Denis (album)

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Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 11, 1996
GenreNew wave
LabelDisky Communications (Netherlands)
EMI (UK & Europe)
Blondie chronology
Remixed Remade Remodeled: The Remix Project
Picture This Live
Alternative cover
The cover of 1997 UK edition
The cover of 1997 UK edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 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 but omitting the band's biggest hits such as "Heart of Glass", "Call Me", and "Rapture".

Track listing[edit]

1."Denis"Neil LevensonPlastic Letters2:17
2."The Tide Is High"John Holt / Howard Barrett / Tyrone EvansAutoamerican3:50
3."Hanging on the Telephone"Jack LeeParallel Lines2:21
4."Rip Her to Shreds"Debbie Harry / Chris SteinBlondie3:19
5."Picture This"Harry / Stein / Jimmy DestriParallel Lines2:55
6."X Offender"Harry / Gary ValentineBlondie3:11
7."Rifle Range"Stein / Ronnie ToastBlondie3:39
8."For Your Eyes Only"Stein / HarryThe Hunter3:06
9."Susie and Jeffrey"Harry / Nigel HarrisonB-side to "The Tide Is High" single4:07
10."Die Young Stay Pretty"Harry / SteinEat to the Beat3:31
11."Island of Lost Souls"Stein / HarryThe Hunter3:48
12."Platinum Blonde"HarryThe Platinum Collection2:17
13."War Child"Harrison / HarryThe Hunter3:59
14."In the Flesh"Harry / SteinBlondie2:30