The Curse of Blondie has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • The Curse of Blondie
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

The Curse of Blondie Limited Edition


Price: £16.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by hifi-media-store and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
15 new from £8.06 11 used from £3.02 1 collectible from £6.99
£16.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by hifi-media-store and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Blondie Store

Music

Image of album by Blondie

Photos

Image of Blondie

Biography

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.

Debbie Harry ... Read more in Amazon's Blondie Store

Visit Amazon's Blondie Store
for 152 albums, 18 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

The Curse of Blondie + No Exit + The Hunter
Price For All Three: £30.47

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (13 Oct. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B0000CAOJ1
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,464 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Shakedown
2. Good Boys
3. Undone
4. Golden Rod
5. Rules For Living
6. Background Melody (The Only One)
7. Magic (Asadoya Yunta)
8. End To End
9. Hello Joe
10. The Tingler
11. Last One In The World
12. Diamond Bridge
13. Desire Brings Me Back
14. Songs Of Love
15. Good Boys (Giorgio Moroder single mix)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk

Fronted by the fabulously glamorous Deborah Harry and mixing sultry dance with deceptively hard-hitting punk rock, Blondie were the pre-eminent pop band of their generation. With The Curse of Blondie, their first studio album in four years, they claim to have recaptured much of their former panache and, after hearing the first few tracks, you'd be hard pushed to disagree. The opening "Shake Down", shifting between shining pop and tough modern rock, sees Harry at her sassy sharpest, delivering a freaky, funny rap that takes us straight back to AutoAmerican. The sweet, heavily melodic "Good Boys" and "Undone" keep up the standard. The harsher urban rock of "Golden Rod" even raises it, but it's then that they run out of steam, for the next six tracks are clumsy and weak, characterised by stodgy production and silly studio chicanery rather than the inspired songwriting you'd expect. Thankfully, it all ends well. "The Last One on the Planet" has a tough metallic edge, while the sax-coloured "Desire Brings You Back" and "Songs of Love" recapture that New York sound and spirit. But you can't help feeling that if they'd kept the album as short and sweet as Eat to the Beat, we'd be hailing an unlikely and invigorating return to form. --Dominic Wills

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By K. Eisenberger on 10 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is the first cd from Blondie since the collapse of the Beyond records,Craig Leon suing the label and band and in the US the fact that they are not signed to a record label and this is the cd that they are releasing anyways. This cd is one of the best and most intense cds of 2003. The band has put out a very rock based cd with rap and some dance and reggae thrown in. "Shakedown" with the raunchy rap of Debbie to the dance vibe of "Good Boys" to the just drop dead gorgeous "Undone"---this better be the second single and I mean it---to the flat out rock of "GoldenRod" to the intense Hedwig And the Angry Inch influenced "Rules For Living"(this is by Mr. Destri and on their website he says this is the best song he has ever written and from all the great songs he has done in the past it truly is breathtaking) to the stunning "Background Melody(The Only One)"- a little Portishead reggae/dub/rock all thrown together with such a memorable hook--to "Magic" which is a bit weird but grows--to "End To End"( a awesome rock tune with Romantic Debbie singing of love) to "Hello Joe" -a funny tune to "The Tingler" the only Harry /Stein song on the cd to the flat out gorgoeus rockers that are "Last One In The World" and "Diamond Bridge" to the last 2 jazz influenced tracks "Desire Brings Me Back" that features The Jazz Passengers and "Songs Of Love" that features one of Debbie's best vocals ever--this cd flows and will grow on you until it is in your head. I have no doubt this cd should do extremely well in Europe and especially the UK where they seem to understand the fact that this group and especially Deborah Harry are truly one of a kind and still important to music . Just a tremendous cd from start to finish. A++++++++++++++++++++++!!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Their last album, 1999's No Exit, scored a 6th UK no.1 single with 'Maria', but the song itself was a bit too tribute band-ish. A good song, but it was Blondie-by-numbers and a bit of a disappointement. The Curse of Blondie is different. They're not treading water, it's the sound of a band playing to their strengths. The quality of Shakedown, Good Boys, Undone, Goldenrod, Rules of Living, The Tingler and Songs of Love is second to none. Loads of singers/band have tried to do Blondie - but only Blondie can do Blondie - and here they are on top form.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Castle on 6 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD
What can you say about Blondie, certainly not Cursed but true survivors of 30 years in pop/rock. The thing about Blondie and The Curse as a CD is diversity. The same band that crossed over with Heart of Glass do it again with the truly unique sound of Good Boys. But other stand out tracks have to be Shakedown with an upbeat new jersy rap story, truly Rapture 2003 style.Interestingly it is the slower tracks that are very hypnotic and stand out immediately ...Magic ,Rules of the Living and Sogs of Love ...truly beautiful tracks. But if it is power pop blondie you crave then go no further than undone, end to end and the tingler. What this CD gives is a bit for everyone...old blondie fans and the newer and younger recruits that blondie have been pullin in since their last resurrection in 1999's NO EXIT. Hopefully there will be NO Exit for Blondie as they are a band who deserves success . The Curse of Blondie is a very welcome return to form for Ms Harry and her boys !!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. S. Marlay on 2 Jun. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Four years after their excellent reformation album, `No Exit', Blondie returned with the breathtakingly overproduced `The Curse of Blondie'. In fact, the production is so ear-bleedingly full of cold, hard edged synths, steely heavy guitars and general crashing that it is easy to overlook the fact that most of the songs are actually pretty good. This recording is also so over-precise that it leaves no room to recapture the spontaneity of the six albums from the band's first career, and certainly no room for the lower east side grit that nicely infused `No Exit'.

