The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie

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The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie
Blondie - The Complete Picture - The Very Best Of Deborah Harry And Blondie.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMarch 1991
Recorded1976–1990
GenreNew wave
Length74:20
LabelChrysalis
ProducerVarious
Deborah Harry chronology
Def, Dumb & Blonde
(1989)
The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie
(1991)
Debravation
(1993)
Blondie chronology
Once More into the Bleach
(1988)
The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie
(1991)
Blonde and Beyond
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie is a compilation album released on Chrysalis Records in 1991. It contained all of Blondie's biggest hits such as "Heart of Glass", "Sunday Girl", "The Tide Is High", "Atomic", and "Call Me" as well as some of Deborah Harry's solo hits, including the UK Top 10 single "French Kissin' in the USA".

Overview[edit]

The Complete Picture was a success in the UK and reached Number 3 in the UK Album Chart, remaining on the charts for 25 weeks and being certified gold by the BPI.[2] The album was released as a double vinyl LP, containing five tracks on each side. However, for the compact disc format, all 20 tracks were released on one CD.

A video collection was also released. It omits "Sunday Girl" and "Rip Her to Shreds" since there are no videos for them, though several tracks not present on the album were included such as Deborah Harry's "Backfired" and "Now I Know You Know" (from her 1981 album KooKoo), "Free to Fall" (from 1986's Rockbird), and Blondie's videos for "The Hardest Part" (1979) and "Detroit 442" (1978).

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

  1. "Heart of Glass" (Faded The Best of Blondie Version) (Harry, Stein) - 3:58
    • Performed by: Blondie
  2. "I Want That Man" (Bailey, Currie) - 3:41
    • Performed by: Deborah Harry
  3. "Call Me" (Harry, Moroder) - 3:28
    • Performed by: Blondie
  4. "Sunday Girl" (Stein) - 3:02
    • Performed by: Blondie
  5. "French Kissin' in the USA" (Album Version) (Lorre) - 5:10
    • Performed by: Debbie Harry
  6. "Denis" (Levenson) - 2:18
    • Performed by: Blondie
  7. "Rapture" (The Best of Blondie Version) (Harry, Stein) - 5:33
    • Performed by: Blondie
  8. "Brite Side" (Harry, Stein) - 4:34
    • Performed by: Deborah Harry
  9. "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" (Valentine) - 2:41
    • Performed by: Blondie
  10. "Well Did You Evah!" (Porter) - 3:27
  11. "The Tide Is High" (Album Version) (Barrett, Evans, Holt) - 4:35
    • Performed by: Blondie
  12. "In Love with Love" (Album Version) (Harry, Stein) - 4:30
    • Performed by: Debbie Harry
  13. "Hanging on the Telephone" (Lee) - 2:22
    • Performed by: Blondie
  14. "Island of Lost Souls" (7" Edit) (Harry, Stein) - 3:49
    • Performed by: Blondie
  15. "Picture This" (Destri, Harry, Stein) - 2:56
    • Performed by: Blondie
  16. "Dreaming" (Harry, Stein) - 3:03
    • Performed by: Blondie
  17. "Sweet and Low" (Phil Harding Single Mix) (C., Harry) - 4:18
    • Performed by: Debbie Harry
  18. "Union City Blue" (Harrison, Harry) - 3:20
    • Performed by: Blondie
  19. "Atomic" (Album Version) (Destri, Harry) - 4:38
    • Performed by: Blondie
  20. "Rip Her to Shreds" (Harry, Stein) - 3:19
    • Performed by: Blondie

VHS[edit]

  1. "Heart of Glass" (Harry, Stein)
  2. "I Want That Man" (Bailey, Currie)
  3. "Denis" (Levenson)
  4. "Call Me" (Harry, Moroder)
  5. "French Kissin' in the USA" (Lorre)
  6. "Hanging on the Telephone" (Lee)
  7. "Sweet and Low" (C., Harry)
  8. "The Tide Is High" (Barrett, Evans, Holt)
  9. "In Love with Love" (Harry, Stein)
  10. "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" (Valentine)
  11. "Brite Side" (Harry, Stein)
  12. "Picture This" (Destri, Harry, Stein)
  13. "Rapture" (Harry, Stein)
  14. "Backfired" (Edwards, Rodgers)
  15. "Now I Know You Know" (Edwards, Rodgers)
  16. "Free to Fall" (Harry, Justman)
  17. "The Hardest Part" (Harry, Stein)
  18. "Detroit 442" (Destri, Stein)
  19. "Atomic" (Destri, Harry)
  20. "Union City Blue" (Harrison, Harry)
  21. "Dreaming" (Harry, Stein)
  22. "Island of Lost Souls" (Harry, Stein)
  23. "Well Did You Evah!" (Porter)

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[3] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ UK BPI searchable database
  3. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Blondie – The Complete Picture". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Blondie – The Complete Picture". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 June 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Complete Picture in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.