BLONDIE

'GREATEST HITS' SIGHT & SOUND CD/DVD
Release Date - 7th November 2005
Catalogue Number - 345 0542

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News release: 26 October 2005

As well as being recognised as one of the most influential bands of their generation, since they formed 30 years ago Blondie have become one of the most commercially successful acts to emerge from the punk and new wave scene of the late 1970s. Their musical influence spreads far and wide and is as evident today as ever before.

Featuring every classic track from their outstanding career 'GREATEST HITS' SIGHT & SOUND CD/DVD is a superlative collection of Blondie's finest moments and includes a staggering six Number 1s, two number 2s, three top 10s and four top 20 hit singles. Opening with their cross-Atlantic chart topper Heart Of Glass and featuring UK number 1s Hanging On The Telephone and the stunning Atomic, the album charts their astounding success from the mid1970s through to the late 90s when they stormed back to the top spot with amazing comeback single Maria.

The DVD features the accompanying single videos, available together for the first time ever. Mostly made between 1977 and 1982 when the format was in its infancy, the collection stands as a testament to Blondie's groundbreaking status. Most bands were relying on live performances to sell their singles on television at that time, yet with videos such as Denis and The Tide Is High they created images that have become truly iconic over the years.

'GREATEST HITS' SIGHT & SOUND also features Rapture Riders as a bonus track. Created as a bootleg mash-up by acclaimed club remixer Mark Vidler's Go Home Productions (www.gohomeproductions.co.uk), the track, which combines Blondie's 1980 hit Rapture and The Doors' Riders On The Storm, quickly became an internet phenomenon and spread through dance clubs and onto commercial US radio. A new video clip of the track will also debut shortly.

With a nomination for the 2005 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame already secured, Blondie will end their year spectacularly with a 25 date tour of the UK during November and December. (Dates below)

Track List:  
CD:
Heart Of Glass
Sunday Girl
Atomic
Call Me
The Tide Is High
Rapture
Maria
In The Flesh (Remix)
X Offender
Rip Her To Shreds
Denis
(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
Picture This
Fade Away And Radiate
Hanging On The Telephone
One Way Or Another
Dreaming
Union City Blue
Island Of Lost Souls
Good Boys (Blow-Up mix)
End To End

Bonus Track:
Rapture Riders (Single Edit)

DVD:
In The Flesh
X Offender
Denis
Detroit 442
(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
Picture This
Hanging On The Telephone
Heart Of Glass
Dreaming
The Hardest Part
Union City Blue
Atomic
The Tide Is High
Rapture
Island Of Lost Souls
Maria
Good Boys
Note: This is a U.K. release. You can order it from Amazon UK.
A U.S. version is also available (order from Amazon US or watch samples from the DVD).
UK tour dates:  

November

Tue 15th St. David's Hall, Cardiff
Wed 16th Plymouth Pavilions
Fri 18th Colston Hall, Bristol
Sat 19th Bournemouth International Centre
Sun 20th Brighton Centre
Tue 22nd Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Wed 23rd Royal Albert Hall, London
Fri 25th Rivermead, Reading
Sat 26th Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Sun 27th Regent Theatre, Ipswich
Wed 30th De Montfort Hall, Leicester

December

Thu 1st Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Fri 2nd Opera House, Blackpool
Sun 4th Aberdeen Music Hall
Mon 5th Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Wed 7th Newcastle City Hall
Thu 8th Glasgow Armadillo
Fri 9th City Hall, Sheffield
Sun 11th International Centre, Harrogate
Mon 12th Nottingham Royal Centre
Thu 15th N.I.A. Academy Birmingham
Fri 16th Carling Apollo Manchester
Tue 13th St. Georges Hall, Bradford
Tue 20th Ireland Olympia, Dublin
Wed 21st Ireland Waterfront Hall, Belfast


"When I was starting out as a singer and songwriter I was hugely influenced by Debbie Harry. I thought she was the coolest chick in the universe."   Madonna

"I think there was a very obvious sexual energy to her work and to her persona, and speaking as an unapologetic feminist, she was way ahead of the curve in terms of what was going to come later - certainly it was part of what Madonna seized on..."   Michael Stipe

"She took the role of being a glamorous rock n' roll singer, but always with a wink to let you know this was just a part she was playing. She let you know musically and physically this was all kind of a game to her."    David Byrne

"'Denis' was one of the first records I ever bought. She's a great, great performer and she has a wonderful voice. Obviously she was pretty as well. And she was quite unusual - she pulls quite a lot of weird faces when she performs. She's got amazing charisma."   Alison Goldfrapp, Goldfrapp

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Special thanks to author Cathay Che for her permission to include the Shirley Manson, Madonna and Michael Stipe quotes, originally published in her biography Deborah Harry: Platinum Blonde