Of the 14 songs, three seem like they are from another artist, let alone another album - `Magic (Asadoya yunta)' is an update of a traditional Okinowan (Japanese) folk song, while `Desire Brings Me Back' and `Songs of Love', written by avante garde jazz saxophonist, Gretchen Langheld, would be far more at home on one of Deborah Harry's artier side projects. As it is, `Magic' simply serves to interrupt the flow of the album and the other two just seem tacked on the end - a shame, because in other company they would have sounded like the great songs they actually are. Here, they are just annoying.

The album opens with the grungy metal rap verse and angelic chorus of `Shakedown', a track intended for `The Sopranos' TV soundtrack. It is harsh and not entirely convincing, but it is followed by the infectious, if slight, Eurofluff of `Good Boys'. Harry and Stein again co-write with New York author, Romy Ashby on a number of songs, including the ode to Joey Ramone, the lovely lilting `Hello Joe'.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Aug. 2004
Format: Audio CD
'the curse of blondie' is blondie's latest album, signalling their second comeback (of sorts) and a huge world tour. but does the new blondie match up to the old?
sadly, i think not. now, don't get me wrong (i am the biggest blondie fan ever!), but compared to their previous work, 'curse' really is an so-so album from a band who can do sooo much more (look no further than 1978's 'parallel lines'). true, there are some absolutely knockout moments on show here that almost recall the past, like the thumping, 'rapture'-esque single 'good boys', the sweet but not sickly pop of 'undone' and the beautiful 'rules for living'. the band are at their heaviest with 'golden rod' and 'last one in the world', two of the best tracks here. for some reason, i really like 'diamond bridge', as well. also, it's good to know that blondie's hidden secret, aka drummmer/machine-gun clem burke, is still holding everything together magnificently.
it's a shame, then, that the other seven tracks either miss the mark completely or come across as average. tracks six all the way through to ten are all generic pop/rock songs with interesting lyrics and pretty melodies, but they just don't have the same magic as any of the 70s material. can someone please tell debbie harry what an awful rapper she is, just so that we don't have to listen to her on tracks like the embarassing 'shakedown'? i cringe listening to that one. 'desire brings me back' is a mess, and 'songs of love' could have been improved so much by being cut off after about three minutes.
'curse' isn't the first time that blondie have attempted to mix different styles into their music; it all started in 1980 with the diverse and consistently superb 'autoamerican', which was followed by the relative let-down of 'the hunter'.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Feedback