Once More into the Bleach

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Once More into the Bleach
Remix album by Debbie Harry and Blondie
Released December 1988
Recorded 1978–1988
Genre Rock, pop, new wave
Length 70:34
Label Chrysalis Records
Debbie Harry chronology
Rockbird
(1986)
Once More into the Bleach
(1988)
Def, Dumb & Blonde
(1989)
Blondie chronology
The Best of Blondie
(1981)
Once More into the Bleach
(1988)
The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie
(1991)
Singles from Once More into the Bleach
  1. "Denis (Dancin' Danny D Remix)"
    Released: 1988
  2. "Heart of Glass (Shep Pettibone Remix)"
    Released: 1988 (Australia and France oly)[1]
  3. "Call Me (Ben Liebrand Remix)"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau C+ [3]

Once More into the Bleach is a remix album released in December 1988 by the band Blondie and Debbie Harry.[4] The thirteen-track compilation contains remixes of Blondie songs and material from Debbie Harry's solo career.

Overview[edit]

The title of the album is a pun on a line from Henry V, a history play by William Shakespeare, "once more unto the breach", with a nod to hair bleach.

The album was issued as a double vinyl, double cassette album, and on CD. On the US edition of the album track five "Rapture" (Bonus Beats) is replaced with the original version of "Atomic" from the album Eat to the Beat.

Once More into the Bleach spun off two single releases: "Denis", a remix by Dancin' Danny D which is the first official Blondie remix single (also known as "Denis '88") and "Call Me", a remix by Ben Liebrand. The singles reached #50 and #61 in the UK respectively.[5] The Shep Pettibone remix of "Heart of Glass" had a limited release as a single in several territories.

Track listing[edit]

UK edition
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Denis" (Dancin' Danny D Remix) Neil Levenson Blondie 5:20
2. "Heart of Glass" (Shep Pettibone Remix) Debbie Harry / Chris Stein Blondie 6:40
3. "Call Me" (Ben Liebrand Remix) Giorgio Moroder / Harry Blondie 7:00
4. "Rapture" (Teddy Riley and Gene Griffin Remix) Harry / Stein Blondie 6:58
5. "Rapture" (Bonus Beats) (Teddy Riley and Gene Griffin Remix) Harry / Stein Blondie 2:22
6. "The Tide Is High" (Coldcut Remix) John Holt / Howard Barrett / Tyrone Evans Blondie 5:35
7. "The Jam Was Moving" (Chris Stein and Debbie Harry Remix) Nile Rodgers / Bernard Edwards Debbie Harry 3:28
8. "In Love with Love" (Justin Strauss and Murray Elias Remix) Harry / Stein Debbie Harry 7:12
9. "Rush Rush" (12" extended version) Moroder / Harry Debbie Harry 4:45
10. "French Kissin' in the USA"   Chuck Lorre Debbie Harry 5:10
11. "Feel the Spin" (extended dance version) John Benitez / Toni C. / Harry Debbie Harry 6:50
12. "Backfired" (Bruce Forrest and Frank Heller Remix) Rodgers / Edwards Debbie Harry 6:03
13. "Sunday Girl" (French version) Stein Blondie 3:11
European edition
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Rapture" (Teddy Riley and Gene Griffin Remix) Harry / Stein Blondie 6:58
2. "Call Me" (Ben Liebrand Remix) Moroder / Harry Blondie 7:00
3. "Heart of Glass" (Shep Pettibone Remix) Harry / Stein Blondie 6:40
4. "The Tide Is High" (Coldcut Remix) Holt / Barrett / Evans Blondie 5:35
5. "Denis" (Dancin' Danny D Remix) Levenson Blondie 5:20
6. "Feel the Spin" (extended dance mix) Benitez / Toni C. / Harry Debbie Harry 6:50
7. "In Love with Love" (Justin Strauss and Murray Elias Remix) Harry / Stein Debbie Harry 7:12
8. "Backfired" (Bruce Forrest and Frank Heller Remix) Rodgers / Edwards Debbie Harry 6:03
9. "French Kissin' in the USA"   Lorre Debbie Harry 5:10

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 47
UK Albums Chart[5] 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heart of Glass (The '88 Remix)". recmod.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Once More into the Bleach at AllMusic
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
  4. ^ "ONCE MORE INTO THE BLEACH [remix album]". deborah-harry.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Blondie – UK Chart Positions". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 30 January 2014.