Greatest Hits (2005 Blondie album)

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Greatest Hits
Blondie - Greatest Hits - Sight + Sound.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 8, 2005 (UK)
March 6, 2006 (International)
Recorded1976-2005
GenreNew wave, punk rock, rock
LabelEMI/Capitol Records
ProducerRichard Gottehrer
Mike Chapman
Giorgio Moroder
Craig Leon
Super Buddha
Paolo Cilione
Claudio Camaione
Steve Thompson
Mark Vidler
Blondie chronology
Live by Request
(2004)
Greatest Hits
(2005)
Singles Collection: 1977-1982
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]

Greatest Hits (not to be confused with the 2002 compilation of the same name) is a CD/DVD compilation album by the band Blondie released in the UK on November 8, 2005 and internationally on March 6, 2006. It peaked at number 48 on the UK Albums Chart and charted for 7 weeks.[2] This was the first Blondie hits package to combine the CD and DVD formats.

Overview[edit]

The CD contains the band's greatest hits including their comeback hit "Maria", a UK #1 in 1999, as well as tracks from their latest studio album The Curse of Blondie, a new remix of "In The Flesh" and a mashup of "Rapture" and The Doors' "Riders on the Storm" entitled "Rapture Riders", which was a top ten hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in 2005.[3] The DVD includes videos of seventeen of the band's greatest hits.

The compilation was initially released under Greatest Hits title with a sticker Sight + Sound on the cover. It was later internationally released as Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision in early 2006. The new version omits "X Offender" and "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" on both the CD and DVD, but adds the music video for "Rapture Riders" on the DVD.

The digital version of the album further omits "Maria" and "Rapture Riders".

Track listing[edit]

CD
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."Heart of Glass" (UK 7" Version)Deborah Harry, Chris SteinParallel Lines4:12
2."Sunday Girl"SteinParallel Lines3:15
3."Atomic"Harry, Jimmy DestriEat to the Beat4:39
4."Call Me"Giorgio Moroder, HarryAmerican Gigolo (soundtrack)3:32
5."The Tide Is High" (7" Edit)John Holt, Tyrone Evans, Howard BarrettAutoamerican3:52
6."Rapture" (7" Edit)Harry, SteinAutoamerican4:59
7."Maria"DestriNo Exit4:10
8."In the Flesh (Remix)"Harry, SteinBlondie3:07
9."X Offender" (UK Only)Harry, Gary ValentineBlondie3:14
10."Rip Her to Shreds"Harry, SteinBlondie3:22
11."Denis"Neil LevensonPlastic Letters2:19
12."(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" (UK Only)ValentinePlastic Letters2:42
13."Picture This"Harry, Stein, DestriParallel Lines2:54
14."Fade Away and Radiate"SteinParallel Lines3:59
15."Hanging on the Telephone"Jack LeeParallel Lines2:22
16."One Way or Another"Harry, Nigel HarrisonParallel Lines3:28
17."Dreaming"Harry, SteinEat to the Beat3:06
18."Union City Blue"Harry, HarrisonEat to the Beat3:20
19."Island of Lost Souls"Harry, SteinThe Hunter4:41
20."Good Boys (Blow-Up Mix)"Kevin Griffin, HarryThe Curse of Blondie6:05
21."End to End"Harry, Romy Ashby, SteinThe Curse of Blondie4:01
22."Rapture Riders" (7" Edit)Harry, Stein, The Doors 3:51
DVD
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."In the Flesh"Harry, SteinBlondie 
2."X Offender" (UK Only)Harry, ValentineBlondie 
3."Denis"LevensonPlastic Letters 
4."Detroit 422"Destri, SteinPlastic Letters 
5."(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" (UK Only)ValentinePlastic Letters 
6."Picture This"Harry, Stein, DestriParallel Lines 
7."Hanging on the Telephone"LeeParallel Lines 
8."Heart of Glass"Harry, SteinParallel Lines 
9."Dreaming"Harry, SteinEat to the Beat 
10."The Hardest Part"Harry, SteinEat to the Beat 
11."Union City Blue"Harry, HarrisonEat to the Beat 
12."Atomic"Harry, DestriEat to the Beat 
13."The Tide Is High"Holt, Evans, BarrettAutoamerican 
14."Rapture"Harry, SteinAutoamerican 
15."Island of Lost Souls"Harry, SteinThe Hunter 
16."Maria"DestriNo Exit 
17."Good Boys"Griffin, HarryThe Curse of Blondie 
18."Rapture Riders" (International Version Only)Harry, Stein, The Doors  

Production audio disc[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "UK Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  3. ^ "Blondie > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2008-11-28.