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Essential [CD]

Blondie Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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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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  • Audio CD (31 Oct 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,493 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Atomic 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Heart of Glass 4:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sunday Girl 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Call Me 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Tide Is High 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Denis 2:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Dreaming 3:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rapture 4:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Hanging On the Telephone 2:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Island of Lost Souls 3:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Picture This 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Union City Blue (Original Single Version) 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. War Child 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Rip Her to Shreds 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. One Way or Another 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. X Offender 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I'm Gonna Love You Too 2:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Fade Away And Radiate 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Atomic '98 (Xenomania Mix) 4:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Atomic '98 (Tall Paul Mix) 8:430.99  Buy MP3 

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Blondie - Essential

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap 3 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD
One of several slightly frustrating compilations that look to celebrate this quintessentially New York group, who have blended new wave rock with surf music, hip hop, Motown, glam and bubblegum pop, to varying degrees of success. This cheap, dowdy-looking effort - that rebrands EMI's 1998 set Atomic: The Very Best Of - does boast most of this ongoing group's biggest and best hits of the 1970s and 1980s in its unchronological 21 song running order, including: 'Denis'; 'Hanging on the Telephone'; 'Heart of Glass'; 'Rapture', and 'The Tide Is High'. However, that positive impression is slightly spoilt by the mystifying decision to include 3 separate versions of 'Atomic' here, especially so when 2 are faddish dance remixes from the 1990s that haven't aged as well as the thumping 1979 original. As does the compilers' baffling decision to bracket the turgid 'War Child' - from their lamentable 1982 album The Hunter - as an 'essential' track.
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4.0 out of 5 stars atomic bomb! 12 Feb 2013
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Excellent album,which I had years ago. Takes me back to better times!one of my favourite all time songs is atomic.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Atomic - The Very Best Of - reissued! 4 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
A warning to fans. This set is merely the 1998 collection 'Atomic - The Very Best Of' reissued. The exact same track listing in new artwork. A lazy cash-in attempt and typical of the lack of originality and care at EMI.
Pointless, with the only saving grace being the superb music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
Format:Audio CD
thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good experience. 9 July 2014
By GaryMac
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great price and speedy delivery. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars lovely 8 July 2014
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lovely dc
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4.0 out of 5 stars Back to the future 21 Jun 2014
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Punk new york's pop princess and her backing band take you back to the 1980's. Play loud and sing along with window down
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album
You can't go wrong with this ablum, everyone a hit! Great for the singing along to in the car.
Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap but not nasty!
A while ago this year, I was browsing on Amazon and found this cd for just 3, and took a closer look at it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. I. English
5.0 out of 5 stars How can you not love it!
As it is labelled..... Essential Blondie.

It's most of their tracks in one collection, and the recordings are of good enough quality for me! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars Memory lane
Great value for an album with such a fantastic selection of great Blondie hits. Really takes me back to my youth and even a couple of great dance versions of Atomic.
Published 17 months ago by TONYG
4.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back to student days
Nothing like Blondie. All the best bits. I would have made it 5 except the remixes of Atomic. I never did buy the album way back, so now I'm reliving my student days.
Published 18 months ago by Ian
3.0 out of 5 stars love these stars 5 if this wasn't a compliation with 2 dire remixes
trouble is this is the greatest hits with the ubiquitous remix.i wish that the obscure tracks were put on these albums or at least had call me been the only single not to appear... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Robert J. Agass
5.0 out of 5 stars the true greatest original hits
less than a fiver and all blondies original release singles including the less the classic warchild nice artwork too so if ya didn't buy atomic the hits of blondie this is for you... Read more
Published on 10 Feb 2012 by MR PETER J SPARROWHAWK
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