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Best of [CASSETTE] [Original recording reissued, Import]

Blondie Audio Cassette
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The feisty ambition of ex-Playboy Bunny Deborah Harry and her mop topped male colleagues has paid off. A quarter of a century after their debut, Blondie are rightly acclaimed as one of the most influential bands of their generation. They also became the most commercially successful act of the entire Punk and New Wave scene. Though it didn’t exactly happen overnight.

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette (17 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Import
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000003JAM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 594,030 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Platinum classic album 29 July 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I grew up listening to Blondie and to find this album on CD, thus replacing my old vinyl copy, was a real treat. Each track on here is a gift in its own right. From disco-driven "Heart of Glass" to heart-thumping "Union City Blues", sneering (yet insecure) "Rip Her To Shreds" and timeless, erotic "Atomic" this Best Of ... album is a masterpiece. It is much better than the later released "Atomic - Best of Blondie" because it has the full versions of "The Tide is High", "Rapture" and "Atomic" and dispenses with the pointless 3 remixes of the latter track.
You will not need to use the "skip" button on your CD player when playing this timeless album.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blondie makes it magnificent indeed 28 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
When I was young, I loved Blondie but never owned any Blondie records. This CD contains all the classics I remember from years ago along with some great songs I was unfamiliar with. I'm no Blondie expert, so I can't comment on what should and should not have been included in a greatest hits CD. All I know is that each of these songs works quite well for me. The whole album has a terrific flow to it, alternating between several different styles of music--new wave, punk, disco, reggae, rap, you name it. Blondie was a trailblazer who redeemed the music of the 70s and paved the way for the great music of the 80s, 90s, present, and future. The variety and freshness of Blondie's musical stylings ensure the group's longevity and influence indefinitely.
"The Tide is High" has a reggae-type sound and evokes a real "island" feel; this song actually ranks as my favorite song on the CD. Of course, "Heart of Glass," "Rapture," "One Way or Another," and "Call Me" are terrific songs I never forgot over the years. "Rapture" actually introduced rap music to my ears--that ending rap was like nothing I had ever heard before; everyone I knew loved that bit about the man from Mars and the great guitar riffs at the end. The "Rapture" video is also one of the very first videos I ever remember seeing. "Hanging on the Telephone" has a driving rhythm that makes it impossible for you to sit still as you listen. "Sunday Girl" is a fast-paced, fun song with a strong beat and great vocals (including the French verse), as is "Dreaming." "(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear" is another surprisingly good gem, featuring a slightly softer side of Blondie. I basically love every single song on this album; Blondie's music has not lost a bit of originality, brashness, or power over the years, nor has the enjoyment I receive from listening to it diminished one single bit.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best Blondie collection out there 30 Nov 2001
Format:Audio CD
The Best of Blondie (released in the mid-80s) is still the finest Blondie compilation currently on the market (although now tricky to get hold of)and is certainly better than the tacky Atomic Blondie collection released in the late-90s. All Blondie's classics are present and correct in their original form, including Heart Of Glass, Hanging On The Telephone, Sunday Girl and the brilliantly innovative Rapture, surely their finest moment, which features the first ever rap by a female artist.
It sensibly sticks to their best songs whilst avoiding any filler-fodder or annoying remixes and the track order, while not chronological, is a fluid and well-blended balance of their material.
Perhaps an up to date and chronologically correct collection inclusive of their 1999 No.1 Maria and Island Of Lost Souls (their last interesting single prior to this), free of needless remixes, would be a worthy testimonial to one of the greatest and most prolific bands of the New Wave era. Until this appears, your best bet is this excellent compilation.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars 2 July 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
cd was marked and jumped alot. dissapointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This music runs in my blood! 16 May 2014
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My adult life has had as a background the idiosyncratic music of BLONDIE which unlike other fads never seems to bore or date. I watched her at the Maida Vale studio production recently she still has a great voice and her band still have a great sound - more mature but good.

This recording has all the original vibrancy and magic of the Blondie factor with the 'hook' which continues to play in your mind long after the player has been turned off - charismatic and quirky Blondie surrounded by superb musicians.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 80's Pop Pleasure 4 May 2014
By Fleur
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Fantastic CD with all the hits that will transport you back in time - a delight for all Blondie fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Of Blondie 30 Dec 2013
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I had this album years ago. Lent it to someone who never returned it. Blondie at their best - I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best of 20 Dec 2013
By Degsy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
brilliant cd all the songs on I wanted,got the best of to save buying loads of cds.Great value for money.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Blondie,
A really good album show casing all the hits more importantly
at a price which is affordable. A Big Well Done.
Published 7 months ago by jeffrey king
5.0 out of 5 stars Debbie is the best
Debbie Harry whether you like it or not is what makes Blondie Tick, shame because the boys in the band do an excellent job but none of us punters can ever seem to remember their... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Linnaeus
5.0 out of 5 stars A blast from the past
Bought this album for my hubby who has always been a Blondie fan, but never had any of their albums.

Takes us both back to our teenage years. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Fi
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Present
The person wanted this as a present and loves it! Nothing more to be said! Debbie Harry at her best
Published 11 months ago by Ian Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Well packaged and bought for a present for my Uncle who worshipped Blondie in their hey day, he absolutely loves it and the old favourites are on here.
Published 11 months ago by Debbie Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars Blondie
I think I lost this album, somehow, as I am sure I had it when it was originally released way back in the 1980.s. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Deborah Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Blondie
I purchased this cd to replace the cassette I had many years ago. The cd does not sound quite as sharp as I remember the cassette but hey - this is still brill and the melodies... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Apogee
5.0 out of 5 stars Is what it says on the cover
If your looking for a compilation of your favourite Blondie tracks, Buy this and you won't be disappointed

It Is what it says on the cover
Published 13 months ago by Mr. Blue
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