TWO FINE ALBUMS,
This review is from: Blondie 4(0)-Ever: Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux / Ghosts Of Download (Audio CD)
This is a wonderful package.
The Greatest Hits package is a pretty faithful set of re-recordings, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Who can fault such a back catalogue? A nice one to own.
The 'Ghosts of Downloads' album is a cracking release. Blondie have resisted standing still and pushed forward, embracing Latin American beats, a splash of Trance and some truly terrific song writing. They rarely indulge in cover versions but 'Relax' is superb, particularly the first half which is sparse and atmospheric.
The version with the DVD (which I own) is a real bonus, the 1977 performance including many songs that were later dropped from their live set.
The three CD set is presented in a slip case. The three discs come in cardboard sleeves (a bit like magazine cover mounts), There is a miniature poster and decent booklet included.
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