Hall, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Debbie Harry, ComposerLyricist - Nigel Harrison, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Blondie Music, Inc.

16
The Hardest Part (Remastered)
00:03:40

Michael Chapman, Producer - Steve Hall, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Chris Stein, ComposerLyricist - Debbie Harry, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Blondie Music, Inc.

17
Island Of Lost Souls (Remastered)
00:04:40

Mike Chapman, Producer - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Stein, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Destri, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Doug Schwartz, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Debbie Harry, ComposerLyricist - Clem Burke, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Aaron, Horn Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Nigel Harrison, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Infante, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Luis Ortiz, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Rae Maldonado, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Mac Gollehor, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Richard A. Davis, Horn, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

18
Sunday Girl (Remastered)
00:03:03

Michael Chapman, Producer - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Chris Stein, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

19
Maria
00:04:09

Craig Leon, Producer - Kevin Bartley, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Blondie, MainArtist - Jimmy Destri, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2002 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1998 Phasm 8 , LLC

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If you consulted a Blondie discography in the fall of 2002, you would see a slew of compilations listed, and you might wonder why a new Greatest Hits was needed. But a closer examination would reveal that there really is a niche into which such a collection would fall: that of a full-priced, single-disc, CD-era hits compilation covering the band's entire career. Although still in print, The Best of Blondie is a 12-track release from the LP era, first issued back in 1981 in between Blondie's fifth and sixth regular albums. 1988's Once More Into the Bleach combines Blondie and Debbie Harry solo tracks. 1993's Blonde & Beyond is a rarities set. 1994's The Platinum Collection fills two CDs and is thus pricey. 1995's The Remix Project contains remixes. There have also been short, discount-priced collections and overseas compilations, but the niche remains -- and Greatest Hits fills it. It contains among its 19 tracks all ten of the band's U.S. chart singles as well as their major U.K. hits that did not chart in America. "X Offender," Blondie's 1976 debut single, is included, and so is "Maria," their 1999 comeback hit. By sequencing the album out of chronological order, the compilers emphasize the band's eclecticism. You don't get to hear Blondie's evolution from their early bubblegum punk style into the efficient power pop of the Mike Chapman productions and on into ersatz disco, rap, and Caribbean music; everything is all mixed up. The tropical 1980-1981 hit "The Tide Is High," for example, is followed by the belligerent "X Offender" from four years earlier, and the tough-talking "Rip Her to Shreds" gives way to the early hip-hop of "Rapture." Chronological order would have been better, but the hits are all here.
© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

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