Blonde and Beyond

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Blonde and Beyond
Compilation album by Blondie
Released November 16, 1993
Recorded Compilation
Genre New wave
Length 70:02
Label EMI/Chrysalis
Blondie chronology
The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie
(1991)
Blonde and Beyond
(1993)
The Platinum Collection
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Blonde and Beyond is a compilation album of recordings by Blondie released on Chrysalis Records in 1993.[2]

Overview[edit]

Blonde and Beyond is a unique compilation that gathers some of the band's hit singles like "Heart of Glass", "Denis", "X Offender", "Picture This" and "Island Of Lost Souls" along with album tracks, single b-sides and previously unreleased recordings, which include three demos ("Underground Girl", "Scenery" and "Once I Had A Love") and a live cover of T. Rex's "Bang a Gong (Get It On)".

Most of the single b-sides and previously unreleased songs included on Blonde and Beyond have since been recycled as bonus tracks on 2001 reissues of the band's studio albums or other EMI compilations.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Underground Girl" (Frank Infante) - 3:54
  2. "English Boys" (Debbie Harry, Chris Stein) - 3:48
  3. "Sunday Girl" (French Version) (Stein) - 3:02
    • From the UK 12" single "Sunday Girl", 1978
  4. "Susie And Jeffrey" (Harry, Nigel Harrison) - 4:08
  5. "Shayla" (Stein) - 3:56
  6. "Denis" (Niel Levenson) - 2:17
  7. "X Offender" (Harry, Gary Valentine) - 3:11
  8. "Poets Problem" (Jimmy Destri) - 2:19
  9. "Scenery" (Valentine) - 3:08
    • Demo from Blondie sessions, 1976
  10. "Picture This" (Harry, Stein, Destri) - 2:55
    • From the album Parallel Lines, 1978
  11. "Angels on the Balcony" (Laura Davis, Destri) - 3:37
  12. "Once I Had a Love" (Harry, Stein) - 3:11
  13. "I'm Gonna Love You Too" (Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan, Norman Petty) - 2:08
    • From the album Parallel Lines, 1978
  14. "Island of Lost Souls" (Stein, Harry) - 3:49
    • Original version appears on album The Hunter, 1982
  15. "Call Me" (Spanish Version) (Giorgio Moroder, Harry) - 3:31
    • From the 12" single "Call Me", 1980
  16. "Heart of Glass" (Disco Version) (Harry, Stein) - 5:48
    • Original version appears on the album Parallel Lines, 1978
  17. "Ring of Fire" (Live) (June Carter, Merle Kilgore) - 3:30
    • From the soundtrack album "Roadie", 1980
  18. "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" (Live) (Marc Bolan) - 5:22
  19. "Heroes" (Live) (David Bowie, Brian Eno) - 6:28
  • Tracks 1, 9, 12, 18 were previously unreleased

Personnel[edit]

Blondie
Additional musicians
Production
  • Bruce Harris - executive producer
  • Dan Loggins - compilation producer, audio mixer (track 12)
  • Larry Walsh - mastering, audio mixer (track 12)
  • Vincent M. Vero - project coordinator, discography research
  • Ira Robbins - liner notes
  • Henry Marquez - artwork/art direction
  • Susan Bibeau - artwork/design
  • Blondie - producers (tracks 17, 18)
  • Mike Chapman - producer (tracks 1 to 5, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16)
  • Richard Gottehrer - producer (tracks 6 to 9)
  • Giorgio Moroder - producer (track 15)
  • Chris Stein - producer (track 19)
  • Jimmy Destri - producer (track 19)
  • Paddy Maloney - producer (track 19)
  • The producer of track 12 in unknown

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "BLONDE AND BEYOND [best of]". deborah-harry.com. Retrieved 2014-02-17.