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Spotted 'Blondie: Greatest Hits (Remastered)' (CD) on the shelves at ASDA yesterday for £1. This is a digitally remastered compilation of all their greatest hits.

Again this was NOT on sale or special, believe it or not £1 was again the 'standard' shelf price! Anyway, best online price is £4.93 (WHSmith, TheHut, ASDA), so at nearly 1/5 of the price this is a tidy little find for fans.


Overview:
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Greatest Hits is a compilation album of recordings by the band Blondie released by EMI/Capitol Records in 2002. Following the re-issue of the six original Chrysalis studio albums in 2001, this was the first Blondie "Best of" compilation to be digitally remastered and also to include their comeback hit "Maria", a UK #1 in February 1999. Greatest Hits also contains the four 'special mixes' by producer Mike Chapman that appeared on the band's very first hits compilation, 1981's The Best of Blondie.

Review:
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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.

Track List:
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1. Dreaming
2. Call Me
3. One Way Or Another
4. Heart Of Glass
5. The Tide Is High
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. (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear
15. Union City Blue
16. The Hardest Part
17. Island Of Lost Souls
18. Sunday Girl
19. Maria
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#1
I'd love this but nearest Asda is 26 miles so by the time I paid petrol I might as well pay £4.93 and get it delivered. Good find thanks
#2
This is an absolute mega bargain, great spot.
#3
Wow, great album, well worth £1 of anyones money!

Loved Blondie 30 years ago.

+1
#4
This is close to the Definative Blondie collection - excellent!
#5
Great album, and a must buy at this price, unless of course you don't like Blondie! or perhaps you're too young to even know who she is, in which case you should still buy it, and experience one of the late 70s and early 80s great artists, and yeah, she looked pretty hot!
#6
just downloaded this 2 weeks back for £3-49 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My wife works at asda too so 90p for us to buy lol Ah well at least i support Sunderland.........hmm
banned#7
Great album. Evergreen hits.
#8
WalterSmith
Wow, great album, well worth £1 of anyones money!

Loved Blondie 30 years ago.

+1


I was fortunate enough to see Blondie live 30 years ago. Awesome concert,

Great price for an album too. Heated.
#9
top band, love debbie
#10
Fantastic value, good find!
#11
HAL2000
Great album, and a must buy at this price, unless of course you don't like Blondie! or perhaps you're too young to even know who she is, in which case you should still buy it, and experience one of the late 70s and early 80s great artists, and yeah, she looked pretty hot!


http://images.triplem.com.au/2009/01/19/109783/debbie-harry-then-now-600x400-600x400.jpg
#12
Not the best recent pic of her, she is going to be 65 this year. I'm sure she'll be a glamourous pensioner!
#13
wow that's a great deal, shame I have all of them already

+1
#14
£5 at the Parkheid Forge (Glasgow):thinking:
#15
WalterSmith
£5 at the Parkheid Forge (Glasgow):thinking:

It's also back at a fiver in Perth ASDA, so the deal may now have expired.

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