Denis (album)

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Compilation album by Blondie
Released November 11, 1996
Recorded Compilation
Genre New wave
Length 44:54
Label Disky Communications (Netherlands)
EMI (UK & Europe)
Blondie chronology
Remixed Remade Remodeled: The Remix Project
Picture This Live
Alternative cover
The cover of 1997 UK edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Denis is a midprice compilation album of recordings by the band Blondie first released by Disky Records in the Netherlands in 1996. It includes a number of singles, album tracks, b-sides and a demo of "Platinum Blonde" which previously appeared on the 1994 compilation album The Platinum Collection.

The compilation has since been re-released in UK and Europe by EMI under the title The Essential Collection in 1997 and then again in 1999.

The compilation is notable for including at least one song from every Blondie's album, however omitting the band's biggest hits like "Heart of Glass", "Call Me" and "Rapture".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Denis" Neil Levenson Plastic Letters 2:17
2. "The Tide Is High" John Holt / Howard Barrett / Tyrone Evans Autoamerican 3:50
3. "Hanging on the Telephone" Jack Lee Parallel Lines 2:21
4. "Rip Her to Shreds" Debbie Harry / Chris Stein Blondie 3:19
5. "Picture This" Harry / Stein / Jimmy Destri Parallel Lines 2:55
6. "X Offender" Harry / Gary Valentine Blondie 3:11
7. "Rifle Range" Stein / Ronnie Toast Blondie 3:39
8. "For Your Eyes Only" Stein / Harry The Hunter 3:06
9. "Susie and Jeffrey" Harry / Nigel Harrison B-side to "The Tide Is High" single 4:07
10. "Die Young Stay Pretty" Harry / Stein Eat to the Beat 3:31
11. "Island of Lost Souls" Stein / Harry The Hunter 3:48
12. "Platinum Blonde" Harry The Platinum Collection 2:17
13. "War Child" Harrison / Harry The Hunter 3:59
14. "In the Flesh" Harry / Stein Blondie 2:30